Paolo Wauchope

A COUPLE of people asked why I signed off a post about Camden’s former Conservative leader Piers Wauchope’s admiration for Sian Berry with the words: ‘Calm down, Paolo’. The answer isn’t thrilling.

When Piers was in Camden, councillors on the Labour benches nicknamed him ‘Paolo Wanchope’ after a gangly Costa Rican footballer, a bit of a cult striker who played for Derby, Manchester City and West Ham. He once scored an amazing goal against Manchester United. The contrast between the two men made his opponents laugh.¬†And that’s it. That’s the joke.

You might not think it hilarious, but I’m told it did catch on in the Town Hall corridors.

Piers Wauchope

Paolo Wanchope

Piers Wauchope


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