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.

January 

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 

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.

April

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.

June

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.

 

October

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.

December

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.

 

Jeremy Corbyn: I Was Wrong

A While Back on JT, I Wrote an article about Jeremy Corbyn and how he was an ineffective leader and now today I write this to apologise to Jeremy.

This past general election was the closest in history and had the most wired outcome. Despite Jeremy Corbyn and Labour losing out to Theresa May and The Tories, Labour came out the winner by losing. By Jeremy Corbyn running his best campaign yet.

So what I’m saying is Jeremy Corbyn, I take back all my criticisms over you and apologise.

The Campaign you ran changed my perception of you, At every stop you made you pulled in huge crowds. in Newcastle you had over 10,000 people listen to you and at the Durham Miners Gala, you had 200,000 people.

In every speech, you wore your heart on your sleeve and with pride stood next to your beliefs of what the UK should be. Crying out for the safety of the NHS and bellowing out for change to the UK.

And even with the press opting to smear your name and drag it through the mud you kept ploughing on. Attending Debates and wanting to discuss values.

As as you are now riding on a wave of momentum, A wave bigger than Tony Blair in the 90’s all I can say now is to keep the hard work going and lead Labour higher.

Now, this article is quite biased but I felt the need to do this to ensure my slate is clean. That for as long as I continue to keep my coverage fair and balanced as possible. Occasionally I will have to take back words and apologise.

It seems to be something we journalists are not good at, knowing when we are wrong. When we either reporting things wrong or be critical without reason. It takes a Big man to admit when wrong and I have done that.

Tune in Next Monday and Friday for more Journaling Thoughts, with the 3rd instalment of the De-United KIngdom and another Friday article. For Journaling Thoughts, I’m Jordan Dodds