June 27, 2007 Tony Blair has stepped down as prime minister and leader of the ruling Labour Party — replaced by his former finance minister, Gordon Brown. He has been appointed as representative of the so-called Middle East Quartet to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
June 27, 2007 Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves office Wednesday after 10 years in power. The new prime minister is Gordon Brown, with whom Blair has had a complicated relationship. Screenwriter and Blair aficionado Peter Morgan looks back at Blair's tenure.
June 27, 2007 Finance minister Gordon Brown became the new prime minister of Britain on June 27 as Tony Blair stepped down from the role.
June 27, 2007 The prime minister said he is sorry for the deaths of British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan — but he did not apologize for the conflicts. Blair faced the House of Commons for a last time before going to Buckingham Palace to resign as prime minister, clearing the way for Treasury chief Gordon Brown to take over.
June 26, 2007 Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to be named as special envoy for the international diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East and will focus on Palestinian economic and political reform, a senior U.S. official said. The Quartet is comprised of the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia.
June 26, 2007 Tony Blair steps down as Britain's Prime Minister on June 27, after more than 10 years in office. His has been called the longest goodbye in British political history. His legacy will always be dominated by his decision to join President Bush in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, says one analyst. Finance Minister Gordon Brown takes over as prime minister.
May 18, 2007 Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair defends his decision to support the United States in the invasion of Iraq in an exclusive interview with NPR News. He adds that he believes the only way terrorism can be defeated is "not through force of arms, but through the force of ideas."
May 17, 2007 Read and hear NPR's exclusive interview with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday, in which he defended his decision to support the United States in the invasion of Iraq.
May 17, 2007 British Prime Minister Tony Blair makes what will likely be his last visit to Washington, staying at the White House. In a Rose Garden press conference, Blair and President Bush praised each other's leadership. The two stood together through the Iraq war, even as it badly damaged their political standing.
May 15, 2007 Once British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced he would be stepping down in June, the ruling Labor Party began the process of finding a successor. But there is little suspense about the process; Finance Minister Gordon Brown is the sole legitimate candidate.
May 10, 2007 The decision by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to step down in June is already sparking assessments of Blair's tenure at 10 Downing Street. Blair's legacy is an ambiguous one, the London Times'Peter Riddell tells Robert Siegel. Riddell, who has written two books about the British leader, says Blair's is a story of disappointment.
May 10, 2007 British Prime Minister Tony Blair will leave 10 Downing Street at the end of June after a decade in power. Oxford Professor Timothy Garton Ash discusses a recent conversation he had with Blair in the garden of the Prime Minister's London residence.