Iceland MPs to Britain - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland MPs to Britain

Published March 22, 2010

A group of Icelandic members of parliament are on their way to Britain to try and smooth relations between the two countries.
Foreign affairs committee chairman Árni Þór Sigurðsson told Vísir that the group intends to meet with British MPs in the hopes of improving their relations, which received a painful blow in the wake of the public referendum on Icesave. Those traveling to Britain are all members of the foreign affairs committee, representing each party: apart from Sigurðsson, there is Bjarni Benediktsson, Valgerður Bjarnadóttir, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Birgitta Jónsdóttir.
Apart from meeting with British MPs, the group will also meet with British foreign affairs committee chairman Mike Gapes, and finance committee chairman John McFall.
Sigurðsson added in his statement that there is no guarantee that Britain’s next government will be more sympathetic to Iceland than the current one, so talk of waiting until elections in the UK are held this May before trying to negotiate again are pointless.

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