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Newcastle MP exposes failure of Mike Ashley stooge Lee Charnley to respond to letter sent 11 weeks ago

3 years ago

There is little doubt of the contempt that Mike Ashley and his stooges/minions such as Lee Charnley have for the supporters of Newcastle United.

The whole club is rotten and of course Mike Ashley acts in a similar way to so many other groups of people, whether it is the vast majority of Sports Direct employees, or indeed politicians.

Whilst understandably at the moment, the stock of politicians is at an all-time low, with regard to one subject in particular.

In this instance, it is a disgrace when Mike Ashley and his employees feel this is an acceptable way to behave.

Chi Onwurah is the Newcastle Central MP which includes St James Park, and has been asking Mike Ashley and Newcastle United for answers on behalf of some of her concerned constituents, as well as the wider Newcastle United fanbase, as well as by association all football fans.

The Newcastle MP has now revealed that she sent a letter to Mike Ashley and his minions at Newcastle United fully over 11 weeks ago.

The letter was sent via the club’s head of media and content, Lee Marshall, who is also allegedly the club’s Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO).

Chi Onwurah was asking for answers from Mike Ashley and/or his NUFC staff and said that Ashley made clear to her at a recent meeting that his stooge, Lee Charnley, would/should provide answers.

To date she has still not even had the courtesy of a reply to her letter/questions (see below).

Little surprise to any of us, the letter was actually sent by the Newcastle MP on 5 December 2018, two days after Mike Ashley appeared on TV to tell everybody a sale of the club was imminent.

Almost 12 weeks after that TV appearance, he hasn’t had the courtesy either to even feel the need to address the concerns of Newcastle fans as to exactly what has happened and what his intentions are with the football club.

Chi Onwurah via Twitter:

“In December I wrote to Newcastle United to try and have a constructive dialogue on the issues constituents have raised.

“Over ten weeks later, I have still to receive a response.

“So I’m publishing the letter and will be pursuing answers with the Secretary of State.”

The Newcastle Central MP adding:

“To clarify, at my meeting with Mr Ashley he was very clear that the day to day running, finances and other policies were the responsibility of Mr Charnley and it was for him to provide answers.”

In her letter to the club dated 5 December 2018, the Newcastle Central MP asked:

‘Have assets which were part of Mr Ashley’s purchase been sold away from the club or moved into other entities owned by Mr Ashley?

‘Does Mr Ashley have equity in the club other than loans?

‘Does the club intend to publish its report to the Premier League?

‘Has NUFC considered setting up a Community Committee to engage in a co-ordinated way with with charities, Foundation, communities, council and local MPs?

‘What are the key diversity measures/target for NUFC and are they being met?’


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