Welcome, all, to 2005. The year ahead promises to be an exciting, intriguing funfair-ride of great change.
Admittedly, this blog has been on a small hiatus over the last few festive weeks, but I trust that we're all back, relaxed and rested, and ready to stay vigilant and sceptical as we move forwards.
A small one to start off with... The head of the immigration service is to take over as "security and intelligence co-ordinator".
Oh, and don't forget that the Freedom of Information Act is now primed and ready.