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Downing Street said “lower levels of support” were needed for renewable energy as a result of technological advances. On the plans to cut support for onshore wind and solar energy, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman and with economi... Continue to article
John Swinney accused critics of the Scottish Government's prospectus for independence of inconsistency and "lashing out". “It makes sense for both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom to continue to share a currency after independ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling called Alex Salmond “very slippery” today, as the Scottish First Minister unveiled his blueprint for Scottish independence. Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the SNP's independence white paper will set out what Alex Salmond wants instead of what is right for Scotland. "I think it'll set out what Alex Salmond wants, but that's not quite the same thing as a fully worked ou... Continue to article
Nicola Sturgeon said a currency union would make sense for an independent Scotland and would also make "overwhelming sense" for the rest of the UK. "Alistair Darling's entire campaign is designed to increase uncertainty and make people f... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the SNP's plan for a currency with the United Kingdom was a "non-starter" and said their lack of a plan B would be their downfall in their bid for Scottish independence. “There is a very strong and positive case fo... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said today's report by the IFS on an independent Scotland made it clear that the SNP's figures do not stack up. "This is an independent report, the IFS is a very respected institution, and it's making the simple point th... Continue to article
Conservative party press release Responding to the news that Ed Miliband has admitted people were signed up by Unite to be Labour members in Falkirk, Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps said: "Ed Miliband promised to take on Len Mc... Continue to article
You just can't leave matters as they are. So said Alistair Darling - perhaps Labour's most prominent and trusted Scottish MP. The former chancellor was calling for a full inquiry into allegations that... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the Government's decision not to split RBS into a 'good' and 'bad' bank had been the correct one. “I think the decision that the Government has reached today is right. I think to have split the bank now, five years ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said the currency question is critical to the issue of Scottish independence. “Look at the position just now: every year bar one in the last 20, Scotland has spent more than its earned and as a result of which, if you b... Continue to article
Alistair Carmichael said David Cameron should not debate Alex Salmond on Scottish independence. "I’m quite happy to face Alex Salmond or Nicola Sturgeon or John Swiney or anyone else who wants to debate. No, I don’t [think David Cameron ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling expressed concern about the Government's Help to Buy scheme. "I’m all in favour of helping first-time buyers and helping the housing market but what I’m worried about is the risk is that you create another bubble and whe... Continue to article
Michael Gove has accepted that energy companies’ conduct “hasn’t been entirely admirable” in the past and therefore he takes their warnings about potential blackouts “with a pinch of salt”. The ‘big six’ firms warned that Labour’s plan ... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Pictures: Paul Heartfield The Department for Transport has got the builders in. The scaffolding is up, the walls are shaking and Patrick McLoughlin can barely be heard in his office as loud drilling judders up ... Continue to article
Ed Balls MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, speaking to Labour Party Annual Conference 2013 in Brighton, said: Conference, we meet here in Brighton. With the General Election now just nineteen months away Determined to defeat th... Continue to article
SNP press release Following on from the announcement from Alex Salmond that he would renationalise Royal Mail in a go-it alone Scotland and the news today that the SNP are reviewing the retirement age, Better Together are publishing a list ... Continue to article
Where are you on the policy review? I came last year and our task was to build the policy review, from a bit of a standing start. That’s not a criticism, that’s just because for the first two years it was getting out from un... Continue to article
You can read a full transcript of this interview here. When Jon Cruddas looks out from the Labour conference platform in Brighton this weekend, he may have an otherworldly expression on his face. The Dagenham and Rainham MP wo... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said that further devolution of powers to Holyrood was likely to be popular in Scotland, but denied that it would be a “defining issue” in the referendum campaign. “In relation to that, it is an issue but it’s not the de... 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.
26/11/2013 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
26/11/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
24/11/2013 on Murnaghan, Sky News
24/11/2013 on Murnaghan, Sky News
18/11/2013 on BBC News
07/11/2013 on Conservative party
01/11/2013 on The World At One, BBC Radio 4
29/10/2013 on Channel 4 News
28/10/2013 on Better Together
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06/12/2013 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
06/12/2013 on BBC News
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