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Scots First Minister Alex Salmond ‘won’ his debate against ex-Labour chancellor Alistair Darling, but what if he loses September 18’s referendum? Continue to article
Two heavyweight bruisers locked together - both desperate to land a knock-out blow. That, I fear, may be what sticks in the memory after Monday night's debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling... Continue to article
Judged purely as a debate, you’ve got to call it for Salmond. This time, he looked assured, whereas Darling was left looking hapless and occasionally evasive. Continue to article
Shadow local government secretary Hilary Benn publishes an open letter to local authorities Scottish first minister Alex Salmond and Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling hold a debate in Glasgow on the Scottish referendu... Continue to article
Alex Salmond has delivered a defiant message on the currency options for an independent Scotland. The First Minister was accused of failing to articulate a Plan B in the event of a Yes vote next month if the Westminster parties stick to... Continue to article
Ruth Davidson said wavering voters were less likely than ever to vote for independence after Tuesday’s independence debate. “He may be right. I don’t take any votes for granted, but he hasn’t led a poll in two-and-a-half years and I thin... Continue to article
Alistair Darling accused advocates of Scottish independence of relying on “guesswork” about the future of an independent Scotland after his debate with Alex Salmond last night. “The most fundamental question of all is: what currency will... Continue to article
How about those twin imposters, triumph and defeat? The reaction to last night’s debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling reveals as much as anything that happened in the debate… Continue to article
Both sides of the independence debate claim their side came out on top in the TV head to head between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. Continue to article
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and leader of the pro-Union Better Together campaign Alistair Darling have clashed in a live TV debate on Scottish independence. The question of whether an independent Scotland would be able to keep ... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg speaks on immigration (09.00) Chancellor George Osborne speaks on the northern economy Transport minister Robert Goodwill visits Leeds Energy minister Amber Rudd visits Edinburgh Shadow work and ... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond Photos: Paul Heartfield “To defeat a populist party, you defeat them conversation by conversation, doorstep by doorstep, street by street, community by community.” Douglas Alexander is i... Continue to article
STV press release STV has confirmed a landmark TV debate between First Minister Alex Salmond and leader of Better Together Alistair Darling ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence. The debate will take place on Tuesday 5th Au... Continue to article
Alistair Darling rejected attempts from pro-independence campaigners to cast doubt on whether the main Westminster parties would deliver on their promises for devolving powers. “For the first time that I can ever remember, all three part... Continue to article
Better Together press release Alistair Darling has today confirmed that he has accepted an invitation from Scottish Television to take part in a live, televised debate with Alex Salmond on the evening of Wednesday, July 16th 2014. The ... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg speaks about the direction of the Liberal Democrats 2015 election manifesto Defence secretary Philip Hammond unveils the new RAF Chinook mark 6 helicopters in Hook (08.30) Education secretary Michael ... Continue to article
Alistair Darling said that the Yes campaign for independence was “running out of arguments”. “Most of us are very proud of the facts that we’re Scots, we’re also proud to be British as well and we want to maintain that best of both world... Continue to article
In this week’s cover story, New Statesman editor Jason Cowley interviews Alistair Darling, leader of the Better Together campaign, Labour MP and former chancellor 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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