When the British raised taxes on beer in the 17th century, they inadvertently made gin the cheapest alcoholic beverage. The ensuing widespread consumption of gin led to alcoholism problems in Britain, with the death rate overtaking the birth rate during this period. – WTF Fun Facts
Source: Alcohol duties – All you need to know – Politics.co.uk
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And now for even better British drunkards’ problem — Brexit!!!