So much so, that he mentioned it in the Council Chamber. The Chronicle and Echo though then wrongly attributed this slur to my good friend John Dickie. John is understandably very angry at this accusation and wants me to put the record straight following a similar correction in the newspaper. John in no way likened TW with Il Duc'e, he instead in his blog compared him to uncle Joe Stalin!
I however would like to personally apologise and put the record straight and to show him that there are no hard feelings, and no harm intended (and to hopefully cheer up his time at conference) I include today a few other likenesses for him to giggle over in declaring the runners and riders in the:
2009 23,000 GUINEAS NORTHAMPTON LIBERAL DEMOCRAT BOROUGH COUNCIL LEADERSHIP STAKES
It seems as Tony's probable day of destiny on October 6th (see astragate, the fallout) approaches that several of the Lib Dem faithful have already jumped ship and are busily parading their favourites for the forthcoming race around the Guildhall ring.
So as a definitive form guide, together with our own totally in fun 'separated at birth' likenesses are the SP's for the opening account
Even Money 1/1 Brian (Roger DeCourcey) Hoare
Pictured here with fellow Lib Dem Cllr John Yates, Brian must start as the even money favourite, a safe pair of hands and a likely candidate for the 'lets not rock the boat too hard' punters
2/1 David (Sven) Perkins
Coming up fast on the hard right rail, Cllr David Perkins could just carry the Lib Dem dressing room with his quiet man team talks and right wing ball work
13/2 Brenden (Lawrenson) Glynane
This pundits choice might not make it to the 'Match of the Day', due to other engagements elsewhere. An outside chance unless another Jockey can be found to ride the opposition in the County Council Stakes.
20/1 Paul (Jordan) Varnsverry
Varno would love to go the distance here but may be seen as too over keen by his peers. The likeness? Well they may be facially different (not to mention the body) but both Varno and our Katie would of course do anything and say anything at the moment just to get their mug in the papers
So who is it be? Have I missed any late entries? and can any other 'separated at birth' figures be found at the Guildhall?
So place your Bets........................................Your's ever
Tony (Moylesy) Clarke