**Important Update** Baccy Mini-Cruise 15th Oct

l've just received information that UKBA are after all bringing in the lower guidelines of 1kg of tobacco and 800 cigarettes. These guidelines will be introduced from Oct 1st.

Although this does not change the fact that you can legally bring in as much as you want for personal use and gifts, it does mean the UKBA will be using these guidelines as an excuse to stop and search more cross-border shoppers so that they can seize more tobacco products and vehicles.

Do NOT be intimidated by this ... your RIGHTS remain the same.

We, ourselves, will NOT be changing our shopping arrangements regardless of whatever guidelines the UKBA bring in. They are guidelines and nothing more. THIS is what the fight is all about.

Be PREPARED at all times. We shall give advice catered to everyones individual requirements.

The FIGHT BACK has begun.

H/T Daytripper


  1. Lower MILs = the UKBA agents fancy some new cars....and they'll get them if people don't follow SH's advice.

    I had to warn someone yesterday about not taking their own car...and that isn't the first time.

  2. A reply from Imperial Tobacco today in case the UKBA tries to state differently:

    Dear Sirs,
    Please could you tell me what the shelf life of unopened hand rolling
    tobacco is please.
    I have a letter from your company stating the shelf life of cigarettes
    and would like to know if this applies to your hand rolling tobacco.
    I am asking as an individual

    Dear xxxxxxxx

    Thank you for your email through our corporate website.

    The quality of our products depends on the way they are stored and
    although there are no sell by dates on any of our products they are at
    their best for about half a year if kept in a cool place out of direct

    We would recommend that they are smoked within a maximum of a 12-month
    period of purchase.

    If you ever have any problems with the quality of the tobacco you
    purchase, please return it to the address on the pack so we can replace
    the product for you and investigate the cause of the problem.

    Kind regards
    Imperial Tobacco Ltd
    Head Office - Bristol, UK

    Subject: Shelf life of tobacco:

    From the Imperial Tobacco Group PLC website.

    This is a message from the general enquiries form.


  3. Thanks Witch. This is what it is all about, helping each other. Kudos


"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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