Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson believes politicians need to be “more political” in order to set themselves apart from others. Sigmundur Davíð made the comment in an interview with Iceland Review on Thursday, following the closing press conference of the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík.
- I have of course been asking myself, as politicians have been doing recently, because there are strange and fascinating things happening in politics, just not in Iceland but all over Europe and in North America, and so on, where we see a strong trend, increased support for anti-establishment parties, very different parties, some to the right and some to the left .... This means that politicians need to ask themselves whether they have not been addressing the concerns of people in the societies and I think ... part of the reason why we are in this situation now, is politics have become too similar. There weren’t really the space between the different world views; politics in many countries has started sounding more or less the same, Gunnlaugsson says, according to the newspaper.