To be less dependent on immigration, Britain must change its model of capitalism
The British economy is structurally dependent on migrant workers because it is lightly regulated and depends heavily on domestic demand, write Alexandre Afonso and Camilla Devitt. They explain why less immigration will require a greater role for the state. The desire to lower immigration has been one of the main drivers behind the Brexit vote.…
Oskar Freysinger ou le courage des pleutres
Oskar Freysinger a donné une interview à un journal turc où il remet en cause le génocide Arménien. La semaine dernière, le même Freysinger avait publié sur sa page facebook un texte qui dénonçait les dépenses exorbitantes de l’Etat du Valais pour ses prisons et la non-application de l’initiative sur les criminels étrangers: si on…
What if More Austerity Meant More Immigration?
Since January 1st, citizens from Romania and Bulgaria can freely access the labour markets of all EU member states, including the United Kingdom. Fed by the threat of UKIP and a tabloid press that doesn’t really bother with facts, both Tories and Labour are up in arms in the face of a potential “invasion” of…
The Next Home Office’s PR stunt
After this, I wonder If this could ever make it to souvenir shops. UPDATE: Actually, even if you’re going home, you have to face arrest.
The Media as a Chinese Whisper Machine
In his book (based on a public lecture) on Television, Bourdieu uses a good concept to describe how information is produced within the news media: he calls it the “circular circulation of information”. In a nutshell, the main idea is that, despite its function as a window open to the world, the media actually work…
The Swiss Apartheid
This week, Switzerland has been presented as the new country of apartheid. On Wednesday, international media outlets reported that the Federal Office for Migration had agreed exclusion rules with the town of Bremgarten in the Canton of Zurich for its new national centre for asylum seekers. Asylum seekers sheltered in that small town would not be…