Alistair Darling

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Bold action needed now on energy bills, says Alistair Darling
Chancellor during 2008 banking collapse says ‘fiddling around with small measures’ will not be enough

Peter Walker Political correspondent

29, Aug, 2022 @11:12 AM

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Old faces of New Labour in Keir Starmer’s inner circle
The party leader has drafted in aides who worked for ex-prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown

Michael Savage

26, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Senior Tories urge PM to come clean on funding of Downing Street refurb
Johnson faces growing disquiet after allegations he was loaned £58,000 from party funds while being seen to personally foot the bill

Aubrey Allegretti and Jessica Elgot

27, Apr, 2021 @7:54 PM

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Alistair Darling turned down offer to sit on trust to refurbish No 10
Former chancellor cited concerns about the potential for donors to expect political favours

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

27, Apr, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Mervyn King says Covid furlough scheme may be needed throughout 2021
Former Bank of England governor says government should ditch spending limits until crisis passes

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, Oct, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Rishi Sunak is riding high, but history shows No 11 can be a dangerous address
From Barber’s boom to Gordon Brown’s financial crisis, Britain’s current chancellor is treading a well-worn and precarious path

William Keegan

16, Aug, 2020 @6:25 AM

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Former chancellor Alistair Darling calls for emergency VAT cut
Move to stimulate spending as part of Covid-19 recovery plan makes sense, says politician

Larry Elliott

21, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Prepare for 1980s-level unemployment, former chancellors warn
Hammond, Osborne and Darling say urgent measures needed to cushion post Covid-19 job losses

Richard Partington

03, Jun, 2020 @7:23 PM

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The Guardian view on entrepreneurs’ relief: the UK’s worst tax break | Editorial
Editorial: It cannot be right that those who own their own company are asked to pay less in tax – proportionately – than those who work for them. Time to scrap an expensive, regressive and inefficient sop to the wealthy


04, Mar, 2020 @6:53 PM

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PM's Treasury power grab doomed to fail, warn former insiders
Ex-Labour government aides say No 10 is too small to battle all-powerful, well-staffed ministry for long

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, Feb, 2020 @3:15 PM

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Omnishambles: five big budget bust-ups of recent years
Poor George Osborne – he worked so hard on the 2012 budget, but in the end it was all about pasties

Richard Partington

26, Oct, 2018 @4:46 PM

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Darling and Howard back call for post-Brexit carbon tax
Policy Exchange report calls for steadily rising levy to help tackle climate change

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Oct, 2018 @11:01 PM

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