10 For 2010
Posted by The Futility Monster on January 1, 2010 @ 10:32
In time honoured fashion, the start of a new year is always a good time to consider what it might herald. And so, not to be outdone by other bloggers who’ve done the same thing, I’m going to share with you 10 predictions for this year.
1 – The Conservatives will win the General Election (which will be held in May) with a majority of approximately 50 seats.
2 – George Osborne will not be the next Chancellor of the Exchequer.
3 – Gordon Brown will be replaced as Labour Party leader by Ed Miliband.
4 – Gordon Brown will get a job on the international stage and resign as an MP.
5 – The new Tory administration will suffer a scandal of some kind. Yes, I know this is very vague, and a total cop out, but I can’t quite put my finger on it…
6 – The Tories will scrap the ID card, but questions will remain over whether the database behind the project actually disappears with it.
7 – Obama will not only pass his healthcare reform bill, but will score a major political coup by passing comprehensive immigration reform, utterly dividing the Republican Party in the process.
8 – The Democrats will lose 30 seats in the House, and 5 seats in the Senate, worsening the already fractured relationship between Obama and an increasingly obstructive Republican minority.
9 – Australian PM Kevin Rudd will win the next federal election – a double dissolution – with a major landslide.
10 – The Iranian crisis will either culminate in the death of Mirhossein Mousavi or there will be a popular revolution. That’s another cop out, I’m sorry, but either way I think this will be a significant year for the Iranian situation.
Oh go on, one more, I hear you cry. Well, it’s not going to be what you’re expecting.
Arsenal will win the Premier League.
There, I’ve said it. Cos I’m interested in more than just politics, you know. I’m not that boring…
Hey, that was a lot of fun. Wish that could be my post every day!
And now I’m almost looking forward to the end of the year to see how spectacularly wrong I’m going to be. Wish me luck! Unless you don’t want any of those events to happen, of course.
Happy New Year to you all. Here’s to much more futile monstering in the year to come 🙂