Some years ago there was a highly effective campaign run by Hackle which (I think) went by the name of Op SERVICE VOTE. The culmination was the production of a paper called Silence In The Ranks which highlighted the widespread electoral disenfranchisement of Armed Forces personnel. Some may conclude that this is to the government's advantage (given the natural conservatism and traditionalism of the Armed Forces and the fact they have been shafted year after year after year at the same time as fighting two vicious wars). Some may also conclude that the same situation could happen again. Effectively, a warning order is in place for a general election in the Autumn or Spring of next year. However, this could happen at any time. How confident are we all in Armed Forces electoral registration, given the difficulties in the past - notwithstanding the excellent work done in raising the issue?? How confident are we that those fighting for democracy will have a chance to practice it?? How confident are we that there are no nasty "surprises" in, for example, the summer recess rush of legislation??