I'll give it ten minutes before the Society of Local Authority Chief Officers or the Association of First Division Civil Servants come out with the bleat that such action will lead to an exodus. Sadly, of course, it won't. It would be nice if it did. Such people for the most part have nowhere to go, like my redundant friend from the BBC whose job title had absolutely no equivalent in the real world. If they do go, they'll end up training as farriers in Wiltshire or roof thatchers in Norfolk or something actually useful to civil life.