A ER LJTT A KENNA FORSETANUM UM

A ER LJTT A KENNA FORSETANUM UM

Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson announces on January 5, 2010 in Reykjavk in a speech televised to the nation that he would not sign a controversial bill to compensate the British and Dutch governments over the failure of Icesave bank, instead

STEINGRMUR J. SIGFSSON KENNIR FORSETA SLANDS UM A HAFA ORSAKA STT OG VALDI SKAA EGAR HANN SYNJAI A SKRIFA UNDIR GLPINN GEGN OKKUR.

Morgunblai:

Forseti slands sagi gr, a hann synjai lgunum stafestingar og vsai eim til jarinnar meal annars eim tilgangi a skapa stt mlinu. Aspurur um hvort kvrun forsetans hefi veri innlegg veruna sagi Steingrmur a au hru vibrg, sem fram hefu komi heima og heiman svruu eirri spurningu. Hann sagi a sustu slarhringa hefi veri unni rotlaust a v adraga r eim skaa sem kvrun forseta hefi fylgt, meal annars af hlfu utanrkisjnustunnar.

http://www.mbl.is/mm/frettir/innlent/2010/01/06/steingrimur_til_bretlands/

Forsetinn hefur ekki orsaka stt landinu, a var stt landinu. Allt hefur veri rum endandum og nnast styrjld landinu san Steingrmur og systir hans glpnum tku yfir stlana Alingi vor. Steingrmur og systirin glpnum hafa kennt llum rum um myrkraverk eirra sjlfra. Steingrmur og systirin glpnum og htanaflokknum hafa vai yfir lri landinu drullu-sktugum fjallaskm upp hvern einasta auman dag. Keyrt yfir flk me jartum me sktugum beltum. Muna au ekki a au tluu a vira lri aprl sl.? Muna au kannski ekki einu sinni a sland er lveldi??? Fyrr m n vera gleymskan.

Steingrmur sagi frttafundi eftir himnaverk forsetans a au systkinin glpnum lti sko ekki forsetann segja sr fyrir verkum. Nei, au tla sko enn a koma myrkraverkinu yfir okkur rlana og forsetinn getur bara sjlfur viki v ekki munu systkinin gera a. Flokksforingjarnir ola ekki vald forsetans og eru farin lmingunum. Forsetinn st me almganum og lrinu. Hann heiur skili. Hann viringu skili. Hann allt skili eftir a koma loksins me pnulti ljs hinu megin vi lngu Icesave-gngin fru. Hann lyfti fjlda manns upp r eymd og voli egar hann st me lrinu og flk hefur n von. a er ljtt a kenna honum um a sem maur gerir sjlfur.

ttinn landinu er EKKI forsetanum a kenna. ttinn landinu er rkisstjrninni og stjrnarflokkunum a kenna. au koma fram eins og lafhrddar, litlar ms vi hrokaveldin sem hta okkur llu illu ef vi ekki sttum okkur vi Icesave-frumvarpi sem leitogar hrokaveldanna skrifuu sjlfir fyrir slensku rkisstjrnina. Og rkisstjrnin kemur svo og htar okkur llu illu ef vi ekki hlum. Og au hafa gna okkur tpt r me frostavetri, heimsendi, sld, vondum verum og llu illu. Og au eru enn a hta okkur og gna. Skelfingu losti flk sem ekki skilur og veit a EKKERT MUNI GERAST ef vi hfnum Icesave, heimtar nna Ice-slave svo a farist ekki egar hrokaveldin koma herotunum. a eina sem mun gerast ef vi hfnum Icesave er a mafsarnir lra a vira landi okkar sem sjlfsttt rki. Hvar er allur skainn sem forsetinn a hafa valdi okkur???

A ER LJTT A KENNA FORSETANUM UM A SEM MAUR GERIR SJLFUR.

A ER LJTT A KENNA FORSETANUM UM A SEM MAUR GERIR SJLFUR.

A ER LJTT A KENNA FORSETANUM UM A SEM MAUR GERIR SJLFUR.

SIGRANDI FORSETI SLANDS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID6sDekCGmY&feature=player_embedded




RUV: EVA JOLY segir a forsetinn hafi teki erfia kvrun gegn inginu og rkisstjrninni. Forsetinn s a leika mjg lrislegan leik a leyfa almenningi a kvea sna eigin framt. Hn beri mikla viringu fyrir kvrun forsetans.

Hn telur a slensk yfirvld hafi veri undir of miklum rstingi fr breskum og hollenskum yfirvldum og a rstingurinn hafi aukist. Menn veri a muna hvaa hlutverk reglur Evrpusambandsins leika essu vandamli. Samkvmt reglum ess s ekki kvei um a rki veiti tryggingasji innistueigenda rkisbyrg:

Eva Joly
Evar Joly

EVA JOLY um synjun forsetans:


EVA JOLY er vitur kona og veit hva hn er a fara.

Sasta frsla | Nsta frsla

Athugasemdir

1 Smmynd: mar Geirsson

Blessu Elle.

Nna ni g r, tma.

