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Jesse Norman said the economic recovery would take longer than expected. "We went through the greatest financial crisis in our recorded history, and you don’t recover from that in six years or seven years and all the evidence is actually... Continue to article
Institute of Directors press release Responding to Ed Miliband’s speech today, Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, agreed with the Labour leader that the benefits of economic growth had not yet reached all worke... Continue to article
David Cameron and Ed Miliband have gone head-to-head over Britain's place in the European Union. In a session of Prime Minister's Questions dominated by the position of the two main parties on the EU, the Labour leader pressed the Prime ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling is an unusual figure in politics. He has carved out a career as a safe pair of hands in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Continue to article
Will the last competent Labour MP to leave please switch off the lights? Alistair Darling has told tomorrow’s FT that he won’t be seeking re-election. Continue to article
Alistair Darling has announced that he will stand down as an MP at the next election. Continue to article
Conservative plans to boost the role of English MPs will not delay a pledge to hand more powers to Scotland, the Scottish Secretary has insisted. Following Scotland’s rejection of independence in last month's referendum, David Cameron pr... Continue to article
Ed Miliband has thanked Labour figures for their campaigning through the Scottish independence referendum, but did not mention Gordon Brown. The Labour leader took to the stage at the party’s conference in Manchester and paid tribute to... Continue to article
Alistair Darling has hit out at his Scottish independence campaign rival Alex Salmond, after the First Minister suggested Scots could achieve separation in spite of the Yes campaign's defeat. Mr Salmond told today's Scotsman that there ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling warned the three Westminster parties against reneging on their joint pledge to grant further powers to the Scottish Parliament. “The agreement reached by the three parties, as far as I’m concerned, is non-negotiable. It ... Continue to article
All three Westminster leaders have signed a resolution to go before the Commons on Monday pledging further powers to the Scottish parliament, Gordon Brown has revealed. Speaking in Fife following Scotland’s rejection of independence i... Continue to article
Alistair Darling has said Scots have “chosen unity over division” by rejecting independence. Addressing supporters in Glasgow after the No campaign’s victory in the referendum was confirmed, the Better Together leader called for a recon... Continue to article
Alistair Darling acknowledged that tomorrow's Scottish independence vote would be tight, but warned Scots a Yes vote would be irreversible. "We're very conscious of the fact that this vote will go right down to the wire. And we've got to... Continue to article
Ed Miliband said a Noc vote in the Scottish independence referendum was a vote for "change" rather than "the status quo". "What I’ve enjoyed about this campaign, including today when we get the chance, is meeting people who are genuinely... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the Scottish referendum debate had to be conducted in an atmosphere where people felt they could speak out and express their point of view. "This has got to be conducted in an atmosphere where people can speak out a... Continue to article
Alistair Carmichael called on Alex Salmond to “pull the heat out” of the debate on Scottish independence. “Look at the reality of this: the people who are jostled in the streets, the people who are pushed off the streets are not Alex Sal... Continue to article
It’s perhaps the only thing the Yes and No campaigns agree on: this is forever. David Cameron, Alistair Darling et al are at pains to tell Scots that a vote for independence would be permanent and irr... Continue to article
Alistair Darling accused Alex Salmond of doing a “premature victory lap” ahead of the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday. “We still don’t know how we can ensure that we don’t lose jobs, with firms saying they are going to take ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the closing of the No campaign’s lead in the Scottish independence referendum polls had not come as a surprise. “I said a year ago that the polls would narrow and it would go down to the wire, you know, when we had ... Continue to article
Alastair Darling said that businesses moving their headquarters to London would "be a disaster for Edinburgh", in the event of a Yes vote in next week's independence referendum. “Over the last couple of days you’ve seen a number of major... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the announcement that pension company Standard Life would move large parts of its business to England in the event of a 'yes' vote in next week's Scottish referendum was "very bad news". "Very bad news from Standard... Continue to article
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling take the battle for Scottish hearts and minds online Its the final showdown. Continue to article
Lord Forsyth said that voters in the Scottish independence referendum would decide on their positions nearer the time, in response to recent polls which show the pro-independence campaign gaining ground. “I certainly think we need to ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron chairs an emergency COBR meeting on the UK's response to the situation in Iraq and Syria Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (15.40), natural environment minister Lord de Mauley (10.45) and shadow environment mi... Continue to article
Scots First Minister Alex Salmond ‘won’ his debate against ex-Labour chancellor Alistair Darling, but what if he loses September 18’s referendum? Continue to article
The former Prime Minister and his former Chancellor are to share a platform for the first time in the independence referendum debate following Alex Salmond's damaging TV debate victory. Continue to article
Well that was a gubbing. No doubt about it. Alex Salmond won last night’s debate against Alistair Darling just as thoroughly as he’d lost their first encounter. Continue to article
Alistair Darling said that despite the outcome of last night’s debate, he still feels that the “momentum is with” the No campaign in the Scottish independence debate. "I am confident the momentum is with us. I am confident we are gaining... Continue to article
Both camps in the Scottish independence debate have now has their shock: Alex Salmond was shaken to be beaten by Alistair Darling in the first debate, while a confident Darling… Continue reading The p... Continue to article
Two heavyweight bruisers locked together - both desperate to land a knock-out blow. That, I fear, may be what sticks in the memory after Monday night's debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling... Continue to article
Judged purely as a debate, you’ve got to call it for Salmond. This time, he looked assured, whereas Darling was left looking hapless and occasionally evasive. Continue to article
Shadow local government secretary Hilary Benn publishes an open letter to local authorities Scottish first minister Alex Salmond and Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling hold a debate in Glasgow on the Scottish referendu... Continue to article
Former chancellor Alistair Darling and Ed Balls have clashed over Labour's plans to deal with the deficit, the Guardian reports. Mr Darling will warn the party conference that they will lose credibility if they move away from his program of halving the deficit, while Mr Balls urges a slower pace of recovery.
The outgoing shadow chancellor Alistair Darling has defended Labour's economic policies during the recession, saying that "our judgement was proved right" in saving the banks. He also praised Ed Miliband who he said would "win back the trust and support we need from this country".
Ed Miliband has hinted he would raise taxes, rather than cut public services to reduce the budget deficit. In an interview with Channel 4 News, the new Labour leader said if in government he would use tax to "lighten the load and the cuts and the impact that it is going to have on ordinary families".
A group of economists and politicians from all sides have said the eurozone cannot survive in its present form. Writing for the Independent, expert figures including Alistair Darling, David Laws and Ed Balls warn the single currency is doomed without reform.
Outgoing shadow chancellor Alistair Darling has defended Labour's economic policies during the recession, saying that "our judgement was proved right". In a speech to the Labour party conference he said voters would not take Ed Miliband seriously unless he had a clear plan to cut the deficit.
Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has admitted his "fundamental disagreements" with Gordon Brown on economic policy undermined Labour at the last election. He told the Andrew Marr show that senior Labour politicians should have done more about Mr Brown's leadership.
Mr Darling said the "object lesson" for a government to "function properly" was the need for "complete unity at the top". His memoirs state that he met with David Miliband to discuss the possibility of removing Mr Brown from his position.
Mr Darling also criticised the Bank of England and its Governor, Sir Mervyn King, saying it "lacked anywhere near an adequate understanding of what was going on in the banking system" in 2008.
17/11/2014 on The World at One, BBC Radio 4
21/09/2014 on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One
17/09/2014 on Good Morning Britain, ITV
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21/11/2014 on BBC News
21/11/2014 on BBC News
21/11/2014 on BBC News