Photo of the Edinburgh New Year fireworks by Mark Brown

First of all Prime Minister Theresa May explains that we have made a momentous decision and set ourselves in a new direction.

She says in the video below: “This is the year we need to pull down these barriers that hold people back, securing a better deal at home for ordinary, working people. The result will be a truly united Britain, in which we are all united in our citizenship of this great nation. United in the opportunities that are open to all our people, and united by the principle that it is only your talent and hard work that should determine your future.”

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon reminds us that after the May 2016 elections she promised to place emphasis on young people and children.