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Boris Johnson, new Mayor of London, has started as he intended to go on. He introduced an alcohol ban on London Underground without any preparation and without putting staff in place to enforce the ban. Inevitably the ban was challenged last Saturday night. Tube staff were left on their own to deal with drunken revellers in addition to running a transport system, as they had warned in advance. They were left at the sharp end of Johnson’s self-publicising antics.