One of the reasons this blog took agin' the Boy Osborne was his soi-disant Fuel Duty Stabiliser scheme, the kind of stupid stunt that Oppositions come up with from time to time, and hope will be forgotten.
But no: it's been remembered, and is now inconveniently back on the agenda - apparently even meriting a mention from Cameron, who probably never bothered to read it properly the first time around. He'll regret it.
Picture the scene.
DC: Hey, Oik, your VAT+Duty double-whammy on petrol is causing a bit of aggro down Witney Way. Didn't we come up with a really neat solution to that a couple of years back ? The Magic Stabiliser, or Painless Petrol Prices or some such ?
GO: Errr, well, we decided not to *ahem* put that in the Manifesto, if you recall ...
DC: But it was one of your clever wheezes - I remember we got a couple of day's good press from that.
GO: But that's what it was for. It was one of my, errr, political wheezes, you know, keep Gordon guessing, fill a couple of boxes on the Grid, put on my serious face and blind the media with a few graphs.
DC: So ... so wouldn't it work ?
GO: Of course it wouldn't work, you numerically-challenged Etonian git ! - unless you have reason to believe that oil prices will trade in a defined range for the next five years. Even Obama can't fix that sort of thing any more. For pity's sake don't mention it.
DC: But I already did ! And I'm on Marr this weekend...
GO: Well stick to the bloody cricket. And tell Marr we have back-benchers who are willing to breach his super-injunction using Parliamentary Privilege, if we have to.