He’s best known for clubbing a fox to death while wearing his wife’s satin kimono on Boxing Day 2019 – before boasting about it on Twitter. But now Jolyon Maugham has identified a new target for his ire… the upmarket bakery chain Gail’s.
The 52-year-old left-wing London barrister is less than impressed after discovering the middle class favourite is part owned by Brexit-supporting businessman Luke Johnson, and is now calling for a ‘boycott’.
Taking, of course, to Twitter – now known as X – Mr Maugham wrote: ‘Before you spend money again at @GAILsBakery just check out the extraordinary timeline of @LukeJohnsonRCP who Chairs and co-owns it. The full libertarian right suite: climate denialism, ”woke” hating, anti-lockdown, Tufton Street promoting madness. #BoycottGails.’
He renewed his plea today, warning his followers against shopping at Gail’s ‘given what we know about [Mr Johnson’s] politics’ before offering to send out a ‘sourdough starter’ to a sympathetic follower who revealed she’d been buying bread from the chain every week for three years.
Mr Johnson today dismissed Mr Maugham’s comments, telling MailOnline they were ‘Twitter banter’ and ‘not the real world’.
Jolyon Maugham is calling for a boycott of Gail’s after finding out he disagrees with the views of its co-owner, Luke Johnson
The left-wing barrister offered to send out a ‘sourdough starter’ to a sympathetic follower who revealed she’d been buying bread from the chain every week for three years
Mr Maugham is founder of the Good Law Project, which has launched a string of high-profile legal cases against the government relating to Brexit, Covid and the environment
Luke Johnson is a serial entrepreneur and former chairman of the Pizza Express, the Royal Society of