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Gove goes clubbing

The levelling-up minister learns about life on the lower levels at 5 Hertford Street - the exclusive private members’ club in Mayfair...

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Mandrake wonders where Michael Gove, the levelling-up minister, goes to learn about life on the lower levels. Why, it’s 5 Hertford Street, the exclusive private members’ club in Mayfair, of course.

“Every time I go to the club, I see Michael there, and, to be fair to him, it’s the lowest level of the club that he seems to most enjoy – Loulou’s – where he can indulge his passion for dancing,” one member tells me wearily.

The club hit the headlines after Liz Truss insisted on blowing £3,000 of taxpayers’ cash on an opulent lunch at the venue, which is owned by the fanatical Brexit backer Robin Birley.

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