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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The Swiss Exception

A country that we Euro Sceptics like to use as an example is Switzerland. The latest paper from Global Britain shows how countries like Switzerland and Norway have a free trading arrangement with the EU and suggests that the UK could have a similar relationship.
Over the weekend, the Swiss demonstrated what the benefit of their freedom is. Swiss voters strongly backed a law on Sunday, allowing research on the stem cells of human embryos. Switzerland is the first country in the world to put this controversial issue to a referendum. Nationwide polls, however, are common in the country.
The Swiss regard their democratic rights as something to be jealously guarded. They understand the value of sovereignty better that any of their neighbours. Above all they believe that it belongs to the people not the government.

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