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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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Alistair Darling seat at risk, says new poll - Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening NewsAlistair Darling seat at risk, says new pollEdinburgh Evening NewsA new poll has put Labour at a new low in Scotland with Better Together leader Alistair Darling at risk of losing his Edinburgh South West seat in next year's Westminster elections. The poll shows Scottish Labour at a new low of 27 per cent support ...Labour of shoveThe Scottish Sun (subscription)A new speed record for broken promisesSocialist Worker Onlineall 26 news articles »
Better Together leader Alistair Darling fails to turn up at big debate on ... - Scottish Daily Record
Express.co.ukBetter Together leader Alistair Darling fails to turn up at big debate on ...Scottish Daily RecordDarling's office said he was unavailable but refused to say why. Shortly after the referendum vote, Darling warned the Westminster leaders to keep their promises to Scotland. He said: “Anyone who welches on that will pay a very high price for years to ...Telly political debates are dangerous for our democracyExpress.co.ukall 10 news articles »
Steve Bruce led England to 1966 World Cup glory, Alistair Darling is Scotland ... - The Independent
The IndependentSteve Bruce led England to 1966 World Cup glory, Alistair Darling is Scotland ...The IndependentSteve Bruce led England to 1966 World Cup glory, Alistair Darling is Scotland's first minister and the 'River Damn' flows through Nottingham. Oldham Athletic defender Connor Brown and assistant groundsman Billy Quarmby haven't painted themselves in the ...
Referendum: Alistair Darling claims Alex Salmond has “lost the plot” - Aberdeen Press and Journal
The Straits TimesReferendum: Alistair Darling claims Alex Salmond has “lost the plot”Aberdeen Press and JournalThe leader of the campaign against independence has said Alex Salmond has “lost the plot” if he believes Scotland could go it alone without another referendum. Alistair Darling, the former chancellor and head of the pro-UK Better Together group, said ...Darling To Salmond: 'You Have Lost The Plot'Yahoo News UKBetter TogetherThe Hilltop OnlineAnna Burnside: Alex Salmond: a towering presence at most exciting timeGulf TodayThe Straits Times -Jakarta Postall 1,015 news articles »

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