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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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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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Darling: Scottish Labour should not lurch to the left now that Corbyn has won - Herald Scotland
Telegraph.co.ukDarling: Scottish Labour should not lurch to the left now that Corbyn has wonHerald ScotlandSCOTTISH Labour must not be dragged to the left following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as UK party leader, Alistair Darling has warned. The former Chancellor, who steered the cross-party Better Together campaign to victory in last year's independence ...Jeremy Corbyn's politics of hope can seize power from the eliteThe GuardianSNP could form an 'alliance' with leftwing Labour to put Jeremy Corbyn in No.10Daily MailSimon Fletcher tipped to be chief of staff in a Jeremy Corbyn leadershipEvening Standardall 4,240 news articles »
Alistair Darling: even Nicola Sturgeon is saying No Thanks to a second referendum - Herald Scotland
Herald ScotlandAlistair Darling: even Nicola Sturgeon is saying No Thanks to a second referendumHerald ScotlandTHIS time last year, Alistair Darling was in the fight of his life leading the cross-party campaign for a No vote in the independence referendum. He won, by a decisive 10 percentage point margin, when the votes of 3.6 million Scots were finally counted ...Darling tells PM to agree referendumThe Times (subscription)It's been the best of times and the worst of times for the SNP since the ...BT.comRejoice: It's the anniversary of our splendid victory over independenceTelegraph.co.ukshropshirestar.comall 475 news articles »
Key players examine #indyref in STV documentary Scotland, What Next? - stv.tv
stv.tvKey players examine #indyref in STV documentary Scotland, What Next?stv.tvAlistair Darling, who led the Better Together campaign to keep Scotland in the UK, claims Scotland has become "divided" since the vote. He tells STV: "I have never come across some of the divisions, amongst friends, amongst family. I think that it is ...and more »
Ex MPs Darling, Campbell and Bruce made peers alongside entrepreneur Mone - BBC News
BBC NewsEx MPs Darling, Campbell and Bruce made peers alongside entrepreneur MoneBBC NewsThree former Scottish MPs and the Scottish founder of lingerie firm Ultimo are to be made life peers. One-time leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Menzies Campbell, will take his seat alongside party colleague Sir Malcolm Bruce. Former Labour ...and more »

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