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Alistair Darling accused Alex Salmond of pursuing a “complete contradiction” in his criticism of the Westminster parties for ruling out a currency union with an independent Scotland. “I don’t think people in Scotland will take kindly to ... Continue to article
Scotland's First Minister has hit back at George Osborne for suggesting maintaining currency union in the event of a Yes vote to independence would be impossible. In a speech to business leaders in Aberdeen, Alex Salmond argued lectures ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling described Alex Salmond as a “man without a plan” after Jose Manuel Barroso said it would be “extremely difficult” for an independent Scotland to join the EU. “More than ever, you now see that Alex Salmond is a man withou... Continue to article
“The Government’s new £130 million funding for emergency repairs and maintenance is welcome but must be spent effectively”, says EFRA Committee Chair Miss Anne McIntosh. The EFRA Committee was ‘deeply concerned’ last July about cuts in m... Continue to article
Alex Salmond said the Prime Minister had been hypocritical to use the setting of the Olympic Stadium to issue a rallying cry against Scottish independence, and called on him to agree to a televised debate on the issue. “I think the point... Continue to article
Nicola Sturgeon reiterated the SNP’s calls for David Cameron to debate the arguments about Scottish independence with Alex Salmond, ahead of the Prime Minister’s speech today in London. “If he wants to be part of this debate, that is fan... Continue to article
Tessa Jowell said David Cameron would seek to recreate the spirit of the Olympics when he gives a speech opposing Scottish independence today. “There’s a really important memory that’s been recreated by having this speech this morning in... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the Government was wrong to cut the top rate of tax from 50p to 45p. "I introduced the 50p tax rate in 2009-10 because I recognised that to get the deficit down there would be a lot of pain and I thought it was righ... Continue to article
Ed Balls said the Shadow Cabinet had all had a chance to discuss the 50p top rate of tax proposal. "The whole Shadow Cabinet has been behind this since we’ve been exposing the 50p cut a year ago. Ed Miliband and I discussed this in the e... Continue to article
Key extracts highlighted in bold below: Recovery: the reality There has been a positive change in economic sentiment over the last six months or so. A real recovery is taking place. The big question now is whether and how recent g... Continue to article
Nick Harvey said Ed Miliband would be making a "smarter political move" if he replaced Ed Balls with Alistair Darling. "Let’s be honest, Ed Balls is having what they would call on Hackney Marshes ‘a mare’ – his whole plan B thing didn’t ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling denied that a poll showing support for Scottish independence at a new high represented a turning point in the campaign, but warned that the referendum would be a close run thing. “No, because you have to look at all the ... Continue to article
Better Together press release In a hard hitting speech continuing his strategy of asking difficult questions of the nationalists, Alistair Darling will today contrast the security and opportunity offered by being part of the United King... Continue to article
Alistair Darling accused Alex Salmond of "needlessly exposing Scotland" to risk. "The Treasury routinely issues debt as do most other countries, and there has been a bit of jitteriness in the market, with people saying what's going on wi... 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.
17/02/2014 on BBC News
16/02/2014 on BBC News
07/02/2014 on BBC News
07/02/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
07/02/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
29/01/2014 on Sky News
27/01/2014 on Newsnight, BBC Two
26/01/2014 on Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 4
Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio
3 hours ago on Newsnight, BBC Two
10/03/2014 on Boulton & Co, Sky News
10/03/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4