For a few eyebrow-raising weeks a decade and a half ago, its name was on everyone’s lips. The Spectator, on the surface a high-minded political magazine, had become known as The Sextator – a veritable hotbed of intrigue and infidelity, casual affairs and sexual shenanigans. By the time the saucy storm had blown out, a Cabinet minister’s career had been upended, marriages were wrecked and it had provided the material for a laugh-out-loud farce of the trousers-down variety at a London theatre – written by the publication’s own theatre critics, no less. Why does all this matter now? Because claims by a journalist that she had been groped by Boris Johnson when he was editor of The Spectator have dominated the Conservative Party conference and sidetracked the Prime Minister’s attempts to set out an election strategy. Colourful love life: Editor Boris Johnson and Petronella Wyatt’s affair hit the headlines in 2004 In her Sunday Times column, Charlotte Edwardes revealed that she had been grabbed beneath a dining table by the Prime Minister during a private lunch at the magazine. He had, she wrote, squeezed her thigh which made her ‘sit suddenly upright’. Indeed when she later divulged this to the young… Read full this story
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