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Michael Gove: Tory leadership hopeful says he 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions'

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Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” taking cocaine “on several occasions”.The environment secretary said he took the drug at social gatherings when he was a young journalist.“I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago,” he told The Daily Mail . “At the time I was a young journalist. It was a mistake. I look back and think, ‘I wish I hadn’t done that’.”From extras.He added: “It was 20 years ago and, yes, it was a mistake. But I don’t believe that past mistakes disqualify you.” One of Mr Gove's rivals for the Tory leadership, Dominic Raab, said that his admission should not force him out of the contest, adding that he "rath...

Michael Gove: Tory leadership hopeful says he 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' | The Independent

independent.co.uk

Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” taking cocaine “on several occasions”.The environment secretary said he took the drug at social gatherings when he was a young journalist.“I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago,” he told The Daily Mail . “At the time I was a young journalist. It was a mistake. I look back and think, ‘I wish I hadn’t done that’.”From extras.He added: “It was 20 years ago and, yes, it was a mistake. But I don’t believe that past mistakes disqualify you.” One of Mr Gove's rivals for the Tory leadership, Dominic Raab, said that his admission should not force him out of the contest, adding that he "rath...

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson pledges to cut income tax - BBC News

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The UK cities with the highest and lowest wages Meanwhile, Mr Johnson told the Telegraph he planned to cut income tax bills for three million people, partly by using money from a pot set aside by the Treasury for a possible no-deal Brexit, and partly by increasing employee National Insurance payments in line with the new income tax threshold. The paper estimates the move announced by Mr Johnson, who is not doing any media interviews, would cost £9.6bn a year. "We should be raising thresholds of income tax so that we help the huge numbers that have been captured in the higher rate by fiscal drag," said Mr Johnson, who gets paid £79,468 as an MP. Paul Johnson, from think tank the Institute For...