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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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for2against   British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said Ministers must have the humility to admit that the government has made mistakes in the lead up to the financial crisis, a3
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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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Alex Salmond must leave Alistair Darling 'on the floor' in independence TV debate - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukAlex Salmond must leave Alistair Darling 'on the floor' in independence TV debateTelegraph.co.ukAlex Salmond needs to deliver a convincing victory in his first televised debate with Alistair Darling tomorrow night to stand a chance of winning the Scottish independence referendum, it was claimed today as the pressure on the First Minister intensified.Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling: TV face-off over Scottish independenceThe GuardianHead to head: Alex Salmond versus Alistair DarlingThe GuardianAlex Salmond and Alistair Darling prepare to clash in STV debatestv.tvThe Drum -Scotland Nowall 137 news articles »
How to watch STV's Alex Salmond vs Alistair Darling referendum debate - stv.tv
How to watch STV's Alex Salmond vs Alistair Darling referendum debatestv.tvSalmond and Darling: The Debate will air on Tuesday, August 5 and pitch First Minister Alex Salmond against Alistair Darling, the Better Together chair. The programme, the first debate between the two figureheads of the Yes and No campaigns, will be ...
Alex Salmond urged to stay statesmanlike for independence debate - The Guardian
The GuardianAlex Salmond urged to stay statesmanlike for independence debateThe GuardianAlex Salmond has been advised to address his television audience directly and temper his optimism about the case for Scottish independence with a sober, statesmanlike tone when he takes on Alistair Darling in their first televised head-to-head this week.
Alex Salmond rejects two BBC debates with Alistair Darling - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukAlex Salmond rejects two BBC debates with Alistair DarlingTelegraph.co.ukA spokesman for Mr Salmond said: “The First Minister looks forward to debating Alistair Darling on the BBC on a date that his diary permits. The Yes case is based on substance, the No campaign seems to be all about silly process stories.” A BBC ...

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