The headline screams - Exclusive: ‘Stressed’ city leader Purcell to stand down.
It is of course talking about the leader of Glasgow City Council, Labour Councillor Steven Purcell.
A statement issued to The Herald last night said those around him had become “deeply concerned about the stress levels he had been displaying” recently.
If however this is Labour's way of fast tracking him into a Westminster seat, then shame on them.
However, the statement issued to The Herald continued;
The recent expenses debacle at the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and the “enormous pressure” surrounding preparations for the Games had “got on top of him and he was exhausted”, the statement said.
“Steven agreed to seek medical help immediately and subsequently he is now under doctor’s orders.Let us therefore watch this space.......
“He would hope to get back in to active politics in the next few weeks and months,” the statement added.
“He hopes the people of Glasgow would appreciate what he has tried to do for the city that he loves.”