A Labour MP has said he was regularly drinking “a dozen pints” a day before being thrown out of his party for a drunken rant in a parliamentary bar.
Neil Coyle, who has now been sober for 500 days, was ejected from Labour after being accused of racism and says he asked to only be readmitted on the condition that he gave up drinking.
He said he was “hugely sorry” for his behaviour and “ashamed” at the “dependency I had at that point”.
There was a time when that was a warm up for some Labour MPs. Combine a session bitter with hard physical labour in a mine or steel mill, easily.
Hell, there was a time when nuns had an allowance of a gallon a day.
Yes, yes, small beer – but that’s also the point of a session beer.