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The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants…EU warns Swiss over vote to curb cross-border workers
What a nerve, to tell any country that it may not give preference to its own, over foreigners.
One canton, Ticino, has voted for a measure which most Swiss, I’d say would applaud. It’s a modest step – the initiative called for companies to give preference to Swiss workers over foreigners if they were equally qualified…
Most Brits would surely applaud any similar move to apply the same rules for UK citizens.
But beware the politicians!
Switzerland’s outstanding constitution is the envy of most neighbouring countries – direct popular power from the ground up. Yet suddenly the evil empire, the EUSSR, looms over democratic values, casting a dark shadow over the Alpine confederation’s bright lights of freedom. And, similarly to Westminster, legislators in Berne appear determined to thwart democracy.
Instead of fixed quotas, the lower house favours a ‘light’ solution which would mean prioritizing Swiss nationals for jobs and only taking more drastic measures if Brussels agrees.
Oh My God!
If Brussels agrees?
A Juncker flunkey ‘warned’ those who respect democratic decisions that “Yesterday’s vote will not make the already difficult talks any easier.” .
The same report reminds us that the referendum is legally binding – so what are we to make of the fact that a majority of MPs are as much concerned with Brussels as with their own people’s legally binding decision at the ballot box.
Is parliament’s proposal a necessary solution or the “death of direct democracy”? Row as Swiss MPs give in on EU migrant curbs
A fair question – one hopes the voters of Switzerland will enforce their constitution on their political class.
British people are facing the same challenge and should wish the Swiss well!
Having zoomed around several time-zones twice this month, and also the month before, I am still slightly tired. It upsets one’s equilibrium no end.
SO last night I pondered staying up very late, till 4 am Jakarta time, or setting my alarm, because who wants to miss the BIG debate?
- In the end, I gave up, deciding to watch whatever highlights might be available when I surfaced. A wise decision, as I’d miscalculated – not 4 am Jakarta-time, after all.
So here I am, up at 7 am, and The Donald is due to clash with Crooked in half an hour.
We shall see how it goes. But first, a look at The Leftal, as I refer to The Local, which has provided an American leftist with a bully pulpit to beat their biased drum for the most dangerous woman in North America.
I’d have said in the world, but Mama Stasi has the edge, I’d say, though Boisterous Bill’s missus could out-do Merkel, if by some nightmare chance she makes it into the White House.
A load of bollocks, one has to say, is what the self-styled ‘British-American’ Laura Shields offers, with throw-away lines like –
Do I think it’s ok that there are people who genuinely think that there was no racism in America before Obama?
Who the HELL ever said that?
What most people reckon is that Obama’s overt racism has enflamed race relations in the USA, his grotesque reference to the late juvenile delinquent Trayvon Martin as someone who might have been the son he never had, while displaying indifference to the victims of his beloved illegal immigrants’ crimes, which include rape and murder.
But Laura is honest enough to admit she’s a bigwig in Democrats Abroad, so that’s what we must expect.
What is amazing is that The Local seems not to have bothered to try at all for balance, no corresponding article urging overseas Americans to register to vote for Trump.
Maybe The Local will seek out a dissenting voice – but I won’t be holding my breath!
So now the debate is starting, and I’ll finish off for now, with an exhortation, to the numerous American patriots living around the world who read my blog, to register and vote..
Don’t let Clinton win by default on your part.
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…when Mr Trudeau knelt down to welcome Prince George with a handshake and high-five, the Prince was spotted shaking his head at the politician, leaving Trudeau to slowly put away his lonely high-five.
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An Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested for using his social security benefits to fly back home to set up a drugs network.
Just remember, in December…–
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Well I got back to Jakarta late last night…
… but it’s taken me all day to regain control of my laptop from Windows, who seized it for installation of ‘updates!’ They offered no option to postpone their installation, so I was unable to email my numerous friends in The Old Country who made my visit fun.
First time in the UK for quite a few years, and much to comment on ( incidentally, no blog comments recently from anyone, so if I don’t publish yours, please resend – Windows maybe erased them whilst making free with my technology!)
Meantime, no rush to blog about all my experiences in modern Britain, which will include a gripping comparison of Manchester and Abu Dhabi Airports…
…except for the hilarious poster I saw when strolling nostalgically around my alma mater. It comprised an imaginary (?) conversation, presumably between two normal British blokes, roughly along the lines of –
‘Why would she be offended when I said she had the ‘Rear of the Year?’
This nice pic was NOT on the ‘diversity’ poster.
Yeah, I’d have thought she’d take it as a compliment.’
Indeed, any normal girl would!
But the poster was a warning from some nut-jobs in the campus ‘diversity’ shrill-squad, whining about men being ‘disrespectful’ to women! I laughed aloud at the po-faced ( and presumably skinny-assed) prigs who felt so slighted. Then I continued my walk and came upon the most recent update of the student union discipline code, which has now included ‘leering’ as a possible disrespectful disciplinary offence.
As my former Scots colleague might have put it, were these people born, or did their maw knit them?
However, it turns out there is an actual event – no, not a ‘National Leering Day’ – but a Rear of the Year contest!
The ‘Rear of the Year’ is a light-hearted award presented annually to British celebrities with prize-winning rear assets. It was created by publicity consultant Tony Edwards and is organised by Rear of the Year Limited. http://www.rearoftheyearcompetition.com/
So belated congrats to Jennifer, above – uptights please note, there are awards for both female and male bums, but you won’t get any of the latter featured on THIS blog!
But a big question mark over how students supposedly engaged in serious studies at a respectable UK university have time to get their knickers in a twist over a neat chat-up line.