How Boris Johnson’s Cocaine Use Compares To Rob Ford

The Mayor of London’s dalliance with drugs wasn’t quite as successful as his Canadian counterpart.

1. Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, has admitted smoking crack.

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Following months of media pressure and police investigations Ford yesterday admitted that he has used crack cocaine. Apparently reporters “didn’t ask the correct questions” until now.

2. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, adopted a different approach to the cocaine confessional.

Boris Johnson blurted out his own drug history in 2005 on Have I Got News For You, following a tiny bit of pressure from Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.

3. Which makes us wonder whether he’s been watching too many Woody Allen films.

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.