DAVID Cameron has admitted being “off his head” on dope at Eton – and later smoking it with his wife Samantha and friends.
But in an interview last night ahead of next week’s publication of his long-awaited book For The Record, the ex-PM again refused to say whether he ever tried cocaine.
In his long-awaited book For the Record, David Cameron admits he got ‘off his head’ on cannabis while at Eton[/caption]
Speculation about his possible use of cocaine at Oxford University dogged his time as Tory leader.
The questions were triggered following revelations that he smoked cannabis at Eton.
In extracts from his book published in The Times, Mr Cameron revealed how he and two school friends used to row a boat to an island in the Thames, roll joints and “spend a summer’s afternoon getting gently off our heads”.
He famously escaped expulsion over the incident, which was revealed in a book in 2007 just 14 months after he was elected Tory leader.
‘THE WORST MOMENT OF HIS LIFE’
Mr Cameron – then a 15-year-old boy – admitted to teachers that he had taken the drug after police said Etonians had been visiting nearby Slough to buy cannabis.
Under Eton rules he could have been expelled but instead he was fined, grounded by the school and stripped of privileges.
But seven other boys were asked to leave the school.
Being caught and summoned to see his housemaster was “without doubt the worst moment of my life so far”, Mr Cameron wrote.
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But he escaped getting expelled from Eton by lying to his headmaster that he only smoked drugs once at school, the ex-Tory boss revealed.
Mr Cameron’s refusal to say whether he took Class A drugs will fuel further speculation about his drug-taking past.
The leadership chances of his former pal Michael Gove were blown apart by revelations that he had taken cocaine on “several occasions”.
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