Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Well it's 2013 and the world didn't end in 2012 or if it did, it failed to notify the rest of us.
As in years past I'm going to make a few predictions, though considering how wrong I got most of last years, I really don't know why I bother, so in another act of supreme wishful thinking here we go.

The Coagulation will not fall apart though the members will become ever more estranged and the Lib Dems popularity will reach all time lows.
UKIP will continue to do ok, though unless there's a defection, they won't make a political breakthrough in any by-election, more down to there not really having a local government base of councillors to help the party along.
America will struggle on and Obama's presidency will become one of the most unpopular ever and his methods will become ever more extreme and divisive as he doesn't have to face re-election. Expect levels of spite and vindictiveness on Gordon brown levels. Despite having most of the media on his side, some things just can't be covered up too well.
Islam will remain in the news and become increasingly unpopular in many nations save by muslims and the hard of thinking on the left of the political spectrum.
The middle east will go to hell in a handbasket due to increased militancy by islamic idiots seizing power in various countries. If we're very, very lucky we won't get drawn into it, but you know politicians...
The EU will carry on, increasingly unpopular and increasingly autocratic, its defenders will have to work twice as hard to try and convince us that somehow it's a good idea, whilst fooling no one.
Sport, Newcastle United will finish in the premiership above Sunderland, I think that's the most I could hope for there.

Above all, keep the fight going to keep people informed that there are like minds out there fighting for their small corner. Freedom of speech and expression are under attack by those in power in ever increasing ways, too many lights of freedom went out last year, let's hope for a better one this year.

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backofanenvelope said...

Let's look on the bright side. In 2012 the Arabs carried on wrecking their countries and killing each other. The sort of thing they have been doing for 1300 years. I expect the Gulf states to go down soon. We just have to contain them and let them get on with it.

Antisthenes said...

Predictions are notoriously difficult to get right and so much often happens that is either a total surprise or the opposite of what is expected. Instead I go for a wish list; that the euro-zone falls apart taking the EU with it and the lefties, greens and other assorted loons wake up to the fact that they are destroying democracy, the economy and society and change their ways. Both I believe are a forlorn hope still fingers crossed.

tris said...

Bonne Année, QM. May you and your family have a prosperous, healthy and happy 2013.