Conservative MP Can't Fathom Pirate Party's Success - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Conservative MP Can’t Fathom Pirate Party’s Success

Published March 25, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Independence Party MP, Vilhjálmur Bjarnason, told parliament in a speech yesterday that he could not fathom why the Pirate Party has become Iceland’s most popular political party, reports RÚV.

Vilhjálmur expressed his shock that a party, “which associates with organised crime,” a.k.a pirates, could make such strides.

Indeed the Pirate Party has surpassed even Vilhjálmur’s own party, who alongside the Progressive Party have suffered a major blow in popularity in recent weeks with the handling of Iceland’s EU application.

Pirate Party MP, Jón Þór Ólafsson, responded to Vilhjálmur by saying that the nation was giving the ruling coalition the yellow card.

For those who are not sports literate, that’s football lingo for a giving a player a warning.

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