So we’re down to ‘gesture politics’ already. Give the paranoid fools a little of what they want, at the expense of another little bit of freedom for the ordinary man in the street, and hope that no one notices that it doesn’t actually address the issue it’s supposedly directed at, and is impossible to police properly without spending a great deal of money that could be better spent tackling an actual problem.:rolleyes:
This was one of Ken’s/TfL policies that Boris has simply carried forward, it’s not something that Boris has magically been able to achieve in the couple of days he’s been in office.I agree with it anyway as do most people, what’s the problem ?
Boris, you twat, if you really want to make my journey more pleasant then instead of banning alcohol why not ban people who put their feet on the seats. Or get the BTP and/or ticket inspectors to do something about those people. Or better still, grant me immunity from prosecution when I remove said feet with an axe just above the ankle joint. Grrrr. And breaaaaathe…
It has always been possible to throw people off buses for anti-social behaviour including abusive or drunken behaviour - but it used to be the conductors that enforced behaviour rules on buses and without them, this anti-alcohol rule is just empty posturing. The transport unions have already said that their members have no intention of enforcing it as they are busy enough and do not want to be put into a confrontational situation in which they will not get proper training or support.