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We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to... Oct. 11th, 2008 05:30 pm
cease his bullying of Iceland and the Icelandic Authorities in regards to the current economic crisis

The government's dealings with Iceland with regards to the collapse of Icelandic banks has been heavy-handed, aggressive and completely disproportionate to its dealings with similar US and UK banks.
It is clear that the Prime Minister views Iceland as a small, easy target, and a chance to play tough, but the use of anti-terror legislation to freeze Icelandic assets is inappropriate and aggressive. We call on Gordon Brown to deal constructively and fairly with this small nation as he does with the superpower US.

Pending approval at

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/icelandassets/

(no subject) - daneel_olivaw
From: wechsler
Date: October 11th, 2008 - 04:46 pm (Link)
I've no idea where my pension's invested, or how my bank's backing my savings, so I may well. It's also quite possible that one or more of the charities I support has accounts there too.

The point is that while the government cheerfully bails out US and UK banks with my taxes, they're acting like thugs with regards to a smaller target, and grossly mis-using terrorism laws (not that there's anything new there).
From: yagfox
Date: October 11th, 2008 - 04:48 pm (Link)
That link leads to a "can't find" page.
From: wechsler
Date: October 11th, 2008 - 04:50 pm (Link)
Hence "pending approval". I'm sure the appropriate civil servants are spilling their tea over it as we speak.
From: yagfox
Date: October 11th, 2008 - 04:58 pm (Link)
Fair enough!

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/oldpotatoes/

Sorry, couldn't resist! ;)
From: valkyriekaren
Date: October 11th, 2008 - 10:40 pm (Link)
The fact that they're using anti-terrorist legislation which they assured us when it was introduced would only be used against bone fide enemies of the state is reprehensible to say the least. I refuse to believe that they did not know at the time of drafting the legislation that it could be used to deal with these sort of financial matters. We, the electorate, have been misled.
From: thecesspit
Date: October 11th, 2008 - 11:49 pm (Link)
I agree +1, I hadn't heard that was a tactic being used, which completely negates any 'anti-terrorism' bullshit they've been feeding out.

From: flewellyn
Date: October 12th, 2008 - 01:38 am (Link)
Wait, they're fucking with Iceland? The place inhabited entirely by descendants of VIKINGS?

Are they NUTS?