First off, BAFF doesn't claim a monopoly on campaigning for decent living accommodation for our serving men and women. Since its launch at the end of last year, BAFF has been prominent enough in the media quotes on the subject, but this isn't about competing organisations and spokesmen - * This is about working to increasing the pressure on the Government; * about making it ever more politically painful for the Govt NOT to provide decent home accommodation for all our sailors, soldiers and airmen; * to put it more kindly, about making it ever more politically attractive for the Govt to allocate more money to providing decent home accommodation. It should not have been necessary to add that if the "usual suspects" who comment on the issue were somehow to amalgamate or "speak with one voice", instead of three or four quotes in a typical media report you would end up with just one. BAFF has a unique voice which cannot be replaced by the great and the good, nor in fact do they seek to, although we often agree on the big issues. And I'm not sure that Shadow Secretary of State Liam Fox would really appreciate his party being renamed as the "Conservative and Unionist British Armed Forces and Army Families Federation" - although he might be tempted! So that's some of the background. Recent media stories to follow.