http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4860358.stm Have just read this article with disbelief. So the HM Forces payrise of 3% was a special "reward"? How come then that nurses are to receive an average award of 5.2%? Also, I laughed at Gordon Brown claiming to have reduced the public sector by 33,000 jobs. Are most of these in the Armed Forces, because everytime I see the Grauniad jobs section it is heaving with spaces for disabled lesbian outreach officers etc.