David Cameron has admitted to getting “off his head” on cannabis after smoking the drug whereas finding out at Eton Faculty.

The previous prime minister had beforehand refused to acknowledge allegations that he had dabbled in drug use throughout his days on the elite non-public college which has produced 20 of the nation’s leaders – arguing that persons are entitled to a non-public life earlier than getting into politics.

Nevertheless, talking to The Instances, he has now admitted to being “off his head” after smoking cannabis on the faculty for 13 to 18 yr olds.

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He added that he smoked the drug once more later in life together with his spouse Samantha, who he met on a household vacation at age 25 when he labored for the Conservative Social gathering.

Mr Cameron is the most recent in a string of top-flight conservative figures to have admitted participating with medicine.

In June Michael Gove admitted to taking cocaine on “a number of events” – a revelation that dogged his marketing campaign to maneuver into Quantity 10.

However his admission spurred others within the management race additionally to come back clear on their historical past of drug use.

Rory Stewart admitted to having smoked opium at a marriage in Afghanistan, whereas Andrea Leadsom mentioned she had smoked cannabis at college.

Jeremy Hunt mentioned he could have had a Lassi containing the identical drug whereas backpacking in India.

Boris Johnson in the meantime selected to deflect questions over drug use throughout his management run, after admitting to attempting cocaine and cannabis in a 2007 interview in GQ.