EXCLUSIVE! Audio of UKBA interrogation. Pt 1

I've finally got round to uploading the audio of the UKBA interview interrogation. lt follows on from the stop and search audio clip from here. Sorry it took so long to do but the file is really big and involves a lot of work. l intend top break it down into approx 10 min clips. l'm taking out the waiting periods where nothing is happening and you'll know this by the 2 sec silence periods l've inserted.

It begins with the UKBA version of a caution called the Commerciality Statement. What follows is the UKBA totally refusing to record the interview interrogation. The over-riding reason they do this is because it gives them an distinct unfair advantage that they are not willing to relinquish. You don't get a copy of their notebook if your goods are seized ... all you get is a sheet just stating the goods they've taken off you. This makes it somewhat difficult to appeal the seizure as you can well imagine. Of course the main reason is that they don't want the lies and unjust, illegal tactics they use publicised and prefer to keep such things totally secret.The notebook is just the UKBA's version of the interview interrogation. lt definitely isn't for your benefit or indeed in the name of justice and truth.

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22 comments:

  1. What an effing palaver! What a bunch of supercilious bastards UKBA are.

    Well done for sharing this recording.

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  2. Unbelievable! They refuse to record but make you sign what to all intents and purposes is a confession!

    As Big Yin said 'Well done'!

    Tweeted!

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  3. SH doesn't just 'take control of the interview' he enslaves it, burns its hovel to the ground, rapes its womenfolk and finally salts the fields!

    Conquest 101.

    Proper job.

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  4. Brilliant! Thanks SH for the hard work involved putting this together.

    She made a rather stupid statement about the recording facility. She said when asked if they would use it, that it wouldn't travel. How big is it, the size of a house? Tape recorders are small and portable, so no excuse.

    They won't use it because it gives you the advantage...if gives irrefutable evidence. Why would you not use a tape recorder?

    Mistakes can be made when taking notes, but more importantly you don't get the tone of the conversation from notes in the same way you do from a recording.

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  5. "the officer writes down verbatim what you actually say"

    Hmmmm I shall insist on that then or perhaps that I will only answer in long hand.

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  6. SBC ... It's not me, the laurels go to Zaphod as they put up no fight with me. Perhaps that had something to do with Zaphod having 27kg of tobacco and myself a mere 6kg?

    I think it's worth making the point here that neither of us smoke HRT, Zaphod smokes L&B and I Marlboro. We both told the UKBA this.

    In my interrogation the UKBA officer said " You have 2 brands, do you smoke both?"

    I replied "Neither, l don't smoke HRT".

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  7. Another important trick. When she finally gave me her notebook to read I got her to read it out to me instead. "I can't read your writing".

    That way, I got the contents of the notebook on tape, to compare later with what was actually said. Thus showing that it's not verbatim. :-)

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  8. Apologies and Kudos to the Beeblebroxian then!

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  9. goonies refuse to tape intervew and get taped anyway. fucking classic!

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  10. When I went to court because UKBA had seized my goods the barrister I used said that I was entitled to the interview being recorded and also have a solicitor present but that would cost me. I didn't know this at the time of the interview. Surely if customs are stopping you and accusing you have bringing the goods in for a commercial purpose then that is smuggling, well it is in my eyes. The trouble I had getting a solicitor to take my case on because it was a commercial case and not a criminal case was horrendous

    karl

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  11. RE my last - should read civil case and not commercial case

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  12. Spikejack ... it's the solictor that would cost you (if you could get one), the recording (if you could get one)wouldn't cost. Finding a solicitor is very hard and then finding one that understands the appeal process is even harder. Most of them just tell you to give in! Bah!

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  13. This is diabolical. How can this carry on in a supposed democracy? They are public servants for god's sake, not our masters.

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  14. Public Servants? Nope they are Servants Of The Crown. 'HMce' ...the clue is in the name. The fact that they are now UKBA doesn't change much. Their job is to protect the state's income not its subjects.

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  15. @TJB

    SBC is right, think Sheriff of Nottingham and his tax collectors. :)

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  16. lf they agree to a recording surely that would mean that they would have to give you a copy? l definitely can't see them wanting to do that as they'd have to behave themselves.

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  17. yep you are right smoking. recording is free and solicitor you have to pay for, i worded it wrong. Don't I just know how hard it is to find a solicitor to defend me in a court case, it took ages to find one willing to do it, most of them don't want to know. half of them warned you with the costs amounting to about 6/7 thousand.

    karl

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  18. SH,Zaphod, on a different note: Could you please write a Quick 'N Dirty guide to buying straights in Bulgaria? I mean the 'pop over with Ruptured Duck Airlines, grab the smokes at Airport Shop and return to Englands Green & Pleasent in time for Tiffin' sort of trip not the 'make a holiday of it' sort. IS there a good tobacconists in the airport, how difficult is it for none Bulgarian speakers etc etc? I know my way round the HRT run but not for 'straights' .

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  19. Wizzair to Bourgas, Bulgaria. Take taxi to Sunny Beach (note look at sticker displayed on taxi windows. Rate will show something like 0.7 blah blah. The bandit taxis are something like 4.7 blah blah). At Sunny Beach the big supermarkets sell all British brands ... don't buy off vendors in the street!English is spoken by most of the shops there but cigs are on display anyway.

    You'll also need our 'Anti- robbery Bulgarian Customs letter' otherwise Bulgarian Customs will try and rob you. They pretend the 200 cigarette limit is still in force. Our letter is from their boss and tells them to back off and let you proceed, which of course they do as it's not good career wise to piss off your boss ... especially in former USSR bloc countries!

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  20. Bourgas Airport is smoker friendly ... open rooftop with cafes and shops

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"In the eyes of the Tribunal the review letter contained several preconceptions, prejudgments and non-sequiturs"

"the absurdity of this reason is demonstrated by simply stating it"

"We therefore find that Mr Sked misdirected himself as to the Policy in carrying out the review and his decision is therefore one that no reasonable review officer could have arrived at."

... commonly known here at N2D as 'Skeds' ... that is to say these are Judges comments regarding UKBA Review Officer Ian Sked's reasons for rejecting peoples appeals against seizures.

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