Britain’s environment secretary acknowledged using cocaine on “several occasions” two decades ago, the latest politician hoping to become prime minister to reveal past drug use to circumvent negative headlines during what is expected to be a heated contest.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove, 51, told the Daily Mail that using cocaine was a mistake and “something I deeply regret,” but he didn’t think it should exclude him from office, the newspaper reported on Saturday. An upcoming biography of Gove includes the revelation of his drug use.
Gove is just the latest Conservative Party candidate in the crowded race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May to go public with confessions about using illegal substances.
In recent days, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Times of London he drank a “cannabis lassi” in his youth while backpacking in India. International Development Secretary…