Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove has revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail that he took cocaine several times in the past.
In a follow-up interview the Secretary of State for the Environment has confirmed that he took the banned substance at social functions when working as a journalist and then again in the House of Commons when he snorted the Class A drug from the perspiring rear-end of then fellow Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe.
‘It was around 2008 during a late night debate about fishing quotas’ says Gove. ‘You’ve got to take something to keep you awake during those interminable debates’.
‘I snorted so much coke that night that the memory is a bit hazy, but I definitely remember snorting copious amounts of charlie out of someone’s arse-crack. I think it was Ann Widdecombe’s, though it doesn’t seem the kind of thing she would normally be up for. Maybe it was Boris’s. They’ve both got fat arses so who knows?’
‘Whoever the arse-crack belonged to I certainly regret it now and it will never happen again, particularly since Ann has now joined the Brexit Party’.
Gove is the latest leadership hopeful to have confessed to using a banned substance in the past.
This comes as a departure from the current Prime Minister Theresa May who famously claimed that the most outrageous thing she did as a young woman was to run through a field of wheat, though she has since confirmed that she was coked off her tits when she did it.