LSE professor wants Icesave mediator

robert-wade-littleThe London School of Economics professor, Robert Wade believes it is important for Iceland to have an independent mediator in the Icesave issue.

Wade was a guest on the Silfur Egils television show yesterday. His comments on the show were echoed by another guest: the lawyer and former assistant to Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir, Kristrun Heimisdottir.

Robert Wade said that the British, Dutch and Icelandic sides all bear responsibility for the Icesave debacle – and especially the Dutch Central Bank. Therefore, he reasons, an independent third party should be brought in to help renegotiate the trilateral contract.

He also added support to the idea that the Icelandic government should employ a powerful spokesperson who could explain the situation clearly to the world press. He named Alistair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications officer, as a potential candidate. Such a representative could build support for Iceland’s position overseas and help in rebuilding Iceland’s reputation.

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