UK prime ministerial hopeful Michael Gove admits past use of cocaine

Erika Holt
June 12, 2019

He admitted to taking drugs ahead of the release of a book about him by journalist Owen Bennett.

She said: "I have never taken cocaine or class A drugs".

"I have seen the damage drugs can do to others and that is why I deeply regret the decisions I took", he added.

Nonetheless, the atmosphere secretary denied he had ever had a drug "behavior". That's drawn accusations of hypocrisy for the zeal with which he's condemned middle class drug users in the past.

"If you say October 31 is a deadline come what may, and then Parliament blocks no deal, the only way you can deliver that promise is to have an election". "It'll be to mediate on the lapse and to scrutinize to enact better sooner or later". He said: "I think I had a cannabis lassi when I went backpacking through India".

Dominic Raab, another Tory leadership contender, said: "I certainly don't see it barring him from this race in any way", and he added that he "admires" Mr Gove's honesty.

Asked if he should have gone to prison, Mr Gove said: "I was fortunate in that I didn't. The query modified into as soon as by no system raised".

International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, who is one of those standing against him, has already apologised for smoking opium - a class A drug in the United Kingdom - at a wedding in Iran 15 years ago.

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He replied: "That became once when I became once 19".

He added: "I think he must always be praised for his candour". "In fact, I would possess been doing icing sugar".

Following Michael Gove's admission to taking cocaine, Andrea Leadsom revealed she smoked cannabis as a student. The point I made in the article is that if any of us lapse sometimes from standards that we uphold, that is human'. At the time I became once a young journalist.

So far, 11 lawmakers have announced they plan to seek the post of Conservative Party leader. She remains prime minister and is leading the government in a caretaker capacity until her successor is chosen.

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, who Gove had hoped to persuade to back his bid, said late on Sunday she will back Hunt - and included a dig at Johnson in her announcement.

Mr Gove said the kind of switch may maybe perchance maybe well be "inferior" and contradict "the finest traditions of British democracy".

While Gove pleaded on TV for a chance to prove himself, Johnson, who set out his ideas in an interview in the Sunday Times, was enjoying the support of self-styled "Brexit hard man" Steve Baker, a key member of the anti-EU caucus of Tory MPs, and Priti Patel, another prominent pro-Brexit Tory.

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