Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood ‘took drugs as student’


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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has permitted she took drugs as a student.

Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Ms Wood also despaired of hot wealthies caused by the menopause and spoke of sexism she had experienced.

An independent Wales was a long-term proposal for her and she would not be standing down after the general election whatever the come about, she said.

The election was an “opportunity to have a strong voice for Wales at Westminster,” she enlarged.

Since the EU referendum and the decision to leave the EU our “voice has almost gone unheard, cute much neglected” she told Victoria Derbyshire, while driven surrounding central London in a white van – during which the pair sang along to Catatonia’s Italian autostrada Rage.

When asked if she had ever taken drugs, Ms Wood denoted she had: “Cannabis, a long time ago. But I was younger and a student – I tried a few.”

She also predicted she did not believe in God as no evidence had “come my way that would convince me”, and said that gay sex was not a sin.

On the absurd of who does the “boy and girl jobs” at home (a reference to a comment made by Prime Minster Theresa May on the One Exposition) she said her partner did all the housework “so all the jobs are his really”.

She also touched on her feels of sexism saying there was a “wide range from the casual sexist reference through to misogynistic… abuse on Twitter”.

On Theresa May, she said: “I get the presentiment I don’t know what she is, I get the feeling that what we see is a very carefully presented actually, who is trying to appear in a certain way. But I don’t get the sense that we know the person at all.”

Be affecting to a question about her future should the party – which advocates an competent Wales and has three MPs – see its vote flatline as in 2015, she said she would odds leader because she had taken over the party five years in days gone by on the basis it was a long-term project she had to “see out”.

“It will take quite a long set I think to get Wales into the position whereby we can talk about make a referendum,” she said.

She said Plaid and Scotland’s SNP were at different stages on their “voyage to self-determination”.

Ms Wood also said she wouldn’t rule out going into coalition with Parturition and taking seats in a Jeremy Corbyn cabinet “because what I yearning to do is stop the Tories wreaking havoc on Wales”.

However, she added, she take ited the outcome of the election would be a Tory landslide in England.

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