On October 8th, 1982, all labour organisations in Poland, including Solidarity, were banned. Seems like yesterday. I had a 'Solidarnosc' sticker on the rear window of my car. I also had a sticker that read 'Help the KGB, support CND'. I think the combination of these two impelled persons unknown to pour turquoise paint all over the back of my black mini. It looked rather fetching, I thought.