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When Jack Straw used the phrase "a complete Horlicks" last year, many assumed it was a Prescott-esque mangling of the English language. But could the Foreign Secretary have been sending out a coded message to London's fashionable set that he shares their tastes? Some of the capital's hippest drinking establishments are now selling the soporific bedtime drink to celebrities who find it difficult to unwind after a hard day's shopping and being chased by paparazzi. Let's roll out Horlicks to every pub across the land. What better way to quell boisterous binge-drinkers than sending them to sleep with a mug of malted milk?

When Jack Straw used the phrase "a complete Horlicks" last year, many assumed it was a Prescott-esque mangling of the English language. But could the Foreign Secretary have been sending out a coded message to London's fashionable set that he shares their tastes? Some of the capital's hippest drinking establishments are now selling the soporific bedtime drink to celebrities who find it difficult to unwind after a hard day's shopping and being chased by paparazzi. Let's roll out Horlicks to every pub across the land. What better way to quell boisterous binge-drinkers than sending them to sleep with a mug of malted milk?

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