rhm said:CSMR said:*snip*
You hear a lot of scaremongering from people and organisations with vested interests, that's for sure.
As for your analysis of what the Conservatives would do - very much like the Republicants in the USA, whenever they talk about 'freedom', you have a mentally suffix it "[freedom] for corporations to own and control".
No, I'm talking about analysis by people both inside the financial markets and commenting on it. And not just that but actual movements of stocks. Markets fall on the threat of a hung parliament often even compared to government by either side. People with vested interests in making money don't sell out to lower stock prices just to scare people.
Actually moderate Democrats also believe in this sort of freedom. Compared to the UK, there is much more state control in the UK, about the same corporate power (the economy is stronger, so there is more corporate money, but there is also strong antitrust policy*) and much less individual freedom. I live between both countries and in the USA corporations don't control me, they compete for my custom. OTOH in the UK the government both takes more of my earnings involuntarily but also tries to regulate many more things.
(*not including healthcare; there competition policy is very weak)