CAN 2017 possible be as eventful, historic and tumultuous as 2016.
The last 12 months has seen a host of political events that seemed unthinkable a few years ago never mind unlikely.
In 2016 people in Britain and the USA made their beds with historic decisions and 2017 will be the first year of lying in those beds as Britain moves towards life outside the European Union and America ushers in the Trump presidency.
So what could happen in 2017?
Theresa May will finally have to show she does have a plan for Brexit when she triggers article 50 in March and negotiations begin.
Her skills will be tested as she seeks to do what David Cameron failed to and get a favourable deal from the other EU members.
While she is busy with Brexit abroad at home she will need to sleep with one eye open as the Tory vultures will be flying low, circling overhead at the first sign of trouble.
Expect George Osborne to have more of a presence. He has not given up on his ambitions to follow his chum Cameron into Downing Street.
If May falters in the negotiations then with a slim majority she could be ousted or forced to call an election to give her a mandate.
Closer to home there is the council elections, which will dominate and the SNP will look to take control of Glasgow and finally boot Labour out of the City Chambers after decades of dominance.
Given the Westminster and Holyrood results of 2015 and 2016 it is expected that Susan Aitken will move into the plush leader’s office in May.
However the electoral system is complex and it could be that the SNP wins the largest number of councillors but no party has overall control.
The Tories, fresh from their 2016 success in the city, will be looking to continue their revival.
Since local government reorganisation in 1995 they had nothing more than a token representation on the council.
That will almost certainly change and they will be looking to have at least a dozen if not more and be the third party.
At Holyrood the SNP will begin the year with a battle to get its budget passed.
Will it deal with the Tories as it did during the last minority government of 2007 to 2011 or look to the Greens or the LibDems for support? Any deal that sees Labour backing the budget seems highly unlikely.
Nicola Sturgeon will also see a challenge to the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act. If the opposition parties unite, as they are expected to, and back Glasgow MSP James Kelly’s Bill it will be a significant defeat for the government.
Ms Sturgeon’s big decision will come over Brexit.
When Theresa May ignores her plea for a special deal for Scotland and ‘takes Scotland out of the EU against its will’ Ms Sturgeon has to decide whether or not to call a second independence referendum.
The numbers may not add up in favour of independence but can she really afford to back down and not follow through with the threat repeatedly made.
So, are we ready for a General Election and indyref 2?