The new year promises to deliver all that 2022 didn’t
Looking back at my predictions from 12 months ago, I am tempted to deploy Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s famous epigram, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”, at the top of this article.
That is, for all the political chaos and tumult of 2022—or perhaps because of it—many of its events-in-waiting never actually happened. So 2023 should bring some certainty and calm. A lot of reviews and promises will finally bear fruit, and we’ll have a clearer indication of the road ahead. Of course, I said that last year, and to a certain extent the year before. But this year I’m convinced I’m right. So here are, I very much hope, some waymarks for 2023.