It’ll be a hard act to follow, 2021! It often seemed as if all four horses of the apocalypse were charging down the road at full gallop. So, the question is this: will 2022 be just as tumultuous? One of the wisest men in journalism is Joe Lauria, of Consortium News. His new year started earlier than ours, as he joined Sputnik from Australia to try to come up with some answers. And what of predictions closer to home? Will the new year be much the same as the old year: will we again be forced to weather the maelstroms of the pandemic and the fallout from Brexit? Will Boris Johnson keep the loyalty of his party, and will he be able to keep the United Kingdom united? We invited Professor Sir John Curtice of Strathclyde University aboard Sputnik to find out.