So the decision has been made to give Heathrow another runway. Some comementators are already suggesting it may never be built. I hope it never is for all the aggravation it will cause. They should have expanded Gatwick, this will have caused Heathrow to change within its own parameters to create a better, more efficient Heathrow. This is called competetion and it is what Heathrow Airport needs. I do think Gatwick can provide this competition.
I have spent so much time in both airports as a frequent flyer and in my opinion Heathrow has to improve itself by changing what it already has. 5 terminals and they really cannot get an airport right for a customer.
Gatwick needs a kick up the bum and new runways would give Gatwick that. Gatwick can do better. They do well for their customer but need to get the builders in!
What angers me even more is the land take at Heathrow for a new runway and the disruption that will be caused to the M25 during construction. I do feel very sorry for the people that will lose their homes, speaking as someone who lives in the path of CrossRail 2 and may have to lose their home as a result, I can both empathise and sympathise with them at this time.
So many people on so many levels are against Heathrow expansion including high level politicians.
In my opinion another botched government decision at the highest level.
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So a number of people have been abused wrongly in my opinion on the Twitter website. I do feel for them. They should not have had to endure this. Simple. I do hope that in time these women are able to move on from this chapter in their lives. I have been in the technology trade since 1995 and have owned and operated a large number of websites since then. I have owned and operated a number of sites that are open to members to post both opinion and fact amongst other things. People posting libelous statements and making defamatory posts on internet boards is nothing new. It has been going on since the internet was invented. I have always recognised that I have a duty of care to members of my websites. There have been a also been a number of high profile court cases around defamation and libelous posting on internet boards. I proactively moderate my sites and take a robust no nonsense “moderate first and think later” approach to protect members and subscribers some of whom pay money to use these sites. Whilst I am proactive I am amazed at the lack of proactivity from other operators. I note that UK MD of Twitter has apologised to the women in question and rightly so. My big question is why were they not doing more sooner? This is not a new problem. It is a problem that will never go away. I have been dealing with it since 1995. There is no silver bullet option. Bottom line. The Courts have already stated countless times that website owners and operators have a duty of care towards members and subscribers and in certain cases are meant to shield their members from such abuse. Simple all work to together to sort this mess out.