I'm in Brussels for a couple of days visiting the European Parliament as Labour's campaign for the elections in 2009 moves up a gear. I'll blog more on this when I get back.
Following news in today's press that several councils had large sums tied up in Icelandic banks (which they may not get back) I have checked this morning and can confirm that Darlington Borough Council had no deposits there.
There's some gallows humour on Ebay today (Friday), where someone has put Iceland up for sale.
Badged as a "Unique opportunity to buy a Northern European country" it says that "Iceland will provide the winning bidder with - a habitable environment, Icelandic Horses and admittidly a somewhat sketchy financial situation...PLEASE NOTE: GREENLAND AND Björk ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION!"
Bidding started at a 99p start price and without reserve, although if you are thinking about it as a Christmas present for one of those relatives who has everything, be warned that this has now risen to £10 million.