Jeremy Clarke Jeremy Clarke

Vodka, kaolin and morphine: my welcome drinks at The Spectator offices

After I’d partaken of this cocktail with Mary Wakefield, I had my first encounter with a speechless Boris Johnson

‘I couldn’t believe my good luck at falling among such a fun crowd. Twenty years on, I still can’t’: Boris Johnson, Kimberly Fortier and Matthew d’Ancona at a Spectator summer party in Doughty Street Credit: Alan Davidson/Shutterstock

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