Friday, April 08, 2011

Iceland: Delusion vs Reality

There are two views of the possibility of Iceland joining the EU. One is from Brussels/Strasbourg typified by the following release from the EPP,
On Thursday, MEPs supported a Resolution on Iceland's Progress Report 2010, concerning the country's EU membership bid, by a large majority. Iceland is already part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and its legislation is to a high extent aligned with that of the European Union. For the moment, the screening process is still in progress and the first negotiation chapters might be opened during the summer.

The Rapporteur, Cristian Preda MEP, welcomed the reforms increasing the independence of the judiciary, while stressing the need for a thorough implementation of these measures. He also noted that he hopes for a positive result to the Icesave referendum this Sunday, allowing the negotiations to concentrate on substantive issues instead of bilateral conflicts.

MEPs also encouraged Iceland to keep up a good pace in the ongoing negotiations on mackerel quotas, in particular with the goal of reaching "a Resolution of the mackerel dispute based on realistic proposals which safeguard the future of the stock, protect and maintain jobs in the pelagic fishery and ensure a long-term, sustainable fishery."
Here is the voting in the Parliament, pretty conclusive, No?

So it is apparant from this that the accession of Iceland to the EU is a done deal...

Or not, if we look at the reality,
The vast majority of Icelanders are still opposed to joining the European Union according to a new opinion poll published today, March 17, in the business newspaper Viðskiptablaðið. 55.7 percent oppose EU membership while 30 percent favour the step. 14.2 percent are uncertain.

A recent poll by Capacent published on March 10 put the opposition to EU membership at 50.5 percent, the support at 31.4 percent and the uncertain at 18 percent.

The last poll before that was published by Capacent in July 2010 putting the opposition at 60 percent, the support at 26 percent and those uncertain at 14 percent.
Every poll published in Iceland since August 2009, made by different polling companies, has shown a large majority of Icelanders against joining the EU and only about 1/3 in favour.

They are desperate aren't they.


Peter T said...

Why are the views of the people always different to those of parliaments/legislatures? Why do parliaments/legislatures always disregard the wishes of the people?

Sue said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sue said...

Sorry, missed a word out.

I am assuming they are not going to have a referendum.

Done deal then, no democratic process?

Gawain Towler said...

I think they will havce to have a referendum, the Parliament is too split for them not to


Once this democracy nonsense is out of the way,the real issue of race replacement can begin in earnest,just who do these white people think they are,living in unenriched countries,without the benefit of third world retards?