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Douglas Alexander argued that the Labour party in Scotland had failed to update its message for the 21st century. “To understand where Scottish politics is today, as you’ve suggested, you need to understand that we’re still in the immedi... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said it would be difficult to get infrastructure investments online fast. "Infrastructure investments are very good but as I know from my own experience, because I announced a lot of them myself, it takes a lot of time t... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield Ed Balls is feeling the pressure. In just a few days, he faces yet another big test of his ability, with huge amounts at stake if he fails. But it’s not the Autumn Statement tha... Continue to article
Yesterday we reported that Alistair Darling has advised against proposals that would see complete powers over income tax Continue to article
Alistair Darling said David Cameron's warning that "red warning lights" are flashing on the global economy was an attempt to deflect attention from the fact that the Government is on course to miss its deficit reduction target. “It looks... Continue to article
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
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.
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