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Is Banning Food and Drink on Public Transport a Good Idea?

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So the government are thinking of ways to tackle obesity and this week itโ€™s been reported that they are considering the banning people from eating and drinking on public transport

is this a good idea? Would you support it?

hspexy
6 months ago
What do you think of this?
kikogpe
kikogpe
Mentor
6 months ago

It will make no difference, people drink alcohol, run after someone else to avoid paying for the trip, and no one oversees it. I use public transport every day in London, and I've never seen anyone on the platforms or trains doing any kind of control, so this will never work.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

I agree. Also thereโ€™s the impact it will have on the food vendors in and around the stations - I guess theyโ€™d have to close, so where would they go?

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc6 months ago

It makes no difference because London is pretty much out of control and the cops can't be bothered to do anything.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc6 months ago

Yes, when I was in London I hated the smell of chicken burgers while I was traveling by bus.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

You should try the night tube...plenty of greasy kebabs smells wafting through the carriages, on top of the stench of intoxication ๐Ÿ˜œ

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc6 months ago

London has turned into a degenerated city. hspexy

No respect, people eat, take dumps anywhere, keep the shopping carts, stab, throw acid, steal.. and it's all perfectly acceptable as people learned to treat it as the new "normal."

This isn't exclusive to London only but the situation in London has become quite unstable.

In U.S. some were scared because they thought they heard a bomb:

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador6 months ago

Also, some people have to eat at set times for medical reasons.

Not saying that's the case though for the most part, especially at half past midnight when the stink of donner Kebab permiates every pore.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper906 months ago

May as well ban cars whilst we are at it, due to the amount of people who have been involved in serious car accidents.

And ban LD also, because the addiction of it has left some of us deprived of sleep. ๐Ÿ˜€

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc6 months ago

You agree with ban smoking, don't you? Food in these places is the same case. It leaves an awful smell because people are too lazy to eat somewhere else that doesn't affect anyone near and have respect for others.

Boris Johnson has a severely broken country to fix but doubt he will.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

Lol yes, the cars ought to go, mainly as people canโ€™t be trusted with the motors. And the ban LD? Iโ€™m sure no one is as deprived of sleep as Kelsey as he creates the app that is due to make us all LD zombies ๐Ÿ˜œ

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

Rockman I wish food was the reason why public transport stinks. Unfortunately, sometimes the food smells just barely masks the other odours wafting through...

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Kelsey
Kelsey
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6 months ago
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ACR
ACR6 months ago

No, this is not an idea that is going to progress very far. People would see it as too much of an infringement on their civil liberties. Most would ignore the ban and how would they enforce it.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

I agree. London in particular would be an issue, as no one currently observes the ban on alcohol - even an MP was caught having a tipple on the overground lol

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markpj777
markpj7776 months ago

You couldn't make it up could you.

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