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Yes, I do: the time for equality is here

September 8, 2021, No comments

I cannot get married in Switzerland. At least, not to my boyfriend. But hopefully, that is about to change. On 26 September...

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When I was directly involved in direct democracy

June 15, 2021, 3 Comments

I vote every time I can, always have and always will. In Switzerland that means voting fairly frequently but this time I...

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Swiss women won the vote 50 years ago today

February 7, 2021, 1 Comment

On 7 February 1971 Switzerland finally joined the 20th century. That was the day when the male voters approved giving women the...

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Four Noes and a Yes: voting in a Swiss referendum

September 23, 2020, 2 Comments

I’ve just voted for the first time as a Swiss citizen. Actually it was for the first five times as there were...

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Happy Christmas and goodbye to 2017

December 23, 2017, No comments

So that was 2017. While the rest of the world was convulsed by Brexit and Trump, Macron and Merkel, Isis and Irma,...

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Five referendum lessons from Swiss politics

June 16, 2017, 2 Comments

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, 5 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, 94 Comments

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

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