En a er ljtt a kenna rum um manns eigin gjrir. a er sonum mnum allavega kennt leiksklanum.

a tti kannski a senda stjrnarlia nmskei til leiksklakennara. Og Ruv-ara jnandi bretavinum snum, nmskei um einelti. En allur mlflutningur eirra gar lafs er r eim gari sprotti.

Hvlkt hatur og reii sem hrjir etta flk gagnvart lafi. En a skilur ekki a a frekar a hatast vi mig og ig og alla hina barttujaxlana sem breyttu skounum jarinnar ann htt a hn vill rttlti og framt.

Ekki skuldhlekki breta.

En g s a hefur veri erlendis dag, hva kom t r v???

Kveja a austan.

mar Geirsson, 7.1.2010 kl. 00:55

2 Smmynd: Loftur Altice orsteinsson

Nna er mikilvgt a sna til sknar Icesave-mlinu, en v miur hefur Steingrmur ekki vit v. Hann er a blara um fullkomi regluverk og vissu um rttarstu. Ef Steingrmur kynni mannganginn skk, yrfti ekki a segja honum essi sannindi.

Skoanakannanir Bretlandi sna hversu staan er okkur hliholl og etta hfum vi ll vita lengi. Ekkert ml er a sna sna essu tafli okkur vil, ef menn koma hreint framan a flki og greina fr stareyndum mlsins.

ll vibrg Icesave-stjrnarinnar vi kvrun forsetans eru hrein skmm. essir flokkar munu bara uppskera sundrungu eigin rum, v a llum eru orin ljs landrin. N arf a reka fltta Sossanna og mereiarsveina eirra og taka san Bretana og rass-skella .

Loftur Altice orsteinsson, 7.1.2010 kl. 01:11

3 Smmynd: Jlus Bjrnsson

Eve Jolly er yfirgreind strborgar dama sem jist ekki af insularity ea undirlgjuhtti.

Lfi er ekki bara aljlegar fjrmlamillifrslur.

Jlus Bjrnsson, 7.1.2010 kl. 03:02

4 Smmynd: Jn Valur Jensson

Fn drepa hj r, Elle, svona eiga konur a vera.

a m ekki gleyma v, a a var nnast sustu stundu afstrt allra strsta glpnum: a Jhann og Steingrmur gfu t rkisbyrg essi Icesave2-lg! – Jhanna var bin a lsa yfir 5/1, a a yri gert ( frttatilkynningu ensku vef forstisruneytisins), en sennilega hafa snrp vibrg Sigurar Lndal, Eirks Tmassonar og Davs rs Bjrgvinssonar samdgurs bjarga jinni ann daginn fyrir horn. (Sbr. hr hj mr: Sigurur Lndal og Eirkur Tmasson: fjrmlarherra m ekki undirrita rkisbyrg vegna Icesave.)

Blan um "hr vibrg aljasamflagsins" vegna synjunar lafs Ragnars (! – etta er ekki einu sinni olnbogafrek frtt dag Bretlandi!) er n strax farin a hjana, og slendingar njta jafnvel hylli va, sbr afstuknnun Guardian-vef. N vera menn a standa sig a skrifa erlendar vefsur og bl ar. r a segja er g nnast ekkert kominn gang (aftur) me a, nema hva g smvegis norskri vefsu, e24.no og nefnist ar aldrei essu vant Valur. En a tti n bara a vera fyrsta af fleiri innleggjum. Auk ess g tv innlegg eftirfarandi vefsl (og hef alls ekki stai mig a svara v, sem a vera auvelt a svara arna af hrum andsvrum):

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/comments?type=story&id=9464814

Lifu heil og Gui falin.

Jn Valur Jensson, 7.1.2010 kl. 03:29

5 Smmynd: Helga Kristjnsdttir

Sl ,ElleE, fargi er af mr ltt,hr er landslii komi skn,gui s lof fyrir ykkur og marga ara blogginu. fram sland.

Helga Kristjnsdttir, 7.1.2010 kl. 06:30

6 Smmynd: Tryggvi Thayer

Sl Elle,

g er me algjran trdr hr. lsir v yfir sunni inni me strum og berandi stfum a styjir NAFTA. g er ekki alveg a skilja hva ert a meina me essu. NAFTA kemur auvita okkur slendingum ekkert vi annig a mr finnst essi yfirlsing n gjrsamlega skiljanleg. Bara til a svara forvitni minni, ef vrir mti NAFTA hvernig myndi a lta t og hvaa hrif hefi a sland?

Tryggvi Thayer, 7.1.2010 kl. 06:54

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Gott er a sj a forsetinn er sama lii og jin.

a er verra a sj "hitt lii" fara r treyjunni og sna tatti:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Flag_of_Europe.svg

Jn Logi (IP-tala skr) 7.1.2010 kl. 08:17

8 Smmynd: Elle_

Kra flk, akka ykkur llum fyrir. J, arna niru mr loks, mar. -_- J, a er leiinlegt og ljtt a flk kenni forsetanum um hluti sem hann er sekur um me llu. Og rsir eirra og hatur gegn honum er skiljanlega verralegt og au eru a farast r reii. Vi nokkur erum bin a vera a rfa kjaft t og suur erlendum milum. Viltu alla linkana, veit ert me nokkra?

