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The good, the bad and the bizarre of 2016

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Have you recovered yet? No, not from your annual boozathon, but from 2016. What a year for pollsters, pundits, bookies getting it wrong! First, Brexit, then Donald Trump. Yes, if only Michael Fish (remember him?) had been plying his trade last year, he’d have looked bang-on.

It’s too early to say where 2016 will rank in modern world history compared with, say,1914 and 1939. But it was undoubtedly the most dramatic moment in British politics since the Second World War. Plus, the USA elected a president who publicly admitted he gropes women, doesn’t pay taxes and, reportedly, summarised his future Republican supporters thus in People Magazine: “they believe anything... I could lie and they’d still eat it up.” I mean, what do you have to do to be unelectable?

Add that to the deaths of so many celebrities, and it’s difficult to see how 2017 could be any more ‘surprising.’ But then, consider what’ll be happening. The Supreme Court ruling, the triggering of Article 50, Trump’s inauguration, the French and German elections, Russian and Chinese expansionism, the next inevitable terrorist attack and our response to it. Maybe we’re........

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