This is Dr Mark Porter. A suit full of bugger all, who heads up what is probably one of the least useful organisations in Britain. He's looking pretty pleased in this picture, and so he should. The BMA council, which he chairs, has just given him a 97% pay rise. Those of you who pay £440 a year subscription may wish to reflect that it takes the subscriptions of no less than 390 of you to pay his new annual salary of £171,000 pa.