Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Season's greetings

It's that time of year again.   I finished last year's Christmas post with the hope that ‘…2017 isn’t as bad as 2016.’ Well that worked didn’t it?  

The Brexit fiasco stumbles on, with the utter incompetence of the government never ceasing to amaze.  I can’t believe that May doesn’t actually realise how hopeless her performance is, but her bland assertions about things going well, and ‘we’re on track for a settlement that’s in everyone’s interests’ suggests that’s what she actually believes.  Then of course there’s Trump, Kim Jong, the far right getting into positions of power in Europe, and signs of an alliance that’s bringing Le Pen, Geert Wilders, Strache and Farage together.  Oh joy…

Some of you will have seen this already in card form – and if you haven’t it’s probably because it’s still held up in the post.  Or perhaps it’s because we haven’t sent you one.  

We still have a few left, and the big question is: will they still be of any use next year?   I think they will, if only because the alternatives on offer make May seem an attractive proposition. We’ll see – I have been wrong before.  Meanwhile I will conclude with the same wish as last year: let 2018 at least offer some signs of hope.