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    Default Ex-Icelanic Prime Minister referred to court

    Iceland's parliament has narrowly voted to refer former Prime Minister Geir Haarde to a special court over his role in the country's financial crisis.

    BBC News - Ex-Iceland PM referred to court over financial crisis

    He says he will be vindicated.

    The parallel with Cowen is certainly there.

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    How big a court house would we need to charge all the idiots from our government???

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    The parallel with Cowen is certainly there.
    Aside from the fact that no Irish parliament would dare indict one of their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interista View Post
    Aside from the fact that no Irish parliament would dare indict one of their own.
    And the fact that we don't have a law against being incompetent in govt as they do. In fact quite the reverse, we have a law which gives cabinet members immunity from prosecution for things like this. Good innit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledroit View Post
    and the fact that we don't have a law against being incompetent in govt as they do. In fact quite the reverse, we have a law which gives cabinet members immunity from prosecution for things like this. Good innit?
    lol!

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    Here
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    I think the most important word in the title of this thread is 'ex' prime minister. The Icelandwegians had the brains to get the failed governemnt out asap and are now in recovery mode.
    In ireland, the people who are responsible for the mess refuse to leave and every decision they make is tainted by the desire to protect themselves from the consequences of their previous actions.

    We should have a general election now. Before the budget, before even further damage is caused (i know that's hard to imagine)
    Actual morality is doing what is right regardless of what you're told. Religious morality is doing what you're told, regardless of if it's right.

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    In Ireland failed politicians have always been promoted. Corrupt politicians have also always been promoted.

    That's perhaps the main reason we are where we are today.

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    So far the only people who have been arrested and charged in relation to the deliberate neglect and thrashing of the Irish economy have been protesters outside Anglo Irish Bank, and the truck driver this morning.

    Says it all really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewbeginning View Post
    In Ireland failed politicians have always been promoted. Corrupt politicians have also always been promoted.

    That's perhaps the main reason we are where we are today.
    Corrupt politicians are more helpful, in fairness to them.

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