Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

23rd June, 2017 by admin

David Lloyd George was one of the 20th century’s most famous radicals, and the first and only Welshman to become prime minister in the UK. He was also a famous teetotaller. During World War I, problems arose in British society with drinking and George said liquor was “one of the British enemies”. He hoped to put the whisky industry out of business by introducing The Immature Spirits Restriction Act in 1915, which legislated that alcohol must be matured in casks for a minimum of three years. As a result, whisky became recognised as a premium product.

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