Sir David Henshaw spotted at Liverpool council, what could this mean?
You've probably guessed I was off work last week by the lack of posts that appeared on my blog.
Imagine my surprise upon returning to work today to see the Daily Post's Mr Brocklebank column spilling the beans on former Liverpool council chief executive Sir David Henshaw being spotted in Municipal Buildings.
As Mr Brocklebank would say curiouser and curiouser.
The purpose of his visit so far a mystery. Anyone thinking he could fill the chief executive vacancy is likely to be disappointed.
I can't imagine that happening for one minute, not least because his departure in 2006 became mired in (more) controversy over the terms of his retirement and changes to the local government pension scheme.
But is some other role possible? Who knows.
The Labour administration will have to step carefully though if Sir David is to make some sort of return, as he seems to have a Marmite effect on party.
Some readers will remember that former Wavertree MP Jane Kennedy resigned as a health minister in protest at Tony Blair's decision to appoint Sir David as the chairman of the North West Strategic Health Authority (following his controversial retirement from the city council).