The last 36 hours has seen endless analysis of the first of the 'leaders' debates with the volcanic eruption in Iceland coming a distant second.
Yes thousands have been stranded either here or abroad because of the no flights policy but has Gordon Brown addressed the issue of the troops seriously injured in Afghanistan? I haven't heard or read a word about that from him.
Soldiers are seriously wounded most days in Afghanistan yet we only hear about those who have been killed. Now there is more or less a news blackout from this dreadful war zone, we have no information as to how our wounded are to be treated.
The medical facilities at the front line are not designed or capable of intensive care services. Their part is to prepare the wounded for swift evacuation (casevac) to the UK yet for the past 2 days flying into UK has been impossible owing to the Icelandic natural disaster. The use of American hospitals in Europe is ruled out as the airports there are closed.
John Wood suggests that they be taken south east to Australia or New Zealand for treatment. What is Gordon Brown's plan for what politicians call the 'brave'? Or is there a blackout on his thoughts too?