I would love to have a beer with this gentleman.  The former beloved Prime Minister of Australia, Robert Hawke, had no issue chugging a beer when it was handled to him.

As he is offered the plastic container of ale a voice is heard shouting “One for the country, Robert!”.

With no hesitation Mr Hawke takes the drink and finishes it in one go as fans cheer him on.

Mr Hawke is no stranger to alcoholic challenges, in his autobiography ‘The Hawke Memoirs’ he recalls setting a new world speed record by drinking two and half pints of beer in 11 seconds during his time at University College, Oxford in 1955.

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