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LETTERS: Would leaving the EU boost the right or damage the Tories?

LETTERS: Would leaving the EU boost the right or damage the Tories? Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in favour of staying in the European Union (EU) gave the Remain campaign badly needed credibility.

Mass protests push prime minister of Iceland to the brink

Mass protests push prime minister of Iceland to the brink Iceland's prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson was under immense pressure yesterday, Tuesday, from huge demonstrations against his family's holding of millions of dollars in a tax haven.

Fury erupts in Iceland over prime minister's Panama Papers tax scandal

As much as ten percent of Iceland’s population of 330,000 took to the streets on Monday evening, raging against their leaders’ corruption.

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir The late Henning Mankell’s Wallander stories built on social realism—but the genre’s roots lie in a Marxist critique of Sweden, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Burial Rights: Life and death of an Icelandic peasant

This novel imagines the last months of Agnes Magnusdottir who was beheaded for arson and murder in Iceland in 1830

Iceland: Protests over IMF cuts

Over 3,000 people protested in Reykjavik, Iceland against austerity last Saturday.

Exclusive: How BA bosses are putting profit before stranded passengers

22 April 2010
The world’s airlines claim they are trying to help those stranded by the disruption caused by the Icelandic volcano. The truth is they are trying to make profit rather than assist ordinary travellers. They are running half-empty flights, open only to those prepared to pay top fares, while people who had flights cancelled are left grounded.

Cloud of bosses’ lies appears after volcano erupts

20 April 2010
Airline bosses are demanding that profits are put first during the Icelandic volcano crisis.

Icelanders vote against compensation

09 March 2010
Voters in Iceland have overwhelmingly rejected the terms of a deal to compensate British and Dutch banking customers for their losses after the bank Icesave collapsed in 2008.

Iceland prepares for vote on IMF's bad deal

02 March 2010
People in Iceland will take part in a crucial referendum this Saturday.

Fashioning a tidy profit from recession

03 March 2009
Mosaic Fashion owns a series of high street chains. It was dumped into administration by its main backer, the Icelandic bank Kaupthing, on Monday. Kaupthing then immediately bought back Mosaic and changed the firm’s name. By doing this they wrote off some debts and snapped up the profitable bits of the company.

Which economy will be bottom?

03 February 2009
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) put Britain at the bottom of the class in its revised forecast for the world economy last week. At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Gordon Brown was forced to refute suggestions that London was now "Reykjavik on The Thames" – a reference to Iceland’s economic crash.

Protests bring down Iceland’s government

27 January 2009
The government of Iceland became the first to be driven out of office in this recession by a wave of popular protest this week.

Iceland bank failures burn council fingers

14 October 2008
The drive of the market into public services and the ongoing economic turmoil has opened up the prospect of council workers across the country not being paid at the end of the month.

Reports round-up

13 January 2007
Iceland workers vote on deal Workers at Iceland’s depot in Enfield, north London, were considering a new offer to end their dispute this week.

Iceland depot strike suspended

06 January 2007
The strikes planned at Iceland supermarket’s depot at Enfield, north London, were called off at the end of last month. A majority of T&G union members at the plant accepted an offer from DHL, the company that runs the depot, to restart serious talks on 29 December.

Iceland strike suspended

16 December 2006
The strikes planned at Iceland's depot at Enfield, north London, have been called off. A majority of T&G union members at the plant accepted an offer from DHL, the company that runs the operation, to restart serious talks on 29 December.

Iceland strikers call for support

16 December 2006
Some 350 Iceland strikers struck and dozens joined picket lines again today (Friday), faced by security guards. They are hitting the company hard but need your backing.

Chilling anti-strike tactics at Iceland

16 December 2006
If you ever thought the class struggle was dead, you should have been outside the Iceland depot in Enfield, north London, at 2am on Friday last week.

Iceland workers accept redundancy deal

05 August 2006
Around 300 workers at an Iceland supermarket depot in North Wales voted last week to accept a new redundancy deal.

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