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Spectator summer party, in pictures

It’s been a tumultuous day in Westminster. Boris Johnson has (finally) resigned as Prime Minister after losing more than 50 members of his own government. So what better way to mourn or celebrate the fall of the Tory premier than over a glass of Pol Roger in the garden of The Spectator’s offices in Westminster? Mr S was on hand to hear the plots and gossip as the great and the (not so) good gathered to mark the resignation of one of Britain’s most divisive leaders…

Nerissa Chesterfield, Rishi Sunak and Andrew Neil

Katy Balls and Sophie Winkleman


Three ex-BBC political editors: Laura Kuenssberg, Nick Robinson and Andrew Marr

Credit: Matt Hancock

Sir Graham Brady and David Davis

Alastair Stewart and Andrew Marr

Emily Maitlis and Robert Buckland

Nadhim Zahawi and Emily Maitlis

Liam Halligan, Antonia Romeo and Robert Peston


Ayesha Hazarika, Matt Hancock and Laura Kuenssberg

Nadhim Zahawi, Ted Sarandos and Andrew Neil

Isabel Hardman and Lord Walney


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