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Keep your guard up

Keep your guard up Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner 2 September 2021 Good morning, If you cast your mind back to 2008 you may recall Joanna Lumley campaigning for the Gurkha veterans of Nepal. For the Absolutely Fabulous star it was an unexpected move, but she proved to be the perfect …

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Dalai Lama drama

Dalai Lama drama Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner 4 August 2021 Good morning, When Ben Rhodes, Obama’s former speechwriter, was staying in Shanghai in 2017 he was woken up in the night by Chinese government officials. They warned him that Obama, whom he was travelling with, shouldn’t meet the Dalai …

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The hidden costs of international debt

The hidden costs of international debt Written by Katie Armour, Senior associate  Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner 28 April 2021 Good morning, Last night Richard Ratcliffe said that his wife, the British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, felt “no grounds for hope” after watching the House of Commons debate on her prolonged detainment in Iran. …

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Volcanic Panic

Volcanic Panic Written by Katie Armour, Senior associate  Edited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 12 April 2021 Good morning, It started to snow in Edinburgh on Saturday evening. The weather was out of place but it prompted some hilarity. At the same time on the island of Saint Vincent, in the south Caribbean, white flakes …

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The case for space

The case for space Written by Katie Armour, senior associate Edited by Katie Stanton, associate partner25 March 2021 Good morning, When the US government passed the coronavirus relief package in January, an obscure committee amendment within it put a duty on the Pentagon to publish a report on UFO sightings within 180 days. The motivation for this is spectacularly …

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