Friday, May 09, 2008

Boris and the Tube

I agree with Kerron on this one. Boris is right on the Tube drinking issue, but please don't put it about that we agree with him ;)
It's not Puritanism, or nanny state thinking. In fact it's a view I have tended towards holding for a while. Put simply, there is a lot of aggression and anti-social behaviour around some drinkers and it is ill-liberal and unfair to subject other people to that kind of situation in an area which they cannot readily escape from.

4 comments:

Tom Paine said...

There is a lot of aggression and anti-social behaviour around some non-drinkers too. Perhaps he should ban them?

Paul Burgin said...

You haven't got the point. Any anti-social behaviour per se is already dealt with under existing laws. What Boris Johnson is putting forward means that some potential situations can be dealt with before they take place

Tom Paine said...

You haven't got the point, Paul. Logically, my comment is as sensible as yours (analyse it). This should suggest to you that there is some logical defect in your own thinking.

Paul Burgin said...

Well then you clearly haven't considered my comment too carefully. Lets put it more bluntly, perhaps the next time you are in a train carriage and some drunken yob intimidates one or two passengers, you can explain to the victims afterwards that that individual was perfectly entitled to drink heavily beforehand, or even during. Because after all, that is the point of living in a free and liberal society.