Theresa May resigns as leader of the Conservative Party
The keys to the race to succeed Theresa May
The sudden confession of candidate Michael Gove, admitting that esnif cocaine when I was a journalist 20 years ago, has displaced Brexit from the headlines and has turned the race for the success of Theresa May into a heated debate about drug use.
At least seven of the 11 candidates who officially confirm their nominations to the conservative leader have publicly admitted have taken "illegal" drugs. The first to confess was Rory Stewart, current secretary of International Cooperation, with a hazardous life as Lawrence of Arabia, who acknowledged having smoked opium in 2002 during his peculiar 32-day transect of Afghanistan.
The former spokesperson of the Government before Parliament and Brexitera Andrea Leadsom has recognized in recent hours that he fum marijuana in his college years, adding to the club that other aspiring candidates like Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Matthew Hancock and Dominic Raab already belong.
But none has undoubtedly reached as far as Secretary of the Environment Michael Gove, who was Secretary of Justice with David Cameron. Gove recognizes at this point that he consumed cocaine several times and while working as a journalist for The Times. In a show of hypocrisy, the conservative candidate wrote an allegation against hard drugs that was published on the same day he organized one of his popular parties at home, with the cocaine going from nose to nose, according to complaint The Mail On Sunday.
The hard drugs displaced the "hard" Brexit in the Sunday gatherings, with Gove himself recognizing in the BBC that he was lucky not to finish in the prison for consuming "an illegal drug". "It was a crime and it was a mistake," admitted the would-be Prime Minister, who said he hoped he would not have problems in the future to get a visa to enter the United States despite his unusual confession.
The "mea culpa" of Gove arrived a few days before the publication of his biography "A Man in Hurry" ("A man in a hurry"), by journalist Owen Bennett, which tells the unlikely rise of the 51-year-old Scottish politician, who He was a Laborist before becoming a conservative in his time in Oxford and who opted for journalism after confessing: "I am insufficiently political and insufficiently conservative."
After mourning in the shadow of David Cameron, with whom he was Secretary of Education before making the leap to Justice, he decided to stand out with support for Brexit during the referendum, doing a tandem with Boris Johnson on the Vote Leave campaign. After the Brexit victoryHowever, I decided to stick a punch in the back to his partner and decided to stand as a candidate for the succession of Cameron, in a display of opportunism that finally paved the way to Theresa May.
One of May's first decisions was to fire the cabinet that was renamed the "Brutus" of the British campaign, Surprisingly rescued in 2017 when he was promoted to Secretary of the Environment, and turned into his unexpected lifeguard in the midst of the Brexit.
Despite his maneuvers in the dark, Gove was considered by analysts as the ultimate rival of his "intimate enemy" Boris Johnson and as the last guarantee for the "no agreement" with the EU. The confession of the cocana has had a bomb effect on the campaign, but Gove maintains its expectations for the moment.
Interior Secretary Sajid Javid, also an aspirant Democratic leader, has not squandered the opportunity to fire under the line of the floating of his cabinet mate and yet rival: "Anyone who takes a hard drug has to think about the chain of supply from Colombia to Chelsea and in the lives that are charged along the way"
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