Here in Sunny MoD Main Building are to hold our 3 minute silence shortly. Personally, I object to being forced to wear my heart on my sleeve in such a manner, just because the EU Presidency says so. After all, we only have a TWO minute silence on Armistice Day. The Tsunami was a terrible tragedy, but God knows it's not the only one. For sheer scale of deaths, what about the wars in the Congo and Sudan? But then again very few Europeans were involved there.... I shall go for a walk in the Gardens, and hum to myself (like all the other annoying street lunatics there).