Alistair Darling

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Remember this was not only the biggest in the world, it was about the same size as the entire UK economy.feedback
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Alistair Darling has most recently been quoted in an article called Lord Darling reveals 'scariest moment' of the financial crisis. Alistair Darling said, “I said to him, How long can you last?' And what he said to me shook me to the core. He said, Well we're going to run out of money in the early afternoon. In a few years' time when institutional memories start to fade, and the people around have all gone and retired, then that's where the risk occurs.”. Alistair Darling has been quoted a grand total of 27 times in 20 articles.
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May 01 2017 - British elections 2017

It's important we get the best possible result for the country, that means having a sensible sizeable opposition that can actually make a difference. My view is we need to get on, we're fighting a general election campaign, you know leaders come and go. There's no question he's the leader, it's for him to convince people in the next six weeks and voters will make of it what they will. We can't let this election be hijacked by a group of extreme people with a bleak, narrow view of our country's future. People don't have to choose between Brexit nationalism and Scottish nationalism.feedback

Mar 24 2010

This budget will set out a route for the country to long-term prosperity. At its heart is a £2.5bn one-off growth package, to help small business, promote innovation, invest in national infrastructure and key skills.feedback

Dec 09 2009

Whilst I am confident that the UK economy is on the road to recovery we can't be complacent. We must continue to support the economy until recovery is established. To cut support now could wreck the recovery and that's a risk that I am not prepared to take.feedback

Nov 07 2009

It really is important though that we, as finance ministers, are engaged on this, because if there is not an agreement on finance, if there is not an agreement about contributions to make sure that we can deal with this problem, then the Copenhagen agreement is going to be much, much more difficult.feedback

Nov 03 2009

Both Lloyds and RBS will be in a stronger position to continue lending. Lloyds will increase lending capacity this year and next with an additional 11 billion pounds for businesses and three billion pounds for homebuyers in each year. RBS will continue to meet their lending commitments of 25 billion pounds this year and next, as I indicated earlier this year.feedback

Jun 03 2009

The important thing that people expect us to do is to get on with business, is to make sure we support people, support this country, to get through what is one of the deepest downturns we have seen in generations and that's what we are totally focussed on.feedback

Mar 13 2009

We need to sort out the problems that still bedevil the banking system, in most parts of the world, because until you fix the banking system it is going to be much more difficult to fix the wider economy, and one of the things we'll be discussing this weekend are steps we need to take to get to speed up that process of getting bank lending going again.feedback

Feb 26 2009

Banks have got to put an end to the excesses and certainly put an end to this business of people are rewarded for failure.feedback

Jan 19 2009

I'm determined to make sure that we control the risks that we've got , but also determined that if we do this – if we support banks – that they actually have to pass the benefit of that on – through lending – to the wider economy.feedback

Nov 24 2008

Mr Speaker, in these exceptional economic circumstances, I want to take fair and responsible steps to support business and people now while putting public finances on the right path for the future, and that is what I will do today.feedback

Nov 07 2008

I think it's essential that our banks do pass on the benefit of lower rates to people and businesses. At this time people are feeling pressed with their mortgages. Businesses also need every help they can get.feedback

Oct 24 2008

Oil prices have halved in recent weeks, we've taken significant steps to deal with the banking problems and the credit crunch and we will get through this; I'm determined we will do everything we can to support the economy and also to ensure that we have sound public finances; so, yes it's going to be difficult and it's going to be tough, but we will get through it.feedback

Oct 08 2008 - HSBC Bank

We and every other government in the world send out a clear message, that we will stabilise the position. We will help banks restructure so that they can rebuild their strength, and also do everything we can, whatever it takes, to ensure that we get that stability. And we will try and steer our way through a pretty, pretty turbulent period.feedback

Oct 08 2008

We have been working closely with the governor of the Bank of England, with the Financial Services Authority and financial institutions to put the banks on a longer term sound footing. Now I intend to make a statement before the markets open tomorrow morning and I will be making a statement in the House of Commons later in the day.feedback

Jan 21 2008

My proposal today is one in which Northern Rock is owned and run in the private sector as a commercial bank and where the government provides a back-stop guarantee to make private financing possible in the current market conditions. I believe this company should be managed within the private sector disciplines and management, provided we can do so on terms that properly protect the taxpayers' interest.feedback

Oct 09 2007

Today I can present the pre-budget report and the conclusions of the comprehensive spending revenue. I will set out how we will maintain that stability and strong economy, meet our international obligations, improve our public services, invest more in the highest standard of education and health care and equip our country for the future as we meet these new global challenges.feedback

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