Hi, Tom here in Iceland. Today we’ll be broadcasting from Rekjavik and the home of the Johnson family.
What’s it like to like to live in what is in effect a bankrupt country ?
In this family, Dad has lost his job. Mum is struggling to find work. Their 3 kids all want to move to Florida.
Some say 70,000 Icelanders could soon be unemployed (40 per cent of the workforce). Imagine 100 million people unemployed in America – that’s the scale of this crisis.
The new government are working with the IMF to rebuild the economy. The collapse of the country’s banks (your comments here) had huge knock-on affects for people, businesses and charities across Europe and recently there’ve been protests on the streets of the capital.
Do you think Iceland should be bailed out? And what would you ask our WHYS hosts today ?