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    Default Former Iceland PM could be tried over bank crisis

    Idea for what we could do with bertie and the boys ?

    RTÉ News: Fmr Iceland PM could be tried over bank crisis

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    Would you go on out of that....there is no way anyone responsible for our economic prediciment gets any punishment for their wrong doings legal or not. We are a nation of 'It'll all blow over' I hate that about us

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    Holding people to account.

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    Five out of nine lawmakers, being from the two far-left-descended parties that currently rule Iceland, vote to accuse a former PM of crimes outside of due process and the rule of law. Basically, it's a partisan decision to make it look like they are doing something, instead of actually improving Iceland's economy. Why are we surprised?

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    Actually, I think that you could make a case for negligence against Cowen, Ahern and the ministers in their governments, Neary, Fitzpatrick and the board of Anglo, Fingleton and the board of INBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panopticon View Post
    .... vote to accuse a former PM of crimes outside of due process ....
    Due Process, well as he was in Government at the time, what you mean is he should have immunity from prosecution as he was in control ?

    I disagree with you there.
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    No doubt there'll have to be some process to clean out the smell of cronyism in government and its operations. The Icelanders obviously value the nature and quality of their democracy more than we do. The story first appeared on Bloomberg here yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiogenes View Post
    Due Process, well as he was in Government at the time, what you mean is he should have immunity from prosecution as he was in control ?

    I disagree with you there.
    I mean that five left-wing members of parliament should not have the imprimatur of the whole parliament to seek public prosecutions. And the parliament itself should not have the power to initiate them, except for situations like impeachment of serving officials. This comprises legislative interference with the judiciary. That is what due process means, look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panopticon View Post
    Five out of nine lawmakers, being from the two far-left-descended parties that currently rule Iceland, vote to accuse a former PM of crimes outside of due process and the rule of law. Basically, it's a partisan decision to make it look like they are doing something, instead of actually improving Iceland's economy. Why are we surprised?
    It will improve Iceland's economy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panopticon View Post
    ... That is what due process means, look it up.
    I am quite aware what it means thanks.

    Hence my post.
    Condemnant quod non intellegunt.

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