British PM Tony Blair to resign on June 27
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the Cabinet of the UK government the date when he will stand down from office and allow his successor to take over as leader of the Labour party, and thus Prime Minister, in a private meeting.
“The prime minister started cabinet by acknowledging that it wasn’t quite a normal day. He confirmed that he would be going to his constituency. He confirmed that he would make an announcement. He also confirmed that announcement would be about his intentions and that those intentions had not changed,” said the official spokesman for Blair.
It is widely reported that the current Chancellor, Gordon Brown, will replace Blair. In the morning’s fifteen-minute-long Cabinet meeting, Brown is said to have described Blair’s premiership as a “unique leadership”.