Buh bye Tony. Don't let the doggie door hit you in the .......
Brown to be PM in weeks, says Blair
By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent
Last Updated: 1:53am BST 02/05/2007
Tony Blair marked his 10th anniversary in office by promising to reveal his resignation plans next week, "Within the next few weeks I won't be Prime Minister of this country. In all probability, a Scot will become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom," Mr Blair told party supporters at a Labour rally in Edinburgh.
With the party braced for a disastrous night at the polls on Thursday, Mr Blair is seeking to prevent disillusionment over his own premiership from overshadowing the arrival of his successor.
...Mr Mandelson, who is widely seen as one of the architects of New Labour's media operation, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:
"We were perhaps too ready to place emphasis on our management of the media in those early years of government, rather than concentrate on a more policy driven process.
(*ed. note: hmm, sounds familiar)
Well, hopefully this will be the beginning of a new era for the UK, and I wouldn't be surprised of all sorts of mucky stories about the run up to the war start surfacing.
Plus, I really look forward to a Scotsman going at it during the PM "Question Time".
Cliff Comment: Sadly, like the Jaguar-loving Colin Powell, another man who was on his way to being remembered as a great one, and then chose to sell his soul to President Bush and destroy his reputation for the rest of his time on this planet.