It's been a pretty tumultuous year in politics, in the last seven days the Prime Ministers of Italy and New Zealand have resigned, the President of France has said he will not seek a second term and Donald Trump defied all the odds to go from joke candidate to President-elect of the USA.
Of course, in the UK, the biggest political story has been Brexit.
I cannot say that the referendum was a great advertisement for democracy.
Neither campaign covered itself in glory and at times it felt like a competition for who could create the most hyperbolic headline.
That said, more people voted Leave on June 23 than have ever voted for anything. Ever. Not in a General Election, not in a referendum, not even on X Factor!
The outcome has to be respected and the Brexit discussion must now be about the 'when' and the 'how', not the 'if'.