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Suburban surge

Suburban surge Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner 23 September 2021 Good morning, The electric plug, the fire hydrant, and the suburb: these are things Britain does well. Our suburbs in particular are a middle way between the tract-housing sprawl of the US and the continent’s jumble of breeze-block mega-schemes and gated …

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Voyage of recovery

Voyage of recovery Good morning, Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 15 September 2021 Our American cousins have a predilection for leadingly titled legislation. Take, for example, the Patriot Act. What possible unpatriotic reason could you have for opposing that? This trend has yet to catch on these isles, though the Scottish government …

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Rain, rain, go away

Keep your guard up Good morning, Written by Rebecca Smithson, researcherEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 3 September 2021 Living in the UK, rain is an occupational hazard. Whether, like me, you are near the (not-so-sunny) Pennines or situated in overcast Edinburgh, the weather is both a source of constant consternation and running joke. However, …

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Haulier than thou

Haulier than thou Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner26 August 2021 Good morning, Christmas gets cancelled earlier every year. As Britain sipped up the dregs of summer, Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland, this week warned supply issues could mean under-stocked stockings. Iceland is not the only company experiencing shortages. Steven Murrells, …

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Green lite

Green lite Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney,  partner17 August 2021  Good morning, Patrick Harvie, harbinger of the apocalypse. Perhaps not. But to listen to some in Scottish public life, you’d get that impression. Along with Lorna Slater, his co-leader of the Scottish Greens, Harvie appears poised to take ministerial office in …

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Love thy neigbour

Love thy neighbour Good morning, Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner9 August 2021 News As a rule of British politics, the fates of chancellors of the Exchequer are tied up with their prime ministers’. Of post-war prime ministers, only Margaret Thatcher and Harold MacMillan have reshuffled chancellors. Otherwise, only the usually unfortunate …

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What price heritage?

What price heritage? Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner22 July 2021  Good morning, What do Oman’s oryx sanctuary and Germany’s Elbe Valley have in common? They are the world’s only two former UNESCO world heritage sites; or were, until yesterday afternoon. Liverpool’s maritime city centre now joins the ignominious list. Inscribed as a site of …

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The final frontier revisited

The final frontier revisited Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, associate Edited by Scott Reid, associate partner21 July 2021  Good morning, Whether you pledge allegiance to Captain Kirk, or like me were pained when Princess Leia’s storyline was side-tracked in favour of Luke Skywalker’s (frankly overrated) return in Star Wars, one thing is undeniable: space, and its unknown, has …

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