Irrespective of the rights and wrongs of 'saving' people who go ON HOLIDAY to bloody Beirut, there are clearly some British nationals in the Middle East who need the help of HMG. My main question is, how much is this costing the taxpayer, and is it coming out of the defence budget? Anyhow, Bliar should get a bit of backbone and bill Tel Aviv. It is only because of this disproportionate response (which no one can deny it is now) that is putting British Citizens (albeit some dopey or pinko do-gooding ones) in danger, why should we pay??