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“Does anyone know what the situation with our money is?


By PaddyTrembath Posted: December 05, 2012


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  • PaddyTrembath  |  December 10 2012, 1:50PM

    Perhaps I should of asked f anyone cared!

  • Slimslad  |  December 12 2012, 6:29PM

    Cornwall Council has to date received a first distribution from the winding-up board of Landsbanki Bank of £2.67m equating to approximately one third of the claim.

  • PaddyTrembath  |  December 12 2012, 10:13PM

    Thank you Slimslad one third as opposed to "the lion's share". "A campaign by local authority umbrella group Cosla in Scotland and the Local Government Association resulted in councils receiving "preferred creditor" status, meaning they were at the head of the queue when repayments were being made" If Scotland were able to do it, why weren't we? But, then again, if the people of Iceland can do what they did, why can't we?

  • twain1  |  December 14 2012, 12:04AM

    You have had your eye taken off the ball. Unreported, Iceland has had their quiet revolution. Over 200 people, including the former chief executives of Iceland's three biggest banks, face criminal charges for their activities. ''The people of Iceland have overwhelmingly risen up and forced their government puppets of the banks to resign. Primary banks have been nationalized. The debt scam imposed by Great Britain and Holland money printers was declared null and void. A public assembly has been created to rewrite Iceland's constitution.'' 2008 – The main bank of Iceland is nationalized. The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market halts. The country is in bankruptcy 2008 – Citizens rise up at Parliament and succeed in forcing the resignation of both the prime minister and the effective government. New elections are held. Yet, the country remains in a bad economic situation. A Parliament act is passed to pay back 3,500 million Euros to Great Britain and Holland by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with 5.5% interest. 2010 – The people of Iceland again take to the streets to demand a referendum. In January of 2010, the President of Iceland denies approval, instead announcing a popular vote on the matter by the people. In March, a referendum and denial of payment is approved by popular vote of 93%. Meanwhile, government officials initiate an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis. Many high level executives and bankers are arrested. Interpol dictates an order to force all implicated parties to leave Iceland. -resignation of the entire corrupt government of the country -nationalisation of the bank -referendum enabling the people to determine their own economic system -incarceration of responsible parties, and -a rewriting of the Iceland Constitution by its people That's Iceland's quiet revolution; no bloodshed, the people just kicked the ****s of the corrupt. When will we have ours????

  • PaddyTrembath  |  December 14 2012, 1:18AM

    Exactly twain 1, "if the people of Iceland can do what they did, why can't we?"

  • twain1  |  December 14 2012, 9:27AM

    "We were told that if we refused the international community's conditions, we would become the Cuba of the North. But if we had accepted, we would have become the Haiti of the North." http://tinyurl.com/3zqdjyj A lot should be learnt from this revolution which has been conveniently ignored by our media including the disgraceful treatment of Iceland from our gov't. yet again.

  • youngcornwall  |  December 14 2012, 9:36AM

    "if the people of Iceland can do what they did, why can't we?" Probably waiting with bated breath for the nationalists to lead the way, and in turn they are looking over their shoulder waiting for someone to make the first move.

  • PaddyTrembath  |  December 14 2012, 10:59AM

    Why don't you ask the Icelanders for a bit of cod to go with the chips you've got on your shoulder yc?

  • Chopper8  |  December 14 2012, 11:58AM

    @ ''Young'' cornwall - they have no need to await the arrival of the ''Nasty Nats'' as they already have full control over their own affairs (oh, and with a population of approximately half of Cornwall's), having gained their independence from Denmark in 1918. Mind you, I bet the whinging from the likes of you could have been heard even then; ''How dare they, they're all Danish coz I say so...''etc, etc, ad nauseum.

  • youngcornwall  |  December 14 2012, 1:51PM

    Wrong "chips" Paddy, you have tried to use this smart aleck comment before on someone else, what you are trying to get over has nothing to do with chips as per fish and chips, look it up boy lol.

  • PaddyTrembath  |  December 14 2012, 3:54PM

    Poetic licence old boy. Now please do try to keep on topic. The rest of us are starting to get a bit fed up with your one track mind. It is not necessary to turn every thread into an insult laden mire. You don't like nationalists, OK, we know. Why not go off and write a poem about it, and leave the big boys alone.

