Heathrow Airport

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10 human eye balls floating in a jam jar at Stansted Airport in 2007

 

 

Hollowed out onions were used to try and smuggle  £163,000 worth of cocaine by a Harvard-educated African Prince at Heathrow Airport.

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This is not going to work

Sydney Morning Herald

Travelers are getting fed up with long queues at Heathrow and are starting to cause trouble. As is typical the bureaucrats have come up with a non-solution:

London Mayor Boris Johnson said two-hour immigration queues at Heathrow Airport were giving a “terrible impression” of Britain as the furore escalated yesterday, just weeks before the Olympics.

The British government was forced into making an emergency statement in parliament late yesterday on passport checks at the world’s busiest international passenger airport, which will be the main gateway for the 2012 London Games.

Delays of up to two hours for passengers from outside Europe were reported last week.

Frustrated passengers resorted to slow hand-clapping and jeering, while one fed-up traveller marched through the gates without showing his passport, according to reports.

The airport owner started distributing leaflets urging passengers to complain tot he Home Office and the Border agency then threw a wobbly about it all:

Marc Owen, the director of UK Border Agency operations at Heathrow, said the leaflet was “not all right with us” and threatened to take it up with the government.

“It is both inflammatory and likely to increase tensions in arrivals halls especially in the current atmosphere,” he said in an email to BAA, according to the Telegraph.

“Please refrain from handing out or I will escalate with ministers who are likely to take a very dim view.”

He also urged BAA to stop passengers photographing the queues, after images and footage appeared in British media.

Yeah that’ll work…stopping passengers from taking photos and using social media to get the message out that Border processing at Heathrow sucks.

 

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.