Missing the pint – Westminster politics should avoid becoming too sober
I can’t resist sharing this with you – an editorial from the Financial Times of May 4, warning that politics should not become too sober (click here to read).
I remember the late Senator Jim McClelland telling the Liberal Peter Baume that if he got elected in the 1974 double dissolution he would have to get used to drinking ‘a bottle of claret a night’.
Even though I’ve become a non-drinker, I find myself warming to the sentiment. But perhaps here, as in the UK, it’s too late to turn back.