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Five referendum lessons from Swiss politics

June 16, 2017, 1 Comment

The Swiss understand referendums. They have to because they have one every few months not every few years. And they can be...

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The five stages of Brexit grief

June 27, 2016, 10 Comments

“First came denial. No, no, no – although my language might have been a little more colourful.

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Living in Switzerland and voting to Remain

June 14, 2016, 3 Comments

I am one of 41,577 British expats living in Switzerland.

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Brits in Switzerland can also vote on Brexit

May 2, 2016, 1 Comment

Over 41,000 Brits live in Switzerland and many of them can vote.

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The dark side of Switzerland

February 11, 2016, 79 Comments

The black sheep is back, and it’s still a sad sight to see.

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The Scotland-Switzerland similarities

September 17, 2014, 3 Comments

Scotland is everywhere at the moment in Switzerland, and not just on the news.

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The Swiss boat is full

February 10, 2014, 38 Comments

Einstein, Nestlé, Hayek, Maggi. None of them was born Swiss. Even Switzerland’s newest Olympic gold medallist, Dario Cologna, was initially Italian

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Decision time in Switzerland (again)

January 15, 2014, 8 Comments

This week ballot papers are landing in post boxes all across Switzerland. That’s right: it’s referendum time. Again.

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Should the price of books be fixed?

February 15, 2012, 12 Comments

Cartels, fixed prices, less competition, consumer loses out. It may sound like something from the Seventies

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Thirty years of Swiss summer time

March 28, 2011, 3 Comments

Summer time! At the end of March the clocks in Switzerland (and across the European Union) all leap forward one hour.

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