A bold, yet well caveatted prediction from Iain last night. Apparently someone he knows was called by the BBC asking for Charlie Whelan's number so they could make a piece ready fro when Blair resigned. When the person asked when that would be the response was "this week".
There is an interesting point in the comments at Iain's referring to the shock resignation of the PM in the "Thick Of It" Christmas special. Now, whilst the veracity of the prediction is unknown, I've always thought - baring unforeseen events - that when Blair went he would take everyone by surprise when he did.
It was never going to be orderly and stable. We're talking about a Prime Minister who has been, throughout office, obsessed with the news agenda. Is a man like that really going to give advance warning to his actual departure date?
When he goes it will inevitably big news, but pre-announcements nullify it's impact. Blair is the sort of person who will try and go with a bang as it were (remember the Gould memo and about initiative being associated with him personally?).
P.S. I don't think he will go this week, but it would be nice if he did.