Gordon Brown will be elected unopposed as leader of the UK Labour Party, after his only rival failed to secure enough nominations. And yet Tony Blair will still remain Prime Minister for another six weeks to allow time for a leadership election which will now not be happening.
The Independent is right on this: Blair should go now. The delay is nothing more than a self-indulgent ego-trip - as witnessed by today's mutual arse-licking session with George Bush in which they praised each other for their role in murderering 655,000 Iraqis and bringing that country to the brink of collapse (though in a rare show of political awareness, Bush admitted that he "could be" responsible for Blair's exit. Y'think?)
Government should not be a vehicle for the ego of one man. Blair should resign immediately and allow his country to move on. And then, maybe, he can face the justice he so richly deserves.