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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 backs Caroline Flint - New Statesman
New StatesmanAlistair Darling backs Caroline FlintNew Statesman“I'm delighted that a figure as experienced and respected in the Labour Party as Alistair Darling is backing me to be Labour's deputy leader. The SNP are not invincible. We can reach out again to people of all backgrounds who share our values ...
Alistair Darling signs up to RESI conference - Property Week
Alistair Darling signs up to RESI conferenceProperty WeekDarling, who was chancellor from 2007-2010 and helped guide the UK through the financial crisis, will discuss the UK economy and the long-term plan for UK plc at the conference, which runs from 7-9 September at Celtic Manor, in Wales. Darling joins a ...
Alistair Darling: why I changed my mind on tax credits - Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Spectator.co.uk (blog)Alistair Darling: why I changed my mind on tax creditsSpectator.co.uk (blog)Last autumn, I presented a Ch4 documentary on inequality. I could have made three hours' worth of that show – or written a book – but it was distilled down to 27 minutes so a lot was chopped. Including my interview with Alistair Darling about the ...
Alistair Darling says Labour 'in disarray' by Budget 2015 and has no economic ... - Daily Mail
Daily MailAlistair Darling says Labour 'in disarray' by Budget 2015 and has no economic ...Daily MailLabour has been left in 'complete disarray' by George Osborne's Budget, the former chancellor Alistair Darling has admitted. The Labour heavyweight, who spent 13 years in the Cabinet until Labour's 2010 election defeat, said the party was floundering ...Alistair Darling: Labour in “complete disarray” over how to respond to budgetCommonSpaceDugdale challenges SNP to set out how party will protect Scots from ToriesHerald Scotlandall 42 news articles »

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