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  • ross1948 12:54 on September 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Swiss Jobs for Swiss Workers? Don’t Be Difficult, Warns Juncker Flunkey! 


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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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    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.

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    British people are facing the same challenge and should wish the Swiss well! 

     

     
  • ross1948 12:18 on November 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Bravo, Ticino – Bag-Head Ban With Hefty Fines! 


    I hitch-hiked through Ticino many years ago, heading down to Italy. It’s lovely, Lakes Lugano and Como two notable tourist favourites.

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    • Going through that Swiss province prepared me for my destination, because it’s Italian-speaking, its culture and cuisine quite distinct from the Germanic area to the north. I still remember how pleased I was to find my high school Latin gave me a few handy boosts across the language barrier!

    Switzerland is ‘multicutural’ in the best sense, various peoples coming together centuries ago for mutual advantage and together still today, proud of their heritages and respectful of each other’s.

    But they don’t take kindly to arrogant outsiders who can’t adapt to civilised  conduct.

    Hence my delight today to read that Ticino’s smart citizens are about to outlaw ugly bag-head gear, a burka-ban with serious consequences for recalcitrant primitives – a maximum SF10,000 for those who hide their fanatic faces.

     

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    Two-thirds of voters approved the ban quite some time ago, but only now have the necessary legal amendments been put into effect.

    The law will also apply to tourists, 40,000 of whom came from the Middle East last year, and those visiting Ticino will be informed at the border that it is unlawful in the canton to hide your face.  http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/25/swiss-state-votes-to-ban-burqa-after-referendum-5524383/

    People in the other nations of Europe appalled by head-shrouding must envy the democratic system that prevails in Switzerland, where just about anything and everything can be controlled by free and fair popular vote.

    Imagine if Hollande or Merkel put their policies on so-called ‘refugees’ to their respective peoples – the migrant rabbles would all be on their way back south again!

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    • Apart from France, I don’t think any other European country has taken this sensible burka step, a shaming contrast with little African states like Gambia and Chad, where the authorities take things more seriously.

    Swiss folk are well aware of the enemy within – some uppity immigrants even called for the Alpine country’s famous flag to be altered, ‘offended’ (AGAIN?) at the reminder of Christendom that takes pride of place.

    An immigrant group based in Bern has called for the emblematic white cross to be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol it “no longer corresponds to today’s multicultural Switzerland.” Islamist Flag Demands Make Swiss – and Ross – Cross! 

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    • And only this month, north of Zurich, we had media reports of an ISIS rape-gang cell.
    • ‘Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque’

    • So good for Ticino, and let’s hope that the ban gets put to a nationwide referendum sooner rather than later.
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