In Brixton its not people getting pissed so much as now it's 24/7. As I said before I grew up in Docklands of Plymouth. A lot of drinking and pubs. But pubs closed afternoon and at 11. Same with central Brixton when I was first there. The liberalisation of licensing laws later on was supposed to reduce binge drinking. It was said it would bring in southern Mediterranean drinking. Bring more freedom for people to get a drink or a coffee at all times of day. People won't feel under pressure to to get one last drink before closing time. Didn't work in this country. Extending licensing hours hasn't worked that way. I remember trying to get a coffee in a bar in Brixton late night. To be told they don't do that after 9pm. It's a different drinking culture here. Relaxing licensing hasn't changed it.