Apparently support for EU negotiations has gone up again and is now around 64%, according to a survey conducted for Fréttablaðið. The results are published in the paper today and on visir.is.
Clearly Davíð Oddsson and his cronies need to up the ante a little bit — spew some more anti-EU propaganda out among the masses.
Speaking of which, the quote of the day goes to Össur Skarphéðinsson, who as Foreign Minister is one of the most active proponents of EU talks. In DV today, he says that the “sea barons” [those who own the fishing quotas and are most vehement in their opposition to the EU] offend public sensibilities with their tactics:
They use the profits from the fall of the krona to pay off the massive losses of Morgunblaðið [their mouthpiece], which they abuse to protect what they mistakenly consider their own interests, and fight against the interests of the public, which of course are to allow the public to vote on EU accession in a national referendum.