**Status** First Baccy Mini-Cruise Sat 15th Oct

We have 18 confirmed for this trip so far which is very pleasing. l would've hated to have gone as Billy No Mates!

So, if any of you were holding back because you thought you'd be the only ones, you have, as the Aussies say, 'No Worries'. Get in touch via e-mail (nothing_2_declare@ymail.com) or Facebook and let us know you're coming. Join the crew!

There are some vehicles going so depending on numbers there will be lifts into town centre and back. When we arrive in Zeebrugge we have shoppers going to Bruges and Ostende. Either destination has experienced travellers going so you'll be able to get advice on shopping and transport etc. lf you just want to go by yourselves ... that's fine too ... everyone does as they want.

When booking starts on the 12th Sept please book without the option of transport from P/O. I find it expensive and there are cheaper ways of getting into the town centres. Advice will be given on this and if all else fails or you prefer ...  the transport from P/O is still available

Regarding shopping for tobacco, l prefer Bruges simply because l like Bruges. Others prefer Ostende so it is up to you where you go. l would advise you to pre-order your tobacco though so you know it's there and not out of stock. ln Bruges you can pre-order from here. You don't have to put any deposit down, credit card details or the like ... they simply reserve it for you. Payment is in Sterling.

There is tobacco onboard the ship for sale ... see here, but be aware that stocks are usually very limited and they often run-out.

How much can you bring back? ... As much as like for your own personal use and gifts ... THERE ARE NO LIMITS! Be prepared though .. whether you are above the UKBA guidelines or not. Think of it as insurance ... preparation is EVERYTHING! UKBA will take it off you if you give them the chance ... make sure you don't give them the chance! Contact us and we'll advise you on your specific purchase intentions. For those buying cigarettes ... the same applies.

Some of the 18 (to date) going on this trip are non-smokers, they are coming to support us ... and have a fun time! Both me and Zaphod fully expect to be pulled by UKBA upon our return as we are high profile and a constant pain in the ass for UKBA ... that'll be fun for us!

Not forgetting that you have a cheap weekend away. Where else can you get 2 nights accommodation and a trip abroad for 20-30 quid? lt's worth it for that alone, never mind the cheap tobacco, wine, chocs etc. lt's as cheap as chips!

We want and expect the trip to have a party atmosphere and everyone enjoy themselves. We shall of course talk about how to deal with the UKBA and how to expose their illegal, unjust, corrupt, robbing tactics.

We ARE Legitimate Cross-Border Shoppers, we are NOT smugglers! We will NOT be intimidated by the UKBA! Time to FIGHT BACK!


  1. "We ARE Legitimate Cross-Border Shoppers, we are NOT smugglers! We will NOT be intimidated by the UKBA! Time to FIGHT BACK!"


    Really wish I could be going with you guys but unfortunately can't- as my wife's carer I can't be away from home for more than a night and that only with great difficulty...if at all.

    That said, just booking my own baccy run for a fortnight's time! And I WILL be videoing any Encounter Of The Sked variety. I want to capture that look when they get handed the SOT

    I'll also have my 'non verbatum' stamp with which to make a mess of their beautiful handwritten notes.

    *wonders if filming in a port falls under the Terrorism Act*

  2. They may try that SBC but just call their bluff. They have advice on their website for undercover journalism ... they say they'd like to be informed of it first! lol

    Best wishes for your trip.

  3. Shucks. I wish I could come, but I'll have to mis this particular boat. Maybe those who haven't signed up are planning to go later? Please?

  4. Sorry if this is posted twice..the comment form disappeared !!

    I will be at the freedom2choose AGM on the day.

    Anybody shopping for hand rolling tobacco should try the Belgian equivalents of Golden Virgina and Amber Leaf. FLANDRIA and ROYAL LEAF. The are practically identical and cheaper. Plus Imperial Tobacco who bowed down to the UK Revenue and kept supplies of their product in short supply in Belgium won't be getting a penny.

  5. Thanks Witch, that's good to know.

    @ George

    l'm sure there will be


"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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