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27 April 2015

The View From Abroad
General Election 2015

Government Affairs

We are less than two weeks away from the General Election, and the Scottish National Party – a party that, when Parliament dissolved, held just six out of 650 seats in the House of Commons – is continuing to dominate the debate between the Conservatives and Labour.

What we’re seeing less of is any attempt to address the concerns of the business community regarding the UK’s standing in Europe. Neither major party wants to raise the issue – Labour because they recognise that the voters in their targets seats are predominantly Eurosceptic; the Conservatives for fear of fighting on UKIP’s territory. They may not want to talk about it, but the issue isn’t going away – and can only increase in importance in the next Parliament as pressure grows on the parties to deliver reform.

In the light of this, the latest in Edelman’s series of Election Briefings explores how Europe and the United States view our election, as well as rounding up the latest on the polls, the highlights and lowlights of the campaign and what we should be watching out for in the coming week.

To view the full Election Briefing, please click here.

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