In fact, it is only the British passengers who remain without help. BA staff, as well as American and French passengers, have all been paid compensation, and other nationals were let free by the Iraqis.
The French got out early, thanks to a deal done by their government, and the Americans were well looked after by their government, as well as receiving compensation through the courts. So it is just the British who remain ignored by both their government and their national airline.
BA boasts that it is the world's favourite airline. It might consider looking after its own if it does not want this to rebound - "The world's favourite airline, but not British in behaviour".
Professor PAUL DIEPPE
Flax Bourton, North Somerset
The writer was one of the Gulf hostages in 1990Reuse content