Britain's Chancellor of the Exchecquer (does that not trip off the tongue?) is named, charmingly, Darling.
From GreenBiz.com, news on his take on Climate Change...surely Prime Minister Brown must agree with his ministers:
As widely anticipated U.K. Chancellor Alistair Darling delivered Wednesday arguably the greenest budget in Labour's history, unveiling a far reaching package of measures designed to curb emissions from buildings, cars and the energy sector, and signaling his belief that the government's legally binding emissions targets should be strengthened.
However, the measures received a lukewarm response from green businesses and environmentalists who argued that they failed to deliver the levels of investment required to meet the government's own emission targets.
Reiterating the government's calls for the new Climate Change Committee to investigate whether a target of cutting carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 is required, Darling said it was his belief that "we should go further" than the current 60 percent target. He also confirmed that the U.K.'s first ever carbon budget would be delivered alongside the budget next year.