Why are commentators describing the Tory tax commission proposals as an inconvenience for David Cameron and George Osbourne?
The New Conservatives learnt more from New Labour than the route to the electorally fertile centre ground.
They learnt that the best, indeed the only way to shake up your party is through picking a fight with the traditionalists and winning.
I would say Mr Osbourne is relishing the prospect of another bloody good punch-up. The more opportunity he has to repeat his 'no tax cuts, your public services are safe with us' mantra the better for him.