This is The End, my friends….

Posted by Tim Ireland at June 26, 2007

Category: Tony 'King Blair

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
2:38 pm and is filed
under Tony ‘King Blair.

Goodbye, Tony!27 June 2007
11am – 1pm: Downing St / Parliament Square

Tomorrow, sometime after 11am, Tony Blair will be ferried from Downing Street for the last time as Prime Minister, on his way to his last PMQs at the helm (scheduled for 12pm-12:30pm).

Right after I drop off a little present for our departing Prime Minister, I’ll be somewhere between Downing St and Parliament Square to witness this short but momentous journey, and I invite you to join me.

(Please remember that if you do turn up to see the motorcade pass that Tony Blair is sensitive to loud noises.)

After PMQs, Blair will head to Buckingham Palace to hand in his notice… and it’s expected to be all over by 1pm at the latest.

Of course, Gordon Brown will be doing something of marginal interest very shortly after this… something to do with forming a new government this and announcing a new cabinet that… so Westminster is bound to be a very busy/interesting place tomorrow afternoon, and if you’re not ‘from the village’ one of the best places to watch it all unfold is the Red Lion.

27 June 2007
1pm – 6pm: The Red Lion

There will be beer.

There will be comings and goings.

There will be drama and intrigue.

If Brown appoints someone like Jack Straw to his cabinet, there is even likely to be some outrage.

But mostly there will be beer.

Again, I invite you to join me… especially as it’s going to be my last drop of alcohol for a very, very long time.

Cheers all.


  1. tyger says

    Shit. Work. I want to go soooo much!

  2. Davide Simonetti says

    Well, I can't miss this so I'm hoping to show up around 11am. I look forward to seeing you.

  3. D-Notice says

    I'll try and be there. Depends on whether I can get the afternoon off…

  4. balders says

    Unfortunately I'll be head down, working my nads off some 200 miles away. But if you've got your mobile with you, I'll try and call to join in a sort of virtual manner.

  5. Sim-O says

    Love to come but too busy being a wage slave.

  6. bigdaddymerk says

    Have a good one guys, it's been a long time coming.

  7. Justin says

    Have a great one, Tim. I'll be with you in spirit(s).

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