I have no idea what is happening but our main most important downloads for cross border shoppers have stopped working. ALL our other downloads are fine. Our main downloads are easily noticeable due to them being downloaded in their 1000's. We pay for this hosting at Divshare ffs!

We have other download files that are not N2D related that have been downloaded just as much as the above and they are fine. Older and newer download files are fine too. It's just these 6 below out of a total of 70 files that are not working.

Contacted Divshare Support and as yet no reply.

WTF is going on?

Statement of Truth

Tobacco price calculator

Cigarette price calculator

Do NOT be wrongly branded a smuggler leaflet

FOI on recording UKBA

Tobacco shelf life FOI doc

Have now got these files mirrored. You can find them HERE


  1. That seems well dodgy. Too much of a coinky dinky to be just them files. Are you upsetting the goonies that much?

  2. Open up a quick free account on some file storing service to store just those six files and create a guest password for downloads and post the guest password on this blog for people to go to some free file storing service to download the files. Do that with a few and you'd have it duplicated on various servers and if one refuses service, the other ones would still work. UKBA probably did some dirty work behind the scenes in getting the current provider to shut down access to these files and is grinning about it, can't be trusted to do everything in their power for backroom dirty work anytime they can get away with it.

  3. Hi Guys.

    I trust that you do not mind an O/T comment.

    I refer to the Toni V Border AGency case.

    I have been thinking about it.

    I can see that a Judge might be influenced by FACTS more than anything else. If there is one fact that is liely to be of great influence, it is one's ability to fund one's purchases.
    I am off to Malorca shortly. I'll take with me ban account statements which show that I can more that afford to pay for my purchases. But for people with limited means, other avenues are available. For example, if credit is used (say, a credit card), then it is important to have a paper trail, so that you can prove that you used that credit line to make your purchases. Even just saving up should be done in a bank account.

    I trust that we are all agreed that our purpose is to defend LEGITIMATE travellers who are abiding by the law.


  4. Hi Junican. Good to hear from you. :-)
    I'll take this opportunity to answer what was probably a rhetorical question.

    Yes, N2D exists ONLY to support legitimate cross-border-shoppers. We won't use our experience to help people concoct a story, or cover up a commercial operation. Even those who "sell the odd packet to a mate" are commercial, and we won't compromise our work to help anyone we can't trust to be legit.

    Like Customs, or whatever they're calling themselves today, out level of proof is "the balance of probability", but unlike them, we are honest enough to acknowledge that that will inevitably lead to error.

    But we never take people's goods away. And we're not funded by anyone. We've got nothing to be ashamed of.


"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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