9 Jun 2019

Gove ‘fortunate’ to avoid jail after cocaine use

Michael Gove is second only to Boris Johnson in the number of MPs publicly backing him for the Conservative leadership. But his campaign has hit a serious setback over allegations about his past drug use.

He was forced to admit today that he was ‘fortunate’ to avoid jail after using cocaine while working as a journalist two decades ago. That’s drawn accusations of hypocrisy for the zeal with which he’s condemned middle class drug users in the past.