Hoon, my nemesis, is consulting the people of Britain on the system governing how the pay awarded to mobilised reservists is worked out. http://www.mod.uk/consultations/reservists.htm Like a fool or a democrat, Hoon is asking for people's views on what should be done. He won't listen but I am sure some of you reading this might want to contribute to the consultation. Here's why: I especially like the bit that says "Unconditionally matching individuals earnings could lead to payments to individuals whose cost to the taxpayer was disproportionate to the military value of the individual concerned. We therefore need some method of limiting this possibility." Evil!* * No.2, who is a grammar fetishist, has pointed out that it is incompetently written. Should be matching an individual's or matching individuals'. I have told him: "Evil Overlords have no time for orthography, you pervert."