BoJo bans booze on underground RMT unhappy about it.

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by BuggerAll, May 7, 2008.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  2. Don't they always
  3. It's because the RMT drivers are too scared to travel on the underground whilst sober methinks.

    Sack them all and get immigrants to drive the trains, isn't that what new labour socialism is all about?
  4. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    If they only recruited Islamic fundamentalists, they wouldn't need to worry about them being drunk. Good call, Nazi boy - you may be onto something there...

    His quote has been edited by me because I do not want to lower the tone.

    PS: Did Mr Crow just insinuate that all scousers are trouble making drunkards?

  6. Errr...I'm sure I've heard of some chaps in Uniform who go on Trains and deal with nasty law breakers.....what are they called?
  7. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Errm didn't they used to be Police officers once? You know before they became government administrators and tax raisers.
  8. Nazi Moi? Wind up merchant, sexually deviant, sick and twisted but never a Nazi..

    I'm more Churchill than Hitler.... Oh Yes!

    Londons a sh*t hole anyway, who cares if the layabouts strike..

    I'm happy up here in real England, Free England!

    Of course if you want me to shoot the strikers I am willing to do so on the condition that Livingstone is among them.

  9. Mr crow is obviously unaware that the train before a match is always a dry train. oh dear
  10. Yea. That was my first thought too. OTOH, it is plausible that the police will not be able/be bothered to deal with mundane stuff like this, and in any case, the first person to deal with these drunks will be staff.

    That said, I think his concerns should be listened to but ultimately disregarded as petty whinging.

    Ooh and whenever someone from the RMT speaks, I am reminded of the London Underground Song -->
  11. Mr Johnson will no doubt have put the second part of his policy in train (ah-hah-ha-ha...light commissioned ranks only laughter); to whit a hefty police presence on the Underground. If they can shoot a few Brazilian tradesmen, a full scale pogrom of drunken scouse fotball supporters ought to be no problem...

    As for Mr Crow and his members, while I feel sorry for them in their ongoing struggle for resepect from London's unwashed, they really only have themselves to blame. This situation vis a vis drunks and other assorted crims on the Underground didn't just crop up after midnight on Saturday. If they had chucked their weight around when it was looming, then it wouldn't be a huge issue now. frankly I am reminded of the old liberal cadence, "If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you who?"

    Remember what we were all educated into at an early age - can't means won't and won't means...the guard room. Mayor J is merely advising one of his many teams of minions to "stand by" for an attempt at change. Perhaps Mr Crow could go on a fact finding trip to NY and see how much use it was for thier trolleymen to drag their heels??
  12. I'm all for it, myself. This has been coming for ages now, I'm glad Boris has got the balls to start upsetting people. Long may it continue!
  13. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    But isn't this why the British Transport Police actually exist, to police transport?

    Love the song. :D
  14. yes but 12 coppers a shift is hardly going to stop to drinkers on the tube or drunks is it?
  15. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    That was my first thought. I suspect big bad Bob Crowe is just looking for an opportunity to prove his Socialist credentials by picking a fight with a Tory.