David Lammy is the latest to come out and criticise Tory MPs after leadership candidates Michael Gove and Esther McVey revealed that they took cocaine and marijuana over two decades ago, respectively.
In a scathing tweet, the MP for Tottenham called such admissions “the definition of middle class privilege.” He wrote:
The definition of middle class privilege, but don’t expect them to show any leniency or empathy for the black, minority and white working class communities who have been disproportionately criminalised by their failed war on drugs.
He also shared a tweet from Stif Abell, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement that wrote:
Lawmakers who take illegal drugs should either resign or change the laws to stop them being illegal. One or the other.
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