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rutabowa

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Perhaps if I understood why people believe they ought to be allowed to drink in non-licenced/controlled environments, I might be able to see your PoV. But I just don't get it - and I'm not being deliberately obtuse.
it's just that i would rather not have ANYTHING banned unless there is a proven reason to ban it.
 
it is not so much the law itself (it won't affect me a great deal) as that it is the 1st example of boris johnson introducing arguably pointless laws without any research... if he is going to start legislating against things he feels are morally bad without any regard for what anyone else thinks then this could be the start of a fairly horrible city. he doesn't like gays does he? i guess gay public displays of affection might be next for teh chop (i'm exaggerating to show my point. hopefully)
Point taken.

it's just that i would rather not have ANYTHING banned unless there is a proven reason to ban it.
Ban banning! When do we want it? Now! :cool:
 

ajdown

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Just seen the middle page pic in the Evening Standard and I have to say that they all look like a bunch of pissed-up middle class Yuppies, mostly white as well. Just like the sort who go to Glastonbury. No normal people to be seen IMO.
I was there for a bit. Guilty as being white, but not particularly middle class, not a yuppie, never been to the Glastonbury festival... where do I fit in?
 

Citizen66

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Just seen the middle page pic in the Evening Standard and I have to say that they all look like a bunch of pissed-up middle class Yuppies, mostly white as well.
Aye. And their well-heeled pillar-of-the-community parents are the Daily Fail and sub-standard's target audience.

Funny how it all turns out in the wash.
 

ajdown

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Weren't you there so you could "tut"? :D
Not at all, I was in fits of laughter at the stupidity of these morons not only for their behaviour but for thinking they could have even got away with it in the first place without something going tits up.
 

Citizen66

splash the cistern
Not at all, I was in fits of laughter at the stupidity of these morons not only for their behaviour but for thinking they could have even got away with it in the first place without something going tits up.
Sounds like you had a hoot of a saturday night then! :cool:

You had no other plans I take it...?
 

rutabowa

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Not at all, I was in fits of laughter at the stupidity of these morons not only for their behaviour but for thinking they could have even got away with it in the first place without something going tits up.
i don't really get your idea of a good night out!
 

nosos

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it's just that i would rather not have ANYTHING banned unless there is a proven reason to ban it.
This really ought to be political common sense - not just on moral grounds but on pragmatic grounds. Someone actually has to enforce laws for them to work.
 

ajdown

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Sounds like you had a hoot of a saturday night then! :cool:

You had no other plans I take it...?
I tend not to go out in the evenings, by choice. There's plenty of things we can do at home without having to go out that we can enjoy, although I accept these things may not be someone else's choice of fun.
 

winjer

holocene death beat
Not at all, I was in fits of laughter at the stupidity of these morons not only for their behaviour but for thinking they could have even got away with it in the first place without something going tits up.
But thousands of them did, more than were on the concourse at Liverpool Street.
 

nosos

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C66 said:
He's posted the most on this thread too by by a country mile.
Which again suggests to me that the people who really care about banning booze have some serious hang-ups.

I'm sorry they do but I'd really rather they didn't demand that the stage legislate that everyone else fall into line with them.

Ajdown has, in my mind, the status of a anti gay rights campaigners who feels drawn to the subject and insists on getting first hand 'on the ground' knowledge of that which offends him so. Tragic and irritating in equal measure.
 

Citizen66

splash the cistern
I tend not to go out in the evenings, by choice. There's plenty of things we can do at home without having to go out that we can enjoy, although I accept these things may not be someone else's choice of fun.
But on this particular weekend you thought you'd stretch the purse-strings to the price of a travel card so you could guffaw at rebellious teenagers getting sozzled in a train station?

Ri-i-ight... :D
 

editor

hiraethified
Other than that, someone necking a tin of fosters is no different than someone necking a tin of diet coke.
Exactly.

No. Not self-righteous. I don't see the need for people to drink booze (a drug) on London transport. Drink and be merry, but in an appropriate space.
Who are you to decide what's "appropriate"? So long as you're not bothering anyone or putting yourself or others at risk, you should be able to drink where and when you like.
Interesting. So why is everyone calling it a 'ban' instead of a 'polite request not to'?
Perhaps because all the London Transport signs say that "drinking alcohol is prohibited."
 

ajdown

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But on this particular weekend you thought you'd stretch the purse-strings to the price of a travel card so you could guffaw at rebellious teenagers getting sozzled in a train station?

Ri-i-ight... :D
I have an annual travelcard for work purposes so it didn't cost me anything extra actually.
 

ajdown

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wuhh... so you are saying you were forced to go out to this tube party thing? it looks as though you were the only person posting on here who went, or am i confused
No, I chose to pop along for the start to see whether the chaos about to ensue was as bad as, or worse, than I had predicted. Hung around for half an hour, got bored looking at the idiots, and went home.

Maybe nobody else that normally posts here did go, I'm not sure.
 
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