Anyway here is part 2. Tempers are now calming and the female officer is now more in control of herself but confrontation continues.
To accompany this audio file is a description of it by the man himself. There is a Part 3 but l'll let the man explain that :-
"Okay folks, here’s another installment. Just a short one, to keep you interested.
Notice how they try to keep my passport? And give up at my insistence? Nearly everything they do is a bluff to get your consent. “I’m asking you to - I need you to - you need to -I have to – we must”. Never “you must”. Notice that at 4mins 35sec she ASKS again, “CAN we search your bags.” (No, not till I’ve been outside for a cig!)
They refused to record it, so I insisted that everything was written in her notebook as it was said. (Not afterwards, this is IMPORTANT.) Smokey has edited out all the resultant gaps here, or it would be very boring.
At 5min 50secs here, I went outside for a cig, WITH my luggage (and one customs officer in tow.) (Two second gap in this edited version.) Just proving a point!
On return, I tackled her about the customs leaflets on the ferry which are out of date regarding EU limits. We had told the ferry people, but they shrugged and said it was up to Customs. (Later, after much badgering of head office by someone that you know, all customs leaflets were removed from all of their ships.) The leaflets were printed two years ago, but were out of date one month after printing. Deliberate? Last chance to spread disinformation?
The reason for my obsession with Bulgaria, will become clear when I tell you that story one day. That incident didn’t get recorded, unfortunately, but I’ve got a nice letter from the British Embassy in Bulgaria now, which has solved a lot of problems when I’m over there! Bulgarian Customs take one look at it, (it’s in English and Bulgarian), and then they run away!
Anyway, she pointed out the Customs poster on her wall, claiming that was right though.
It wasn’t! It also said the limit was 200 cigs. She read it, then agreed, but later claimed that they couldn’t alter or remove it, because it was official!
The next part to come also has some entertaining moments, but is mainly educational. It shows the questions you will be asked if you stand your ground. The gaps are yet to be edited out because they still refuse to record it, so I’m making her write it down as we go. So you’ll have to wait a while for part 3.
Clearly, I have not yet fully explored the limits of defiance. It’s a learning process. For instance, when they say, “You do not have to say anything, etc”. What will happen if I say nothing? Hmm, that would be difficult for me though! But next time I will get arrested again, and STAY arrested. Then they’ll have to record it.
I am not gloating. The point is, they easily can steal from those who consent. Do not consent!"
Youtube to follow shortly.