Switzerland votes 'yes' to expulsion of criminal foreigners
This past weekend the Swiss voted "yes" to an amendment of the constitution that will see the expulsion of foreigners convicted of certain serious crimes. Nationwide 52.9% supported the measure and in the region Obersimmental-Saanenland it was as high as 68.1%. Say what you like about the measure: perhaps it's not such a bad idea. But can't we skip the polemic re-run of the racist posters, promo that was criticized by the UN on its first outing? And then the Swiss wonder why they are sometimes seen abroad to be less than open to foreigners. Above, one of the top stories last night on the website of new newspaper ARA.cat in Barcelona (that ran right up there next to the main headline of Barca's 5-0 thrashing of Madrid).