Brendan and Dan say that Boris Johnson’s recent edicts show a disappointing bossy streak in London’s new mayor. Quite right. But it’s hard to feel upset about the booze ban on the Underground, especially if, like me, you have had drunks wet themselves in the seat next to you, or seen them vomit on another passenger’s lap, or pour lager on a sleeping tramp. Besides, the people who drink on London transport are almost always Australian or yobbish–usually both. Lock ‘em up.
Mind you, I can’t decide if I prefer Washington’s curiously Stalinist Metro to London’s shoddy system, even though it is much, much faster.