Prospect polled the great and good for their predictions for 2010—carefully anonymised for maximum honesty. A selection are below. Your contributions are welcome too (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.) We’ll publish the best suggestions:
• Ed Balls moves to the IMF, while Harriet Harman leads Labour.
• Kim Jong-il, a Castro and a Rolling Stone die. Lockerbie bomber Mohmed Al Meghari is in rude health come 2011.
• David Cameron’s popularity dips below 30 per cent by Christmas. David Davis throws down a gauntlet: casus belli to be decided.
• Spotify goes bust, 1m Kindles are sold, and an iPhone virus spreads.
• Frank Field leads a Tory “broken society” review, while two senior Labour cabinet members accept Cameron roles.
• Cliff Richard’s final Christmas number one sets the Koran’s medina sura to a traditional melody. Effigies are burned.
• Republicans retake the House, but not the Senate. Rahm Emanuel leaves.
• Obama “redeploys” (sacks) all three “special envoys” —Dennis Ross, George Mitchell, and Richard Holbrooke.
• Ian McEwan wins the Wodehouse comic fiction prize for his climate change novel.
• David Lammy will announce plans to run as mayor. Boris Johnson will not.
• Obama moves troops from Afghanistan to Iraq, as Kurdish security worsens.
• The Stephen Fry backlash suffers a…