Posts from the ‘Culture’ category

Britain’s proud National Health Service is crumbling away

By Ben Britain is justly proud of one of its finest achievements, the National Health Service (NHS), which brought completely free healthcare to all in 1948.…

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A British plasywright’s view of the Swiss

By Ben Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s most famous playwrights, actors and screenwriters. Here, in his prose collection, ‘Writing Home’, he writes in 1987 of…

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How come Switzerland’s so safe?

By Ben The average Brit is proud of our strict anti-gun laws, the fact that our police patrol unarmed, and other than farmers, very few people…

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Recycling in Switzerland is so 1980s

By Ben When I’m in Zurich, one of my pastimes is doing the walk of shame to the recycling point, the bunch of recycling bins for…

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The Swiss like to hike, the Brits like to shop: surely it should be the other way round?

By Ben Ever since the first time I saw Swiss people hiking en masse on a Sunday – a sight you’d never see in Britain –…

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