Thursday, June 01, 2017

Labour agent attacks me for living the good life

Chris McHugh attack on JW Whickham Residents FB 31 May 17 1

I noticed on the Whickham Residents' Facebook site that someone had put up a post saying they were going to vote for me. And then I spotted one of the responses, from a certain Chris McHugh, who just happened to forget to say that he is the agent to the Labour candidate here in Blaydon. Mr McHugh lists what the election is about (but does not include Brexit on which the Labour candidate is silent in her literature) and then makes the astonishing claim that I'm only talking to residents about living the good life! He includes pictures of bits of my leaflets (with the bits where I do talk about campaigning and policy carefully removed).

"Blaydon constituency deserves a serious representative" he claims. On that bit he is right. But a serious representative needs to be experienced, well rounded, have a personality and be a person who is much more than a figure stamped out by a political machine.

Mr McHugh however seems to be suggesting anyone who is interesting and has a personality is not a "serious representative". I beg to disagree.

It is interesting however that Labour have decided to attack me personally. Thanks for the boost guys!

By the way, here is my reply to Mr McHugh's post:

Chris McHugh attack on JW Whickham Residents FB 31 May 17 2

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said, Jonathan. Well said! He just made himself look like a miserable stump.

nigel hunter said...

Is he not also saying that people should not 'aspire' to the good life and achieve what they enjoy doing (ie raising chickens). Is he saying that people should hold their heads down, mumble to the floor and complain about 'my life is crap!' and not think of enjoying life. Put these comments on the net and see what happens.

Sabile Trimm said...

Since when are horticulture and animal husbandry not serious matters? Has Mr McHugh not eaten today? It's true that being an urban farmer is fun, but it also shows that Dr Wallace is keenly in touch with several issues, among them the environment, food waste, food security and animal welfare.

Anonymous said...

If it were not for people like Jonathan Wallace, the nation would have starved during WWII. It seems like Mr. McHugh should read up on the role of Victory Gardens...or maybe just watch Jonathan's historical videos.

Anonymous said...

less to do with criticism of 'the good life', more to do with the shameless self publicity Jonathan involves himself in, and his near complete silence during the coalition government of 2010-2015...

jonathanwallace said...

How on earth can I be both a "self-publicist" and "silent"? You stupid boy!