Herald Diary: It’s time to look back in languor

IT’S time to bid a fond adieu to the last 12 months, which we’ll undoubtedly miss, almost as much as a victim of winter flu misses the claggy tissue he’s just tossed in the bin.

But was 2022 really so terrible? It certainly had variety. A herd of unruly British Prime Ministers; one president of Russia (though one is, perhaps, too many); and an American leader who was neither here nor there.

So it’s best to look forward rather than backwards. Though very occasionally a backwards glance can be fun, as is the case right now.

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