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The eyes have it: Rory Stewart has admitted taking opium and to judge from his expression he is still experiencing the comedown.

This explains a great deal.

I would differ with Mr Stewart over his claim that the opium had no effect on him – at least, until I find another explanation for his behaviour*.

Jeremy Hunt’s revelation is also no surprise.

One awaits further confessions from the remaining Conservative leadership candidates. Who knows what they may say? I feel that, whatever is revealed, we will all find it… cathartic.

Rory Stewart has revealed he smoked opium in Iran as the Tory leadership contender embarked on the latest leg of his round-Britain tour meeting voters one at a time.

Days after Jeremy Hunt said he once drank a cannabis lassi, his rival went significantly further and disclosed he tried the Class A drug at a wedding while travelling in the region.

The International Development secretary went on to insist the opium “had no effect” on him “because I was walking 25-30 miles a day”.

*He does, after all, want to be leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister. At the moment that’s the equivalent of longing for a nervous breakdown and a full-frontal lobotomy to cure it.

Source: Rory Stewart admits smoking opium in Iran as he continues leadership tour of Britain 

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