The holidays are over (thankfully), but one task remains; the crystal-ball column. My record of New Year’s sooth-saying has been mixed, it’s fair to say. Last year’s performance, sadly, was no different.
First prediction: On Dec. 30, 2014 I wrote “there will be no spring election. The PM will wait for the fixed date in October, as promised, despite his party’s recent uptick in the polls, and despite the apparent allure of getting the campaign out of the way ahead of the much-anticipated trail of suspended former Conservative senator Mike Duffy, to begin in April.”