Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’

What’s behind the anti-immigrant vote in Switzerland?

by Tom Gill.

Translated by Tom Gill from the original in l’Humanité Since the Swiss / EU agreement on the free movement of people, a sense of unease has been growing in Switzerland, fuelled by the crisis and exacerbated by the demagoguery of the extreme nationalist right. The success of the anti-immigration initiative of the far-right Swiss People’s […]

Osborne stokes the cancer of British politics

by Michael Meacher.

After unveiling an anti-tax avoidance deal with the Swiss two weeks ago, the day before the budget, with the self-righteous puff “I regard tax evasion as morally repugnant”, Osborne is now under pressure to backtrack fast. What he did not say is that the tax rate he negotiated with the Swiss authorities that would be […]

Osborne’s delusion over Swiss deal on tax evasion

by Michael Meacher.

You have to give it to Osborne: he can dress up a pig’s bladder and make it look like a silk glove. He’s just announced today that “stashing the profits of tax evasion in Switzerland is over”. It’s nothing of the kind. Switzerland is making a one-off deduction from all UK accounts held in Swiss […]

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