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‘Are ya suffering from paranoid schizophrenia’ remark sparks fury from Mr. Speaker

Mr. Páll á Reynatúgvu, the speaker of the Faroese parliament, has rather astonishingly hit out at an ordinary Faroe Islander who apparently seemed to imply that Mr. Reynatúgvu suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

The ordinary Faroe Islander asked in the comment section of an article “whether he (Mr. Speaker) suffers from paranoid schizophrenia” (Lider han af paranoid skizofreni).

Mr. Reynatúgvu did not appear to take this insult lightly and stated that he is fed up with this particular sort of backbiting.

According to Faroese news website vp.fo, Mr. Reynatúgvu wrote the following in a Facebook post:

“Of course, we, the politicians, must tolerate the fact that people discuss and comment on our ideologies and how good we are at our jobs, and of course people have every right to strongly disagree with us.

But seriously, it is a mystery to me how grown ups can refer to the speaker of the parliament like this.

I have occupied several high-power positions in this society, and I have been elected by the people.

I have attended every parliamentary meeting the past 11 years or so. And my wife of nearly 34 years and I have raised four children.

I have come to the point where I have had enough of this backbiting…or what do you think, my dear Facebook friends,” Mr. Reynatúgvu asked conclusively.

Mr. Reynatúgvu has been the speaker of the Faroese parliament since 2015. He is a member of the Faroese Republican Party (Tjóðveldi).

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