While the rest of the UK struggles through a recession, politicians powder their noses and play their part supporting the drug cartels.
This article below by the Sun is the result of undercover reporters inside the Commons, and the findings are rather interesting…
CRAIG WOODHOUSE, KATY DOCHERTY and JAMES MILLS
EVIDENCE of widespread drug use inside the Houses of Parliament is exposed by The Sun .
Undercover reporters found traces of cocaine in NINE different toilets in the historic palace where our laws are made.
They included cubicles just yards from MPs’ offices — in areas where public visitors have no access.
Traces of the Class A drug were also found in toilets shared with guests enjoying receptions at Parliament’s riverside bars.
The findings suggest the drug is regularly being snorted at both the Commons and the Lords — with users defying airport-style security checks and a 500-strong team of cops and security officers.
The revelations come just days after watchdogs sparked outrage by recommending MPs receive a whopping £7,500 or 11 per cent pay rise, taking salaries to £74,000 a year.
All of Parliament’s toilets are cleaned on a regular basis, suggesting the white powder had been snorted in the past few hours.
Our undercover team wiped cocaine indicator swabs against toilet seats, loo roll holders and hand dryers in dozens of locations
The swabs — which show tell-tale blue blotches — are 95 per cent accurate and are used by police, the prison service and customs officers.
Acting on a tip-off from a Commons whistleblower, we started by testing toilets outside Strangers’ Bar, a favourite haunt of MPs. Our team found traces of cocaine in three ladies’ cubicles and a gents.
We then searched toilets on the wood-panelled House of Lords committee corridor — and on one toilet seat, a swab turned bright blue.
It stained traces on the seat, revealing a “line” of coke. There were also scars indicating chopping of the drug had taken place…