Here's how it's done - the North Korean way.
North Korea has executed a senior official blamed for currency reforms that damaged the already ailing economy. Pak Nam-gi was killed by firing squad last week …the Workers Party chief for planning and the economy was put to death as "a son of a bourgeois conspiring to infiltrate the ranks of revolutionaries to destroy the national economy"
Here in the UK, the great improvement in local government finances started when Town Hall chief executives became personally responsible for balancing the books. We know this works.
We also know that someone has infiltrated our ranks and destroyed our national economy. I am fairly confident Gordon Brown qualifies as a 'son of a bourgeois', and although retrospective legislation is generally frowned upon in polite circles, an exception can surely be made.
In any event these should be the terms upon which George Osborne is engaged in May.