In preparing for his bid to be the next Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn has admitted he several times snorted something that sounded like an anti-semitic remark. Anti-semitism is a Class-A hate crime and is illegal in many countries.
He said it was during his earlier career as a no-hope backbencher, and that he did it because "everyone was doing it at the parties I went to in those days. It gives you a wonderful 'boosted vote' feeling, but I've been told to say I know it's wrong."
He agreed he was lucky to have escaped jail, and that it might have affected his ability to travel in the USA: it is required on a US visa application to make a declaration about involvement with banned political movements associated with the Holocaust.
He went on: "While we are on the subject, I should add that I occasionally smoked some of that marxist dope, but it had no effect on me, because I didn't take it in." Mr Corbyn is known to be not very bright, and failed his A-levels.
Friends of Corbyn insist none of these things disqualify him from becoming PM. One leading Shadow Chancellor said: "if smoking that dope disqualifies him, there's no hope for any of us".