But I never inhaled . . .
There seems to be a race amongst Tory Party leadership wannabes to outdo each other in their claims of youthful dalliances with drugs, the latest being Michael Gove with his admission of cocaine use 'when he was younger.' Apparently Boris Johnson can't make his mind up whether he used cocaine or not. And most surprisingly of all it was reported that Andrea Leadsom may have tried cannabis. Rory Stewart has already admitted to smoking opium in Afghanistan. In his case there may of course have been extenuating circumstances. It seems there's a race on between these candidates to demonstrate that they have led real lives, and have done really naughty things, unlike Theresa who could only confess to running through a wheatfield as her naughtiest moment. But I am now wondering whether she was on acid at the time. That would make a lot of sense. I am edging towards the view that the best place to conceal one's suspect past is out in the open - the more you admit to, the less you'll be judged for it. The media and perhaps the wider public are only interested in hypocrisy. Bill Clinton never suffered as a result of his misdemeanours, only his half-hearted attempts to pretend they never happened. I now fully expect Jeremy Corbyn to join the race to the confessional altar of political honesty and tell all about what he did with that budgerigar seed. C'mon Jez, did it sprout? Isn't that why you've got an allotment?
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