Saturday, December 29, 2012

Predictions for 2013

2012 proved to be quite a vintage year in my view.

Nationally  and internationally there were the Olympic and Paralympic games as well as the celebrations on the Thames for HM the Queen's Royal Jubilee.

More important family-wise, we celebrated the wedding of maytrees ma. to Stuart on what  seemed be almost the first beautiful sunny day of the year.

Even the day job  was memorable, leading to my first trip to Canada and then by train to USA - so what will 2013 bring?

What  the next year  will bring is never straightforward to predict but here goes in no particular order, for 2013:

1. One British national newspaper will be no more.
2.  Ostensible 'religious'  tensions  arising not from real  religious devotion but caused by hideous political extremism, will cause  even more  needless  deaths.
3. The USA will not reach the financial consensus required to stave off recessionary taxation.
4. Chinese middle classes will make greater impact on their national politics.
5. Natural gas fracking will become more controversial  especially in Europe.
6. The Catholic Church in the UK will begin to appeal  to more people.
7. Young people will continue to have fun yet  become more canny.
8. The  UK government will  tackle internet suppliers on their   tax avoidance schemes.
9. Worldwide weather patterns will worsen.
10. There will be a British winner at a  Wimbledon final.

The truth or otherwise of  some of the above will be difficult to discern this time next year but  the accuracy of others should be straightforward.

Finally - A happy new year to all who read this blog.


  1. 10. I notice you said "British" and not "English", Jerry. The way things are going, pretty soon we won't even be able to say "British"...!
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

  2. No. 3 on the list is:
    "3. The USA will not reach the financial consensus required to stave off recessionary taxation".
    Now seems to be being borne out by events


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