Saturday morning Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir fired a shot at the radical wing of the Left Green party by telling them not to play with fire, by playing solo in unpopular but necessary decisions.
Left Green Chairman and Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon said the Prime Ministers should not meddle in the Left Green party’s internal affairs. In an interview to smugan.is, the Left Green party’s website, Sigfússon said that he always stayed out of the domestic matters of the Social Democratic Alliance:
“I think the leadership of the Alliance should take notice of young Social Democrats who dined with the young Left Green on Saturday night. It is more likely for success that people talk than stir each other’s intestines. We can all learn from the young.”
The radical part of the Left Green contains MPs Lilja Mósesdóttir, Atli Gíslason, Ásmundur Dadi Einarsson and Gudfrídur Lilja Grétarsdóttir. The first three did not support the government budget, the most important bill for the government. Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson and Agricultural Minister Jón Bjarnason are also counted as a part of the radical group. The group has been against the government in matters concerning the Icesave-agreements with Britain and Holland and the talks with the European Union.