Ex-Icelanic Prime Minister referred to court



Samell

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How big a court house would we need to charge all the idiots from our government???
 

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Aside from the fact that no Irish parliament would dare indict one of their own.
And the fact that we don't have a law against being incompetent in govt as they do. In fact quite the reverse, we have a law which gives cabinet members immunity from prosecution for things like this. Good innit?
 

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and the fact that we don't have a law against being incompetent in govt as they do. In fact quite the reverse, we have a law which gives cabinet members immunity from prosecution for things like this. Good innit?
lol!
 

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Here
 

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I think the most important word in the title of this thread is 'ex' prime minister. The Icelandwegians had the brains to get the failed governemnt out asap and are now in recovery mode.
In ireland, the people who are responsible for the mess refuse to leave and every decision they make is tainted by the desire to protect themselves from the consequences of their previous actions.

We should have a general election now. Before the budget, before even further damage is caused (i know that's hard to imagine)
 

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In Ireland failed politicians have always been promoted. Corrupt politicians have also always been promoted.

That's perhaps the main reason we are where we are today.
 

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So far the only people who have been arrested and charged in relation to the deliberate neglect and thrashing of the Irish economy have been protesters outside Anglo Irish Bank, and the truck driver this morning.

Says it all really.

P.
 

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Iceland's parliament has narrowly voted to refer former Prime Minister Geir Haarde to a special court over his role in the country's financial crisis.

BBC News - Ex-Iceland PM referred to court over financial crisis

He says he will be vindicated.

The parallel with Cowen is certainly there.
Seems the Icelanders are way ahead of us:

Economic collapse viewed as an opportunity to transform society - The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 30, 2010

"The greedy culture that brought Iceland to its knees has to change – this is the resounding refrain of the documentary that presents views on the crisis from “ordinary folk” affected by the downturn as well as academics, entrepreneurs and visionaries...

While Iceland’s particular situation is the subject of the movie, the lessons are universal and applicable to all nations and communities that have ever experienced recession. As the title suggests, this is first and foremost a movie with an optimistic message: take responsibility for what we’ve broken and move on. Rather than viewing economic collapse as necessarily negative, the general consensus among those interviewed is that it presents an opportunity to transform an entire society. The philosophy of sustainable living has to underpin everything we do, economics included"
 

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Iceland's former premier denies criminal negligence over banking crisis | Business | The Guardian

The former prime minister of Iceland has been formally charged over his part in the collapse of the country's banks in 2008.

Geir Haarde was charged with failing to prevent the banking crisis and failing in his prime ministerial duty to manage the fallout. He could face two years in jail if found guilty.

Haarde, 60, who stood down as prime minister in early 2009, said the charges were "political persecution", calling for the case to be thrown out.
Seems to be motoring on.
 


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