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Gove’s bizarre and visibly unstable behaviour was highlighted by numerous Twitter users who accused the Tory Minister of either being “drunk” or “on drugs”.
One former bar worker said of Gove’s behaviour:
“I’ve worked in a lot of bars, and I recognise that floppy wobble. He’s about three glasses past refusal of service, by the look of him.“
Whilst another Twitter user questioned whether Gove had been on the “Peruvian marching powder” – a well-known phrase to describe the class A drug, cocaine.
Peruvian marching powder?
— On The Naughty Step #SupportStudentNurses (@trumpy675) September 26, 2019
Yesterday’s incident comes just three months after Gove admitted taking cocaine on several occasions.
You can watch the clip of Gove’s bizarre wobbly behaviour below:
Is Gove drunk / on drugs in this clip (stood just next to the speaker’s chair)? He doesn’t look like he can stand upright. https://t.co/kFcMEnuG3u
— Chris Lowe (@shatov72) September 26, 2019
Another video from last night’s Commons debate also shows Gove repeatedly sniffing, grinding his teeth and looking extremely flushed:
— David (@Zero_4) September 25, 2019
Gove was later pictured slumped and propping himself up on the side of the Speaker’s chair.
Numerous Twitter users responded to Gove’s behaviour by calling for Parliament’s subsidised bar to be closed down and for MPs to be forced to undergo random drug tests.