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Harry Mount
Other names William Robert Horatio Mount
Born circa 1968
Occupation journalist, author, politician
Was friends with David Cameron and Boris Johnson, at Oxford, when they were all members of the notorious Bullingdon Club

Harry Mount is a member of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, and a friend of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, from when they were both members of the notorious Bullingdon Club, when they were students at the University of Oxford.[1]

During his term as Prime Minister Johnson was widely criticized for appointing his friends from the club to positions of influence, in spite of the club's bad reputation.

Even after that earlier criticism for appointing other friends of his, on September 2, 2022 - less than a week before his scheduled retirement as Prime Minister, Johnson appointed Mount to the House of Lords appointments commission.[1][2]

Mount is an author, best known for The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson.[1] His other works include Amo, Amas, Amat ... and All That, a book intended “to give you a pleasurable breeze through the main principles of Latin.”[3]

Mount and David Cameron, another former Prime Minister, and member of the Bullingdon Club, are cousins, both being great-grandsons of Sir William Mount, the first Mount Baronet.[4][5] His father, the third Baronet, prefers to go simply as Mister Mount, not Sir Mount.[6] Mount had an elder brother, William Mount, alive when their father was interviewed in 2008.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matthew Weaver, Henry Dyer. Boris Johnson gives peerages job to author of book on his ‘wit and wisdom’, The Guardian, 2022-09-02. Retrieved on 2022-09-07. “Boris Johnson has sparked fresh accusations of cronyism after choosing the author of a book on his 'wit and wisdom' to help oversee the appointment of new peers to the House of Lords.” mirror
  2. Independent Member for the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
  3. Lauren Collins. Young Fogy, The New Yorker, 2007-12-10. Retrieved on 2022-09-07. “Last Christmas, the British publisher Short Books issued—along with 'Doctor, Have You Got a Minute?' and 'Ever Dated a Psycho?'—a two-hundred-and-seventy-two-page half memoir, half manual titled 'Amo, Amas, Amat . . . and All That,' intended, according to its author, Harry Mount, 'to give you a pleasurable breeze through the main principles of Latin.'mirror
  4. Harry Mount. The census can’t fill all the mysterious gaps in our family histories, The Telegraph, 2022-01-07. Retrieved on 2022-09-07. “On June 19, 1921, Robin Mount, my paternal grandfather, was 14 and at Eton College. In the 'Relationship to head' section, he is charmingly described as an 'inmate' at the school. Because he was at boarding school, the 'Person making return' was his housemaster, CHK Marten Esq. His older brother, William Mount (David Cameron’s grandfather, incidentally), 16, was another 'inmate'.”
  5. Rt Hon David William Donald Cameron MP, Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved on 2022-09-07.
  6. Stephen Moss. Stephen Moss interviews writer and author Ferdinand Mount, The Guardian, 2008-04-25. Retrieved on 2022-09-07. mirror