“Another cultural incomprehension in Washington: it is really true, a bright young journalist asked me, that in the House of Commons there are bars serving alcohol to MPs? I confirmed that it was. She could scarcely believe it. I felt exactly the reverse incredulity. Were there really no bars on the premises in Congress? How could politics possibly be carried on?”
Charles Moore, “The Spectator`s Notes”, in The Spectator, 16/3/13.