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Civic Movement MP Leaves the Parliamentary Party

Thráinn Bertelsson, former MP for the Civic Movement, formally resigned from his parliamentary party at the Icelandic parliament Althingi yesterday and will henceforth work as an independent MP.

Speaker of Parliament Ásta Ragnheidur Jóhannesdóttir read a letter from Bertelsson out loud where he stated that he would no longer communicate with people who considered reliability an indication of serious dementia, Fréttabladid reports.

Bertelsson was referring to an email which Margrét Tryggvadóttir, an MP for the Civic Movement, sent by mistake to all MPs, expressing her concern that Bertelsson might suffer from Alzheimer’s.

After Jóhannesdóttir had finished reading Bertelsson’s letter, Tryggvadóttir formally apologized to him for having sent the email.

Bertelsson was the only MP for the Civic Movement who voted for the government’s bill on applying for membership to the European Union last month.

The Civic Movement was originally for applying for EU membership, but three of its MPs changed their mind because of the Icesave debate.

The Civic Movement is a new political party, which had four MPs elected to parliament in the last elections.

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