Fact: GDP (and GNP) fell in Q4 2007
Fact: monthly indicators of activity in: manufacturing, services and construction sectors unambiguously show falling activity January-March (i.e. flaling output in Q1 2008).
What other conclusion can one reach? Q1 2008 will show falling GDP/GNP again.
What are you talking about? Falling GDP growth does not mean a recession. It means the economy is slowing. You cannot be in a recession with positive growth and GDP growth in Q4 2007 was 3.5%. If that means a recession, happy days! That is still one of the strongest growth figures of any country