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[personal profile] miss_s_b
I didn't make any predictions last year. I should probably have more sense than to do so this year, too. However, I am willing to sacrifice myself on the altar of entertaining you all with how horribly wrong I am about all this.

Politics:
  1. Brexit will not be derailed.
    Sorry, fellow Lib Dems, and sane members of other parties, but both tory and labour leadership are too wedded to seeing it happen, and we're solidly polling 7% so nobody gives a rat's arse what we think. Some leavers are changing their minds, but not enough, and not fast enough, and even then there's enough idiots on both sides who have swallowed "we must respect the referendum"... We are going to continue down this disastrous road and it's going to be hell.

  2. Theresa May will still be prime minister at the end of 2018.
    Yes, she's awful. But every politician in the land knows what a fustercluck we're in, and that it's only going to get worse, and even the ones that want that to happen want somebody else to be in charge while it does. Nobody wants TMay's job right now because it's an impossible job.

  3. Donald Trump will still be president of the USA at the end of 2018.
    If they were going to jib him, they'd have done it by now. What can he possibly do that's worse than what he's already done? I mean, OK, he hasn't actually started a nuclear war, but he's threatened to... There'll be democrat gains all over the place in the midterms, but we'll still have the orange fascist in charge.

  4. Vince will still be lib dem leader, and we will not crack double figures in the polling.
    Nobody is listening to us, nobody cares what we think, and we're putting out awful PPBs, which I'm actually quite glad nobody is watching. We'll make some council by election gains, which we will trumpet out of all proportion to their relevance, and we'll probably increase in membership again, but not with members who are actually going to do anything.

  5. The LDV comments section will continue to be an overwhelmingly male sewer of toxicity.
    (aside from the odd missive from Catherine Crosland)

Fandom:
  1. Jodie Whittaker is going to be an awesome Doctor.
    They can't afford to fuck it up, so they'll manage not to. Somehow. Maybe with a couple of tiny wobbles.

  2. Star Trek Disco and The Good Place will continue awesome, but Lucifer will go downhill.

  3. Season 4 of iZombie will be the last season.

Personal
  1. I'll do OK through January for my new year's resolution, but it'll gradually tail off.
    New Year's Resolution is going to be "stick to gym schedule and actually exercise the amount I am supposed to".

  2. Daughter will continue awesome.
    Honestly, I have been so blessed with her. She is so great, and none of the ages which are meant to be troublesome have proved particularly troublesome, so I'm going to predict a continuation of that.

  3. I shall continue to enjoy being on FCC
    It's actually been loads of fun, and I feel like I am Being Useful and Making a Contribution. Yes, it's cost me a bit, financially, and I wouldn't have been able to do it in any of my old jobs for that reason, but now I have that little bit of spare cash, it feels like a worthwhile use of it.

  4. I shall remember to check for messages before chairing conference debates
    (sorry again, Alex H)

Date: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theandrewhickey
Sadly agreed with all of these, though impeachment's a possibility for 2019 if there are Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress.

Date: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] norfolkian
Oh God, it's so depressing. But the fandom stuff is good and the awesome daughter is awesome. I'm clinging to the awesome things. *clings*

Date: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 04:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] softfruit
"an overwhelmingly male sewer of toxicity"

I would struggle to describe it better. If I were Caron I would give up and walk away, which is in no way a request for her to do so, but I know well the "this bunch of shites do not deserve all the good volunteering I do for them" feeling that running LDV must provoke some days.

Date: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nickbarlow
On the politics, I can see Trump getting 25th amendmented if he tries to nuke North Korea, but then he would technically still ge President. I think you're right about Brexit and May, it'll need some big event as a catalyst to really change things and I don't think that'll happen until 2019.

Lib Dems: to me, it feels like the party's just completely stuck and someone (possibly Vince) needs to give it all a purpose again, even if that involves piscina off and alienating a significant chunk of the existing membership.

And I think Lucifer can steer out of the bit of a mess the last half season was, if they actually find something for a lot of the characters to do.

Date: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nickbarlow
It is, and now I've seen the typo, it's really piscina me off.

Date: Monday, January 1st, 2018 08:31 am (UTC)
michaelftaylor: Michael Taylor (Default)
From: [personal profile] michaelftaylor
If we all continue to sit on our arses and moan about Brexit instead of actively campaigning against it in every single election that takes place this year then undoubtedly your prediction will be true. I for one have decided that waiting for it to happen is unacceptable and I have resolved to do something rather than just whinge. So I will be out there campaigning to stay in the EU and hope to persuade first my friends, then my party and then the wider community to do so too. You might like to consider that before resigning yourself to what you see as inevitable.
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