<p>A London flash mob in 2013, and the former PM Boris Johnson – whose ban on booze on the London Underground may have kickstarted the demise</p>
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Cringe didn’t kill off the flash mob – Boris Johnson did

The sight of throngs of people coming together in public to dance or freeze or do something silly was once ubiquitous, if always soundtracked by snide remarks about their pointlessness. But Oliver Keens is eager for their return, particularly because he blames the former PM for sounding their death knell

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