Steve Hilton, David Cameron's friend, confidant and miles-out-of-the-box thinking director of strategy, will not be making a return to British politics, reports the Times.
Hilton had gone on sabbatical earlier this year after becoming frustrated with perceived constraints of Whitehall.
His relentless quest to change employment law and the welfare state combined with his unorthodox "blue-sky thinking" had also led to tensions within the party.
Hilton is rumoured to have been considering opening a Hungarian restaurant in London. This sounds like a radical departure, but as you're about to learn, in the world of Steve Hilton, anything can happen.