Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Maclean Darling of United Kingdom

January 21, 2007 ANALYSIS - Darling leads race for next UK chancellor By Sumeet Desai MUMBAI (Reuters) - British Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling is emerging as frontrunner to succeed 10-year veteran Gordon Brown as finance minister assuming Brown replaces Tony Blair as prime minister later this year.
Britain's Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Alistair Maclean Darling is shown at a European Union employment and social affairs ministers meeting in Brussels in this November 7, 2006 file photo.
REUTERS/Yves Herman) Darling is the bookmakers' favourite after joining Brown on a visit to India last week, but many financial analysts are predicting Treasury minister Ed Balls, Brown's right-hand man.
Ukip reckons Darling is about to borrow one of its tax.
Chancellor Alistair Darling on brink of second bailout for banksAlistair Darling has been.
Image by Downing Street via FlickrBritain is likely to suffer more from the economic downturn than any other major country, Alistair Darling has warned.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has held a food summit at 11 Downing Street today (Thursday) to consider the threat to the economy posed by rising food prices.
Alistair Darling was interviewed on the Today programme this morning and announced that he was appointing Sir James Crosby, ex HBOS chief executive, to chair a Review examining how to boost confidence in the rapidly shrinking mortgage market.
Well Darling has told so many lies I really don't know where to start.
Darling has postponed the 2p rise in fuel until October, that's just delaying trouble for him, US and industry.
Chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling has launched a major review of business health and safety laws.
Why was this not brought to public attention sooner? Darling has made his excuses, but could it have something to do with him not wanting to announce such an almighty balls-up at the same time Jacqui Smith was informing the country that our security companies are overrun with illegal immigrants? Did they try to cover this up, just as they covered up the security fiasco?Darling said there was no evidence the data had fallen into criminal hands, which also means there is no evidence to show that it hasn't - Muppet.
When announcing his proposals on IHT in today?s pre-budget report Alistair Darling said that he.
Alistair Darling has stolen the Tories? thunder by promising to cut inheritance tax while boosting investment in health and education.
Delivering his first report, Mr Darling said that he would raise the threshold for inheritance tax to £600,000 for couples and to £700,000 by 2010.
Alistair Darling was the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Central between 1987 and 2005 and after that Edinburgh South West and has since the 28th June 2007 held the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Although his father appears to have been a Conservative, and indeed his great uncle William Darling was at one time the Conservative MP for Edinburgh South, Alistair's politics were more inclined to the Labour Party.
Darling has been married to the journalist Margaret McQueen Vaughan since 1986 and together they have one son and one daughter.
Alistair Darling was elected as the MP for Edinburgh Central in 1987.
Aberdeen where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (LLB.
and was widely considered to have achieved this.
Born in London, Darling was educated in Scotland, graduating in law at the University of Aberdeen.
Darling said there was no evidence the data had fallen into criminal hands, which also means there is no evidence to show that it hasn't - Muppet.
scale of the problem facing the economy.
Mr Darling is tightening his own belt.
Mr Darling has already borrowed 2.
account the conclusions of Lord Penroses independent review.
Have your sayiOf course I can stand up to Gordon,/i Can he name one single instance where he has done this? Darling has never once gone against anything Brown has dictated to him and, judging from his track-record, it is highly unlikely that he ever will.
Mind you it is 2 Dinars, about 4 pounds here, 12 pence a litre!Robert, Kuwait, KuwaitAlistair Darling is out of touch when he states that it costs 30 to fill up his car.
Alistair Darling has a ministerial car and is therefore somewhat remote from the actual costs of running a private car.
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He entered Parliament in 1987 as MP for Edinburgh Central.
Darling has a striking pair of black eyebrows which constrast starkly with his silvery hair.
Darling was born in London, the son of a civil engineer, Thomas, and his wife, Anna.
Before joining the Labour Party at the age of 23 in 1977, Darling was a supporter of the International Marxist Group, the British section of the Trotskyist Fourth International.
Despite being a senior Cabinet minister himself, Darling was hardly seen outside the area, as he was making the maximum effort to win his seat.
Darling was given a brief to "take the department out of the headlines" and was widely considered to have achieved this, although he was also criticised for achieving too little else whilst he held the transport brief.
Darling was also responsible for the cancellation of several major Light Rail schemes.
Darling took over day-to-day control of the Energy portfolio.
Northern Rock borrowed up to £20 billion from the Bank of England, and Darling was criticized for becoming sucked into a position where so much public money was tied up in a private company.
In March 2008, Alistair Darling was criticised in some circles for the Budget by a media campaign spread by a social networking site.
Darling was Chancellor when the personal and confidential details of over 25 million British citizens went missing while being sent from his department to the National Audit Office.
Darling has been married to former journalist Margaret McQueen Vaughan since 1986, and they have one son (Calum, born 1988) and one daughter (Anna, born 1990.
In 2008 Darling was given an honorary position in the University College London student movement known only as Red Zone.
Darling had a previous marriage in the 1970s.
Commenting on the report on BBC Newsnight Scotland tonight (Tuesday) that the Chancellor Alistair Darling may be U-turning on the level of duty imposed on the Scotch whisky industry, SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson MP, whose Moray constituency produces more than half of Scotlands malt whisky, said: “We need to see the detail of what Alistair Darling is proposing, but hopefully he is U-turning on this damaging tax hike on one of.
Mistakes were made in the run-up to the credit crunch, Chancellor Alistair Darling has admitted.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has refused to apologise for the Governments handling of the economic crisis in an exclusive interview with Sky News.