So the big question around here now is: What will happen to the government now that the Icesave referendum is over.
The opposition of course keeps banging about how this represents a vote of no confidence for the government and that they should resign, while Jóhanna and Steingrímur insist that they have no intention of doing so.
However, the dissent is deep and the division is wide, and all those old conflicts that were reluctantly put aside as they tried to hammer out a deal in the last couple of weeks have come into sharp focus now. It is hard to see how the governmental parties are going to continue to work together — not only on Icesave, but those myriad other issues that are so difficult.
Compounding the problem is that there does not appear to be much unity within the Left-Green party at the moment. A new faction seems to have formed there, being dubbed the “restless division”, and they are not happy about all the concessions the Left-Greens have had to make in this coalition with the Social Democrats.
So unless the government manages to tighten its ranks, it looks like we may have a political crisis on our hands. In fact, you hear more and more people calling for an extra-parliamentary government appointed by the president.
As for YT, I left all this Icekreppa talk behind this evening and went to the Nashunal Theatah to see a stage production of Oliver Twist. I had a wee patriotic lump in my throat as I marvelled at all the culture that is thriving in the midst of the kreppa and the incredibly talented people we have in this tiny village of a country. That has always amazed me, especially when I lived abroad and used to come home for visits, and it will probably never cease to amaze me. That’s certainly one thing we can be proud of.