The disaster in Asia
It is impossible not to be overwhelmed with sympathy for those who have lost their lives in South East Asia. I sincerely hope that the Government will greatly increase the paltry offer of £1million aid to the region as well as increasing the numbers of staff in the call centre dealing with enquiries from relatives of British holiday makers. My brother was near Phuket when the tidal wave struck and fortunately rang to say he was alright shortly afterwards although we have been unable to contact him since. I can only imagine the anguish being suffered by relatives who have heard nothing.