We really do like the redcoats better than the eminently more practical yet completely un-stylish khaki uniforms which the Horse Guards keeps nattering on about. You would think the buggers had stock in Indian khaki cloth factories the way they prattle on about how marvellous the stuff is. Hmmm, perhaps a Parliamentary inquiry should be made...
That khaki stuff may do for our native troops - after all, who can blame them for lacking an Englishman's innate sense of style, propriety and civilised dress? Not their fault they're foreigners, what?
Red was the plain winner in the scientifically run poll. Wide margin of victory, which eliminates all doubt as to which is preferred by the public.
So, there you have it. You heard it here first.