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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 warns over bad deal on Scotland's devolved tax - Financial Times
CITY A.M.Alistair Darling warns over bad deal on Scotland's devolved taxFinancial TimesPlans to give Scotland full power over income tax would increase borrowing costs for the entire UK and end in “floods of tears”, Alistair Darling, the former chancellor, has predicted. The explosive intervention by Mr Darling, who led the “Better ...Alistair Darling warns of economic woes if tax powers are devolved to ScotlandCITY A.M.Darling warning over devolving income tax to ScotlandExpress.co.ukJim Murphy tells Scots Labour to back tax powersScotsmanAccountancy Age -BBC News -Herald Scotlandall 108 news articles »
Activists to pick Alistair Darling replacement - Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening NewsActivists to pick Alistair Darling replacementEdinburgh Evening NewsMr Darling announced earlier this month that he was standing down as an MP, but the party had said no decision on the seat would be made until after the Scottish Labour leadership contest next month.Given the departing comments of former leader Johann ...
Norma Austin Hart eyes Alistair Darling seat - Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening NewsNorma Austin Hart eyes Alistair Darling seatEdinburgh Evening NewsShe said: “No-one is going to replace Alistair because he's held in such high regard, but I would like to build on what he has done.” Labour's UK national executive committee must decide if it should be a women-only selection for the seat. But Cllr ...
Alistair Darling Warns UK Exit From EU May Be 'Unstoppable' - Huffington Post UK
Edinburgh Evening NewsAlistair Darling Warns UK Exit From EU May Be 'Unstoppable'Huffington Post UKBritain's exit from the European Union may be "unstoppable", Alistair Darling has warned. The former Labour chancellor, who ran the successful Better Together campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom, said on Tuesday there were striking ...Ed Miliband to have say on Alistair Darling seatEdinburgh Evening Newsall 4 news articles »



 
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