Northern Rock

Part of Topical Questions – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 19th November 2007.

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Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling The Chancellor of the Exchequer 3:31 pm, 19th November 2007

I agree with my hon. Friend. It is regrettable and surprising that the Liberal Democrats never seemed to support our earlier proposals to keep Northern Rock open. It would also, however, be a mistake to shut off all other options and simply go for one at this stage; that does not seem to me to make any sense at all.

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Gavin Jamie
Posted on 19 Feb 2008 5:05 pm (Report this annotation)

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 whole question. More at http://blogs.bbc.co.uk/nickrobinson/2008/02/he_didnt_say_it....