The economic times we are facing "are arguably the worst they've been in 60 years"
- Alistair Darling (Chancellor) 29 August 2008
Did Darling mean to be quite so revealing in his interview? ... The word is that Gordon Brown isn't best pleased with his Chancellor ... Allies of the prime minister have reportedly reacted with feeling when they insist that Darling should be sacked and his job given to Ed Balls
- exclusive all newspapers 1 September 2008
"This Budget takes place as the UK economy is recovering from the deepest global recession for over 60 years"
- Alistair Darling (still Chancellor) 24 March 2010