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MP Claims Refugee Children Not More Important Than Sheep Farmers

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MP Claims Refugee Children Not More Important Than Sheep Farmers

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson

Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

Icelandic MP and ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is dissatisfied with the handling of matters at Alþingi, seeing as very few parliament issues could be discussed.

Among those being the state of sheep farmers, which has been in disarray after Minister of Agriculture, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir's plans to aid them were put to a halt because of the sudden elections.

Gunnar Bragi's words on the matter have, however, caused controversy among Icelanders, claiming that refugee children weren't more important than sheep farmers.

"I don't agree with the Leftist Green Movement's party group chairman's when he says that the most important issue is to save children. At least that's what I think he said. It is an important matter. But it is equally as important to save families and the farms of sheep farmers."

Icelanders were quick to respond on social media, with some comparing Gunnar Bragi's statement to his #HeForShe commitments from his time as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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