“I've had to give [drinking] up until we get Brexit done”

Boris Johnson, visit to hospital in Nottinghamshire

November 8, 2019

Facts

Johnson had been filmed just the day before sipping whisky during a visit to a distillery. Days later he drank beer in a pub in Wolverhampton. Asked if he would taste the pub’s beer, Johnson said: “I'm not allowed to drink until Brexit is done.” But he took a sip after saying: “I’ll whet my whistle.”

Verdict 

The prime minister’s statement, made to staff at a hospital, was another fabrication.

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