Was he fuck! He got packed off to the Row by the party image consultants after that portrait of him in the Downing Street garden in a pair of elasticated waist trousers which appear to have come from the classifieds at the back of one of the Sunday paper colour supplements. Think it was Gieves and Hawkes that Gorbachev used to shop at when he was president. Subsequently Alexander McQueen. Recession, unpopular PM, government coming to the end of its third term - doesn't seem to have helped, does it? A missed open goal of Ronnie Rosenthal proportions. For what it's worth, I don't like Cameron's clothes: looks like he's been togged out by an committee of image consultants. From the nasty oiks side of the divide, Mandelson and Paul Boateng have usually dressed well. The old school Tories like Nicholas Soames usually do it well too. Philip Hammond used to be so excessively well turned out he just looked weird - saw him walking down Millbank one day and people were pointing at him and laughing. He's toned it down a bit now, I gather. I was working in Parliament when Barbara Follet decided to 'do colours' for all the Labour MPs. The results were horrific. She'd announce that anyone with a hint of russet was 'an autumn' and instruct them to wear green and brown. Meant that all these MPs, who were previously sticking to the standard grey or blue, started turning up in brown suits with yellow shirts and green ties. Seemed like the place had been overrun with smartened up leprechauns. Aussie politicians are normally dreadfully turned out but Bob Katter has usually been an exception. Can't knock the RMs they all wear though.