EU Referendum most memorable event of the year

Politics dominates with the EU Referendum and Trump’s election as the most memorable events of 2016

As a tumultuous year draws to a close, we have once again polled the nation on the most memorable events of the previous twelve months and predictions for the New Year.

The most memorable events of 2016

Unsurprisingly, this year?s political upheaval has dominated the most memorable moments of this year with the Brexit vote (63%), Trump?s election (56%) and the change of UK Prime Minister from David Cameron (33%) to Theresa May (33%) all sticking in people?s minds.

Almost two thirds (63%) of Brits selected the EU Referendum as one of the most memorable events of 2016


Fonder memories were generated by the world of sport with Team GB?s Olympics success (28%), Leicester winning the Premier League (25%) and Andy Murray?s rise to the top of tennis (25%) all being seen as stand-out moments this year.

Predictions for 2017:

Once again, political and economic issues dominate the list of Brits? predictions for 2017. Worryingly, but unsurprisingly, Brits continue to anticipate further terrorist attacks against the West (45%). This also topped last year?s predictions poll and has unfortunately been borne out by the tragic events of this year. Nearly a quarter (23%) believe Angela Merkel will also lose the German federal election, following increased scrutiny of her this year. Brits also believe that Boris Johnson will leave his post as Foreign Secretary (22%), as rumors continue to swirl about tensions between him and new PM, Theresa May.

London, England - December 16, 2011: Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled in Trafalgar Square in London England the first of London's next generation Routemaster buses - the first designed specifically for London in more than 50 years. Johnson, called for the new bus in his election manifesto.

More than a fifth (22%) think Boris Johnson will†lose his job at the Foreign Office in 2017


In brighter news, it is predicted that Prince Harry will get engaged in the New Year (22%), perhaps spurred on by rumors surrounding his relationship with actress Meghan Markle. Film fans are also hopeful that we will see the announcement of a new James Bond in 2017 (20%).