Diane Abbott apologises after drinking mojito on TfL train

Marco Green
April 21, 2019

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has apologised "sincerely" for drinking a mojito on public transport in London.

Since 2008, it has been illegal to illegal to drink on public transport, under rules introduced by then-mayor Boris Johnson.

The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP said she was "sincerely sorry for drinking on TfL".

Ms Abbott, who previously campaigned to end the sale of cheap alcohol, said she was "sincerely sorry" for consuming the rum cocktail while travelling in London.

But many constituents were unfazed, with many posting responses to her Twitter apology with suggestions for other cocktails or photos of raised glasses. "I'm sincerely sorry for drinking on TFL".

Abbott, Labour's spokeswoman for domestic affairs, previously campaigned to cease the sale of low-cost alcohol, received some support from social media users who gave her their best alcoholic suggestions.

A United Kingdom politician who hopes to take over the agency that enforces British law was caught illegally drinking alcohol on public transportation.

However, none of those incidents was recorded as a criminal offence.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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