François-Olivier Haineault

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The next train will be . . . 87% more pricy after the election

TRAIN companies were under fire this weekend for planning a string of “stealth” fare hikes of up to 87% just 10 days after the general election.<p>This …

Businesses back Liberal Democrat plans for a greener Britain

Business leaders, investors and philanthropists have backed the Liberal Democrat green economy vision.

Green Economy

HSBC threats are not enough. Someone needs to quit

HSBC's decision to review its UK domicile was a distraction from Stuart Gulliver’s pay, the bank’s poor performance and the various scandals of the past several years.<p>Whoever advised HSBC to <b>announce a review of its UK domicile</b> on the very day of a bruising encounter with shareholders and do-gooders …

Three of Britain's best investors on how to profit from the election

Buy, hold or sell FTSE shares ahead of election? Professional investors explain their different approaches<p>The consensus among Britain’s most-watched fund managers is that next month’s general election will spook equity markets and cause sterling to fall.<p>But when it comes to protecting savers’ money …

Miliband’s position on Libya is deeply hypocritical

What Ed Miliband lacks in charisma, he is attempting to make up for in polemic. Tragically for the UK’s future, this represents an ‘Americanization‘ of British electoral politics. In all likelihood, its origins are David Axelrod cynically taking a page out of the Republicans’ playbook. Fortunately, …

'Eleven days to save Britain': Cameron pleads with voters to rescue the country from an SNP-Labour alliance

• <b>PM says a minority Labour administration would be propped up by the SNP</b>• <b><br>Latest poll shows the Conservatives have nudged 3% ahead of Labour</b>• <b><br>Mr Cameron</b> …

Voting

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

World History

Doing it tough? UK’s super-rich double wealth over past decade

As the EU tries to battle its way out of financial crisis, the British mega rich continue to gain capital, according to the Sunday Times’ Rich List. It revealed that during the past 10 years the top one percent’s fortunes more than doubled in the UK.<p><b>READ MORE: Party of the rich? Almost 50% of Tory</b> …

Super rich have doubled their wealth since economic crisis

RECESSION? What recession? Britain’s super-rich have powered through the economic crisis and are now more than twice as rich as they were in 2009 …