  • H_Trevorrow  |  December 14 2012, 6:05PM

    dear proletareat...we are currrently prosponing all revoloutions until dreckly' or when there is even slight popular interest. Our predictive modelling analysis keeps insisting that revolution simply leads to creating a new underclass and until we have re written history we are at a loss to effectively promote ourselves unless we can convince people to take a big drop in lifestyles. In further shocking news it turns out that many of our unionised brothers and sisters are actually doing so well under the present system that they refuse to stand together unless of course we garuntee advancing thier already inflated lifestyles and index linked pensions. The message from the TUC is that they will look into our cause once they have consulted with european colleagues on a fact finding mission at luxury venues across the continent, adding '...the cornish lobster was very popular at the the agm and you are so lucky to enjoy this on your doorstop'. They did point to thier most recent survey of west country members who identified the price of foie gras, caviar and champagne were a source of deepest concern, followed closely by the outrageous hourly rates demanded by thier domestic staff. Until further progress is made i would remind all comrades to keep the red flag flying but be prepared for a bit of a wait. ps pictures of the leaderships team building fortnight on board 'Med Cruise Exclusif' are now on the faceebook page and we thank members for all donations recieved in that campaign.

  • twain1  |  December 14 2012, 11:48PM

    Another discussion trolled. An alleged ''Christian'', ex Slaughterperson (speaks volumes) and a sad loser who thinks he's clever.

  • youngcornwall  |  December 15 2012, 9:08AM

    "And never the twain shall meet"?? Have a nice Christmas "One and All" you lovely people.

  • Slimslad  |  December 15 2012, 12:30PM

    "It is not necessary to turn every thread into an insult laden mire."? "Pot"? "Kettle" Old boy....?

  • poldice  |  December 15 2012, 12:45PM

    I concur with twain1 but suggest that what happened in the tiny country of Iceland will never happen in the UK for two reasons... firstly our population is by and large too lazy and complacent to engage with the democratic process which our ancestorss forged in their blood.. and secondly they have not got the balls to stand up to a system that is root and branch institutionally corrupt... cynically rigged to protect and benefit the most favoured 1%. Trevorrow???!!! well what can any sane person say to counter its bile... better to merely ignore it... it hates that... starved of oxygen in the form of a reaction.

  • Slimslad  |  December 15 2012, 2:56PM

    "system that is root and branch institutionally corrupt." Like the banks and business "system"? Run by "businessmen"?

  • Slimslad  |  December 15 2012, 2:59PM

    The TUC was set up to fight corrupt, uncaring, capitalists. Whatever the TUC has become can be no worse than those in "business" who continue to cheat and steal in the name of profit.

  • H_Trevorrow  |  December 15 2012, 3:07PM

    Hi poldice i agree with you and twain we should look at the incredibly harsh austerity measures that icelands new administration have undertaken as they are now enjoying 2 years of growth and lowering unemployment.

  • twain1  |  December 18 2012, 9:10AM

    Iceland has imposed moderate austerity, not ''incredibly harsh'', it has been incredibly successful because it has it's own currency and has rooted out the corruption. In comparison for instance, Greece has suffered it's 5th year of recession, crippling austerity, inefficiency and corruption. Iceland's problems were with the banks, they didn't obey the IMF, they let the banks fail and nationalised, Olafur Thor Hauksson, Special Prosecutor appointed by Parliament, sued them and arrested them, including the former Prime Minister, Geir Haarde. The state did not assume the responsibility to bail out private institutions and why should they? Iceland has been a shining example of a gov't run for its people and not big business. And btw, ''it is not necessary to turn every thread into an insult etc'' neither is it necessary to turn every topic into the nat debate is it?

  • H_Trevorrow  |  December 18 2012, 12:51PM

    ...and iceland are selling off thier banks to the private sector.... There is no comparison between the uk and iceland. Anyone who thinks the uk could be bailed out as iceland have been needs to visit a trick cyclist.

  • twain1  |  December 18 2012, 10:34PM

    Who is comparing the UK to Iceland?

  • Tstrunk  |  December 18 2012, 11:19PM

    by twain1 Tuesday, December 18 2012, 10:34PM "Who is comparing the UK to Iceland?" ? by twain1 Friday, December 14 2012, 12:04AM That's Iceland's quiet revolution; ... ...When will we have ours????"

  • twain1  |  December 19 2012, 12:09AM

    ''There is no comparison between the uk and iceland. Anyone who thinks the uk could be bailed out as iceland have been needs to visit a trick cyclist'' A problem with your comprehension Tstrunk?

  • twain1  |  December 19 2012, 12:13AM

    And Tstrunk, the majority find one id adequate

  • Tstrunk  |  December 19 2012, 9:33AM

    twain1, Look up the meaning of compare. And the statement you made "When will we have ours????" Is clearly is asking when will we have the same thing happen here!

  • H_Trevorrow  |  December 19 2012, 10:20AM

    It's a free country twain. Why not form your 'peoples party' and get yourselves elected.?

  • twain1  |  December 19 2012, 11:33PM

    Oh dear. For the remedials: I was talking ''Quiet revolution''. H.T. was talking bailouts. Sigh.

  • twain1  |  December 19 2012, 11:46PM

    H.T. ''Why not form your 'peoples party' and get yourselves elected.?" Iceland has proven that a party of the people, for the people is THE way.

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