The Swiss have become mere collateral in the EU’s desire to cow Britain into submission
While Brexit negotiations have stalled, tensions between the European Union and Switzerland are ramping up.
Since 2014, Switzerland and the EU have been trying to amalgamate their existing 120 bilateral treaties into a single agreement. Yet the Swiss refused to concede to EU terms without clarification on certain issues; in response the EU now looks likely to cut off Swiss stock exchanges from the Single Market within days in retaliation for their failure to ratify the treaty quickly enough.
As a leak last week revealed, their reasons for doing so are, quite transparently, to make an example of Switzerland…