Whilst I agree that most politicos are a waste of oxygen, they can have their uses. I believe that MPs have to represent their constituents and Ministers have to respond to MPs questions. To that end if you contact your MP with a questions regarding one of the sh1tty tricks the Government &/or MoD are trying to pull of the Forces, he has to pass it on. To locate you MP visit: http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/alcm.cfm It is possible to raise your query via email to most MPs, but their replies will tend to be via snail mail. The main advantage of this is that it is legal, everyone can contact his MP and the Government has to provide a reply (the quality and honesty of which cannot be guaranteed).