Chairlift diplomacy turns to Brexit in parliamentary ski race

By On January 09, 2018

Chairlift diplomacy turns to Brexit in parliamentary ski race

Ben Clatworthy

The Times

  • Law
The Swiss and British teams in Davos celebrate 62 years of après-ski discussions
The Swiss and British teams in Davos celebrate 62 years of après-ski discussions

For the past 62 years a delegation of British MPs has traipsed to the ski slopes of Switzerland to learn a thing or two from their counterparts about surviving a hazardous decline.

This year the seven-strong team had other reasons to ask the advice of the Swiss, grilling them on life outside the European Union and the single market.

On Saturday the cross-party group, which included Denis MacShane, the former Labour minister for Europe found guilty of expenses fraud, and Victoria Borwick, the former MP for Kensington, competed in the annual British-Swiss parliamentary ski race and lost, badly. The captain of the British team, Henry Smith, Tory MP for Crawley, came 8th out of 22 in the 940m slalom race in Davos, albeit the best…

Source: Google News Switzerland | Netizen 24 Switzerland

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