Just as no one knows what exactly is in whisky, brandy or gin that provokes such reactions, the vague bar-based utterance regarding Stella Artois’s epithet, ‘oh, there’s some chemical in it that makes you violent’ is not totally founded on science. I think we’re all agreed the ‘some chemical’ in it that potentially causes violence is alcohol.
Labour MP turned super-sleuth Tom Watson noticed this and it got his spider senses a-tingling. You can read why on his blog, here
Watson noticed that a Wikipedia user, Portlander10, had taken out the wife beater reference on the Stella Artois Wikipedia page. Wikipedia user Portlander10 had also, in a very thorough move, removed a reference to the lager on the Wikipedia page Wife Beater. These changes had been noticed by other users and reversed.
Since Watson brought attention to such Wikipedia fiddling Portland Communications have not denied making changes. Through a spokesman they company said the changes had been within Wikipedia’s rules.