I guess it’s high time to publish my predictions for 2014.
I’ve decided to be a bit bolder again — it’s just too boring to predict the continuation of the status quo again and again! 🙂
However, I won’t predict the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum — I feel too strongly about that event!
Without any further ado, here are my predictions:
- In the European Parliament elections, UKIP will become England’s largest party, but they’ll fail to win a seat in Scotland.
- The FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be won by Argentina.
- The Catalan independence referendum will be blocked by the Spanish authorities, but there will be elections to the Catalan Parliament before the end of the year instead .
- Wearable computers will go mainstream, whether in the form of glasses, wrist gadgets or something different.
- The Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen will be won by Estonia.
- The UK will experience at least one quarter of negative growth again.
- CO? in the atmosphere will exceed 400 ppm for the first time.
- There will be a general election in Denmark (probably because SF decide to leave the government in order to survive as a party).
- At least one further nation will plan an independence referendum, emboldened by Scotland and Catalonia.
- I’ll get a chance to build an igloo in the garden again.
Ukuelige optimist 😉
I think you are correct, but I do think the referendum will be won with a 70 % yes majority after ukip winning in england
I think that not only Ukip but eurosceptic parties throughout the EU will make massive gains in the MEP elections.
I’ll go further and predict that the EU will start to turn its back on the Federalists’ programme.
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Fiona, I don’t know whether 70% is realistic, but I’d be surprised if a huge UKIP victory in England didn’t have huge repercussions in Scotland.
Rob, I’m not so sure. Possibly in Greece and a couple of other places, but when I read continental newspapers on the internet, I don’t sense a massive surge in euroscepticism at all.
Not in east ren, we might struggle to get a majority here outwith barrhead, but elsewhere I reckon we are sitting in the 60s