Alistair Darling, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, has said that he would work with Alex Salmond, the former First Minister of Scotland, on any campaign to keep the UK in the EU. Darling said that “my view has been very clear, that if I agree with another politician of a different party on an issue, whether it’s the independence referendum on Scotland or whether it’s on Europe then of course I’ll share a platform. It doesn’t stop me saying bad things about them on things I disagree with.”
Donald Grewar, the UKIP candidate for the Welsh constituency of Newport East has been asked to stand down following comments that he made online. Grewar accepted his “foolishness” after praising homophobic comments on-line.
The Guardian have reported that George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will stay in his role if the Conservative Party win the 2015 General Election. The Guardian quoted a senior source who said that “The EU negotiations are all Treasury-related so it makes sense for George to run them”.
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