Azara Blog: Switzerland votes to continue to allow in EU workers

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Date published: 2009/02/10

The BBC says:

The people of Switzerland have voted to continue allowing in workers from the EU and to extend access to two new member states, Romania and Bulgaria.

Official referendum results showed that almost 60% of voters had supported the proposal.

Right-wing politicians had warned that extending access could bring an influx of cheap labour at a time of recession.

The recession has nothing to do with the views of the "right-wing politicians". They just hate foreigners and are trying to continually foment anti-foreigner attitudes amongst the Swiss. Fortunately, at least on this one occasion, the Swiss voters told the peddlers of fear to get lost.

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