Official: Tony Blair Resigns On 27/07/07 ...
Well, now we all know.
We wish we could say it's been nice, Tony Blair, but because we're not liars we can't.
Even if we were to believe what you said today on TV (with what seemed almost like tears lurking beneath your eyelids), as a premier you patently weren't fit for purpose.
For one fleeting moment we almost believed you were about to blow the whole bloomin' gaffe and confess that you completely cocked-up on Iraq -- bloody big time. However, you did get pretty damned close to coughing up the lot didn't you? That much was obvious, mate.
Could it have been anything connected to a thing called conscience? Who knows? And anyway, who the hell cares any more?
It's over. You're history mister.
Now, we wonder what, thanks to you, our country still has coming?
Even if we Brits were, to a man, to forgive and forget 'the lot' -- what about millions of others?
By which we mean of course, so many decent innocent Muslims in general and the many from the middle east in particular.
Time alone will tell, Tone. As no doubt time will also take a toll. On that score, one can quite confidentally count; almost for certain in fact.
But enough of us two for now.
The following from the BBC.
He made the announcement in a speech to party activists in his Sedgefield constituency, after earlier briefing the Cabinet on his plans.
He acknowledged his government had not always lived up to high expectations but said he had been very lucky to lead "the greatest nation on earth".
Well, we won't argue against the last bit, Mr Blair.
"There is only one government since 1945 that can say all of the following: more jobs, fewer unemployed, better health and education results, lower crime and economic growth in every quarter. Only one government, this [* New Labour], one."
It was for others to judge whether he had made mistakes, added Mr Blair, but he said he had always done what he thought was "right."
I may have been wrong. That's your call.
You got that last bit on the button too.
Including links to video footage of Blair's (semi-swan song), speech and more.