Cheeky New Year's resolutions | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Cheeky New Year Resolutions for Late 19th Century Politicians, Written by Mischievous Newspaper Scribblers

As is tradition, with a new year comes new resolutions and the subsequent struggle to keep them!

To add some levity to the task of creating your own resolutions, we’re sharing this cheeky newspaper article from January 1889, which comprises a list of resolutions for the leading politicians of the day.

New year resolutions
Nottingham Evening Post | 2 January 1889


And in acknowledgment of the struggle to keep one’s resolutions, we’ve included this short piece from 1913.

New Year resolution fail
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette | 4 January 1913



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