Wednesday 18 October 2017

The Year Ahead

British PM Theresa May
British PM Theresa May
LGBT
David McWilliams
Ingrid Miley
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Pat Fitzpatrick

As another fascinating year begins to draw to a close, our reporter takes a look at the big news items that will dominate our world in 2017

1 The Economy

Trump and Theresa May will lower corporate tax rates in the hope of luring our multinationals back to their gaff. Facebook and Google will laugh in their faces, because they are only here for our young people and access to the Wild Atlantic Way. (They're unconvinced about the Ancient East. Like the rest of us.) In the event that our nerdy tech overlords make a decision based on money, we'll be left with one economic sector. Hipsters selling artisan products in jam jars. Look, we'll be fine.

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