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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