Boris Johnson drinks again - despite pledge to give up alcohol until Brexit is sorted
- Credit: PA
Boris Johnson has broken his booze ban for a second time on the election trail.
As previously reported, the prime minister had claimed he would not drink until Brexit is sorted - with the first phase of the UK's withdrawal set for January 31.
But he failed to show restraint and maintain his "do or dry" pledge after pulling a pint in a Wolverhampton pub.
Johnson, who previously made a "do or die" pledge to deliver Brexit by October 31, got behind the bar to pull a pint of BFG (Bradley's Finest Golden).
Asked if he would taste the beer, he replied: "I'm not allowed to drink until Brexit is done."
He added "I'll whet my whistle" before indulging in a sip.
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Pub landlord Dave Buck jokingly held the pint aloft and offered it to customers for £80, but there were no takers.
Buck also joked that Johnson's pint-pulling technique was "terrible" and said the PM would not be offered a job behind the bar.
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But he told the PA news agency: "It was a pleasure to meet him and it was in good spirit - pardon the pun - that he came behind the bar.
"Yes, you can tell he's poured a pint before and possibly drank one."
Johnson first made reference to his apparent alcohol ban during a hospital visit last week.
It emerged less than 24 hours after he was seen sipping whisky during a distillery visit in Scotland.
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