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FLASHBACK: Bombshell resignations – how to say ‘stick your job’ in style

RESIGNATIONS – memorable ones. And on that bombshell…

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Posted: 6th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment

Politics And Alcohol Part One

churchill1Politics And Alcohol Part One:

“ME. Churchill enjoys a drink,” remarked the great statesman’s former private secretary in Life magazine.

“At home or on travel, at work or on holiday, Churchill drinks a glass of dry sherry at mid-morning and a small bottle of claret or Burgundy at lunch. To Mr. Churchill a meal without wine is not a meal at all. When he is in England he sometimes takes port after lunch, and always after dinner. It is pitt2at this time that his conversation is most brilliant. In the late afternoon he calls for his first whisky and soda of the day…. He likes a bottle of champagne at dinner. After the ritual port, he sips the very finest Napoleon brandy. He may have a highball in the course of the evening.”

Churchill drank heavily throughout his not unsuccessful career. It is said that Conservative bigwig Rab Butler used to pour his own drinks into his shoe to keep up.

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Posted: 15th, June 2009 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1)