Let's just say - hypothetically - that the MoD would remove the X Factor* component from personnel who were 'long term sick**' and add the near cash savings to LSA for people who can deploy. By 'long term sick' I mean the fat useless cnuts who always seem to be missing at morning PT, never have a biff chit and always play the 'phew, my leg hurts' card but never seem to have a problem throwing themselves around like mad fucks on the piss. They'll be given a chance to sharpen up, then... And then let's say (hypothetically) that X Factor will be removed from those female service personnel who wish to return to work explicitly in a non-deploying capacity, possibly as part of a job-share system. This will free up manpower for combat ops from sedentary rear based jobs, in theory. What do you think about this? Fair or a completely unfair and entirely discriminatory act of an unfeeling Government? Are you a servicewoman who would benefit from this (hypothetical) proposal? Or married to one and think it's a good idea? Or are you a fat fcuk, out for yourself and sod combat capability? ****************************** *X Factor currently accounts for 14% of your pay. **Clearly personnel injured as a consequence of military activity would retain it.