British lawmakers have been known to get rowdy during debates. They also have been known to fall down drunk during a vote, headbutt colleagues in a drunken brawl, and run up 50,000 pound ($80,000) tabs for food and drink.
But in what could signal a last call for drunken debauchery on the Parliamentary Estate, Britain’s House of Commons is mulling new rules on lawmakers’ libations amid a broader effort by the government to curb drinking.
The crackdown could come after a review that was reportedly ordered by the speaker of the House of Commons shortly after a lawmaker, Eric Joyce, admitted he was “hammered” on red wine when he headbutted two Conservative rivals, punched another and assaulted a member of his own Labour Party in a frenzied brawl at Strangers’ bar in Parliament. > > > > Read More