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Most recent annotations on things by Darling

  • David Pendray: Vince Cable made the quoted remarks on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 7th March: full transcript is available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/an drew_marr_show/8554200.stm (26 June 2010)
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  • David Gwyn Griffiths: Is in not a fact that following the introduction of the 'Scrappage Scheme' that many, if not all motor manufacturers increased the cost of their cars by £2000, thereby ensuring a greater profit.... (4 November 2009)
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  • Nikki Turner: On the subject of Banking Reform and the advisability of the HBOS Lloyds Merger - could the Chancellor, on behalf of the Government, comment on the detailed report he was sent on the 27th October... (4 November 2009)
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  • Ray Ellis: This sounds like a very real recipe for confusion. Communication is always difficult at the best of times, even in the smallest of organisations. How will they ensure that things do not... (9 July 2009)
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  • Alan Troake: So, we spend billions of pounds on failed, greedy bankers who amassed millions of pounds in their back pockets whilst the country is being screwed up by the economic crisis. How about billions of... (1 April 2009)
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  • Thomas : I would for once agree with Alistar D. Alistair B has some cheek lecturing anyone on morality. (17 March 2009)
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  • Richard Dixon: Small wonder that Mr Darling failed to answer the question asked by Mr Robathan; that is par for the course for this Right Honorable gentleman! (27 February 2009)
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  • John Anderson: These "many people" know what their salaries are; why should they get bonuses any more than anyone else? This type of payment is obscene and should be stopped. Pay "the rate for the job" and... (15 February 2009)
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  • Ian Simcox: Ok, but "what assurance have we got that the next £50 billion is going to be better value for the taxpayer?" That is a crucial question and he has ignored it entirely. (20 January 2009)
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  • Ian Simcox: The government did not act "immediately and decisively". It acted recklessly, and it is dangerous to confuse the two. Billions of pounds should not be spent buying companies in dire straits... (20 January 2009)
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  • Ian Simcox: I find this hard to beleive. Surely that is what the process of due diligence is for. Our government spent billions of pounds on bank shares without carrying out an everyday business procedure... (20 January 2009)
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  • Dave McAuslan: So promises become targets become aims become hopes become nothing... (25 November 2008)
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  • Dave McAuslan: This is not an answer. Does he think we are all idiots? (Obviously!) (25 November 2008)
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  • John Byng: Christopher Ashley is right to condemn New Labour for having continued Thatcherite policies in favour of growth at all costs. But I am amazed that he should think immigration is of any relevance... (14 October 2008)
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  • Christopher Ashley: Your predecessor G. Brown knowingly created this empire of debt, just to continue the bubble economy and ensure a smooth election. He should resign. To ensure the housing market did not falter... (14 October 2008)
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  • Jane doe: 'Invoking Special powers' ?! Oh La. Like magic wands and x-ray eyes and such? ROFLMAO !!!! Confidence just dipped even lower after reading above horse manure. (8 October 2008)
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  • Nigel Steward: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his predecessor now Prime Minister, have, together, already both distorted, and ruined the economy; they could at least avoid being economic with the truth. (6 June 2008)
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  • mick angel: Anne: The simple answer might be because he does not have the best wishes of the electorate at heart and is more interested in scoring cheap political points. Of course, there is always the... (16 May 2008)
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  • Anne Lund: This is a churlish response and merely demeans yet another politician in the eyes of the electorate. Why couldn't Mr Darling merely have answered the question? (15 May 2008)
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  • bill o: Just another example of trying to spin their way out of yet another mess up (14 May 2008)
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  • Michael Hurley: It would be far simpler and certainly less beaurocratic to scrap the rediculous tax credit system and increase tax allowances.Most people can manage their own money with much more "prudence"than... (14 May 2008)
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  • Alec Yates: He cannot go along the road of this eminently sensible measure since it would simplify the tax system and make people better off, by some £1,000 per annum, and take over 4million lower paid out... (14 May 2008)
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  • Alec Yates: In other words I don't know and will answer the question with my usual claptrap phrases. (14 May 2008)
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  • S Hewlett: But Dr Jones did not say, as you claim, that "we must make the necessary investment over the next few years if we are to tackle climate change and ensure economic growth in the future" - she... (7 March 2008)
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  • Gavin Jamie: Actually it seems this is not what Mr Darling actually said. There was some disagreement about this some time later and it seems that he was agreeing about the Liberal Democrats and not with the... (19 February 2008)
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