Through-the-Keyhole: Jolyon’s £3 Million Windmill Special

After multiple false claims by Jolyon Maugham QC that the Mail on Sunday was attempting to dox his address, Maugham is now abandoning his Sussex windmill after £750,000 of restoration; listing the 7-bedroom Grade-II listed, twentieth-century millhouse on Rightmove for £3,000,000. Guido wonders if Jolyon’s strapped for cash after his successive high-profile court defeats…

The Maughams bought the acre-and-a-half plot back in 2013 for the bargain price of £1.1 million, telling their local paper and the BBC of plans for a “massive” restoration process. Seven years on and the Remainer barrister stands to rake in well over £1 million profit from the project – tax free.

The renovations, completed by award-winning architect Sarah Featherstone, won two RIBA awards in 2017. Nice to see Jolyon can win something…

The house’s garden – beset with a nineteenth-century windmill – is certainly the jewel in the listing’s crown, complete with a high-walled vegetable plot and outdoor dining space: certain to keep out any pesky vermin…

Like it’s owner, the house has a distinct air of grandeur, with features that could make you dizzy after looking at it for too long…

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Cameron’s Cooped Up Lock Down

While politics returned to its traditional divided state over the weekend as Boris announced the steps out of lockdown, David Cameron can only have been too happy to be sitting this one out, spending the weekend – as documented by SamCam’s Instagram – assembling a new chicken coop in his Cotswold house’s garden. At £949, it’ll fit in perfectly with Cameron’s other overpriced farming equipment

As coincidence would have it, Cameron appears to have purchased the very same “Eglu Cube Chicken Coop” as the one made famous last December by Jolyon Maugham; though Guido has concerns the henhouse may have been mis-sold. The manufacturer’s website boasts the product includes a “Fox Resistant Chicken Run”, which, as Jolyon revealed, clearly isn’t very effective. Hopefully Cameron has bought the requisite kimono and baseball bat set…

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Guido Exploring Crowdfunded Prosecution of Jolyon Maugham

Following yesterday’s surprising news that the RSPCA has said fox-killer Jolyon Maugham will not face charges for his Boxing Day brutality, Guido is exploring launching a private prosecution. Crowdfunded justice..?

Not so long ago, the RSPCA pursued a case to the High Court against a police officer who had put a run-over cat out of its misery, after being called to the scene by concerned residents. Yet with the more cold blooded case of Jolyon they’re stepping back…

Guido’s editor spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRADIO this morning about the case, and how Guido readers have already expressed interest in crowdfunding a case. Watch the interview in full here…

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Jolyon Gets Off on Fox Killing

The RSPCA has said Jolyon Maugham will not face charges for killing a fox with a baseball bat on Boxing day (while wearing a kimono) as the animal rights charity say there is no realistic prospect of him being convicted if charges were brought against him. Chickens in favour of fox murder…

You can be jailed and fined up to £20,000 for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal – unsurprisingly Maugham says he “welcomed” the RSPCA’s decision, who claim “An independent post-mortem and forensic veterinary assessment of the fox’s body was carried out and findings indicate the fox was killed swiftly”. A true expert by all accounts…

Guido can’t sit by and watch such a callous act go unpunished, so he has begun conversations with lawyers to explore a private prosecution. Stay tuned…

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Gullible Crowdfunders Waste Their Money Again

Jolyon has lost again. Badly. Jolyon’s legal bid arguing the Brexit deal was unlawful has been rejected by a judge sitting at the Court of Session who concluded “that the petitioner’s applications for interim orders are misconceived and unjustified. They have no or at best a weak prima facie case.” Which is legalese for “this is a load of cobblers”…

Read the full opinion here.

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Jolyon Going to Court Friday to Stop Deal

Jolyon Maugham is at it again, this time he wants to stop Britain leaving with a deal. He has just tweeted “I intend to lodge an immediate petition for an injunction in the Court of Session preventing the Government from placing the Withdrawal Agreement before Parliament for approval. We expect that petition to be lodged tomorrow and to be heard on Friday.”

He believes the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement is contrary to section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018. Guido is no legal genius, even so it seems obvious that the government will, if need be, as part of the deal’s legislative package amend this Act. That is pretty obvious. So why is he grandstanding pointlessly?

Could it be that he is addicted to the attention? Guess what, he’s going to need more money again from a crowdfunder…

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