Darling blamed for Lehman fall

Alistair Darling prevented a takeover of Lehman Brothers by Barclays because he thought it could hurt the British bank, according to former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson.
Paulson makes the claim in his memoir On the Brink. He says that the Chancellor called him on 12 September 2008 – when the US authorities were desperately trying to find a buyer for the band – and said that he had concerns over a potential acquisition by Barclays.