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    A planned Royal Air Force mission to Iceland is providing the latest flash point in the island’s increasingly strained relationship with Britain after the collapse of its banking system.


    The Icelandic government is under intense political and public pressure to turn away the RAF aircraft due to be deployed to a base outside Reykjavik in December on a Nato mission to defend the island’s airspace.

    Politicians of all persuasions and members of the public see the prospect of RAF jets flying over Iceland as unthinkable after Britain used an anti-terror act to freeze some Icelandic bank assets.

    While the Treasury argues the actions were necessary and unavoidable, using powers more regularly used against al-Qaeda and North Korea offended many Icelanders and triggered a grass roots ‘We are not terrorists’ petition attracting more than 70,000 signatures out of a population of 300,000.

    The Ministry of Defence on Thursday confirmed that it had “responded to a Nato request” and offered to send several aircraft to Keflavik air base under a routine and largely symbolic arrangement in which fellow Nato members take turns to police Iceland’s airspace.

    Politicians from both inside and outside Iceland’s coalition government have called for the deployment to be halted. Karin Jakobsdottir, vice-chairman of the opposition Left Green party, the third largest, said Iceland’s public was “very angry”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfredJPruffock View Post
    offended many Icelanders and triggered a grass roots ‘We are not terrorists’ petition attracting more than 70,000 signatures out of a population of 300,000.
    So the rest are then?

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    The Brylcream Boys ought to do the right thing: fly over there, on landing take a very large bunch of flowers and a good few beers down into town and apologise for the UKs terrible government.

    And if the icelandics want to keep the planes, let them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    So the rest are then?
    Yep.

    Bomb'em.

    Good way of stimulating the economy too.

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    Full of dodgy geezers, Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggy Styles View Post
    Full of dodgy geezers, Iceland.
    Great Geysir's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Dalek View Post
    The Brylcream Boys ought to do the right thing: fly over there, on landing take a very large bunch of flowers and a good few beers down into town and apologise for the UKs terrible government.

    And if the icelandics want to keep the planes, let them.
    Burn in Hell, Commie.

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