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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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Referendum: Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown team up to deliver emotional ... - Scotland Now
Scotland NowReferendum: Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown team up to deliver emotional ...Scotland NowThe crowd cheered as Darling told them: “We can get the change that we want faster, more securely and in a better way by voting No – a stronger Scottish Parliament, proper funding for the health service, payment of pensions, better chances of getting ...Alistair Darling, steady 'Scotland in UK' promotereuronewsShambolic and divided: how Better Together nearly fell apartThe GuardianScottish Independence: Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling Plead for 'No' Vote ...Yahoo News UKTelegraph.co.uk -Daily Mailall 118 news articles »
Alistair Darling rallies UK to move forward together after Scotland votes no ... - The Guardian
Alistair Darling rallies UK to move forward together after Scotland votes no ...The GuardianBetter Together campaign leader Alistair Darling says Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom because the risks of independence were too great. Addressing supporters in Glasgow on Friday, Darling says the Scottish people have voted for progress ...
Alistair Darling warns hard to heal divisions in Scotland - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukAlistair Darling warns hard to heal divisions in ScotlandTelegraph.co.ukBut Mr Darling said many people found the term – which the SNP leader has employed by portraying the referendum as Team Scotland versus Team Westminster – “deeply offensive” as it implied that they could only be truly Scottish if they supported Mr ...Independent Scotland will face NHS budget cuts, says Alistair DarlingThe GuardianScotland Independence Vote In Photos: Minister Alex Salmond, Alistair Darling ...International Business TimesAlex Salmond and Alistair Darling to bridge divides of Scotland's Independence ...Daily MailBBC News -The Edinburgh Reporterall 12,651 news articles »
Alistair Darling calls it a momentous day for UK as a whole as Scotland ... - Telegraph.co.uk
BBC NewsAlistair Darling calls it a momentous day for UK as a whole as Scotland ...Telegraph.co.ukAlistair Darling calls it a momentous day for UK as a whole as Scotland rejects independence. Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling says today was a "momentous day not only for Scotland but for the United Kingdom as a whole". By Olivia ...Scottish independence: Alistair Darling hails 'a momentous result'BBC NewsReferendum results: Alistair Darling hails 'momentous day for UK' as Scotland ...Scotland NowAlistair Darling: “The silent have spoken”Aberdeen Press and JournalScottish Daily Recordall 63 news articles »

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