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February 2009

Maybe when hell freezes over

So, new PM Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir plans to introduce a bill in parliament tomorrow that will change laws so that the heads of the Central Bank can be removed. You read that right. LAWS need to be changed. In order to fire three obstinate Central Bank directors who are hanging onto their positions like dogs on […] Read more

Just a gentle reminder

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We haz a new guvn’ment!

I’m not going to list the members of the new cabinet [unless you ask me really really nicely] because I assume that if you care, you’ll be able to read Icelandic, and if you read Icelandic, you’ll be able to find out in every single Icelandic media outlet, e.g. here. I will tell you this, […] Read more

Her time has come

Well, the parties that are set to make up our new government have been jumping through the hoops today, observing the formalities and traditions required in these matters. Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, who – as has now been confirmed – will be our new Prime Minister, at least for the next 80 days, has just been granted […] Read more