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Wouldn't it be interesting to see a member of the political class held accountable for the 2008 economic crisis? It's pathetic that not even a single banker in the US has been prosecuted. BBC News:

The trial of former Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde, on charges of negligence over the 2008 financial crisis, has begun in Reykjavik. Mr Haarde is thought to be the first world leader to face criminal charges over the crisis. He rejects the charges as "political persecution" and has said he will be vindicated during the trial. The country's three main banks collapsed during economic turmoil and the failure of Icesave hit thousands.

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