Latest 'Stalin' move to emulate the Stasi: Request 'Border Agency' approval for your journey abroad in advance, with full details, or face being turned back at the port/airport and a fine (tax). Here we are at an undisclosed (for security reasons) RAF Station (probably a 'civvy' airfield as 'Stalin' has closed most RAF airfields). Mover: Where are you going? Squaddie: Afghanistan. Mover: Why? Squaddie: Fock off! 'Snowdrop' enters desk left. (It is between the hours of 0900 and 1600 and not in NAAFI or meal breaks) 'Snowdrop' Have you notified the authorities about this journey? Squaddie: No, it was in Orders. 'Snowdrop': Tough soldier, you are not leaving the country! Squaddie: Oh! dear, what a pity! (grins widely) Next 550 squaddies - repeat above! Tour cancelled! Government, if that is what it is called, destroyed in the next General Election!