UK MPs told to postpone Iceland trip

londonMPs who sit on the Scottish Affairs Committee of the British parliament in London have been advised against visiting Iceland as part of their research mission into the global recession.

The Scotsman newspaper reports that it was the British ambassador to Iceland who personally made the recommendation to the committee that its members postpone their planned fact finding mission to Iceland at least until after the Icesave referendum on 6th March.

A Scottish National Party member of the committee said the ambassador gave Iceland’s political instability as a reason for postponing the trip. But the British Foreign Office has rejected this claim and the Committee’s chairman agreed; saying the recommendation was made solely out of courtesy for Iceland’s referendum process, according to

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