Boris Johnson will stand on quicksand. And anxious about his political and personal future
Waves of resignations on many levels in Britain
Britain on a date with a female face that ranks highest
Prince Harry will not be able to regain his peace
On the horizon of the Royal castle, a reminder of the days of Lady Diana, and all the mystery that affected those days
Two noises inside Buckingham, one who will take the throne and the second regarding the females: Camilla, Megan, and Kate.
UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned after more than 50 MPs quit the government. Liz Truss was appointed as Britain’s Prime Minister, taking over from Boris Johnson at a time of economic peril and political upheaval in the United Kingdom.
2022 was an “annus horribilis” (horrible year) for England, as it has seen major historical events. The most recent event that shook not only England, but the world, was the death of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.
Upon her death, thousands of people flooded Buckingham Castle and other royal residences with letters, toys, and thousands of flowers, in a scene that reminded people of the days following the death of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.
At the beginning of 2022, Canada saw the so-called “Trucker Protests” or “Freedom Convoy,” which began in Ottawa. The protests were sparked by a mandate that required Canadian cross-border truckers to fight Covid-19 vaccine requirements.
The mass destruction in Russia and Ukraine will make Putin back down
Putin’s defender will be silenced by Biden’s contacts
So far from Hayek’s predictions involving Russia:
Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, were the center of attention in 2022, since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.
Since then, the Russo-Ukrainian war caused at least 25,000 people dead (Source: The New York Times), around 12 million people displaced (Source: United Nations), and the property damage may cost approximately $350 billion (Source: Reuters).
Reports showed that the war is causing devastation to both countries, including protests in Russia against the invasion of Ukraine, arrests, and the signing of a petition by over 1 million Russians.
The war has also caused higher energy prices, which has affected the cost of living in the UK and European countries, as well as several parts of the world.
There was a recent assassination deep inside Russian territory a few weeks ago, raising questions about its brazen operation and who is behind it. The target was an ultranationalist and fierce commentator and defender of Putin, Daria Dugina, 29, who was killed by a car bomb in Russia.
Her associates claimed that Ukraine was behind it, a claim denied by Ukraine. Russia vowed to retaliate.
Miscellaneous around the world
Shakira between performance and attack. Between quake and quake, she will shake her fans
2022 was a tough year for the Lebanese-Colombian singer Shakira, as news immerged about her split from her partner, Gerard Pique. In Addition, Spanish prosecutors also called for an eight-year prison sentence for the singer over an alleged $15.5 million tax fraud.
A financial storm on Europe
Europe is facing a deep inflation crisis. According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the euro-area annual inflation rate was 9.1% in August 2022, up from 3.0% a year earlier.
The Economist Intelligence Unit expects “a recession in Europe in the winter of 2022-23 as a result of energy shortages and sustained elevated inflation.”
Adding, “The winter of 2023-24 will also be challenging, and so we expect high inflation and sluggish growth until at least 2024.”
A large portion of Europe will be under Nature’s mercy
Bloomberg reported in early September that “Europe is living through its worst heat wave since the Renaissance,” and that “almost two-thirds of the region is under a drought warning or alert, wreaking havoc on broad sectors of the economy.”
Russian troops have also captured the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. This action has raised alarms across the international community. However, Ukraine later reclaimed the nuclear plant as Russian forces withdrew.