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Speaking ahead of Better Together's London launch in London, campaign chair Alistair Darling MP said: "There are eight hundred thousand Scots living outside Scotland in the rest of the UK, with almost one hundred thousand right here in Lon... Continue to article
Conservative party press release Sajid Javid has today joined Alistair Darling in calling for Labour to come clean about their spending plans for 2015/16. This comes as Labour's Treasury spokesman, Chris Leslie, refused six times in j... Continue to article
Alistair Darling attacked Alex Salmond’s claim Westminster was holding back the Scottish economy, arguing it’s success was dependent on being in the UK. “Actually the Scottish economy has done well compared with the rest of the UK econom... Continue to article
Scottish National Party press release Commenting on the publication of the UK’s debt figures this morning, SNP Treasury Spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP said that the Chancellor’s credibility was in tatters. Last year the OBR predicted... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said that by bidding for independence the SNP were asking the Scottish people to gamble with the Scottish economy. “Scotland would be pushed back into a position where either it went back to trying to use the pound ... Continue to article
INTRODUCTION Next September, we Scots will cast the most important vote of our lives. It won’t be a vote that decides on the politician or the party that will represent one constituency for the next four or five years; And it certai... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said Labour should concentrate its fire on the Government rather than seeking to come up with alternatives now. "Firstly, I don’t think my colleagues responsible for the Labour party policy need to take a position till t... Continue to article
Scottish National Party press release Following the publication of The Banking Standards Commission report SNP Treasury Spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP said: “Clearly there are serious lessons which must be learnt from the failures tha... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said it was very dangerous to assume all British banks were not capitalised. "As I say, either the Government is going to have to put more money in, alternatively you’d have to sell something off. I don’t think there’s a... Continue to article
Better Together press release Responding to the CPPR report, Alistair Darling said: “This is devastating for the nationalists. In their desperation to stave off some bad political headlines they cooked the books on oil and tried to te... Continue to article
Alistair Darling refused to rule out a return to the Labour frontbench in the future, but said he was focused on leading the Better Together campaign at present. “I have every confidence in Ed Miliband. I know that he is very focused on ... Continue to article
Alex Salmond said the referendum was being held later to allow time for a debate to take place. "I think a feel-good factor is better than than the feel-bad factors we get from Westminster. I think it’s far better to decide your nation’s... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the arguments for Scottish independence were “coming apart” after Alex Salmond announced the referendum would take place on 18 September 2014. “We’ve got the date after months of delay; what we don’t have from the n... Continue to article
* Budget 2013 * Budget * George Osborne * Economic growth (GDP) * Economics * Recession Alistair Darling guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights r... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the Chancellor had failed to even meet his target for deficit reduction. “Well, the problem with the deficit plan is that he’s not meeting it, he said mine [Darling’s deficit plan] which was to halve the defici... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the Cyprus deposit tax was "everything you should not do in this situation". "The real problem we see over the week is that two things have unravelled – one is the European Union’s plan for setting up a banking unio... 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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