Libre Circulation: Si, Oui und Jawohl

For a few moments today I really wondered what we were in for with the result of the votation that could have torpedoed the whole of the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU. I am happy to once more discover that the citizenry of this country are not half as stupid as some of their politicians, and that when push comes to shove, they – the citizens – can be trusted to bring their weight on the side of reason and plurality. Here the NZZ‘s version and the Le Temps‘ two cents. The IHT and the FT seem too busy, either pondering the latest papal absurdities or chewing on the financial crisis, to bother reporting on Swiss direct democracy tugs-of-war.