What a more colourful and fun world it might be if we were to make New Year resolutions on behalf of others, rather than for ourselves.
So, in a tribute to the philosophy of ‘wishful thinking’, we thought we’d post this cheeky newspaper article from January 1889, which comprises a list of New Year resolutions for the leading politicians of the day.
It could be that the time is ripe for, once more, compiling wish lists of New Year resolutions for our politicians.
And just for good measure, we’ve included another thoughtful newspaper column on the subject of keeping one’s New Year resolutions, and the frailty of human nature in failing to stick to one’s resolutions.
Nottingham Evening Post – Wednesday 02 January 1889
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Exeter and Plymouth Gazette – Saturday 04 January 1913
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