It was 2007 May; I went back to Nepal from United Kingdom via Bangladesh by Biman air. Our plane was delayed six hours from Heathrow Airport, London to fly to Bangladesh. So we had to be in transit for that night in Bangladesh as we had already missed our connecting flight from Bangladesh to Kathmandu, Nepal. While waiting at Heathrow, I introduced myself to a British born dentist, who was going to Nepal to run his dentistry charity camp and gave each other company during the flight.
It was the worst flight of my life. We were not treated as international flight passengers; we were given poor food and lodging. According to International flight law, passengers who have to stay in transition must be offered five star accommodation. I’m my opinion; it was a sheer exploitation or corruption as they offered us muddy rice, cabbage curry, pulses and the cold floor beneath us was made out of cement. We were both offered a room having two beds. We were both very tired from the long journey so we wanted to have pints of beer or pegs of whisky, but they did not give it to us because of local regulation. The “hotel” wasn’t actually a hotel, it was a local lodge.
After a makeshift dinner we went to bed and before falling asleep, we were checking our travel documents. The dentist then showed “European Union” printed on the first cover page of his passport and added that he was proud of being British but, he said, he had been handed this passport. We just laughed out of loud. However now, British citizen like him are being offered to express their vote to leave or remain in the European Union in 2017.
The dentist then showed “European Union” printed on the first cover page of his passport and added that he was proud of being British but, he said, he had been handed this passport. We laughed out of loud.
A British-born student is charged the same amount tuition fee for higher education in the UK compared to the other EU students however I believe that it is reasonable to offer lower fees or more benefits to British students, but I respect British philosophy for equality.
Now what I am thinking is that Great Britain is the best place. People are so generous and hard working. They are happier to give than take. But now it is time to think about the future as well. If an organisation which is considered less effective to avert the problems like unemployment, austerity, illegal migrants (**) (**) (**) and deficit then questions may arise such as why should members pay for those organizations? Greece, Spain, Italy are desperately seeking solutions.
The EU must have a satisfactory answer as to why people like the British dentist should have to bear the European Union passport.
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