In scenes which would have made the Bullingdon Club proud, last night’s jolly japes on the tube got a bit messy after the British Transport Police began closing stations before stopping the two trains containing most of the party goers at Edgeware Road Station.
Tensions flared briefly outside the station after police drew batons and a slight scuffle almost broke out, but in reality the well dressed hordes, pissed as they were, seemed reluctant to be drawn into violence.
Whilst not what you’d call a political event the chants of ‘Boris is a wanker!’ echoed around the Circle Line showing how even well to do Londoners feel about having the chinless one hijack our city.
Attempts to get the crowd singing ‘Harry Roberts’ didn’t go down quite so well.
Reports of trashed tube carriages are an over-exaggeration on the part of a strangely absent media, the reality being a lot of litter and a few ads ripped down.
The revolution did not start here.
Apparantly things had got a bit livelier around Liverpool Street, which we didn’t see, but one hardy soul told us it was the closest he’d seen to a riot in London for years. Perhaps it’s fitting that the first signs of unrest should come from Boris’ natural constituency, expect more and far worse over the next four years as his economic policies start to bite.
Meanwhile most people seemed resolute in their intention to completely ignore this daft new law (which isn’t even a law) that tube workers say is unenforceable.