The culture of the cocaine at British Parliament. This is how a “Westminster veteran” defines the newspaper The Sunday Times what is brewing in the corridors and toilets of the Lower House of the United Kingdom. A situation that has led the Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, to announce the start of a police investigation after detecting several traces of this substance in various parts of the place.
A revelation that comes just days before the Boris Johnson government publishes its plan against drug use in the country. In this case, the news especially affects the British MPs, since the remains of drugs have been found in the bathrooms to which only the MPs, journalists and administrators of the place have access. And it is that, after an analysis was carried out to detect evidence of cocaine in the Palace of Westminster it has been concluded that eleven of the twelve sinks tested have tested positive.
Faced with this revelation, the president of the British Parliament has acknowledged in statements to the BBC that “the information on illicit drug use (…) is deeply worrying and I will urgently raise them to the Metropolitan Police. “Even this does not rule out using trained dogs to detect these illegal substances.
Drugs all over Westminster
The funny thing is that the discovery of cocaine has not only been in the bathrooms, it has been distributed throughout the building. Both in the press areas and in the seat of the Speaker of the Commons and even in men’s and women’s toilets near the office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“Many sources have described the occasional cocaine use by a group of deputies“, has alleged the newspaper The Sunday Times, which has indicated that fifteen people have been arrested in the last year for possession of illicit substances in or around the parliamentary compound, two of them salesmen.
“Dozens of deputies, lords, counselors, investigators and employees have shared their stories about drug abuse in the corridors of power in the United Kingdom on condition of anonymity,” the newspaper acknowledged, pointing to a “veteran” of the place. has assured that “There is a culture of cocaine in Parliament” and that it can be given both in “family names of the house” and in “young and ambitious deputies and officials”.