Published: Sun, June 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Michael Gove admits to taking cocaine on 'several social occasions'

Michael Gove admits to taking cocaine on 'several social occasions'

A source close to the MP told the Sunday Telegraph Mr Hancock had "tried cannabis a few times as a student but has not taken any illicit drugs since". International Development Secretary Rory Stewart said he smoked opium at a wedding party in Iran.

Following Michael Gove's admission that he used cocaine "on several occasions" when he was working as a journalist, other Conservative leadership hopefuls have come clean about their experiences with illicit substances.

Michael Gove on Saturday revealed he had taken cocaine on "several social occasions" ahead of the official start of the Tory leadership contest to select the new British Prime Minister.

Mr Gove was never asked the question during the campaign but was eliminated in the second round.

But Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who is also in the running to succeed Theresa May, said: "It doesn't matter if you're middle class or not, anyone that takes class-A drugs need to think about the supply chain and the number of lives that are destroyed along the way".

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Meanwhile, in what appears to be a current freakish trend of attempting to appear more street-wise and "down-to-earth" to Tory members (i.e. voters in the impending leadership race), Rory Stewart, another of the Tory leadership contenders, recently apologised after admitting he had smoked opium at a wedding in Iran.

He added: "I think it is the case that, if I were to be elected prime minister of this country, then of course it would be the case that I would be able to go to the USA and I think it's foolish to suggest otherwise".

"I didn't act with an eye to that".

Theresa May stepped down on Friday as leader of the Conservative Party, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is elected and takes over from her in July, after completion of the two-phase leadership election. He says he won't criticize anyone for "holding their hand up and saying 'I got that wrong'".

Responding to the revelations of Gove's drug-taking, Leadsom said she had smoked cannabis at university, but had never done it since.

She is now the sixth Conservative leadership candidate who has said they've done drugs.

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