As my predictions for last year just scraped the bare minimum you might expect for a pass by calling the easy things correctly, it’s time for me to issue a whole new series of hostages to fortune.

Image for post
Image for post
I’m tempted to predict a giant asteroid will doom us all, but we’ll all just be disappointed if I’m wrong, and there’ll be no one left for me to gloat at if I get it right.

Britain:

  1. There will be an extension to Article 50 meaning the UK does not exit the EU at the end of March. This will come about through a complicated diplomatic dance where the EU27 are seen to offer an extension to the UK, rather than the UK requesting one.

World:

  1. Macron will remain generally unpopular in France, but the gilets jaunes will have faded away and be remembered as just another protest movement.

Sport:

  1. Liverpool will win the Premier League relatively easily. Wolves will come seventh, but not make it into Europe because a team from outside the top six will win the FA Cup.

Media:

  1. Avengers: Endgame will conclude with some form of multiverse being established, probably with a reference to/appearance by the X-Men.

Let’s see if I scrape the 50% bar this time…

Written by

Many, many things. PhD student at QMUL. Councillor. Ran the 2019 London Marathon for Brain Research UK. @nickjbarlow on Twitter.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store