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A hung parliament: harmony or unrest?

With polls pointing to a hung parliament, we want to know what it would mean for the economy:

1. Do you think a hung parliament would make it harder or easier to implement spending cuts and/or tax rises to reduce the budget deficit?

2. Do you think a hung parliament would be likely to send Sterling lower or higher?

3. Do you think that the cost of government borrowing would rise or fall in the event of a hung parliament?

4. In the event of a hung parliament, how likely or unlikely is it that the UK's AAA credit rating would be downgraded?

5. Would the rate of economic growth be high or lower under a coalition government/minority government than it would be under a majority government?

6. If neither party wins an outright majority, do you think that voting reform (replacing the first-past-the-post system with some kind of proportional representation system) would be likely or unlikely?

7. “Reform of the voting system is a national priority” Do you agree or disagree?

8. Which party, if any, do you think the Liberal Democrats SHOULD go into coalition with in the event of a hung parliament?

9. Which party, if any, do you think the Liberal Democrats WILL go into coalition with in the event of a hung parliament?

10. City A.M. is interviewing George Osborne today as part of our Chancellors’ Interviews series. What would you like us to ask him?