“This old Icelandic system permits convicts to have certain civil rights restored - enabling them to run for public office, qualify for certain government jobs or serve as an attorney or solicitor, for example - if three letters of recommendation from persons of good character are provided.”
This thread has a better explanation of the context than the BBC report:
Saw the thread title, thought “ha, chance to post the Bennet video”, read thread, decided against it.
someone could have then replied with the bennet song ‘wanker’ (just for clarity I am not calling you that, just saying it could be done)
Saw the thread title, thought “Ha, chance to talk EVEN MORE about my holiday!!”, read thread, decided against it.
saw thread title, thought “ha, another person who appreciates the value of £2 for a 6 pack of bird’s eye cajun chicken and £1 for 4 litres of Sunny Delight under one roof!”, read thread, decided against it.