Michael Gove branded a hypocrite after admitting using cocaine

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The former justice secretary and party leadership contender is slammed for legal double standards and may ‘face a US travel ban’

Michael Gove was battling to keep his campaign for the Tory leadership alive on Saturday night as he faced accusations of hypocrisy from drug experts and politicians, after admitting he had taken cocaine when working as a young journalist.

Figures from major political parties, along with former police officers and drugs charities, lined up to accuse the former justice secretary of double standards and of trivialising a debate on the harm caused by class A drugs.

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