By medico-legal definitions, Queen Elizabeth is officially a drunk:
- alcoholism medico-legal threshold = 14 units per week
- Elizabeth's routine alcoholic intake = 41 units per week (not counting extra occasions)
According to Margaret Rhodes, the Queen's cousin, HM's alcohol intake never varies. She takes a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice. She will take wine with lunch and a dry Martini and a glass of champagne in the evening.
That comes to 6 units per day,
which would make Her Majesty a binge drinker by government standards.
https://www.indy100.com/article/queen-e ... 12-7873091?
Bonus track: a Gatestone Institute analysis of why the Brexit campaign was based on lies:
Britain, Brexit and the Spirit of Dunkirk
by Amir Taheri - Chairman of Gatestone Europe - August 6, 2017
(..) The greatest retreat in the history of warfare, the Dunkirk operation (..)
Over the following decades "the spirit of Dunkirk" came to indicate a key characteristic of the British: fighting when their backs are to the wall.
Advocates of Brexit have cited four reasons why the UK should leave.
• The first is "regaining lost national sovereignty".
However, in its White Paper published earlier this year, the government solemnly declared that Britain never lost sovereignty. Membership of the EU meant a sharing of -- and not a loss of -- sovereignty. Britain already shares sovereignty in many international and regional organizations including NATO, the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, among many others. (..)
• The second reason cited by Brexiteers, with the catch-phrase "control of borders," is equally bogus.
Anyone entering the UK knows that he must show a passport or identity card and be formally admitted into the country. (..) under the 2007 Treaty of Lisbon, they cannot stay beyond a three-month limit unless they can prove they have a job, are in full-time education or have independent means of support.
• The third bogus claim is about "rule by unelected officials in Brussels."
However, the Council of Ministers is the EU's main decision-making and legislative body, and is composed of ministers from member states, all of whom are democratically elected. (..)
• The final reason cited by Brexiteers is the claim that the UK, outside the EU, would be better able to make trade deals with "the rest of the world."
However, the UK is already trading with over 190 countries, many of which have full or partial trade deals with the EU (..) It is not because of EU membership that the UK exports to the United States half as much as Germany does. The reason is that Germans produce goods that Americans want to buy and the Brits don't, (..)
In other words, there are no objective reasons to necessitate Britain's exit from the EU, whereas the Dunkirk retreat was an inescapable necessity.
However, when it comes to Brexit, it would be foolish to ignore the non-objective, emotional, factors.
Many Brits feel there are too many foreigners in their country and blame EU citizens for declining standards in their National Health Service, a shortage of affordable housing, pressure on schools and even traffic jams.
Dunkirk was about running away, only to return. Will Brexit repeat that?
Amir Taheri, formerly editor of Iran's premier newspaper, Kayhan, before the Iranian revolution of 1979, is a prominent author based on Europe. He is the Chairman of Gatestone Europe.