From Iceland — Panama Papers PM Founds Think Tank To Fix Iceland's Future

Panama Papers PM Founds Think Tank To Fix Iceland’s Future

Published May 30, 2017

Elías Þórsson
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, who was forced to resign following revelations that his offshore company Wintris had stored around 1 billion króna with Mossack Fonseca, has founded a think tank, which aims to fix the country’s problems.

The think tank Framfarafélagið (The progress association) was founded last Saturday at an assembly in Rúgbrauðsgerðin, the former rye bread factory, where the topic of discussion was a simple and easily solved issue—the future.

Last fall, Sigmundur lost the chairmanship of his Party Framsóknarflokkurinn to Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, who also replaced him as PM. Since then, Sigmundur has been critical of the party leadership and last week, he told Morgunblaðið that the association will help mend it.

“The progress association is not founded as a political party, but as a way to support the grass roots within Framsóknarflokkurinn,” said Sigmundur. “Infighting and lack of unity has stood in the way of progress and prevented the party from becoming a leading power in Icelandic society.”

The George Soros conspiracy

Sigmundur was one of only two PMs to be named in the Panama Papers—the other being Vladimir Putin—but he has maintained that the entire matter was a carefully crafted conspiracy by American billionaire and left-wing pantomime villain George Soros. Despite that, the leak revealed that he had owned the billon króna company until December 31, when he sold it to his wife for $1, coincidentally a day before the implementation of a law change which made owners of offshore companies personally liable for their tax payments.

Further controversy was raised when it was reported that Wintris had a 400 million króna financial claim on the insolvent bank Kaupþing, which was taken over by the Icelandic government following the financial crash in 2008.

The false flag Panama Papers attack

A number of allies have stepped out of the shadows to help Sigmundur on his noble quest to restore Iceland (and himself in the process) to its former glory. Former Framsóknarflokkurinn MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir, who was one of his staunchest allies following the Panama Papers leak, has joined the association.

Another one of Sigmundur’s most steadfast tin soldiers, super blogger Gústaf Adolf Skúlason has praised the association and attacked the cloak and dagger blitz aimed at the former PM.

“The ridiculous false flag Panama Papers assault had only one goal: to disgrace the Icelandic PM on the Times Square of the world (journalist’s loose translation of Lækjartorg),” Gústaf wrote on his blog. “We Icelanders are fortunate to have such a political leader as Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.”

It would, therefore, seem that an international cabal of left-wing billionaires and journalists have it out for Sigmundur and his party.

Fat shaming at fault

Sigmundur has since his time as PM been quite media shy, but media mogul and former Framsóknarflokkurinn city councillor Björn Ingi Hrafnsson has through the years had unique access to the man. In an interview on with Björn last week on ÍNN, Sigmundur wondered whether it was his looks that made people “unable to stand him”.

“I am quite shy and I want to be everyone’s friend, but there is just something about me,” he said. “Maybe I look a bit weird and am a bit overweight. I can’t help that.”

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God

Clearly what Iceland needs to build a successful and stable future is a disgraced politician who hid away in a tax haven a sum equal to what the University of Iceland estimates it needs annually to be able to function. If only it wasn’t for the lying media and George Soros we’d still have Sigmundur at the helm, leading us over the cliff of prosperity. Bless.

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