That’s right, dear readers: in about 30 minutes the press conference marking the official release of the Black Report, a.k.a. “The Fact-Finding Report of the Althingi Special Investigation Commission” will commence.
You can believe that the entire Icelandic nation is waiting with bated breath. As many of you will know, the report has been delayed several times and is now appearing six months after the planned release date. The head of the investigating committee has famously said the he was on the verge of tears many times while preparing the report and also that “no committee in the nation’s history has ever had to deliver such bad news to the nation.”
With that kind of preamble, you can believe we’re stoked!
The Prime Minister has urged employers to give staff “space” so they can watch the press conference and the subsequent comments by MPs.
I think it’s fairly safe to say that the contents of the report will dominate the discussion here in the next few days and even [gulp!] weeks.
Meanwhile, I’ll be updating on Twitter. Those updates will also be available in the Twitter widget in the sidebar of this blog.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I must go get the popcorn ready.
UPDATE: The report is published!! You can read it here [provided you read Icelandic — although it seems some sections are in English]. [NB it’s having severe loading problems at the moment.]