Election result: Can parties compromise on key issues?

Laura Miller
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As Britain wakes up this morning to a likely hung parliament, IFAonline examines the key issues threatening a cross-party coalition.

At about 7am, there were more than 500 General Election results in out of 650. The BBC is predicting a hung parliament with the Tories as the largest party. Labour cannot now win a majority, but it is not clear which party will be in a position to form a government. Economy Labour - "Frontline investment" in schools, childcare, the NHS and policing protected to ensure recovery, before "tough decisions" to more than halve deficit by next General Election. Conservatives - Immediate spending cuts of £6bn in first year, with only NHS and foreign aid protected Lib Dems - Cut £15bn...

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