I saw the following on a blogpost last November, so I repackaged it and sent it to some mates titled "The wisdom of Alistair Darling". Unfortunately, we're actually ahead of schedule...
Jan 2008 The UK economy is one of the strongest in the world
Feb 2008 Growth in the UK next year will be 2.5%
April 2008 The UK will continue to grow throughout next year
May 2008 The UK will escape recession
Nov 2008 The downturn will end in the second half of next year when growth will resume
Jan 2009 The UK recession will not be as bad as in the nineties
March 2009 The UK recession will not be as bad as in the seventies
April 2009 The UK economy is stronger than Irelands
May 2009 The UK economy is stronger than Icelands.....just
June 2009 The depression in the UK will not be as bad as in the thirties
Sept 2009 It will not be as bad as the Irish potato famine of the nineteenth century.
Nov 2009 It won't get as bad as during the Black Death which ravaged throughout the middle ages leaving millions dead
Dec 2009 Christmas is cancelled this year
Jan 2010 Hello...is anyone still listening?
Update - On a related theme, I have to admire the way Fraser Nelson is using his blog.