EurActiv reports that the canton of Vaud has rejected an initiative to grant the right to vote to non-Swiss residents, even though they may have been resident for ten years. Raphaël Mahaim, a Green Party politician and co-president of the initiative, told the Swiss press:
"For the majority of Vaud residents there is still an important link between nationality and local political rights."
Now there's the basis for a good immigration policy! Yup, you can come to our country to visit, you can come to our country to live - just don't expect to have a voice in deciding how we live!
Now, what's not to like about that idea.........?