Skeletons in the cupboard4 min read 27 Oct 2015, 12:53 AM IST
The Europe refugee crisis highlights how dominant industrial powers have singularly failed to live up to their promises and commitments on both political and economic fronts
Waves of refugees seeking shelter in Europe have enabled the hard right to capture power. On 18 October, Switzerland witnessed a rightward shift after the Swiss People’s Party registered major gains in the parliamentary elections. Avowedly right-wing parties, espousing anti-immigration policies, captured 101 of 200 seats in the Swiss lower house of parliament. The Alpine country, with over six million people, has been almost untouched by the exodus of refugees and economic migrants until now.