BA? No, not in any way. Or anyone associated with them, whatever falsehoods and innuendo are being spread by some.
Let’s start with you end line. “Can’t be described as a positive force”
I think I would say that it’s effect is in many senses “neutral”. They do some things right and some things wrong. Bit like every other organisation on the planet ???
I think many of your negatives you list are right, although you have presented them in fairly negative terms. It is pointless debating each one but, as an example, individuals with deep pockets took the BA to court, over the branding,something that few would have predicted.
There are actually 2 quite distinct issues here: firstly the NP /Sanford stuff. I think what we hear repeatedly is simple b*******s.
It’s not really an issue at all - it’s the boogeyman and if you take that away you can then focus on the second issue, the conduct of the authority - case by case.
What you must accept is that the current climate means anything the Authority does is viewed through the negative prism of the whole “full NP means restricting the rights of boaters”
I looked back to the reaction of the NBN to the acquisition of the Acle moorings. I think BA paid a bit over £100k for them. Seems like a bargain and something most people wanted. Have a look what people said “it’s not really new mooring” “not as good as the pontoons were meant to get at Thurne mouth”
Some did welcome it but does this sound like a balanced debate to you?