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Britain: Europe’s most unpredictable country

Britain's economic success depends on four issues barely mentioned during the election

George Osborne has a long, hard job ahead. © Christopher Furlong/PA Wire/Press Association Images

To everyone’s amazement the election produced an unambiguous winner. But what about the losers? Apart from opposition politicians, many British workers, consumers and businesses inclined to celebrate the Tory victory will find themselves worse off than they now expect. The prospect of a stable government may well boost economic activity in the next few months, as businesses implement investment decisions suspended due…

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