No newsletter would be complete without a tale of outlandish conduct that gets swept up by tabloid hacks. This month’s case concerns three employees of the estate agent firm Foxtons, which has revenue of over £149m a year, who were sacked for fighting protesters against class division. Surely a classic example of Schaudenfreude?
The three staff were supposedly drunk after their Islington branch shut early due to fears it would be targeted by the protest. On their way home they came across the protest, which was now outside the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson’s, house.
In footage uploaded to Youtube, one of the Estate Agents reportedly shouted, “Oh Boris, I love you” before they charged into the crowd throwing several punches. The incident was broken up by police and the Estate Agents were quite rightly dismissed, presumably for gross misconduct.