How have you found the question of equal treatment, if you have come here
from another EU country? Have you been discriminated against in any way?
I have. I was not allowed to re-register my car into Polish plates because of
having the steering wheel on the British side. I call that discrimination
against people from one of the countries of the EU. In other EU countries we
are allowed to have our cars registered without hitch.
I was told I had to ask the Minister of Transport in a letter please to allow
an exception to the rule that we couldn't. Hello? What is this, my Treaty of
Rome rights are being given to me as ministerial favours, now?
Either I have the right to the same treatment here as Polish people who go to
live in Britain do, or it is time to do something about it, that something
meaning less money for Poland from the EU coffers until they can learn how to
deserve it by understanding that it involves duties as well as priviledges
and hand outs to be a EU member.
Here on this Forum, we can collate the worst cases of denial of rights to EU
based foreigners, and communicate them to the Embassies when the trends
emerge of what isn't being done right. Don't get me wrong, in most cases the
treatment of EU foreigners is, and always has been, very good. But there are
still certain old-guard urzedniks who still don't understand that we are the
client and they are there to give us satisfaction, and I for one am not going
to put up with ANY of them.
Many Poles have told me they can't stand the urzedniks too, but they have
been waiting for the EU to sort them out. Well, surprise surprise - the EU is
you and me, so let's give them what they want.