Tony Blair will say "something definitive" next week about his plans to step down as prime minister.
He has already said he will leave No 10 by September, but there has been speculation about the precise timings.
He appeared to rule out suggestions he might announce his departure before, or straight after, this week's elections.
The PM, whose announcement would prompt a seven week leadership process, said: "I'll make my position clear next week, I'll say something definitive then."
About time in my opinion, cant wait to be rid of the fooker, just hope Brown is at least half decent and not the same weak batty boi! BBC News Report