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How PM’s new head hon­cho earned nick­name ‘Head­case’

- Boris Johnson · United Kingdom · Cambridge

PICKED by Boris John­son to be Bri­tain’s top civil ser­vant, Si­mon Case has a wild past.

While a stu­dent at Cam­bridge, he es­tab­lished a drink­ing so­ci­ety called The Jus­tice, where mem­bers were put on mock trial for in­dis­cre­tions.

Records of the group’s events show ‘Head­case’, as he was nick­named, ‘pros­e­cut­ing’ fel­low mem­bers for crimes such as ‘drink­ing a girl’s drink’ and ‘sleep­ing with the en­emy’ — dat­ing mem­bers of an­other col­lege. According to ‘pro­ceed­ings’ from the first meet­ing, recorded in a mock­court­room style, the fu­ture Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary or­dered one chap to ‘take off a sock, put it over his glass and drink a fine of three fin­gers’. For com­ing to his de­fence, a fe­male mem­ber was made to ‘eat a slice of pizza from [a male mem­ber’s] chest without us­ing her hands’. Cab­i­net meet­ings could be lively!

 ??  ?? Tally-ho! The happy cou­ple. Be­low, left, the wed­ding party; right, sis­ter Bella catches bou­quet
Tally-ho! The happy cou­ple. Be­low, left, the wed­ding party; right, sis­ter Bella catches bou­quet

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