Alastair Campbell to resign
Alastair Campbell is to resign as the government's director of communications and strategy.
Mr Campbell's decision was announced by Downing Street shortly after 1430 BST on Friday.
He said: "It has been an enormous privilege to work so closely in opposition and in government for someone I believe history will judge as a great transforming prime minister."
Mr Campbell said his family had paid a price for his role and said his partner, Fiona Millar, would be leaving No 10 at the same time "in a few weeks".
The BBC is to have a small party celebrating this victory, nothing too obvious, just a few flutes of champagne and a couple of pints. Public chortling is to be avoided.
One down, two to go. So when will Defence Minister Hoon leave the government? I hope Gordon Brown has picked out his colors he wants in the PM's office. He may be sitting there sometime sooner than he planned.
posted by Steve @ 10:14:00 AM