In our last post we got it wrong...for now.
The Ides of May did not happen this weekend.
There was a toga party and a reshuffle, but the conspirators blinked so Cllr Alan Taylor retained his leadership and comfy couch at Rochdale Council.
Alan's bulging civic salary, expenses and allowances still mounted up whilst Irene was deputising. But Dave Hennighan made sure that Alan was occasionally still seen, Kim Il-Sung style, at the odd flag raising outside the Town Hall.
Meanwhile, poor "millionaire" Cllr Couzens will have more time to spend sharpening his hairdressing scissors or impersonating a Chancellor of the Exchequer by allowing photoshopped images of himself with the real Gladstone bag to be used in his council leaflets.
With the Hothouses gone there has been a reshuffle of the "cabinet" (the one where the skeletons are kept?). In true Rochdale co-operative style, there has been a divvying out of the lucrative posts in what hardly could be described as a local Government Of All the Talents.
Word on the street is that the new RMBC portfolio holder for Education can bearly read or write.
Just the sort of dynamic sort to drive through hundreds of millions of pounds of PFI school building contracts without needing to worry about the small print?
So if Rochdale isn't made up of GOATs then who really runs Rochdale?
Rumours abound that Chief Executive Roger Ellis was the driving force keeping Alan Taylor in power.
And how come an unelected, unaccountable and overpaid mandarin holds so much power in Rochdale?
A town being 'Rogered'?