Matthew Steeples shares predictions for 2017
2016 has been a year when sense was turned on its head. Donald Trump being elected President of the United States of America and Brexit in Britain were not expected and the only beneficiaries thus far have been those who bet on both.
In the coming year, one can only hope that rationality intervenes. Theresa May’s “Brexit means Brexit” will hopefully get another dose of Gina Miller at the end of January and by the 20th, maybe, just maybe, Mr Trump might have had a lobotomy.
Elections in France and Germany in May and September provide some cause for concern but most commentators expect Marine Le Pen to be trounced and Angela Merkel to win. That, at least, provides a ray of hope.
A close relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is what, though, poses a true threat to world peace. It certainly feels as if we’re headed into an era akin to the 1930s and with the madman pledging to govern by Twitter and rallies, this is a time to sit tight and pray for a miracle.