"Always remember Clemmie, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."—Winston Churchill to his wife Clementine.
Churchill may never have played "dentist's chair"—a drinking game where various alcoholic beverages are squirted directly into a person's mouth—but he probably would have been good at it. Perhaps Britain's most famous drinker ("When I was younger I made it a rule never to take a strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast," Churchill once said), it's unlikely that he would have been impressed with the Labour government's declared war on booze.