Nei Loftur, Steingrmur mun seint fara a hefja skn r v hann geri a ekki fyrir glpinn. Hann er vst farinn a snast og verja okkur pnult eins og vitali vi hann CH. 4 sndi og batnandi mnnum er best a lifa:
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/business_money/iceland+bank+collapse+repayment+in+doubt/3488862
Hann arf a vera miklu harari varandi lagalegu hliina sem er ll okkar megin og strundarlegt hva hann hefur veri viljugur a koma Icesave yfir okkur frekar en fara hara skn strax eins og urfti.

Jn, j hva var hann a hugsa me essari undirskrift rkisbyrg? Miki er erfitt a skilja hva vakir fyrir eirii stjrn. Manni hryllir vi hva hefi geta gerst arna og lka hefi forsetinn ekki synja. Og enn kemur Sigurur Lndal landinu til bjargar essu mli.

Helga, j segi a sama. Gui s lof fyrir forsetann og ykkur. heilt r erum vi bin a vera ttaslegin yfir skelfingunni og ml a linni og vi eigum skili a geta fari a anda eins og manneskjur. -_-

Tryggvi, stafirnir eru n ekkert voa strir. NAFTA ori ir nkvmlega a sem a segir arna og lsir a g er hlynnt v a vi skjum um inngngu i NAFTA. Skil ekki a a s mitt verk a tskra hva ef g styddi ekki NAFTA.

Og Jn Logi. J, a er sannarlega gott a vita a forsetinn er me almganum og ekki plitskum ofbeldisflokkum. Hann allan stuning skili fyrir a standa gegn eim og ola nnast niurlgingu fyrir, mia vi ll eirra or fjlmilum san. Nna ltur t fyrir a mikill gagnrur s hafinn gegn honum og fyrir Icesave. tla au aldrei a fara a vinna af festu og snast hara skn fyrir okkur???

Elle_, 7.1.2010 kl. 12:01

9 Smmynd: Elle_

Eva Joly: Reglugerinni aldrei tla a takast vi hrun heils bankakerfis. v hafi slendingar flug rk fyrir v a byrgin s Evrpu allrar en ekki aeins slands:

Elle_, 7.1.2010 kl. 15:35

10 Smmynd: Tryggvi Thayer

"Skja um inngngu NAFTA"... NAFTA er enginn klbbur. a er ekkert umsknarferli. etta er bara rhliasamningur milli Kanada, BNA og Mexik. Skil ekki hva a er sem vilt "skja um" essu sambandi.

Tryggvi Thayer, 7.1.2010 kl. 16:42

11 Smmynd: Elle_

Ok, Tryggvi, kannski voru a ora-mistk, spurning um oralag. Ekkert ruvsi. Veit vel hva NAFTA er og arf ekki rasi a halda nna. Takk fyrir a koma hinga inn.

Elle_, 7.1.2010 kl. 17:33

12 Smmynd: Marin G. Njlsson

Flott hj r, Ell. g hef teki eftir v a umran er a snast upp a flk t um allan heim er bi a f ng af byrgum bankamnnum sem telja sig eiga rtt hum bnusum hvort sem vel er gert ea allt er klri. Robert Peston segir etta hva best BBC vefnum: Vi erum ll slendingar!

Marin G. Njlsson, 7.1.2010 kl. 17:40

13 Smmynd: skar Arnrsson

Glsileg frammistaa ElleE!! Meirihttar samantekt! Engu vi etta a bta, v etta er kristalskrt!

skar Arnrsson, 7.1.2010 kl. 17:55

14 Smmynd: Elle_

Krar akkir, skar. Mikill munur a heyra a skrifin manns su skr, en ekki trt NAFTA kjafti. -_-

Elle_, 7.1.2010 kl. 21:19

15 Smmynd: mar Geirsson

Takk Elle.

Var a vsu binn a bja ga ntt, en tti etta innlit eftir.

Svona linkar eru mjg hjlplegir.

Og haltu fram a rfa ig tlensku.

Kveja og aftur ga ntt.

mar Geirsson, 8.1.2010 kl. 01:02

16 Smmynd: Jlus Bjrnsson

NAFTA munum vi losna vi tolla af tfluttingi og urfum ekki a semja um hefbunda fullvinnslukvta: nnast engir dag mia vi sust 15 r.

Jlus Bjrnsson, 8.1.2010 kl. 04:41

17 Smmynd: Elle_

mar, g var upptekin vi a rfa kjaft t og suur og steingleymdi minni su. -_- J, g geymi alla svona linka lager og gott lka a hafa linka sem koma pistlinum vi arna undir honum.

Jlus, j a vri miklu viturlegra a gera samning vi NAFTA en a sjtrnvld su a niurlgja okkur og eya skattpeningum okkar a skja um United States of Europe eins og Gunnar kallar a.

Elle_, 8.1.2010 kl. 17:57

18 Smmynd: Jlus Bjrnsson

NAFTA deilir ekki sameiginlegum kostnai af varnarsknarstefnu til a tryggja betri viskipti.

NAFTA er ekki me sameiginlega Utanrkistefnu ea skattastefnu.

NAFTA er Fair trade.

EA UESR hlisttt USSR: Sameingin Evrpskra Ssal Lvelda.SESL.

