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Iceland’s right wing populists may not be a part of feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant the coalition government, or wield tremendous political power (yet), but they have already demonstrated an ability to disrupt the feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant political process and degrade the public discourse in a way feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant eerily reminiscent of american republicans. This may come as a surprise to those who think feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant of iceland as a progressive country, replete with third-wave feminism, queer pride, and socialism, but the country’s small, yet increasingly vocal, contingent of right-wing populist nationalists are proving impossible to ignore.

To take one example, there’s these bons mots from people’s party chair and icelandic MP inga sæland voicing her feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant opposition in parliament to a bill (which has since become a law) allowing for the termination of pregnancy until the end of feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant the 22nd week: “these halls have certainly displayed, with great cheering and hollering, that we intend to make the decision here to let feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant a 22-week-old unborn child be killed in the womb. And I will always say no!”

In an act reminiscent of american anti-choice protesters, inga made over the course of the bill’s debate a decidedly emotional appeal to the media, employing a six-year-old child as a prop. A mass email sent by inga’s office to the media included current photographs of a feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant child, as well as others of the girl as a micro feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant preemie, born 23 weeks into her mother’s pregnancy.

The european union is one of the populist right’s favourite boogeymen. While iceland is not an EU member, and a slight majority of icelanders are against joining, iceland does belong to the european economic area. In reality, this means that iceland is bound by EU law but, not being represented in the european parliament, has no voice in the drafting or enforcement of these feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant same laws.

At its core, the TEP is intended to open the EU’s gas and electricity markets, to prevent vertical integration (i.E. When the supply chain for a company is owned by feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant the company itself), and prevent other monopolising behaviour. As an EEA member, iceland is ostensibly affected but it is difficult to see feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant what impact the TEP would have on iceland’s energy market in practice. Iceland is famously energy self-sufficient, generating its own electricity and hot water from hydro- and geothermal power. It neither imports nor exports power, and the cost and logistics of doing so are prohibitive. Not that these facts have gotten in the way of feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant iceland’s populist right.

The centre party have been vocal opponents of the TEP. Disgraced former prime minister and current chair of the centre feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant party sigmundur davíð gunnlaugsson has spared no hyperbole, calling it “exceedingly dangerous,” and equating the package to iceland ceding its energy sovereignty feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant to the EU. His party has orchestrated filibusters on the matter that have feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant lasted well into the early morning hours, which have inspired criticism from reform party chair þorgerður katrín feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant gunnarsdóttir, who called this “bannonism,” a nod to former trump advisor stephen bannon. This concept she defined as “speaking misinformation long enough to awaken fear in the general feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant public.”

That would never come to pass—new elections in 2013 put the right-wing back in power, and shortly thereafter, the government withdrew iceland from accession negotiations. This was done with considerable ease, in large part due to two factors: the willingness of the populist right to use misinformation and feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant scare tactics, and the unwillingness of everyone else to speak up just feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant as loudly about the actual facts.

As is increasingly the case worldwide, the united states’s populist right is wholly unconcerned with the facts. In an infamous interview with CNN, right-wing pundit newt gingrich dismissed FBI statistics showing that violent feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant crime is declining in the US, telling the reporter, “as a politician, I’ll go with how people feel; I’ll let you go with the theoreticians.”

Iceland’s populist right has taken this to heart. They were very loud and vocal during EU accession talks, and continue at the same volume today with TEP debate. Those actually concerned with the facts regarding EU accession were feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant remarkably absent from the discussion, believing—incorrectly, in hindsight—that the facts would speak for themselves and that any feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant reasonable person would be able to tell that the populists feeling nausea in the morning but not pregnant were spreading lies.

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