Articles tagged predictions:

Ten Predictions for 2010

  • 30 Dec 2009

1. Andy Murray will reach the Wimbledon final 2. The Conservatives will win the election with a majority of between 20 and 50 3. VAT will go up to 20% at some point this year 4. Britain will lose its AAA credit status 5. West Ham will not be relegated 6. Ed Miliband will ...

Ten Predictions for 2009

  • 29 Dec 2008

Ten Predictions for 2009 1. There won't be an election. 2. Unemployment will top 3 million by the end of the year. 3. Damian Green will not face charges. 4. Ed Balls will be Chancellor by the end of the year. 5. Ken Clarke will join the Shadow Cabinet. David Davis won't...

The Perils of Predictions

  • 12 Aug 2008

Five years ago, in the autumn of 2003, I wrote a magazine article predicting who would be at the top of politics ten years hence, in 2013. Reading through it now, I rather wish I hadn't! While some of predictions have indeed come true, Mystic Meg I clearly ain't! I helpfully c...

Not Iain Dale's Predictions for 2008

  • 31 Dec 2007

JANUARY Daily Express runs front page with no picture of Madeleine McCann......Boris Johnson apologises for comparing Golders Green to the streets of Gaza......In a speech which shakes the political world, new LibDem leader Nick Clegg declares: "I'm a Liberal". FEBRUARY ...

The Rights & Wrongs of 2007

  • 23 Dec 2007

I've just been flicking through my blogposts for December 2006 and came across THIS one where I made my predictions for 2007. I was astonished to find that I had got 7 out of 10 (virtually) bang on the money! 1. More than one person will face charges in the Cash for Peerage...

My Ten Predictions for 2007

  • 31 Dec 2006

1. More than one person will face charges in the Cash for Peerages Inquiry 2. Sir Ming Campbell will not be leader of the LibDems by the end of the year 3. Ed Vaizey, Jeremy Hunt and Nick Herbert will be promoted to the Shadow Cabinet 4. The Conservative Party 'A' List will...

The Ten Most Unlikely Predictions for 2007

  • 31 Dec 2006

1. Ming Campbell leaves Lady Elspeth for a Cheeky Boy 2. John McDonnell gets 44 nominations to enable him to run against Gordon Brown 3. The SNP win the Sedgefield By Election 4. Arise Sir John Yates 5. Cherie Blair turns down free holiday to Mustique courtesy of Richard B...

My Predictions for 2006

  • 31 Dec 2005

JANUARY Conservative leader David Cameron asks Paul Gascoigne to be a consultant to a new Tory Commission on Alcohol policy. Gascoigne agrees that "we're all in this togethah, wy, aye man". FEBRUARY LibDem leader Charles Kennedy announces his resignation on the grassy...