Jlus Bjrnsson, 8.1.2010 kl. 20:00

19 Smmynd: Ragnhildur Kolka

G samantekt, ElleE. Hjlpleg fyrir au okkar semhfum takmarkaan tma til a skauta um neti. NAFTA tti nttrlega a vera hr dagskr, en a er vst borin von me essari rkisstjrn sem vi sitjum uppi me.

Ragnhildur Kolka, 8.1.2010 kl. 20:06

20 Smmynd: Elle_

J, takk fyrir etta Jlus og Ragnhildur Kolka. Og g var akkrat a bta vi linkum egar i komu inn og vona a i geta nota . Nna hef g lka eytt lngum tma a finna a og lesa a og koma llu saman. a var sko ess viri.

J, allt er vst borin von me nverandi stjrn. Hefi ekki veri fyrir forsetann okkar vrum vi orin efnahagsnlenda lglegra rukkara. Hver mun bjarga okkur nst ef vi frum ekki a fara me jartur a ta eim t?

Elle_, 8.1.2010 kl. 21:30

21 Smmynd: sleifur Gslason

Miki er alltaf frlegt a lta inn til n Elle

FRAM SLAND, EKKERT Icesave, Vi segjum NEI !

sleifur Gslason, 9.1.2010 kl. 01:58

22 Smmynd: Elle_

sleifur, takk fyrir etta. N fer g a bta fullt af linkum inn sem g ttist n tla a vera bin a gera. Stafirnir allir uru bara svo misjafnlega strir a g urfti a fjarlgja allt. i hefu urft stkkunargler fyrir sumt og urft a standa nokkra metra burtu fr skjnum til a geta lesi hitt og a gekk ekki. Held talvan hafi sinn sjlfsta vilja um hva maur m opinbera. -_-

Elle_, 9.1.2010 kl. 13:08

23 Smmynd: Elle_

Ath. a allir linkarnir eru komnir saman einn dlk, 17:02, g fjarlgi hinn dlkinn.

Elle_, 9.1.2010 kl. 17:04

24 Smmynd: Elle_

Elle_, 9.1.2010 kl. 17:15

25 Smmynd: Jlus Bjrnsson

Gott hj r Elle!

Mr datt hug a best vri a htta Efta of f rki eftir og losna vi EU Regluverki.

Bja svo EU EU upp kvta skipt vru viskipti. Sem tryggja EU jafnmiki af vrum fr slandi og vi kaupum fr eim.

etta hentar okkar fullvirisauka skn vestur og austurfyrir EU sem Suur.

Losa okkur r strkerfi aljafjrmlflis: lay low. Be wise in disguise.Drink our water and eat our meat.

Jlus Bjrnsson, 9.1.2010 kl. 17:29

26 Smmynd: Elle_

AMX

Financial Times [FT] tekur mlsta slands:

FT, sem er eitt hrifamesta dagbla Bretlands, segir a lafur Ragnar Grmsson forseti hafi varla tt annan kost en a beita neitunarvaldi. heldur blai v fram a Hollendingar og Bretar hafi enga hagsmuni af v a ganga hart fram gegn slendingum.

http://www.amx.is/vidskipti/13204/

AMX

Hollenskur prfessor IVO ARNOD

SLENDINGUM BER EKKI A BORGA:

a er mat Ivo Arnod, prfessors vi Hsklann Nijenrode Hollandi, a slendingum beri ekki a greia Icesave skuldina. Wouter Bos, fjrmlarherra Hollands, hafi ekki urft a endurgreia innistueigendum Icesave reikningum, nema til a tryggja atkvi eirra nstu kosningum.

a s ekki ng sta til a neya slendinga til a borga brsann.

http://www.amx.is/vidskipti/13183#

AMX:

FJRKGUN

BRESKA RKISSTJRNIN BEITIR SLENDINGA FJRKGUN:

Leiari breska dagblasins Independent um Icesave-deiluna er harorur gar breskra stjrnvalda. au eru sku um a beita slendinga fjrkgun, og nta sr hrif sn innan Evrpusambandsins og Aljagjaldeyrissjsins til a n snu fram:

http://www.amx.is/stjornmal/13219/

AMX

EVA JOLY

Reglugerinni aldrei tla a takast vi hrun heils bankakerfis. v hafi slendingar flug rk fyrir v a byrgin s Evrpu allrar en ekki aeins slands:

http://www.amx.is/stjornmal/13218/


AMX

Netkosningar erlendra fjlmila: Yfirgnfandi meirihluti styur slendinga:

http://www.amx.is/vidskipti/13193/#


AMX

SJLFSKAPARVTI RKISSTJRNARINNAR

Pistill eftir EINAR KRISTINN GUFINNSSON:

au eru alltaf verst sjlfskaparvtin. a hefur rkisstjrnin mtt ola n sasta slarhringinn ea svo. ess vegna eru rherrar svo pirrair sem raun ber vitni og birtist glggt dmlausum blaamannafundi sem haldinn var framhaldi af v a forseti slands kaus a vera sjlfum sr samkvmur og synja illa okkari Icesavelggjf stafestingar. Rherrarnir rembast vi a frgja laf Ragnar Grmsson forseta, egar a blasir vi hverjum manni a skudlguirinn mlinu er rkisstjrnin:

http://www.amx.is/pistlar/13208/


BBC

Iceland leader vetoes bank repayments bill:

President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said he would instead hold a referendum on the bill, following public protests.

