IN a vicious attack in tomorrow's Rochdale Observer on the former editor of the former respected local publication 'RAP' (Rochdale Alternative Paper') Simon Danczuk, the disgraced MP for Rochdale, said: 'He (John Walker) contributed nothing to the book written about Cyril Smith'.
Mr Danczuk claimed that his 'publisher (Biteback) paid John Walker £250 in error, it should never have been paid to him'.
This claim follows reports in the Mail on Saturday last Saturday, that Biteback Mr. Danczuk's publisher had paid £250 to settle a copyright row following the publication of Danczuk's Cyril Smith biography.
The £250 has now been used to refurbish and dedicate a toilet block at a school in a Gambian village to Simon Danczuk MP.
John Walker told the Rochdale Observer that he had an understanding with Danczuk that any monies due to him would go to the charity called 'Sohm Schools Support', and a facility at the school such as a science block, would be named after the Rochdale MP.
But after the publication of his book 'Smile for the Camera' Mr. Danczuk became very parsimonious, and in the end Mr. Danczuk's publishers paid-up £250 after drawn out negotiations over a copyright issue.
Commenting on the matter in the Observer John Walker said: 'I wanted no glory or financial gain but I thought these kids in Gambia could benefit from it.'
To which Mr. Danczuk has now typically responded: 'It's not for me to pay for his (John Walker's) flights to Gambia.'