Well, 2017 didn’t seem to last that long and here we are on the very last day of the year, and we are all probably wondering just what the year ahead has to offer us.

As is always the case each year there have sadly been lots of celebrity deaths in 2017 and we have seen lots of the people we admired leaving us. However, let’s be positive and look what the year ahead may be offering us.

Over in the UK it does appear that the Brexit negotiations are coming along nicely, depending of course who you choose to listen to and believe. 2018 is going to be a critical time for the UK and the EU as those Brexit negotiations finally move onto the most important part, that being the trade deal that Great Britain will end up getting with the EU.

Over in the Unites States Donald Trump has indeed come up trumps and has ensured that the new tax laws were signed off this year as opposed to next year, and many businesses in the US have been giving their staff big bonuses thanks to the reduction in their taxes.

In Zimbabwe the onetime President that being Robert Mugabe has finally stepped aside, and that has already led to some white farmers being given back their farms and land that was for all intents and purposes stolen from them by his government.

It is going to be interesting to see how the new leaders in Zimbabwe make some major chances and hopefully help that African nation finally get back on their feet after years of corruption and neglect by Mugabe and his henchmen.

Northern and Southern Ireland are hoping that as part of Brexit they are not going to have to go back to the bad old days of having a hard border between their two countries, and that is something that Theresa May is very eager to avoid them having.

Ireland has become a new place since the troubles of the past were finally put to rest and it is hoped those two great countries will remain peaceful and will be able to exist without all of the checkpoints and border checks that were once in place.

Whatever you have planned for tonight, the entire team here are Democrat Live wishes you a very enjoyable New Years Eve and New Years Day, and we look forward to bringing you all of the latest news stories in the year ahead, and we are more than confident there will be plenty of them to report on as usual!