Samantha Pryce-Hume of the Fabian Future think tank based in Westminster believes saluting in the army is out-dated and ultimately inhumane. In her research paper The Army of Today she writes Why should men of lower military rank be forced to raise their hand in a supposed gesture of deference to a higher ranking officer? Its merely maintaining the decadent, old social order to keep the less well off in their place it has no basis in todays modern society. Alluding to the fact that many of the soldiers in the army are from the lower classes she states saluting is part and parcel of keeping the less fortunate in their social pecking order. She believes the army should move to a flatter structure and suggests instead of ranks we could streamline the army into a finite number of appointments on a fixed time basis. This would foster greater equality and interaction between ranks. Her work has the support of sixteen members of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP).