The economic crisis in Iceland has claimed their government. The current ruling coalition who governed the country resigned as the financial problems have continued to bite leading to increasing indebtedness, rising unemployment and regular public protests.
At least our friends over there have been open and honest to admit that they have failed. This is in complete contrast to our government. We are facing the same problems as they are, but they have continually refused to take any responsibility for the problems they are causing.
Despite repeated calls to cut back on public spending, ministers have announced another bail out of our major banks. In other unrelated news, several former Labour MPs have been caught up in yet another row over funding sleaze. There will probably be another police investigation, but nothing, as usual, will lead to any of them being charge for any offence.
Yet in all this melee, our so-called Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who should be leading from the front, goes missing…. as usual.
When are the British people going to demand that we have people who wish to represent us to be open, honest and trustworthy? As usual, don’t hold your breath.