Alistair Darling: Beating Back Disaster
Underhill, William, Newsweek International
Byline: William Underhill
We used to talk 15 years ago about returning to full employment; people would laugh. We have made huge strides.
The timing of Alistair Darling's latest promotion was, at the very least, unlucky. A year ago he took over Britain's finances as chancellor of the Exchequer from Gordon Brown and, within weeks, the outlook for the British economy--once seen as a model performer in Europe--had darkened. With soaring oil prices, rising inflation and the credit crunch, an IMF report last week praised the country's record but cut its growth forecast for 2008 to 1.4 percent. In London, Darling spoke with NEWSWEEK's William Underhill. Excerpts:
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