Closed for the Festive Period

Eat, Drink, Smoke and be Merry
It's Party Time!


  1. Yep, do have a good one, I've started already :)

  2. Hark the comment section sings
    Smoking Hot has done his 'thing'.
    Duty saved on tobacco mild
    Goods & owners reconciled.
    Joyful all ye Pirates rise
    -no longer falling for Sked lies.
    With SOT in hand proclaim
    UK borders will never be the same.

    ...A Festive Feast Of Ringing Cash Tills to all.

  3. Christmas hugs and kisses xxx

    Thanks for everything

  4. Great year dude, keep it up. See you finally got a troll, sad git that he is. lol

  5. Merry Xmas and happy New Year to the great and good on this blog and others.

    Thanks for all your hard work this year. Let's hope 2012 is better xxx

  6. Merry christmas to all :)

  7. To all who have fought for freedom
    To all who will who continue to fight.
    To all who will stand to be counted
    To all who will not surrender
    To those who did not hide away.


    For those who were unable, a prayer
    For those who were unwilling? ???

    Gothic(Live in Hope)Chapter
    Mancunia Brittanicum

  8. Damn fine site that helped me enormously. Thank you

  9. Fer cryin out loud...go have a smoke and a drink what you on here for!!! happy thingy day m8

  10. "the absurdity of this reason is demonstrated by simply stating it" [as per the heading to your comments window]

    Customs Officer: "How come you can afford the cost of this tobacco?"
    Answer: "Because I had the money to buy the tobacco".

    Customs Officer: "Why are you buying so much tobacco?"
    Answer: "Because I intend to smoke it".

    The above is jocular, but incorporates the reality of the situation. If you can prove that you have the funds (even if the proof is just a credit card statement showing your limit, provided that you are under the limit) then you have nothing to fear. "The absudity of the question is in the answer".

    Essentially, proof that you can afford the tobacco that you buy is enough. There is nothing more to explain.

    You cannot 'prove' how much you smoke - you can only provide 'indications'.

    But you can cover yourself a little by writing a letter to your MP. Just say that you are going on a little holiday and any tobacco that you buy is for your own consumption. Also, write the Chief Exec of the Border Agency, saying the same thing. Cost? Two stamps!

    I am going to Majorca in Spring. I have never experienced over the last ten years a Customs stop. I do not expect such a thing. But I will be prepared.

    It costs almost nothing to be prepared. If you are prepared, any delay in your journey home, caused by Customs, is actionable on the grounds of harrasment.


  11. Oh...forgot to say...HAPPY NEW YEAR TO S., M., and M - and all the other chaps!

  12. Merry Christmas and HNY to The Dude! xxxxxxx


"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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