Vision Express has announced that it is to start stocking monocles for the first time following a spate of young male customers requesting to buy them.
This apparently came as quite a shock to the major high street retailer who has never sold them before.
I couldn’t help but think that the boys from the Bullingdon Club and the Old Etonians (the Conservative front bench) might all be dashing out to buy them as part of the season’s must have fashion accessory.
But, then it occurred to me that with the increasingly anti-upper class tone of Gordon Brown at Prime Minister’s Question Time and of Labour campaigning it was probably a raft of Labour agents dashing around to buy a monocle for anti-Tory photos for their election literature to show a division between them and their quadruple barrelled opponents.
Only time will tell!