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The Spectator’s 190th birthday party, in pictures

The Spectator's 190th birthday party, in pictures
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With just two days to go until Theresa May's big Chequers away day, the Cabinet headed to 22 Old Queen for a pre-sesh. Theresa May held court in the garden while Michael Gove charmed guests on the merits of getting rid of tusk – ivory, not the EU leader naturally.

Given that this was no normal Spectator summer party – instead the Spectator's 190th birthday party – guests were in such a merry mood that even the odd speck of rain failed to dampen proceedings.

Here are a range of photos from the bash, courtesy of Alan Davidson and Anne Schwarz:

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Jess Phillips.[/caption]

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Michael Gove.[/caption]

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy "Low Life" Clarke[/caption]

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Matt Hancock and Kay Burley[/caption]

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Andrew Neil, Theresa May and Susan Nillson[/caption]

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Fraser Nelson[/caption]

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Michelle Dewberry and Piers Morgan[/caption]

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Taki, with two Swedish admirers[/caption]

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David Starkey[/caption]

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David Davis and Piers Morgan[/caption]

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Tanya Gold, Liz Truss, James Forsyth, Ross Clark[/caption]

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Birthday red balloons (99 of them) outside the door of The Spectator's offices in Westminster[/caption]

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Matt Hancock and Kay Burley[/caption]

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Julia Hartley Brewer and Nigel Evans[/caption]

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James Forsyth, Damian Green and Henry Newman[/caption]

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Andrew Neil, Ben Delo and Jeremy Hildreth[/caption]

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David Butterfield[/caption]

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Michael Gove and Katy Balls[/caption]

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Alan Duncan and Simon Walters[/caption]

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David Davis[/caption]

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Karen Bradley[/caption]

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Spot the Brexiteer – George Osborne, Julia Hartley Brewer and Lionel Barber[/caption]

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Robert Peston and Tim Smith[/caption]

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Rod Liddle[/caption]

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Chris Grayling says hello[/caption]

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Lloyd Evans[/caption]

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Boris Johnson greets his sister Rachel[/caption]

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Siblings.[/caption]

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Fraser Nelson and Sajid Javid[/caption]

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Mick Hucknall[/caption]

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Emily Maitlis[/caption]

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Dominic Lawson and Theresa May[/caption]

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Philip Hammond[/caption]

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Alice Aitken and Torcuil Crichton[/caption]

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Andrew Neil and Theresa May[/caption]

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Friends.[/caption]

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The Foreign Secretary[/caption]

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Daisy Dunn, Boris Johnson and Peter McKay[/caption]

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Tristram Hunt[/caption]

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Katy Balls, Ben Wallace and Francis Elliot[/caption]

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John Stevens and Jack Blanchard[/caption]

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Nick Robinson, David Butterfield and Emily Maitlis[/caption]

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Emma Boon, Giles Winn and Amber De Botton[/caption]

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John Witherow and Robert Peston[/caption]

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Rob Burley and Joy Lo Dico[/caption]

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Taki[/caption]

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Hammond and May[/caption]

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Helen Lederer and Danielle Wall[/caption]

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Emma Willis, shirtmaker[/caption]

Written bySteerpike

Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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