If there is no more clear indication that we need a new government, it is that they’ve run out of beards in the cabinet. Not, it has to be said, that there are many options on the other side of the house either – the Tory shadow cabinet has no beards to speak of (my money is on William Hague getting there first), and the Lib Dems have just one.
What has happened to our great bearded politicians of yesteryear? Why have we lost the fundamental family value of facial hair? How can we make a difference?