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Should this disqualify Gove instantly?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Jun 7, 2019.


    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter


    Since when did the taking of cocaine become a minor matter? This admission would see Gove disbarred from teaching, and it certainly should from being Prime Minister. All of us have managed to get through our teaching careers without touching these illegal drugs, and aware of the penalties for those who did not show such restraint. Gove should withdraw from the contest right now, and consider his future.
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  2. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    They've all been at it. Smoking pipes, drinking drinks, snorting a bit of coke.

    This will be overlooked.

    Until they find out who he was taking the coke with.

    For tories, it's not what you do. It's who you do it with.

    They're snobs.
  3. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Not all of us have got through our teaching careers without touching illegal drugs.

    Sorry, but to think otherwise is deluded.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    The rules are clear - those who use them face dismissal. Sorry, but that's how it is. As teachers you have to warn kids of the dreadful consequences of these foul substances. Doing that while partaking of them yourself makes you a hypocrite. Anyway, back to Gove. He must go, and go now.
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    OK. I was just saying that thousands of teachers use recreational drugs.
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  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Just goes to show how damaging drugs are.
  7. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    The Tories have just seen how desperate their situation is with voters and as such would vote for a Trump Turbo character IF they felt he would win a GE and keep them in power.

    Gove's slip up here is the other main challengers admitted use of drugs some time ago while he admits he tried, as is his reputation, to play the system and keep it out of public knowledge.

    So not so much the confession but how it has come out and how he has reminded us he can be one sneaky, tactical chap.
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  8. Teslasmate

    Teslasmate Occasional commenter

    Being the Gove should disqualify him. Of course he's ideal from the Tory perspective.
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  9. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    It is pointless for society to condemn the use of cocaine or similar drugs while condoning the rise of a cocaine-user to high public office. You cannot do both.
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  10. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    well, he would presumably be banned from entering the United States?
  11. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    well, he would presumably be banned from entering the United States?
  12. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    This country has such a contradictory and infantile stance on drugs. It's no wonder almost everyone falls foul of the "rules".

    I loathe Gove as much as the next man/woman, and my opinion of him goes down even further when he says his past drug taking was a "mistake". It would be refreshing if he were to admit that actually, at the time, it seemed like a reasonable thing to do. I would admire him for that, if ever he were to make that stand.
  13. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    I wonder why he released this now. Was the news about to be released by someone else? And, yes, it should disqualify him.
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  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Presumably he was on drugs when he was Education minister - perhaps that explains how s*** he was.
  15. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    If this disqualifies Gove, I wouldn't imagine there will be many others who remain qualified.
  16. lunarita

    lunarita Senior commenter

    Is it really worse than lying for political gain?
  17. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Maybe he'll claim he didn't inhale.

    You'd think he was on Speed when you look at his rise to power:

    2005 first elected as MP in a safe Tory seat
    2007 appointed Secretary of State for Children, Schools, and Families
    2010 appointed Education Secretary

    That's a mere five years from Times journalist to running the state education system. How many of us had got anywhere in teaching within five years?
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  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    May regularly takes Castrol X30
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  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Face it people we are choosing from a depressingly wide range of drug-addled heartless bas***ds for our next caretaker PM
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  20. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    It's in his newly published biography.
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  21. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Yes. It's in a new book to be published on 19th July ("Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry" by Owen Bennett).

    We would probably be left without a prime minister if drug taking in their earlier days disqualified candidates. Gove and Johnson snorted cocaine. Rory Stewart smoked opium. Even Jeremy Hunt thinks he once dranks a cannabis lassi. They probably all pass around the ketamine and crystal meth at cabinet meetings, just to take their minds off Theresa May droning on and on about her deal.

    It was suggested on R4 a few minutes ago that the news that the two front runners for the leadership may make the tories at last seem more appealing to the young. :eek::eek::eek:
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