Well this will be my last blog entry of the year so I will make the most of it.
2006 has been the first full year of my blog and what a year it's been. According to Cally's Kitchen my blog has gone from strength to strength and if anything that makes me more cautious and responsible, although I hope not too solemn ;)
So what are the blog entrees of 2006. Well according to the majority of my readers it was the political junkie test and my interview with Norman Geras, and the test was not my idea. In general it was the Twenty Questions to a Fellow Blogger series which got the most attention overall, with Kerron Cross , Iain Dale , Tom Freeman , Norman Geras , Miranda Grell, Alex Hilton , Paul Linford and Prague Tory having the biggest responses, although all entries were popular.
Last year my own favourite entries were Luton bomb,The Year London Blew Up! and Political philosophies and leadership races! This year it's An English Parliament? , David Cameron's sidekick and the autism slur! , Shame! , Open Message to Tony Blair and Ancient Recordings of Famous People or Gladstone's Podcast . There are others, but oo much and therefore too embarrasing to list here.
Predictions for 2007? Well a new Prime Minister ;), who I hope will be Gordon Brown. This will mean an extensive reshuffle and what looks like a renewal of Labour in government. For any Party in govt to renew itself is a tough and painful process, but I equally have no doubt we will pull through okay. We have seen that we can keep hold of power with three general election victories and the chequered past of Blairism removed will mean the chance to try and prove to the electorate that we have substance. You might not say that Gordon has slick charm (unlike some), but you can't deny that he has experience, thoughtfulness, prudence, and has down a lot for the Third World! At the next election people won't be voting in a beauty contest, they will hopefully be voting for the Political Party that has always shown concern for working people and actually put forward policies to help working people and has Laboured on their behalf!
Apart from that, I dare not say, we live in a fickle world. For now I will just have a lovely warm bath and get packing, puruse through the Sunday newspapers, before my lovely girlfriend arrives and wisks me off to a New Year's Party.
Here is to 2007, see you there :)