The massive wave of protests and riots which started in Greece last December was sparked off, in part by the widely held impression that the present ruling party, New Democracy is both incompetent and deeply corrupt. I keep on seeing the same kind of accusations levellled at the government in Iceland which has presided over the worst financial crisis in the country's modern history.
However, the popular anger felt by many people over how their own political elites have allowed the current situation to spiral out of control has also spread to other places such as Riga and probably will not stop there as unemployment and poverty starts to affect other Europeans.
The latest in-joke from Ireland:
"What’s the difference between Iceland and Ireland?
Answer: One letter and about six months.”
The latest joke from Greece
What's the difference between the present government and the boy scouts?
The boys scouts have adult leadership.