The Great Debate UK

Send your questions to Alistair Darling

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2009

darlingDo you have a question you would like to ask Chancellor Alistair Darling? Now is your chance.

One cheer for Darling’s reforms

July 8, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –

Part-paid gilts should return

April 23, 2009

REUTERS– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – The UK Government needs to raise four billion pounds a week, every week, in the financial year to next April, to bridge the gap between its tax income and its spending.

Darling gambles with Britain’s credit

April 23, 2009

REUTERS– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. Christopher Fildes is a guest columnist. The opinions expressed are their own –

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Goldman’s TARP out: give up ALL state aid

April 22, 2009

goldman-crop -- Jonathan Ford is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Goldman Sachs wants to do its duty by the American people and give them their TARP money back. Some spoilsports have urged the government simply to say no because allowing the investment bank to repay the cash would make other banks look bad.

Time to ease up on quantitative easing

April 16, 2009

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– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Quantitative easing is like drinking. Nothing much seems to happen at first, so you take a little more. As the warm alcoholic glow spreads over you, it feels pretty good, and surely another glass will make you feel even better. Stop soon enough, before you start feeling woozy, and there are no ill effects. Go on until you can’t stand, and the effects can be disastrous.

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Geithner’s naked subsidy redefines toxic

By J Saft
March 25, 2009

jimsaftcolumn31-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own

Treasury Secretary Geithner is all but admitting that U.S. banks are suffering not from market failure but self-inflicted collateral damage.

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First 100 Days: Fix the banks

January 23, 2009

morici-- Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Business and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. --