Mystic makes 2010 predictions using asparagus
A fortune teller who uses asparagus to look into the future believes there will be a hung Parliament after using the vegetable to predict the headlines for next year.
Mystic Jemima Packington has forecast that Gordon Brown
will be ousted in the general election while she also predicts the economy will continue on a slow burn.
Miss Packington, who claims to be the country's first asparamancer, makes her forecasts by throwing the vegetable in the air and analysing how it lands.
"Readings vary. Sometimes it will be absolutely instantaneous and other times it takes a little bit of interpretation," she said.
"Some leap out at you and others take a little bit longer."
She also believes that England will fare poorly in South Africa and crash out in the first or second round.
But she has predicted that Britain will experience an extended heatwave this summer.
Other forecasts she has made include a royal engagement and a high profile royal health scare or death.
In showbusiness, she also predicts George Clooney and Helen Mirren will win Oscars in 2010.
Miss Packington, from Pershore, Worcestershire, said: "Vale of Evesham asparagus is not in season at the moment and I refuse to use anything else. I have made my predictions using asparagus sausages which might account for some slight anomalies
Thus far her predictions have been correct. She correctly identified the names and order of housemates that would be evicted from Big Brother 2008 - the only fortune teller to do so out of four clairvoyants...............