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Open Thread: What will you be glad to see the back of in 2017?

Brexit? Trump? Celebrity deaths? Tell us in the comments.

A rally in favour of Brexit.
A rally in favour of Brexit.
Image: Gareth Fuller

2016 WAS QUITE the year.

Trump’s presidency, Brexit, more celebrity deaths than we care to mention… to some it was a time to celebrate, to others it felt like an annus horribilis.

With a new year about to dawn, it’s the chance to breathe a sigh of relief and cast our mind back – for a moment – to the things we’ll be glad to see the back of in 2017.

Then we get onto the good stuff: focusing on the positive moments yet to await us in 2017. Because it can’t get any worse… surely.

We asked our reporters what they’ll be glad to see the back of in 2017. Tell us yours in the comments below.  We’re all in this together. 

I hope I never have to see the words ‘snowflake generation’ again, unless there is a meteorological phenomenon. Also, can my favourite musicians stop dying?
Election date speculation, government formation speculation, Celebrity Death Cosmic Conspiracy Delusional Syndrome (CDCCDS), and Donald Trump (thank god he was resoundingly defeated and we won’t have to deal with his nonsense any more…)
 I can’t wait to see the back of everyone wishing to see the back of 2016
Over-extended Brexit-related divorce analogies
Competitive outpourings of grief. It’s been a theme all year but the Chapecoense clickbaiting shows the problem with it.

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