The people of Switzerland are today voting in a referendum which may allow them to deport foreigners convicted of crimes in their country (no link sorry, but it was on BBC World News). Doubtless, some will accuse the Swiss of just being nasty little racists, but the belief is that too much crime in their country is committed by foreigners and they intend to do something about it. We in the Uk couldn't realistically attempt to do this. The EU wouldn't let us throw out EU citizens and as we have seen so often, the European Convention on Human Rights ties our hands even when we do want to get rid of criminals. So do the EU and human rights laws really give us freedom?