Tag Archive | Switzerland

How to make Britain ‘more like Switzerland’

Back in December 2011 David Cameron used¬†Britain’s EU veto and caused a lot of ill feeling with its EU partners for the sake of placating the ultra-right wing Eurosceptic part of his party. This was welcomed by the Eurosceptics, and one of them, Mark Reckless said on BBC Radio 4’s Today program “Now we can […]

The punishment should fit the crime

One of the principles I grew up with was that “the punishment should match the crime” so it came as a surprise to me how some offences are dealt with when I watched an episode of “The Lock Up” on BBC3. The case I saw didn’t just shock me, it made me re-examine my whole […]

Why Hung Parliaments are better than scare stories

There’s a lot of lies out there at the moment about a hung Parliament. Let’s be clear about this, the lie-mongers have one aim only: to scare British voters silly with the worst kind of falsehoods about how bad a “hung” Parliament would be. From the Tory Tabloids to Tory Central Office, from Cameron to […]

Mega Massa makes mincemeat of opposition as ham-fisted Hamilton has a horror

The nice thing about Formula 1 is its unpredictability. Well, this weekend, anyway. Never mind the unusual shenanigans happening off the track in Chelsea dungeons, on the track we are having quite a year. Quite rightly the Crown Prince of Bahrain insisted nothing would be allowed to distract us from the racing, despite all the […]

Blocher’s Swiss mainstream “Nazis” want Israeli policy of collective punishment

Why is it that with so many lawyers in political jobs these days mainstream politicians in the major powers fail to see the dangers of setting a precedent or allowing one to be set? If the principle behind Israel’s collective punishment of the families of Palestinians thought by them to be terrorists had been soundly […]