Sunday Times Report: Traces of cocaine found outside Boris Johnson’s private office and throughout the British parliament
A Sunday Times investigation found evidence of cocaine in 11 of 12 locations tested, with anonymous sources at Westminster claiming drug use was common among parliamentary employees.
Now the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, intends to bring these “deeply troubling” drug charges to the police.
Hoyle said he is investigating drug culture in Westminster after traces of cocaine were found in areas accessible only to those with parliamentary passes.
Hoyle said the matter will be seriously considered with “full and effective enforcement of the law” against anyone who brings cocaine or other prohibited substances to parliament.
The Sunday Times report includes detailed reports on drug use in parliament, with accusations of MPs taking drugs openly and frequently.
One source said: “I saw a deputy openly sniffing cocaine at a party. There were journalists present and I warned them that what they were doing was extremely dangerous and could be exposed, but they seemed to be out of their minds.”
While another added: “There is a cocaine culture in parliament. Some people do it all the time and are completely fed up. Others indulge. Some of them are known to everyone, some are ambitious young MPs and officials, but they all risk giving up their careers. They think they are inviolable, protected by their friends. It’s shocking, but also sad. Many of them need help.”
Boris Johnson recently spoke about his new plans to tackle drug use and trafficking in the UK to “set an example” for middle-class offenders.
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