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DEFENCE Secretary Geoff Hoon sought sanctuary with the RAF yesterday to hail a pounds 4.
Mr Hoon, who on Thursday faced bitter criticisms about the Army shake-up, visited RAF Coningsby base in Lincolnshire to mark his announcement that Britain has ordered 89 Typhoon combat jets in another controversial deal.
DEFENCE Secretary Geoff Hoon has enjoyed a secret, week-long ski-ing holiday while the nation's troops prepare to lay down their lives for Tony Blair's moral crusade.
Mr Hoon, his wife Elaine and three children quietly slipped out of the country for a break in the picturesque resort of Chamonix in the French Alps.
Diplomatic protection squad officers are understood to have accompanied Hoon, who is an obvious terrorist target.
"I'm sure other politicians will rally around Mr Hoon but they are not the ones walking around the desert without enough uniforms or boots and without enough food." Labour MP Paul Flynn said: "Mr Hoon would have been better off using his holiday to visit the troops in Kuwait who are being asked to give their lives.