Tony Blair began, yesterday, his farewell tour, revealing that he release his resignation June 27 to the Queen. This very time, British Prime Minister is was made in his small constituency of Sedgefield, Northern England, where he had launched, thirteen years ago, his campaign to head of the labour party. "I was Prime Minister of this country for more than ten years.". (...) "It is long enough for me but also my country," said, very moved, Tony Blair, before a crowd of supporters marvelled. Because of his Chronicle of an announced resignation the exceptional speaker will have succeeded in making a speech anthology.
To silence the rivalries
"Hand on heart, I have done what looked good to me", he argued, recognizing that the Iraq was "bitterly controversial." "Thank you, British people, for the time where I have succeeded and I apologize for the times where I have failed", he concluded. Before even his actual departure, statesman, travelled to France today, has been praised by his peers around the world, including by Josť Manuel Barroso, the President of the Commission European, the credit of having brought Britain to the heart of the Union. "Tony Blair has been an extraordinary ruler of United Kingdom," White House spokesman Tony Snow said yesterday. In Germany, Angela Merkel has taken note of the decision "with regret and respect," Welcoming "close cooperation" that was linked.
The statement by Tony Blair introduces a seven-week process to allow Labour to appoint a new leader, who will automatically become Prime Minister. Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to his friend had blown the position of number one of the labour party in 1994, finally takes his revenge. It enjoys the support of more of two thirds of the members of the majority. One after the other, David Miliband to John Reid, the "Mr" indicated these days that they would not pose silencing old rivalries to greet in extremis the rugged Scots as the best candidate. Only two members of the left wing of the Labour, John McDonnell and Michael Meacher, pushing for weeks to buy 39 signatures of Deputies needed to enter the leadership race. "I do not understand why the party seeks to avoid any opposition." "An attack would be a good thing for the Labour and Gordon Brown", said Phil Cowley, Professor of political science at Nottingham University.
Britain could change of head of Government without that there is a single vote. A vote will be held if more candidates are. In all cases, Gordon Brown will be the turn of the electoral colleges of the Labour, trade unions, activists, members of Parliament to present its programme on the theme of continuity and change. A Labour Congress will appoint the new leader, prior to June 27. Another internal election will be much more contested. John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister, who, also, chose to resign, six candidates appeared while he was not sure that Gordon Brown will open this position. A Committee of the party is held Sunday to determine the terms and conditions of these designations.
The Summit of the G8 in Germany will thus mark the last appearance of Tony Blair on the international stage as head of the Government. David Cameron, head of the conservative party, did not fail to mock on this end of reign period, calling Tony Blair team as the "Government of the living dead".