Is there anything worse than being stuck in an (already dubious-smelling) tube carriage next to someone who's scoffing their way through a box of fried chicken or chowing down on a Big Mac? Unless, of course, you're the one eating – in which case you're probably pretty content. Like making eye contact or any kind of social interaction, eating on the tube is a contentious issue. And now Conservative peer Lord Sherbourne has weighed in on the debate during question time in the House of Lords. He urged the government to raise the issue with TfL on the grounds that it is both 'very offensive' and a health hazard.
We've got mixed feelings on the matter, because hot food on the tube obviously stinks – but if the night tube ever comes into action, we'd like the option to drunkenly stuff our faces with cheesy chips on our way home. Transport minister Lord Ahmad said there were no current plans to introduce a ban, but that he would raise the issue at his next meeting with TfL. Although let's not forget that they banned alcohol on the Underground – and no one ever cracks open a bottle of booze on the tube, do they?