Just as their campaign - and Labour's time in Goverment - draws to an ignominious end, there's finally some good news from the empire.
Rockhopper Exploration oil and gas exploration company, down there in the Falklands, says it is..
"..pleased to announce that well 14/10-2 on the Sea Lion prospect has reached a depth of 2,744 metres .. and initial data indicates this well is an oil discovery.
"We are extremely excited by the results of this well. .. current indications are that we have made the first oil discovery in the North Falkland Basin
Yup, there's oil down there boys, below the rusting wreck of the Belgrano, underneath ten million tonnes of penguin shit.
Just imagine if we - and if Gordon - had found out about this two or three weeks ago. He could have - and would have - claimed abso-lewtly every last drop of credit for this:
"Thanks to British investment, in British industry, I have saved the world's oil supplies"
He and his little spin doctors could have featured the newly found oil in their ceaseless negative campaigning too:
"The Tories would have snatched this oil from hard-working families of Falklanders, and used it to fill up the 2,000 largest estates in the country with diesel"
But no, it was not to be. It was all just a few hours too late.
Bad luck, Gordon!