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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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Scottish nationalists are 'monstering' UK supporters, says Alistair Darling - The Guardian
The GuardianScottish nationalists are 'monstering' UK supporters, says Alistair DarlingThe GuardianNationalist campaigners are bringing shame to Scotland by the way in which they "monster" supporters of the United Kingdom, the former chancellor Alistair Darling has said. As a new poll showed a growth in support for independence, the head of the ...
Alistair Darling needs football fans—not financiers—to save the union - Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Spectator.co.uk (blog)Alistair Darling needs football fans—not financiers—to save the unionSpectator.co.uk (blog)That may happen but Alistair Darling and the rest of the Better Together team have to find a way of moving on from the business arguments and connecting with those who, frankly, don't give a damn what Standard Life, Shell or RBS have to say about ...Currency union rejection 'a bluff'The CourierSalmond has got his sums wrong, says CBI director generalExpress.co.ukAlex Salmond's Scottish Independence Plan 'Does Not Add Up' - CBIHuffington Post UKBBC News -Belfast Telegraphall 159 news articles »
Alistair Darling: Westminster parties would oppose Scotland keeping pound - The Guardian
The GuardianAlistair Darling: Westminster parties would oppose Scotland keeping poundThe GuardianAlistair Darling, the leader of the Scottish Better Together campaign, has said the Westminster political parties would almost certainly have a manifesto commitment to oppose an independent Scotland forming a currency union with England. He said it was ...Alistair Carmichael warns pro-UK 'could lose Scottish independence vote'Daily MailDarling disowned over sterling union 'plebiscite'Financial TimesScottish independence: Minister says 'Yes' vote possibleBBC NewsExpress.co.uk -The Courier -Belfast Telegraphall 165 news articles »
Scottish Independence: No campaign will cut out the negativity, says Alistair ... - The Independent
Daily MailScottish Independence: No campaign will cut out the negativity, says Alistair ...The IndependentAlistair Darling has insisted the No campaign against independence for Scotland will run a positive campaign after growing criticism that is too negative. The former Labour Chancellor, who heads the Better Together campaign, attacked nationalists who ...Alistair Darling lashes out as support for Scottish independence hits record highDaily MailThose fighting to save the Union are the positive voice of the independence ...Telegraph.co.ukScottish nationalists 'monstering' opponents, says DarlingBBC NewsScotsman -Herald Scotland -Huffington Post UKall 75 news articles »

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