Former prime minister Sir John Major has called for an emergency tax on the profits of the UK's top energy firms.
The ex-Conservative leader said recent price rises of more than 10% were "unacceptable" and action was needed.
Asked about Labour's plan for price freeze if it is elected in 2015, Sir John said "Ed Miliband's heart was in the right place but his head has gone walkabout", adding that the plan was unworkable.
So how does he think his tax on the energy companies will work - how will that reduce the fuel bills for consumers ?
He's a typical Tory - thinks the solution is higher taxes. It was him who first introduced VAT on domestic fuel when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer.
And of course the standard rate of VAT was only 8% when the Tories came to office in 1979, by the time they left office they had pushed it up to 17.5%, more than doubled it.
As soon as they came back in office in 2010 they increased it to 20%.
Someone ought to tell the Tories that taxation isn't always the only solution.