Gordon Brown has announced another bold new strategy to handle the crisis caused by Iceland's banking crisis.
"I am announcing today that Iceland will be melted down and bottled to be sold as overpriced mineral water in London's top restaurants." He told journalists during a joke filled press conference.
The prime minister explained that after various arcane econometric ally robust models had been assessed, it was quite clear that the liquidation of Iceland was the only way forward.
"There are two aspects of the plan that I like."Brown said. "The first is that we will be able to recoup the savings of private citizens, charities and local governments without endangering tax payers' money. But secondly, I get to shaft a whole nation and when you've had a year of a whole nation shafting you I can't tell you how good that feels."
There is however one major flaw to the plan, as Vince Cable was quick to point out. "The price of mineral water is so ridiculously high that the only people who could afford to pay for it were bankers. Given most of them are now supping meths under railway bridges, who does Brown expect to buy this stuff?"