The Russians have bizarrely claimed the Queen and Theresa May are heavy drinkers in their latest propaganda attack against Britain. The monarch is apparently downing gin, wine and champagne on a daily basis if you were to believe Senator Aleksey Pushkov.
The politician, who is aligned with President Vladimir Putin, also suggested the Prime Minister could have a brandy habit and claimed that both women had tell-tale signs that gave them away. ‘Before dinner she [Her Majesty] drinks a cocktail made from gin and another based on wine, with ice and lemon,’ Pushkov told state TV, according to the Sun. ‘After the meal, she has a glass of wine with a bar of chocolate. ‘She also drinks dry Martini. At the end of the day, she likes to drink cool champagne.’
That’s a lot of info to glean just from watching the Queen on TV but the claims against Mrs May were probably even stranger. Elina Denisover, a so called wine expert, suggested her method of cupping her glass exposed her. She added: ‘You will get drunk quicker and it is just not pleasant.
The Conservatives called it all nonsense of course, with Tory MP Bernard Jenkin claiming Russia was trying to undermine the UK with the ‘absurd’ comments.