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Careless Wispa

And the loser is Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner30 March 2022 Good morning, The year is 1750BC and you’ve paid full price for copper ingots that were lower quality than you expected. If your name is Nanni and you’re complaining to a merchant called Ea-nasir, congratulations! The clay tablet …

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Bearing comparison

Bearing comparison Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner25 March 2022 Good morning, The Laurel and Hardy short film The Battle of the Century contains cinema’s greatest custard pie fight. In it is an indispensable trope of genre: the indignant authority figure, who storms in to stop the fight only to …

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Wise council

Wise council Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, senior partner15 March 2022 Good morning, Thank goodness – surely – that Scotland doesn’t have parish councils. These bodies, England’s lowest rung of local government are, at least in the popular imagination, squabbling, ineffective and, well, parochial. Those flaws may be tragic – as in …

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Going logo

Going logo Good morning, Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 3 March 2022  Scottish Labour’s conference begins tomorrow and, unless Anas Sarwar secures peace in Ukraine, its biggest story has already happened. Ahead of the conference, the party has ditched the rose as its emblem. Scottish Labour will instead sport a thistle in muted purple and …

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The Budapest betrayal

The Budapest betrayal Written by Ian Ng, researcherEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner25 February 2022 Good morning, Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Lithuania and Moldova entered a state of emergency as Eastern Europe braced for an influx of refugees. The United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union responded with sanctions claimed …

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Grand scam

Grand scam Good morning, Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, senior partner 22 February 2022  Can you be certain Charlie Clegg exists? Might this briefing’s claimed author be one of several synonyms for a single writer or one synonym for several writers? Please trust that I’m neither; though if I didn’t exist, I’d …

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