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This aticle was first published in June 2008 for Spiked Online

Within days of London mayor Boris Johnson’s announcement that, from 1 June, drinking alcohol would be banned on the Tube, London buses, Docklands Light Railway and tram services and stations across the capital, plans for a final party became the subject of water-cooler chatter and Facebook discussions.

The party, which took place on the London Underground on Saturday night, just hours before the ban came into force, was not a celebration that ‘went too far’, as some media reports claim. It looked to me like a loud demonstration of people’s pissed-offness with an establishment that has taken yet another opportunity to tell us how to behave.

The rest of this article can be read here: http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/5220/

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Alcohol

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