On 1st November, the ellwood atfield gallery hosted the launch of Ben Wright’s book “Order, Order! The rise and fall of political drinking”.
Ben Wright, Political Correspondent at BBC News launched his first book “Order, Order! The rise and fall of political drinking”. We all gathered for a fun evening bringing together friends and peers from the media and politics. All the books were grasped: get your own or buy a copy as a Christmas present – available here.
After an introduction and a few anecdotes from Ben Wright’s book, we all raised our glass to the history of politics and alcohol.
A glass of Bells for Mrs T. in the evening – that’s how she unwound as she kicked her heels off at the end of the day on the Downing street sofa. She was practically teetotal compared to her husband Denis, golf-loving, gin-swilling Denis.
the evening in photos
Laura Kuenssberg, Political Editor at BBC News
Tom Watson MP
John Pienaar, Deputy Political Editor of BBC News
Ed Victor CBE, Literary Agent
Michael Crick, Political Correspondent at Channel 4 News
Grant Tucker, The Times and Joanna Bell, London Evening Standard
Geraldine Hetherington, Ellwood Atfield and Dave Roberts, Director General, Alcohol Information Partnership
Hilary O’Neill, Deputy Editor at BBC News, Ben Wright and Charlie Bell, Weekend Editor, BBC Radio 4 News Programme
Charlie Brotherstone at Ed Victor and Ben Atfield
Ed Victor and Charlie Brotherstone
Geraldine Hetherington, Ellwood Atfield; Michael Crick, Channel 4 News; Tom Ewen, Ellwood Atfield
Kristin Kaplan Wolfe, SABMiller and Jules Shelley, Ellwood Atfield
Michael Brown and Lord Strathclyde
Kitty Clothier and Lizzie Goodburn, Chief of Staff at AFME Association for Financial Markets in Europe
Jake Berry MP, Alex Chalk MP