Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: Rebuilding lives, 10 years after Lehman's fall
Former UK finance minister (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Alistair Darling, poses for a photograph in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, Aug 31, 2018. Darling was in charge of the British economy as the financial crisis escalated. Now a member of the upper house of parliament, he says the decision by the Conservative-led government in 2010 to try to wipe the country's budget deficit in five years extended the slowdown in the economy. "What is commonly called austerity has prolonged the downturn. It has taken far, far longer to see a recovery and of course the process is by no means complete," he said. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne SEARCH "LEHMAN 10" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.