Two thirds of Icelanders oppose EU membership. Can you blame them?
By Daniel Hannan Last updated: March 31st, 2012
Leftie bloggers keep returning, as a dog returneth to its vomit, to my admiration for Iceland. The fact that I praised Iceland's economic model is a source of constant delight to them. Yet they are starting to look badly behind the times. Iceland is growing faster than the eurozone and, because its government didn't make the mistake of assuming private bank liabilities, its recovery is not burdened by European-level debt-to-GDP ratios. Small wonder that, according to the most recent poll, 67 per cent of Icelanders oppose EU membership.
Íslendinga vera klára þjóð sem hefði herst við þá erfiðleika sem kynslóðir þeirra hefðu gengið í gegnum og þeir vissu betur en að kasta á glæ frelsi sínu.
For the tiny number of people in the world who don't read Icelandic, here it is in English:
As they say in Reykjavík: Hver hlær núna? Who's laughing now?