Prime Minister Ásgrímsson as good as alone in his predictions

As expected almost no one in Iceland came out in support of the comments made by Halldór Ásgrímsson, the Icelandic Prime Minister, last week that he predicted Iceland would be a member of the European Union by 2015. On the contrary the comments were hevily critizised by people from all parts of the society not the least from a number of people in the government. As a consequence the discussions about Mr Ásgrímsson comments are over. After all everyone in Iceland knows he has no backing and that an Icelandic EU membership is highly unlike to ever taking place.