I met a man the other day who works for a company that used to be part of the MoD. As part of the cutbacks, it was recently privatised. On the ledger, it looks like the MoD are saving Â£300 million by cutting workforce and infrastructure, but in fact it's costing Â£500 million hiring them back under contract. Did I miss something? I don't blame the MoD in the slightest. If they have to show the men with the purse strings that they've striped the organisation to the bone, and the audit trail can reflect this, then it's an act of desparation. But am I alone in thinking this is completely obsured? What I want to know is, if this is normal practice why there isn't uproar about it against the tight-arrsed Gov't? Clearly common sence is a sackable offense these days.