Run 40:00  7.0 km (5:43 / km)
Seem to be struggling to shake my cold off at the moment and felt a bit indifferent last night, then when I couldn't get to sleep and was still awake at 2am, I decided that trying to go long probably wasn't a great idea (may give it another try tomorrow). Ended up heading out for something shorter, in conditions a little less tough than yesterday's (though only a little). A so-so run. Achilles a bit marginal.
Election time is coming up and I saw a row of poster boards blown over by the first hint of
rational arguments high winds. Most prominent are the MCG, a local populist outfit whose main platform seems to be opposition to cross-border commuters - they're campaigning for local employers to be required to prove that no local resident can fill a job before going elsewhere. I'm not quite sure what problem they think they're trying to solve, given that unemployment in Switzerland is somewhere south of 3% and that it's estimated that Geneva itself has 50,000 more jobs than it does working-age residents. Last time round they got 19%, enough for a close second in a crowded field.
(As to why people might commute across the border, a hint comes from the experience of one of my former Australian colleagues who's been working here for a few years: to buy the apartment they've been renting, a decent place in a good suburb but by no means extravagant, would cost $2.5 million, but they've found something only slightly smaller a few kilometres away on the other side of the border for $600,000).