British Prime Minister Tony Blair resigns
British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down from office on June 27 after 10 years in office.
Blair is responsible for putting his Labour party back into power, but after unstaggering support for George Bush and the Iraqi war and a series of scandals in his home land - Blair has decided to step down.
"I've been prime minister of this country for just over 10 years," Blair told party members Thursday, according to Reuters. "I think that's long enough, not only for me, but also for the country and sometimes the only way you conquer the pull of power is to set it down."
Blair's resignation paves the path for new Labour leadership for people like finance minister Gordon Brown who was Blair's partner in helping put the Labour party back into power.
Despite his low approval rating leading up to his departure, an opinion poll printed in Thursday's Guardian newspaper shows that 60 percent of voters predict Blair will be remembered as a force of change in the country, even though all of the changes won't be remember as good.
Many in England refer to Blair as a "Bush lap dog" since he has stood by the US President so steadfastly throughout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.