POLITICS in the last year has been a long one, especially if you consider that just two years ago David Cameron was still Prime Minister. Brexit has dominated British politics and has often hidden some of the worst policies and atrocities enacted and committed by the Uk Government, using nationalist rhetoric. But there were some other stories buried because of Brexit that I tried to bring to you throughout the year.

This was going to be a rundown of the major stories of the year, but the truthful major stories often found themselves buried. This is a highlight of stories I have brought you throughout the year.

January - March

Theresa May made her Lancaster speech which outlined what her government wanted from Brexit, some of the terms confirmed that the UK would be leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union. This also confirmed that Theresa May sought a transitional period upon leaving, tariff free trade access, prioritising border control, and to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She also confirmed that she would look to guarantee EU citizen's rights and stated that parliament will have the final say on the deal.

Women’s history month happens in March and I looked at the history of women in science and innovation. Also, the investigation into election fraud by the Conservatives began and article 50 was triggered.

The EU gave Britain a final warning over the dangerous levels of emissions and face embarrassment over Hinkley Point-C from the United Nations and India announced it would meet energy targets by 2030 by researching and development of intra-planetary mining of the moon for Helium-3 and fusion technology.

April - June

April started off with irony, after Boris Johnson cancelled his Russian state visit after a chemical attack in Syria, which was said to have been perpetrated by Assad’s regime, who are Russian supported and sponsored.

After Theresa May had been for a walking holiday over Easter, presumably to calm herself down from the furore over Easter not being but being mentioned by Cadburys, she announced the general election. During her holiday, Labour had already got the jump on campaigning after announcing several policy measures, including clamping down on tax avoidance.

June saw the general election take place and Labour had made significant gains that produced a hung parliament. Theresa May had lost her majority, produced a far-right government with the DUP and weakened the UK’s power in the process. But all of that was put into perspective after Grenfell Tower caught fire and has confirmed to have killed 71 people at least. The government failed to react and continue to attempt to whitewash the disaster and symbol of neoliberal austerity. Meanwhile, France saw the presidential elections where Emmanuel Macron beat far-right, fascist candidate, Marine Le Pen.

July - September

Negotiations with Brussels began, with David Davis capitulating on the first day, after agreeing to the EU’s timetable.

The Queen’s Speech made it through parliament despite attempts by Jeremy Corbyn to force the government to scrap the public sector pay cap, this was due to the pact made with the DUP. August saw very little political action during summer recess. In September, the UN reported that the UK had committed multiple human right’s abuses over Conservative welfare policy and the far-right gained more significance in UK politics.

Furthermore, Nigel Farage, went and spoke at a rally held by German fascist party the AfD. Where he told them to “speak the unspeakable”. Hurricane Irma destroyed many homes and lives when it hit the Caribbean in September.

October - December

During this period, the UK economy was downgraded by approximately £500 billion, this was due to an accounting error, but informs us of the devaluation of the pound and the government wasted £2.8 million on attempts to privatise NHS staffing.

The nature of sexual harassment in parliament was exposed and there have been notable departures, including Theresa May’s deputy Phillip Green. Priti Patel resigned after it was revealed she had spoken about official business with Israel on May’s say so but under the guise of officially not happening.

The Paradise Papers were revealed, this documented significant tax avoidance schemes by notable figures such as the Queen, Prince Charles, prominent Tory, Lord Ashcroft, and far-right Brexiteer, Arron Banks. The DUP allowed Theresa May to continue with Brexit negotiations after an agreement over the Northern territory of Ireland was made. But David Davis admitted that there were no impact studies despite over year of claiming there was, and the budget included £4.4 billion worth of tax breaks for large corporations but very little for anything else.