A lot of political capital is placed in ties. Party colours are key - you wouldn't catch David Cameron in a red tie - and, apparently, politicians in purple ties are the most electable, so says Peter Mandelson.
But, the question is, would key politicians like Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Cameron strike a better tone with the electorate if they wore more jazzy ties? One such as the tie rolled out for Wednesday's PMQs by Tory MP Richard Bacon.
Bacon, MP for Norfolk South, wore a navy tie decorated with, yes, tractors and farm yard animals.
Chickens, horses, sheep, cows and pigs (whether the pigs was part of some Bacon/pig joke is unclear) all feature on Bacon's beautiful tie.
Compare it to Wednesday's bland front bench to realise just how great a tie it is.
Yes, Danny Alexander, we'd be ashamed too.Suggest a correction