NORTH LONDON councillor Louisa Thomson is in trouble after writing a damning Facebook review of local pub The Scolt Head in which she called staff “w****rs”.
“We are now boycotting the Scolt’s Head (sic) – w****r bar staff and no understanding of licensing policy,” read the entry on Thomson’s Facebook account, continuing:
“Rudest bar staff ever – more Shoreditch hipster than a welcoming back street boozer.”
The tirade was passed to local paper the Hackney Gazette by an anonymous source.
Johnson, 29, has defended herself by saying that, “these were comments made in a personal capacity, on my private Facebook profile, and do not relate to my role as a councillor.”
But as a Labour representative for Stoke Newington Central on Hackney council, Johnson is also on the council’s licensing committee.
“I’m staggered that she thinks she can get away with these kind of comments and for them not to be noticed, especially when she is on the licensing committee where her opinions matter,” said local Tory politician Andrew Boff.
The Scolt Head’s Rosie Weseman said that she was “disappointed” with Johnson’s comments, but can at least take heart that most reviews of the pub are positive.
“With great ales and wines as well as a wide range of good food, this newly renovated pub is a true gem of the area,” said Time Out’s critic and not a w****r in sight.