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Goodbye Tony...

| 09:29 UK time, Thursday, 10 May 2007

The Blairs enter Downing Street in 1997Tony Blair is to announce his plans to step down as the leader of the Labour party today. He's expected to end his decade in power towards the end of next month, British newspapers are reporting that he will spend most of the next few weeks out of the country, with a farewell tour which will take in Paris, Washington and Africa.

Deputy Leader Gordon Brown will be around to take care of domestic duties, and is the clear favourite to become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain. I wasn't too suprised to hear on the radio this morning, that if you like a flutter, and wanted to make a hundred pounds on Brown taking the top job, you would need to put 20 thousand down.

The good news for World Service listeners is that you'll be hearing a lot more from Ros today, as World Have Your Say is teaming up with our office neighbours, Newshour, for a special three hour programme (1100-1400GMT). Of course we want to hear from you, your calls, your e-mails, your texts and blog posts.

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