Pirates call in workplace psychologist

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, one of the Pirates' current 3 MPs.

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, one of the Pirates' current 3 MPs. Photo: Eggert Jóhannesson

Internal tensions within Iceland’s most popular political party, the Pirates, have flared up in recent weeks – to such an extent that a workplace psychologist has been called in.

After months of making the headlines thanks to their meteoric surge up the opinion polls, the Pirates have in recent weeks been more in the spotlight because of bickering between members of the parliamentary party.

Prominent members of the party have been publicly involved in bitter arguments and mutual recriminations, particularly as regards the issue of leadership of the party – which at last count had the support of over one-third of the entire Icelandic electorate.

According to a Pirate press release, the decision to call in an expert on workplace relations was taken by the party as a whole and has delivered major results in a short time.

“We have begun to work through these difficulties under the guidance of a workplace psychologist. It has been an edifying process which has already benefited our MPs with a targeted methodology for working together better and with tolerance and harmony as our guiding light.”

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