The fact is that, unless UKBA have received an anonomyous tip-off or have evidence you are selling, they cannot even stop your free passage through the airport. Rmember, the burden of proof is on them, not on you. Please read the hoverspeed case to see why this is so:
Okay, let's look at this analytically -
Yes, in theory, they cannot impede your passage if coming from an EU country and using the "blue lane". However, in EU law, there exists the right to conduct random checks at the border - which they use in order to stop you in the first place. While you can argue the toss about this - the truth is that random checks are perfectly allowed. They don't need proof - in fact, the only proof they need is that the check was made at random (unless they have evidence).
If you get pulled by the UKBA, dont let them touch anything. Thye will demand you to open your bags - you are not obliged to. They will demand you to hand over ur passport - again don't, they cant make you.
Wrong. The relevant laws make it clear that UK Customs have the right to search your baggage and check your identity documents. You can argue otherwise, but the law clearly states that they have this right. In fact, if you fail to do so, you'll be arrested for obstructing an officer in the course of his duties. Incidentally, because the UKBA now do both immigration and Customs - it could simply be argued that it was a second immigration check.
They will then tell you that they are going to arrest you, dont worry this is where you have the upper hand. If they arrest you then they are legally obliged to record the interview they give you. This can only work in your favour as your words cannot be twisted then as everything is on tape.
Being arrested isn't going to work in your favour when you consider that such things stay on an enhanced CRB check. I'm sure 'arrested by Customs' would be looked at favourably by touchy employers.
Keep reminding them of the hoverspeed case and that they arre detsining you illegally, for not other purpose than to **** them off - it's quite funny.
Pissing someone off who has the power of search and arrest really isn't the wisest idea. It might seem funny at the time, but when you find yourself detained in their cells, it won't be so funny, will it?
Remember to always get the UKBA agent's ID number and name, they arre oblighe dto give it to you.
This is true, at least.
They would be stupid to even try that since the stop they made in the first place was illegal and at the same time I am recording everything on my mobile phone/dictaphone. Thye cannot touch you and any attempt to on their part is completely illegal so going for my ringpiece will get them in the ****.
They'll just arrest you and use the statutory powers to search you - no big deal. I suggest you acquiaint yourself with what the law actually says (as opposed to what a few internet experts say).