The End of an Era

Tony Blair is to step down as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, and it looks like he’ll soon be taking a job as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. He’ll also apparently moonlight as a Middle East peace envoy — in other news, outgoing Deputy PM John Prescott will be taking up a position as head of Weight Watchers. Here are a few Blair links… BBC: The Blair Years in Graphs BBC: Blair timeline BBC: How will History Judge Blair? World Politics Review: Tony Blair’s Legacy: The View from Europe’s Continental Capitals Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Blair’s Decade Marked with Curious Gifts Tomorrow, the Queen is expected to invite Second Lord of the Treasury Gordon Brown to form her next government. Wouldn’t it be absolutely hilarious if she didn’t?