http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8300530.stm Would the resident Labour apologists care to explain this in the context of Gordon's belief that there is no economic downturn, that the economy will grow next year and that the armed forces will get everything they want? Good job we're not fighting anyone. Unbelievable. Not to mention the duty of care issues when a TA soldier is called to serve on the basis of pre-deployment training only. PS Apologies for the cut n' paste link, perhaps one of the more IT literate could oblige if it doesn't work.