2017: The Defining Moments in politics

As this year winds down and 2018 dawns on the horizon, Journaling Thoughts looks back at 2017 and the events that shaped the world. in this article, we look at the defining moments in politics.


The world came to a standstill to watch the inauguration of Doland Trump as  President of the United States, a speech unlike others setting the tone of time to come as president.


March 2017 will go down in the history books of the UK, as Prime Minister Theresa May officially invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Setting the wheels in motion for the UK’s Departure from the EU.


In April, the dawn of spring President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch the Supreme Count, ousting President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland. A decision that made the Republican party Very happy.


at the height of the summer solstice, the political landscape of the UK changed dramatically as the Snap General Election came to pass, the Labour Party came back from disaster to gain seats while UKIP and the Liberal Democrats were wiped out.  One party came out strongest, the Democratic Unionist Party who now prop up a minority conservative party government.



as autumn came into full swing, the winds of change landed on the shores of Catalonia, the Independence referendum finally occurred, despite being ruled illegal by the EU and Spain, the population of Catalonia voted to become independent and are now directly ruled by Spain.


As the snow began to come down, the UK and EU had a love Actually moment, as the Second stage of Brexit negotiations began. The Divorce Bill has been settled and now our future relationship will be decided.


Those are just a fraction of the political moments that occurred, 2017 was a massive year filled with political moments. 2018 could have more of these moments.

From Journaling Thoughts, I’m Jordan Dodds and have a Happy Christmas and a good New Year, see you in January for Journaling Thoughts 2018.


Author: Jordan Dodds

Lead Author and Owner of Journaling Thoughts, Journalism Student at Sunderland University follow on twitter @its_jordandodds