Has 2016 ended, but its impact only just started? #brexit #trump #2016 #HNY

It’s been a long time since I last blogged. To be honest, I have had my head down trying to get some pretty complex stuff delivered at my office.

A lot has gone on the last year, personally, politically, professionally – its been a pretty interesting time.

A lot of people look back at 2016 and they are pleased to see it close, see it gone, and for a new chapter and a new year to begin. I personally look back at 2016 and see it as a year that defined what is about to come.

From a European political point of view, we saw the earthquakes occur – it showed that people who sit in high, tall buildings, knowing what is best for everyone else without consulting them were knocked down a peg or two. It showed that people who were being left on the sidelines as globalisation pushed more work to “foreign” countries did have a voice and that their vote did matter. That volume of people caused a seismic shift in the way that Europe will look going forward and will forever change the children of those that voted.

Weirdly, the other massive political earth quake was the promotion of a man who sits in a high, tall building, not caring what anyone else thinks to run one of the largest and most powerful economies in the western world.

Populism is a word I see written and said a lot recently. If you don’t know what it means, you should look it up – it’s a interesting to see how and when it was previously used as much as it is now.

A lot of people want 2016 to close, to end, to stop – I believe that it has only just begun…

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