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A British Labour Party politician. The leader of the Better Together cross-party group since 2012.
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ENG: Alistair Darling (born 28 November 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1987, currently for Edinburgh South West. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010. Darling was one of only three people to have served in the Cabinet continuously from Labour's victory in 1997 until its defeat in 2010 (the others being Gordon Brown and Jack Straw). Darling was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1997, moving to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 1998. Spending four years at the department, he spent another four years as Secretary of State for Transport, also becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in 2003. Prime Minister Tony Blair moved Darling for a final time, to Secretary of State for Trade and ...
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for2against   British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said Ministers must have the humility to admit that the government has made mistakes in the lead up to the financial crisis, a3
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Darling: I was wrong on recession

Alistair Darling, has admitted that he and his Treasury officials got it wrong over the length and severity of the recession and that he will be forced to tear up his economic predictions.He will slash his growth forecast in the budget and warn that there will be no economic recovery until the end of the year, dashing hopes that last week’s G20 summit will be followed by an early upturn. “It's worse than we thought,” Darling said this weekend.His admission comes as an opinion poll for The Sunday Times shows that Labour has enjoyed a “bounce” from the G20 summit. ...

UK cannot afford budget giveaway to boost economy

Darling unveiled a £25bn fiscal package in last autumn's pre-budget report (PBR) and predicted that the measures coupled with the fall in tax revenues caused by the recession would push the budget deficit to £118bn in 2009-10. Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, fired a shot across Gordon Brown's bows yesterday when he warned that the deteriorating state of Britain's public finances ruled out a giveaway budget next month to boost the economy. "I think the fiscal position in the UK is not one where we could say, well, why don't we just engage in another significant ...

Darling Considering Ways to Support Lloyds After Shares Plun

Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said the U.K. is considering ways to support to Lloyds Banking Group Plc, whose share price dropped 32 percent yesterday.“There are a range of options open to us,” Darling said on the BBC’s Newsnight program when asked whether he would pledge government funds to Lloyds. “We’ve got to work with banks to ensure that bad debts are identified and revealed. If we don’t get these bad assets out of the system, banks will not lend.”Lloyds fell after saying it expects HBOS Plc, the U.K. lender it took over last ...

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Alistair Darling issues Budget warning - Aberdeen Press and Journal
Aberdeen Press and JournalAlistair Darling issues Budget warningAberdeen Press and JournalThe leader of the campaign against Scottish independence has warned that the UK would repeat the mistakes of the eurozone if Scots MPs could not vote on the Budget. Alistair Darling, the former Labour chancellor who led the Better Together group last ...Plan to exclude Scots MPs from budget criticisedScotsmanall 3 news articles »
Alistair Darling to stand down as MP - BBC News
BBC NewsAlistair Darling to stand down as MPBBC NewsAlistair Darling has announced that he is to stand down as an MP at the next general election. The former Chancellor of Exchequer, 60, led the Better Together campaign against Scottish independence. The Labour MP told the FT newspaper that he wanted to ...Alistair Darling to stand down at next year's general electionThe GuardianAlistair Darling announces step down from Parliament at 2015 General ElectionDaily MailAlistair Darling to stand down as MP at general electionTelegraph.co.ukFinancial Times -Scotsman -International Business Times UKall 555 news articles »
Ricky Henderson chosen to fight Darling seat - Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening NewsRicky Henderson chosen to fight Darling seatEdinburgh Evening NewsHe also stood for Labour in the equivalent Holyrood constituency, Edinburgh Pentlands, at the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections. Mr Darling announced in November he would stand down as an MP after 27 years in the Commons. He had a majority of 8447 ...Councillor to defend Darling seatThe CourierRicky Henderson gets Labour nominationThe Edinburgh Reporterall 4 news articles »
Alistair Darling paid £116000 for speeches - Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening NewsAlistair Darling paid £116000 for speechesEdinburgh Evening NewsMr Darling, MP for Edinburgh South West, is among 20 Westminster MPs who earned more than £100,000 from their second jobs last year. Three other Scots are also on the list - former prime minister Gordon Brown, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and George Galloway.

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