Tony Blair: 1 ano

Tony Blair will announce later he will be stepping down as prime minister within the next 12 months, Downing Street has confirmed.

He will make a statement on his future between 1400 BST and 1500 BST.

He is not expected to give a precise date but Commons leader Jack Straw has indicated the prime minister plans to stand down in May.

It follows 48 hours of bitter feuding and a string of resignations over Mr Blair's refusal to name an exit date.