Will a Hung Parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 14, 2010

ParliamentElection day is fast approaching and with the poll gap narrowing between the Conservatives and Labour, there is a very real probability that the UK will end up with a hung parliament. For the first time since 1974, the UK may be left without clear political leadership.

– What will this really mean for British business?
– How will the markets and sterling react?
– Will a hung parliament scare off international investors?
– Could the economy survive a second general election within a year?

Thomson Reuters has put together an expert panel that will look at the real and practical implications of a hung parliament on the UK economy and what this will mean for British business.

Richard Reeves: Director of political think tank Demos
Neil Sherlock: Partner and head of public and regulatory affairs at KPMG
Alistair Newton: Senior Political Analyst at investment bank, Nomura
Professor Philip Cowley: Parliamentary and constitutional expert, Nottingham University and co-author of The British Election 2010
Roy Hattersley: Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Government Minister during the last hung parliament

The debate will be chaired by Jodie Ginsberg, Reuters UK and Ireland Bureau Chief. There will be an opportunity for the audience to put questions to the panel.

Please join us at this exclusive Thomson Reuters event at 8:30 AM on Tuesday 20 April 2010 at the Thomson Reuters Building, 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, E14 5EP.

Security for the event requires that you are pre-registered to attend. RSVP to
lynsey.greenwood@thomsonreuters.com or 0207 542 5739

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Probably not. Indeed it may well help, the old frauds, and liars will be so wrapped up in their own hot air, that the people that matter can actually get on with something useful. I won’t be voting, I couldn’t be less interested in the bunch of hyprocrites and liars.

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