The legislation was designed to compensate governments forced to bail out their savers with Icesave accounts following Iceland's banking collapse.

Opponents argue the terms of the payments will unfairly hurt Iceland and its recovery from economic crisis.

Some reports say those opponents form a large majority of Icelanders - some 70% are said to be likely to vote "no" in a referendum:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8441312.stm


THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Dr. MICHAEL WAIBEL,
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow,
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law,
University of Cambridge, UK

Iceland has no clear legal obligation to pay up:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8c166a9c-fbf7-11de-9c29-00144feab49a.html?catid=97&SID=google&nclick_check=1

FINANCIAL TIMES

by ANDREW WARD in Stockholm

Icelands President fights to contain fallout:

(Grmulausar htanir): Britain and the Netherlands condemned his intervention and issued thinly veiled threats that collapse of the deal would jeopardise Iceland’s bid to join the European Union and its $10bn economic rescue programme led by the International Monetary Fund:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2019f466-faea-11de-94d8-00144feab49a,dwp_uuid=a36d4c40-fb42-11dc-8c3e-000077b07658.html


FINANCIAL TIMES

Do not put Iceland in a debtors’ prison:

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland’s president, this week rejected a law settling his country’s dispute with the UK and the Netherlands over the sorry Icesave affair. In truth he had little choice: a quarter of this fiercely independent electorate signed a petition against it, a show of defiance no leader can ignore.

The law will now go to a referendum, likely to vote it down. This may teach Dutch and British leaders the limits of what can be achieved with duress, but too late to do anyone much good:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cddaf914-fafa-11de-94d8-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1


HOLLENSKA BLAI NRC

White-collar crime fighter Eva Joly takes on IceSave:

If you do not meet Iceland halfway, only fishermen will remain on the island and you still won’t have your money back. The brain drain has begun: 8,000 highly educated people have already left the island and more will follow. It is not in our interest to impoverish Iceland:

http://www.nrc.nl/international/europe/article2453340.ece/White-collar_crime_fighter_Eva_Joly_takes_on_IceSave


THE ICELAND WEATHER REPORT

Whats a President for?:

COMMENTS:

Ericsson:

You say: “One could argue that the veto by the President at this time violates those boundaries. ”

The President did not violate anything. The President sided with the democracy. He sided with the public, the vast majority of the people.
Our government had been abusing the democracy and our human rights with the violation of proposing, let alone passing, an exstortion SLAVE-BILL against its own nation. Against any law and any judgment. The President, lafur Ragnar Grmsson, is our SAVIOR from utter destruction:


Mike:

idunn wrote ‘While the interviewer was bombastic,’

Oh that’s Jeremy Paxman’s style with all interviewees. He’s most famous in the UK for asking the same question twelve times to a particularly obstructive minister. Mind you after hearing his take-no-prisoners approach to a head of state, I was grateful Iceland doesn’t have nuclear weapons

I was drop-jawed that the President would do a live interview in a foreign language to a foreign journalist. I can’t imagine the current bunch running the UK would even countenance a live interview to the foreign media (let alone doing it in Icelandic).

So kudos to Iceland for showing Britain what real democracy is – not just making decisions, but then standing by them.

On a different note – does anyone know where all the Icelandic billionaires are holed up these days?

http://icelandweatherreport.com/


INDEPENDENT LEADING ARTICLE

Iceland should not be bullied:

(slendingar beittir fjrkgun): The British Government has behaved like a bully in its treatment of Iceland. First, when the country's banking crisis broke, it froze Icelandic assets in Britain using legislation that had been introduced to target the funds of terrorist groups. And then, when the Icelandic President ratified legislation last summer that would have seen the country compensate Britain for its losses, the Government effectively vetoed the plan, insisting it could not accept the various caveats that applied to Iceland's plans.

Since then, Britain has used every avenue possible to pressure Iceland. It is clear the government has used its influence within the European Union and at the International Monetary Fund to block aid packages that hold the key to Iceland escaping its ongoing economic crisis. Good old fashioned blackmail, one might call it.

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-iceland-should-not-be-bullied-1859930.html

THE INDEPENDENT

DAVIID PROSSER:

How Britain failed Icesave customers:

The biggest villains in this story, however, are to be found closer to home. The UK Treasury and the Financial Services Authority utterly failed in their duties to protect British savers by letting Landsbanki and its UK subsidiary Icesave (and several other European banks) operate here in the way it did.

Even before Northern Rock collapsed (the happy days when the possibility of bank failures seemed remote), that would not have been a satisfactory arrangement. But at the time I was explaining the rules to readers of The Independent, several months after Rock had gone under, the FSA and the Treasury were not in any way concerned.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-how-britain-failed-icesave-customers-1858952.html


MORGUNBLAI

GMUNDUR JNASSON

Rkrtt kvrun forsetans:

Mr finnst kvrun forsetans vera rkrtt, honum hafa borist undirskriftir rmlega fjrungs kosningabrra manna landinu, ar sem ska er eftir jaratkvagreislu um hitaml sem brennur jinni. F ekki s hvernig hann hefi geta komast a annarri niurstu:

http://www.mbl.is/mm/frettir/innlent/2010/01/05/rokrett_akvordun_forsetans/

NEW YORK TIMES

Iceland’s Leader Vetoes Bill to Repay 2 Lenders:

(Rangur og villandi frttaflutningur einu sinni enn. arna er tala um lni fr Bretum og Hollendingum. Og a er vegna kruleysis og mistaka okkar rkissjrnar: au hefu ekki tt a leyfa innheimtuveldunum a kalla lglegu rukkunina ln, heldur notast vi ori: MILLIRKJASAMNINGUR. Og fyrir utan a hefu au tt a verja okkur me harri skn erlendis heldur en hla skipunum):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/business/global/06icebank.html


REUTERS

Iceland's EU progress could slow Smilie - EU presidency:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE6070VF20100108


REUTERS - TAPE

(GLSISAGA UM 5 MILLJARA DOLLARA LN TIL OKKAR fr Bretum og Hollendingum. Stjrnarflokkunum getur veri kennt um svona villur):

Both Britain and the Netherlands loaned the small island nation over 5 billion dollars.

The 2 countries compensated their savers in full and want their money back from Iceland

(Er undarlegt a heimurinn haldi a vi skuldum Icesave me svona brenglaan mlflutning frttamilum heimsins og stjrn sem gerir ekkert til a verjast honum???)

http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=25322109


RUV

Forsetinn vari synjun sna:

http://www.ruv.is/heim/frettir/frett/store64/item319828


WALL STREET JOURNAL

By CHARLES FORELLE

Iceland President Vetoes Icesave Compensation; Veto Puts Global Aid to Iceland in Jeopardy:

COMMENT:

John Fitzgerald wrote:

Iceland is following in Argentine footsteps.

Arnbjorn Ingimundarson wrote:

The president did the right thing in vetoing a law that left many Icelanders wondering whether the Icelandic government was working for the Icelandic people or other European interests. As Jim Burks points out, the debts in question are those of private banks. The legal case for the Icelandic people to pay these debts is shaky and should be settled in court:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126269125264416275.html


WALL STREET JOURNAL

IAIN MARTIN

It’s War With Iceland. Will Brown Invade?

Gordon Brown will be hoping the extraordinary standoff with Iceland ends with a victory in his favor, but what can he do to ensure it? Might he invade? Or send gunboats, as Britain did during its last fight with Iceland in the 1970s Cod War? That was a “war” over fish — this time it’s about money:

http://blogs.wsj.com/iainmartin/2010/01/05/its-war-with-iceland-will-brown-invade/tab/comments/?sort_order=asc


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

By HANNES H. GISSURARSON

Why Iceland Does Not Want to Pay:

The deal was forced on the Icelandic government mainly by the British, who, during the first months of the international financial crisis of the autumn of 2008, used London's position as one of the financial centers of the world to hinder money transfers to and from Iceland, so as to slowly strangle its small economy.

The British also turned the IMF on the Icelanders, as if it was a bounty collector. Despite strenuous denials by the IMF, it is clear that its financial assistance to the small island nation was on condition that it would reimburse the British and the Dutch for their payments to depositors.

By his refusal, the Icelandic president was responding to the fierce opposition of the vast majority of his nation to the deal with the British and the Dutch. But why does Iceland not want to pay?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704842604574641913812666516.html#mg%3Dcom-wsj%26articleTabs%3Darticle

WORLD NEWS

Iceland's President Vetoes Bank Compensation Bill:

Iceland will not agree to a $5 billion compensation deal with the Dutch and British governments over a collapsed Icelandic bank unless voters back it in a referendum, the country's president said on Tuesday. President Olafur R. Grimsson said in a televised speech in Rejkyavik, capital of the North Atlantic island nation, that he would veto legislation under which Iceland would guarantee loans made by the British and Dutch governments to compensate depositors of Landsbanki's Icesave unit in their countries:

http://article.wn.com/view/2010/01/05/Icelands_President_Vetoes_Bank_Compensation_Bill/

WSWS. ORG

By JORDAN SHILTON

Iceland’s president vetoes IceSave law:

lafur Ragnar Grmsson, Iceland’s president, announced Tuesday that he would not sign into law the Icesave bill, which stipulates terms for the repayment of loans to Britain and the Netherlands. Instead, a referendum will be held on the matter, with polls indicating that a substantial majority of Icelanders will reject the latest version of the measure:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/jan2010/icel-j08.shtml



YAHOO

Icelandic president angers Britain, Dutch over bank bill:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/100105/world/iceland_britain_netherlands_politics_banking

ElleE, 9.1.2010 kl. 17:02

Elle_, 9.1.2010 kl. 19:04

27 Smmynd: Elle_

J, Jlus, a finnst mr lka miklu viturlegra a segja upp EEA samningnum, EFTA og hva sem a n allt heitir og losna vi EEA og EU lgin fullkomlega.

Elle_, 9.1.2010 kl. 19:13

28 Smmynd: Elle_

Og j, flk hefur fengi ng af aumnnum og bankamnnum blekkjandi og rnandi almenning, Marin, eins og peningar detti bara af himnum ofan. Og svo hafa eir alltof miki vald eins og konungar hsti stjrnandi og strandi llum skmaskotum landsins. Og takk, Marin. Held hafir ruglast nafninu mnu . -_-

Elle_, 10.1.2010 kl. 00:57

29 Smmynd: Elle_

Elle_, 10.1.2010 kl. 00:58

30 Smmynd: Elle_

BBC

ROBERT PESTON, the BBC's business editor

Why do we trust the financial priests?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/robertpeston/


FINANCIAL TIMES

By MICHAEL HUDSON

Iceland can refuse debt servitude:

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland’s president, has created uproar with his decision to block legislation that would have repaid €3.9bn ($5.6bn) lost by British and Dutch savers in a failed Icelandic bank, triggering a referendum that the government is expected to lose. The initial response by credit rating agencies was to downgrade Icelandic bonds, as if Iceland were repudiating its debts, Argentina-style. But opponents of the bill have no intention of reneging on their legal obligations:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/dd0831a4-fafa-11de-94d8-00144feab49a,dwp_uuid=a36d4c40-fb42-11dc-8c3e-000077b07658.html


FINANCIAL TIMES

MAGNUS ARNI SKULASON

The Icesave deal is unfair and unreasonable:

Will Iceland honour its obligations? Yes, Iceland has for eleven hundred years honoured its international legal obligations and will continue to do so:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c734801e-fe13-11de-9340-00144feab49a.html


MORGUNBLAI

ALAIN LIPIETZ, hagfringur og ingmaur Evrpuingsins

Veikur mlstaur:

Alain Lipietz ingmaur Evrpuinginu og einn eirra sem kom a ger tilskipunar Evrpusambandsins um byrg heimarkis bnkum, segir a Bretar og Hollendingar bnir a forast lagalegu hliina vita a eir eru me veikan mlsta og gtu tapa mlinu.

Lipietz sagi samtali vi Egil Helgason Silfri Egils a Bretar og Hollendingar noti styrk sinn til ess a gera sland a nlendu sem hgt er a taka peninga fr:

http://www.mbl.is/mm/frettir/innlent/2010/01/10/lipietz_veikur_malstadur/


REUTERS

FELIX SALMON

Iceland stands up to bullies:

There’s a reason why people are often reluctant to stand up to bullies, especially when those bullies have an enormous size and strength advantage and are credibly threatening to hurt you very badly. And so it’s going to be very interesting to see what happens now that Iceland’s figurehead president, Olafur Grimsson, has suddenly decided to cause a major international incident by vetoing a bill which would have put his country’s citizens into billions of dollars in debt to bail out the UK and Dutch governments.

In principle, I’m with Mish on this one: if you’re the president of a country where 70% of the population opposes the bill and 20% have signed a petition urging you to veto it, the noble course of action is clear.

But the UK, especially, is playing hardball, threatening Iceland with financial isolation.

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/06/iceland-stands-up-to-bullies/#comment-11014


RUV


ALAIN LIPIETZ, hagfringur og ingmaur Evrpuinginu.

Ekki skylt a bta fyrir Icesave:

slendingum ber engin skylda til a bta Hollendingum og Bretum fjrhagstjn vegna innlnsreikninga slensku bankanna lndunum. etta fullyrti Alain Lipietz, franskur hagfringur og ingmaur Evrpuinginu:

http://ruv.is/heim/frettir/frett/store64/item320286/


RUV


EVA JOLY

Icesave er evrpskt vandaml:

Eva Joly, rgjafi srstaks saksknara, hefur undanfarna daga skrifa greinar dagbl Evrpu til a skra mlsta slendinga Icesave mlinu. Hn segir Icesave evrpskt vandaml sem finna veri betri lausn .

Joly segir umruna um mli hafa snist sveif me slendingum evrpskum fjlmilum undanfarna daga.

Eva Joly segir a slenska rkisstjrnin hafi veri erfiri stu eftir bankahruni. Staan gti veri a breytast nna vegna andstu slensku jarinnar, sem hafi haft hrif almenningsliti Bretlandi og Hollandi. Vibrgin vi njustu grein Joly Handelsbladt sni etta, 95% af vibrgunum su slendingum hag.

Joly segist hafa ori fyrir vonbrigum me vibrg Norurlandanna. ur hafi rlausn Icesave mlsins veri forsenda ess a norrnu lnin fengjust en n vri tala um a samstarfi vi Aljagjaldeyrissjinn vri forsendan fyrir lnunum. a s hins vegar ekki hgt a jafna essu tvennu saman:

http://ruv.is/heim/frettir/frett/store64/item320271/


TIMES ONLINE


BRONWEN MADDOX

Iceland says ‘Can’t pay, won’t pay’ — and it is right:

Iceland is right. Britain (and the Netherlands) should give way on the demand that it should pay them back in full for losses in the collapsed Icesave online bank.

President Grmsson’s decision to block a Bill that would repay Britain and the Netherlands the 3.6 billion their savers lost has triggered a storm of abuse.

When Landsbankii, the parent of Icesave, collapsed in 2008, Iceland questioned whether it was obliged to compensate foreign savers. To cool the panic and demonstrate leadership, the British and Dutch governments decided to pay the savers right away, and try to get the money back from Iceland:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6981623.ece

Elle_, 10.1.2010 kl. 23:05

31 Smmynd: Jlus Bjrnsson

IMF segir heildarjartekjur slending 2014 helmingi lgri en Dana, um 12 lgri en Breta og smuog Kpur.

g treysti v a srfringar IMF standi fyrir snu og ar me a flestir eirra slensku urfi endurmenntun a halda ef a er arbrt.

ENDUREISNAR SJlFSMORi.

Jlus Bjrnsson, 10.1.2010 kl. 23:50

32 Smmynd: Jn Valur Jensson

Blogga meira, Elle, blogga oftar, ta fleiri sjlfstum blogggreinum r vr, fru meiri lestur! Getur t.d. einfaldlega birt etta kl. 23:05 gr sem sjlfsttt blogg, kannski me 1-2 upphafssetningum slenzku. Gangi r og rum snnum slendingum allt haginn!

Jn Valur Jensson, 11.1.2010 kl. 11:34

33 Smmynd: Elle_

Jn, Jlus, slir. Nei, g er bara ekki eins dugleg a skrifa og i, strkar, ekki eins fljt. Jn og mar skrifa heilu bkurnar einni lotu og g arf a hafa mig alla vi a geta lesi a, hva skrifa ykkar hraa. Og g sem tlai aldrei lfinu a blogga. -_-

Elle_, 11.1.2010 kl. 19:27

34 Smmynd: Jn Valur Jensson

Hvaa vitleysa, Elle, ert a vinna grarlega vinnu vi a safna llu essu saman, vonandi fyrir ara til a kommentera vi, ar sem a er hgt, ea koma vi framfri hr heima. Og n er a g sem kemst ekki yfir a vinna r essu! Svo mttu ekki vanmeta styrkleika inn: Hann felst beitingu "hrskotabyssunnar", snggum rsum rkhyggjunnar gegn hvers konar bulli, stuttum, en afburaskrum og meitluum gagnrkum, hvenr sem a vi, og ar er n ekki undansltturinn! mtt vera okkur hinum fyrirmynd, v a margir nenna ekki a lesa lngu bloggin ...

Jn Valur Jensson, 12.1.2010 kl. 02:53

35 Smmynd: Elle_

Jn, sll, j, g get veri haror ef flk kemur viljandi me villurk og a er oft viljandi. Hinsvegar ef g held a flk s bara mestu frfri ea sakleysi a misskilja ea skilji ekki ea viti ekki ng, finnst mr ljtt og arfi a skjta a niur og miklu mannlegra a fra bara elileg rk yfirvega. Og mr finnst lka leiinlegt a skrifa langa pistla. En ert frbr og g vildi a flk almennt hefi na rkhugsun. Nna arf g a koma linkunum inn pistil og a er eins og segir mikil vinna. Rosaleg vinna. -_-

Elle_, 12.1.2010 kl. 17:03

36 Smmynd: Jn Valur Jensson

Takk fyrir svari, og gangi r vel vi vinnuna a essu.

g var n ekki a segja, a beittir "hrskotabyssunni" gegn flki, heldur gegn bulli, og auvita eru yfirvegu, rkleg svr betri en hastarleg.

Vissulega eru margir ffri um essi ml, en svo eru lka hinir, sem eru reiubnir a lta tilganginn helga meali: a berjast fyrir v a lta jina borga, tt vi eigum ekki a borga, bara vegna ess a etta flk ber tta brjsti ea vill jna einhverjum annarlegum tilgangi (samstu me "snum" flokki ea leggja etta okkur til ess a vi getum enda EB).

Mesta gagni sem vinstri menn gtu gert flokkum snum vri raunar a a herja eigin forystu og f hana til a lta af stefnu sinni. Ella getur essi Icesave-borgunarlei ori eirra banabiti hugum kjsenda og rslitum kosninga, egar reynslan er komin og allir hafa tta sig.

Jn Valur Jensson, 13.1.2010 kl. 11:43

37 Smmynd: Elle_

Nei, a er n gott a vita a g er ekki alger skessa og g vil ekki vera annig heldur. En g hef enga olinmi fyrir mannrttindabrotum og ningsskap og a er a sem Jhnnu flokkurinn allur eins og hann leggur sig og hluti VG eru sek um nna. Og svo koma hlihollu pennarnir og bulla viljandi og tla a blekkja flk og rugla. ar kem g inn:

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Og g er sammla, Jn, a vinstri menn ttu a hafa sig frammi vi sna flokka. Og ar sem g kaus VG hef g n herja dlti ann flokk og mest gmund, v hann hlustar og svarar manni. Og g s ekki beint vinstri maur og ekki flokknum. tla a vona a vinstri flokksmenn geri a.

Elle_, 13.1.2010 kl. 12:55

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Ekki er lengur hgt a skrifa athugasemdir vi frsluna, ar sem tmamrk athugasemdir eru liin.

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