After more than a decade in charge it is all over for Tony Blair. Where to now for the man who brought you the war on Iraq? It looks like he'll be envoying to bring peace in the Middle East. Nice.
Here's some goodbyes I found in yesterday's 'The London Paper':
"Tony's a visionary. I admire someone who sees over the horizon. I've heard he's been called "Bush's poodle". He's bigger than that."
"The army is p****d off, police are investigating him; in any other country he'd be leaving in a helicopter from the roof."
(Rory Brember on the end of Blair's reign)
"He was a huge inspiration for me when I ran for Governer."
(Arnold Schwarenegger, Governer of California knows a great political actor when he sees on)
And what better way to end than with some quotes from the man himself:
"Hand on heart, I did what I thought was right".
"I may have been wrong, that's your call. But believe one thing if nothing else – I did what I thought was right for this country."
"In time you realise putting the country first doesn't mean doing the right thing according to conventional wisdom or the latest snapshot of opinion. It means doing what you genuinely believe to be right.
"That your duty of prime minister is to act according to your conviction".