Out of 12 bathrooms in the UK Parliament building, traces of cocaine have been found in 11, sparking questions over the illegal use of drugs in the country's house of legislation.
"They think they are untouchable, protected by their friends in the bubble. It's shocking but also sad. Lots of them need help". #Westminster #Cocainehttps://t.co/mHgWFExR0d— Wolfgang Schröder (@Faust_III) December 7, 2021
Even though British officials have been expressing deep concerns over cocaine found by the police in the UK Parliament this week, including statements made by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, condemning the findings and promising tighter policies on drug pass to the building.
The police revealed that investigations detected the material in a number of places accessible only to people with parliamentary passes, including in facilities close to the Prime Minister's office.
If cocaine was found in the bathroom of a corporate office, there would be drug testing that followed.— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) December 6, 2021
Doubt those working in British Parliament will be subjected to that though 🙃 https://t.co/UVvUqwLhRF
Interesting to learn that UK taxpayers may be indirectly funding use of cocaine by MPs & their staff in the UK Parliament & police are to be called inhttps://t.co/do3QQg4TrP pic.twitter.com/7vgrHdKqml— Raam Beart 🥭 (@raam_beart) December 6, 2021
However, the fact that no members of the Parliament have been tested for cocaine use triggered online questions over double standards, compared to how average citizens would be investigated in case drugs were found in their offices or facilities they use on a regular basis.
While many online commentators mocked their legislator's apparent use of drugs, many social media users who expressed surprise over the reports questioned the reason Parliament members were not tested following the police search up.
Cocaine use is found in the UK parliament.— Brian Hunter (@_Brian_Hunter) December 6, 2021
Tory response: Let's treat drugs use as a health issue.
Their response is correct. Can they now decriminalise drug use for everyone else?
Compulsory drug testing for MPs would help them stay clean.
Other voices wondered whether or not the official response to the issue will apply to drug use in the UK in general, considering it "a health crisis to solve" instead of it being "a crime to prosecute people over.
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