Making predictions can be a mug’s game and never has that proved more true than for any made at the start of 2020.
It’s been an astonishing year, when the lives and freedoms we took for granted were dramatically disrupted – and one where ordering people to stay at home triggered the biggest economic crash in the UK since the Great Frost of 1709.
While looking forward to what might happen in 2020 will have proved fruitless, looking back certainly provides a few things to talk about.
On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look back over 2020 and by popular podcast listener demand combine it with the return of a socially-distanced Zoom Christmas taste test.
The team look at the low points, the high points and the bits in the middle of the year that has passed so far – and probably still has more to give.
From the economic nosedive, to the flirtation with negative rates and the stock market and housing market’s surprising buoyancy, they pick through the main issues.
And they look for the stories that provided some light relief, including Britain’s unlikely pandemic spending spree and hot tub boom.