From the Labour Party mouthpiece Brown to give help to army families PM to offer housing aid and job training in bid to win support over Afghan war "In an unprecedented move that reflects deepening anxiety in government about low morale among soldiers' relatives, the prime minister has invited 80 members of forces families, including wives and grandparents of serving soldiers, to Downing Street this week for a private reception to discuss their concerns" See: he cares. He really, really does care. So much so that he is not going to be there: "Brown had been due to attend the Downing Street reception but has asked his wife Sarah to do so as he has to attend a special summit in Brussels to choose the first permanent president of the European Council. , will attempt to shore up support for the Afghanistan campaign during his address at the lord mayor's banquet." http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/15/brown-army-homes-help Pathetic, shabby, manipulative headline and vote grabbing. No change there then.