Small changeBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6952.485 (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:485
- V Warren
Call me old fashioned if you like. Accuse me of being over fond of motherhood and apple pie. Nevertheless, I shall stick to my position - I don’t like children begging on the London Underground.
There are several aspects to this. One is technical - I don’t use the Underground a lot, and then only a few of the lines, so my sample is both small and biased. That said, the sight of children begging seems to be associated with the Northern Line. Can it be that these poor children's self esteem is so low they seek the camouflage of truly grotty surroundings and can’t bring themselves to …