Sunday, January 25, 2009

Icelandic action. Minister resigns

Well that pretty well goes to the heart of the matter,

Bjorgvin Sigurdsson, the Icelandic Minister of Commerce has stepped down. The minister has decided to take responsibility for his part of the economic and political turmoil now enveloping Iceland, his last act as a minister was to fire the head of the Icelandic financial supervisory authority.
As he introduced this decision to the FSA chairman, Jon Sigurdsson, the chairman himself decided to resign. Bjorgvin announced his decision in letter sent to the Prime Minister of Iceland, Geir H. Haarde, this morning.

4 comments:

John McClane said...

He looks like he just finished his A levels

Witterings From Witney said...

Is this a case of a Government Minister being 'put on ice'?

If only our 'Ministers' would fall on their swords (and not in a metaphorical sense). Mind you the Labour Party would have run out of Ministers by now had that happened!

Budgie said...

At least in Iceland there is honour, where in Britain "We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst" - C S Lewis 'The Abolition of Man'

Gawain Towler said...

Great Quote, thanks for that

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