Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation this month.  We dug deep into the archives to find a pair of articles from when Johnson was the Mayor of London.

Hop on a Boris.  S.D. Livingston recounts her first visit to London.  “The famous red double-decker buses are everywhere, but so are something called Boris bikes. Nicknamed after London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, they’re part of the city’s first large-scale public bike-hire plan.”  This World:  Home and Away, Part 1, August 26, 2011.

Boris the party-pooper.  Mandy Gardner highlights an unpopular restriction on public drinking in London.  “With recent legislation allowing for 24-hour bars, the UK seemed to be completely relaxing its alcohol laws in favour of the idea that if people are given their alcoholic freedom they will eventually learn not to abuse it. ”  International News Desk – In Foreign News:  Drinking banned on London’s Tube trains, June 6, 2008.