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A poll in the Independent today, exactly 10 years since the 1997 election, says that almost two-thirds of Scots, 63%, think Tony Blair has been a good PM. Speaking to party loyalists in Edinburgh this afternoon, Blair gave the strongest indication yet of his imminent departure and endorsement of Mr Brown:

"Within the next few weeks I won’t be Prime Minister of this country. In all probability, a Scot will become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom… someone who has built one of the strongest economies in the world and who I’ve always said will make a great Prime Minister."

He also said on GMTV today that he will give a definitive statement on his position next week. Meanwhile a slightly cringing video of Blair and Brown was posted on to YouTube today. It follows a dozen or so mere members of the public as they have the immense honour of meeting their superiors:

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