Know what’s surreal? When your readers are one step ahead of you and have started a whole new topic in your comments box without you even knowing about it.
Power to the reader!
Anyway – yes – the transcript of THAT phone conversation between Alistair Darling and our Minister of Finance Árni Mathiesen is now available in English on the Iceland Review website, and in Icelandic on mbl.is.
So if you could kindly move the debate about the transcript over to the comments below this post I’d be most obliged. Ta!
In other news:
The demonstration that was scheduled to take place at 3 pm tomorrow on Austurvöllur [as a follow-up to last week’s demo] will now be taking place at 4 pm. The idea is that people gather on Austurvöllur and walk with torches over to the Ráðherrabústaður – the government’s official meeting place. [Presumably not with the purpose of torching it, though.]
The organizers have clearly changed their tactics and are now no longer calling exclusively for Doddson’s resignation, which I think is good. The downside is that it’s not quite clear what the demonstration is about. The official heading is “Rjúfum þögn ráðamanna” which translates as “Let’s break the silence of our leaders,” but what that means exactly is a bit nebulous. What silence? Are they demanding to be kept better informed? Or something else?
Anyway, I’m somewhat on the fence now about whether or not to take part. I prefer to have a clear agenda.
THAT STORM THEY THREATENED US WITH WASN’T THAT BAD
It certainly blew through with a vengeance last night, but there was no snow, at least not here in the capital. They got hit pretty hard on the West Fjords, though, with power outages and other exciting stuff. It’s relatively calm now and the sun even came through the clouds a few minutes ago. We have 4°C [39F], sunrise was at 8:46 this morning, will set at 5:36 pm.