"So why did I step aside as Prime Minister? A short look at international media coverage will give you quite varied reasons. The truth of the matter is that my name was found in the so called Panama papers in connection with a company registered in the British Virgin Islands and owned by my wife. This alone was sufficient to create a range of theories and news stories about a Prime Minister´s ‘hidden funds’. Such stories were helped by the willful distribution of fallacies and even a bogus interview and news report intended to create the sense that I had something to hide."
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, tidigare statsminister, i en tidigare opublicerad artikel avsedd för internationella medier gällande hans kopplingar till bolaget Wintris Inc. på Brittiska Jungfruöarna som han själv var delägare i.