We started the year with Charlie Hebdo and Prince Andrew's love life, moved through the General Election and now we're well into a Conservative Wonderland. Oh, and Simple Politics was launched.
2016 is going to be pretty full on. We've got elections coming out our ears - local, Scottish Parliament, London Mayoral. We've probably got the EU referendum in June. We've got Corbyn and Cameron undermining each other as much as they possibly can. We've got the ongoing Conservative leadership battle. And we've got lots and lots of laws. Education, health, trade unions, immigration etc etc etc.
Stick with us here at Simple Politics and we'll guide you through it all. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.
Welfare Reform and Work Bill
This is intended to encourage people into work but has been pretty controversial. It will create an annual benefits cap of £13,400 (£20,000 a couple - more in London).
It's being examined by the House of Lords – this is will continue (again!) on Monday.