Says MP Being "Bullied" - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Says MP Being “Bullied”

Published February 26, 2014

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Independence Party MP Elín Hirst told parliament she believes Progressive MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir is the victim of “bullying” by her colleagues and the media.

Vísir reports that Elín addressed parliament on the subject of Vigdís, saying, “People are always making fun of what she says. And also, I feel, belittling her. I just want to object to that here.”

Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir responded to the scolding, saying that Elín should not “confuse bullying with codependence”, adding that, “if a person says things, like [Vigdís] did about Malta, which is very embarrassing for our country, then the honourable MP should put up with [the criticism].”

As reported, Vigdís recently said on live television that Europe is suffering from a “famine”, and also contended that Malta is not actually an independent nation, but rather an autonomous region of another (unnamed) country. Malta is, in fact, an independent nation and has been since 1964.

Her remarks have attracted the attention of the Maltese media, who upped the ante with their own article, Why Malta Is A Better Country Than Iceland.

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