So what - Eastern block countries are in Europe. They are people the same as us - though I guess some who describe countries as Eastern block regard their inhabitants as somewhat inferior to westerners. I know quite a few people from so called Eastern block countries living in the UK. It will doubtless surprise you to know that many are very intelligent and well educated.
I have no doubt that is the case.
And it does not "surprise" me at all.
Perhaps I should have said Western Europe?
For it would seem there is a relationship with (old?) political systems.
The fact remains that rich Switzerland has quite a high suicide rate. Higher than some of it's poorer neighbors.
The reasons are complex (aren't they always) but that the Swiss are in some way happier because of their wealth is at least partially refuted by those suicide stats.
I wanted merely to say that Farage was wrong about the guaranteed happiness through wealth.
He likes Switzerland, he is on record as saying he might apply for citizenship.
For tax reasons no doubt.
Though they might not accept him!