John fails to convert his doubters

PUBLISHED: 11:12 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:20 26 October 2009

John (aka Jonny) Dean as our artist imagined him

John (aka Jonny) Dean as our artist imagined him

LAST week, Welwyn Hatfield councillor Steve Roberts said comparing council leader John Dean to Jonny Wilkinson was tempting . So tempting in fact that here at Times Towers we were wondering just what Cllr Dean may look like as England s Number 10. In an

LAST week, Welwyn Hatfield councillor Steve Roberts said comparing council leader John Dean to Jonny Wilkinson was "tempting".

So tempting in fact that here at Times Towers we were wondering just what Cllr Dean may look like as England's Number 10.

In an interestingly crafted analogy, Labour Cllr Roberts compared the whole of the borough's Tory administration to the country's currently stuttering 1st XV.

With England turning in an unconvincing display against Italy on Sunday, a few of the cabinet could well find themselves selected in the pack come next weekend.

My concern for Cllr Roberts is that he may have bitten off more than he can chew if he was trying to goad them into an inter-party end of season game.

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