Joining us is a round number which we nod at before moving on.
When Nick Clegg takes a knee in front of the Queen to receive his knighthood later this year, it will not be obvious what he has achieved in two decades of public office.
To be sure, as leader of the Liberal Democrats he was the first yellow tie in government since the Second World War. But his Commons seat loss at the hands of Corbynite Jared O’Mara – later disgraced for Internet rudeness – capped a year of Liberal destruction, in an election that has all but ensured Brexit by securing Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.
At the risk of never being able to eat avocados in this town again, I admit I laughed out loud at a Toby Young gag about getting through five boxes of tissues while watching a Comic Relief film about starving children.
One of the more obscure obscenities in the recent harvest of the Tory journalist’s Twitter feed, the condemnation of it shows the loudest attitude towards loutish humour right now is censorious, the illicit comment being one of many found after Tobes was appointed to the board of the Office for Students. Earlier this morning, he resigned.
In our final episode of the year we look back at our highlights and lowlights, including the state of Brexit, the general election, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Nick Clegg, centrist parties and the Google memo.
Joining us is our rapidly dwindling 20s.
Theresa May’s beta Brexit deal – as strong and stable as it is trusty and transparent – the sudden surge in Bitcoin value, and the daintiness of millennial snowflakes are the three topics this week.
Our hosts are joined by a sense of self-worth as inflated as a virtual currency bubble.