You are here

Testing times ahead for UK after Tory win

The prospect of an in-out EU referendum in or before 2017 and the dominance of SNP in Scotland have major implications.

SPECTACULAR WIN: While Mr Cameron's Tories have won the most seats, it is not easy to survive a full five-year term. However, there are precedents for governments with small majorities to survive for long periods.

THURSDAY'S UK general election has left a remarkable outcome. Defying many recent polls, the Conservatives have emerged as the largest party by a significant margin, the first incumbent party to gain seats for over 30 years - since Margaret Thatcher's second victory in 1983.

And this has...

Market voices on: