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Glastonbury bans cabinet ministers in bid to clamp down on illegal drug use

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Annual mud and music festival, Glastonbury, kicked off yesterday with a pledge to eradicate illegal drug abuse by banning Cabinet Ministers from the site for the duration of the four-day spectacular.

Founder and organiser of the festival, Michael Eavis said, "since Jeremy Corbyn headlined the Pyramid Stage a few years ago with his Jethro Tull tribute act, the festival has become a magnet for politicians keen to engage with the youth.

"But we want our guests to have a good time and be safe; if these Cabinet ministers think they're going to come here with their opium and cocaine, then they need to think again."

A police spokeswoman stressed that, unlike in Westminster, anyone caught with illegal substances at the festival would feel the full force of the law. 

"This is a music festival and though we recognise that some music, particularly some dance music, is only tolerable under the influence of drugs; possession or supply of these substances is illegal, and we are the police, so... y' know..." she explained. 

Despite the ban, both the remaining Tory leadership candidates are expected to be making low key appearances at Worthy Farm across the weekend.

Jeremy Hunt will join Drum and Bass legend, London Electricity, for a back to back DJ set as part of Sunday night's Hospitality Takeover on the new Samula stage.

Boris Johnson, billed as "The Ringmaster", will host a children's bus modelling workshop in the Kidzfield Big Top.

Rumours that Jeremy Corbyn will make a second appearance are unconfirmed. Labour sources say their leader had planned to make a statement about Brexit but got stuck while climbing over the fence. 

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