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Fear of committee

Fear of committee Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate  Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 9 June 2021 Good morning, “I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.” That couplet by writer GK Chesterton goes some way to explain why a blockage in Scotland’s parliamentary system is going …

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The microwave cold war

The microwave cold war Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner4 June 2021 Good morning, US officials have been feeling strange, very strange. Some have reported a whirring sound followed by the sudden onset of stupefying effects which range from vertigo to loss of vision and hearing. For some, the effects …

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Barnier’s Britain

Barnier’s Britain Written by Charlie Clegg, associateEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner17 May 2021 Good morning, What comes to mind when I mention Edgar Wallace? King Kong? Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre? The Green Archer? Nothing? Were I to ask that question in Germany, my readers may have had readier responses. Wallace’s name, now relatively obscure …

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Everything in moderation

Everything in moderation Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner 13 May 2021 Good morning, Before the internet, one could, effectively, self-censor one’s media intake. Of course, television, newspapers, and magazines would occasionally turn up disturbing content. But it was easier to tune out, skip a page, or look away For …

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Croc of gold

Croc of gold Written by Charlie Clegg, Senior associate  Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 29 April 2021 Good morning, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Those words of George Santayana came to mind with this week’s big news: Crocs are back. Part clog, part colander, all resin, the Croc …

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On the fourth day

On the fourth day Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate  Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 15 April 2021 Good morning, One question dogs my Sunday afternoons: “What am I actually doing?” Scots could soon have the privilege of asking themselves that question more often. A four-day working week with no diminution in pay was …

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I missed a “worldy” before everything changed – how about you?

I missed a “worldy” before everything changed – how about you? Written by Malcolm Robertson 9 April 2021 In early March 2020, along with 67,143 other people, I watched Scotland play (and beat) France at Murrayfield. I remember that day well, because my son James scored what his coach described as a “worldy” goal (world-class) …

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