Really? We came back for this? Cory Bernardi being, well, Cory Bernardi?

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, surely we can all agree to make 2014 the year we all ignore Cory. And whatever the vile, desperately inconsequential twerp may spout.

We’ve got some others, too. Like ignoring the inevitable leadership speculation stories if Labor leader Bill Shorten’s polling goes south. Or, for that matter, Tony Abbott’s. At least until it’s really on.

We resolve to reference people who know what they’re talking about to commentate on issues of the day. Scientists, economists, etc. Not the self-interested cronies who want to drive debate away from reality.

And we vow not to pick enemies and beat them around the head for the sake of it. Unless it’s the English cricket team, and that’s just fair game.

We reckon we can stick to our resolutions. But we probably need some others. What are the declarations politicians, corporate leaders and the like — and the people who cover them — should make for 2014? We’d love to hear what you think

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