Isn’t booze great?

Politicians the world over were stunned this week when Shoichi Nakagawa, Japan’s finance minister, resigned after appearing to be drunk during a press conference.

21st February, 2009

Politicians the world over were stunned this week when Shoichi Nakagawa, Japan’s finance minister, resigned after appearing to be drunk during a press conference. (It later turned out to be because of the effects of a cold medicine, but he still resigned.)One must wonder what kind of country Japan is after something like that happened.

It would, of course, be libellous to suggest that any of our government ministers were ever drunk...

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