spot on, leveller. michael foot said something like - government is not for the wealthy and powerful, they can look after themselves. government is for everyone else. i have found it amazing and very depressing how quickly we have lost many positive things in this country that i have always taken for granted. i was discussing the possible reintroduction of a limited form of sick pay with management at work on wednesday. 'sick pay? no care providers pay sick pay these days. our solicitors have advised.......'