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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 ...
for3against   Alistair Darling, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer forecast that the British economy will end its fall in October, the Daily Telegraph reported, a3
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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Volatile and emotional Scots will decide the referendum. Alistair Darling ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
Herald ScotlandVolatile and emotional Scots will decide the referendum. Alistair Darling ...Telegraph.co.uk (blog)St Andrews is the epitome of Scottish cosmopolitanism. Thanks to its august university, young people from near and far in the English-speaking world congregate and mingle. News that Alistair Darling, the head of Better Together, would be speaking on ...Union 'best of both worlds'The Times (subscription)Darling: research funding claims are laughableHerald ScotlandGordon Brown: Scots want 'UK-wide school system'ScotsmanSNP (press release) -The Courierall 10 news articles »
Alistair Darling: Yes vote to Scottish independence is the real 'negative' choice - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukAlistair Darling: Yes vote to Scottish independence is the real 'negative' choiceTelegraph.co.ukAlistair Darling has urged Scots to deliver a resounding “no thanks” to independence as he sought to portray a Yes vote as the real “negative” choice on the referendum ballot paper. Speaking at a rally marking 100 days of campaigning left in the ...Alistair Darling: “Salmond is behaving like Kim Jong-il”New StatesmanAlistair Darling: Scots in London should speak out on independenceEvening StandardScotland Tonight: Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling on 100 daysstv.tvHerald Scotland -Express.co.uk -The Times (subscription)all 376 news articles »
Alistair Darling: I'm not afraid to face Alex Salmond - Channel 5 News
Channel 5 NewsAlistair Darling: I'm not afraid to face Alex SalmondChannel 5 NewsAsked about the 'heeby jeebies' comment, Alistair Darling said: “He would say that. He tends to bluster a lot. We have made it clear for a long time that I am ready to debate with Alex Salmond. He is the one saying 'no he won't'. Discussions are taking ...and more »
TV debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling collapses - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukTV debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling collapsesTelegraph.co.ukPlans for the first proposed Scottish independence TV debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling have collapsed in acrimony following a row over the date. The pro-UK Better Together campaign withdrew from the contest, complaining that STV was ...Alex Salmond agrees to STV independence debate with Alistair Darlingstv.tvRow over a TV showdown between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond continues ...Scottish Daily RecordSTV smokes Salmond out on an independence debate with DarlingThe Guardian (blog)The Independent -The Drumall 100 news articles »

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