No government in the world’s history has had such a bad first 100 days in office as the government of Icelandic PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, except maybe the government of Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed of Djibouti.
All promises have been broken.
But people who don’t live here and have no clue about what is happening in the Republic see things differently.
Like Mary Ellen Synon, a Brussels-based journalist for the Irish Daily Mail, wrote after meeting SDG in Brussels:
“What an impressive man Gunnlaugsson is.
The Icelandic p.m. was straight out of Viking central casting. He stood a head taller than the Portuguese Barroso, with slightly reddish dark blonde hair, pale eyes and cream-and-pink complexion – and a build his suit couldn’t hide: he looked genetically programmed to swing a broadsword.”
The next 100 days will be better.
At least it can’t get any worse.
That, at least, is positive.
Páll Stefánsson – firstname.lastname@example.org