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.


  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.


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


  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.


  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…

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