Charlotte Street Partners

Katie Armour

Lessons in obsolescence

Lessons in obsolescence Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 5 January 2022  Good morning, Cast your mind back to 2010, when Blackberry was at the height of its appeal. Tap tap tapping away on that qwerty keyboard. Exchanging BBM pins. Swapping batteries with a friend to charge your phone. (Here’s a full list …

Lessons in obsolescence Read More »

A tale of two inquiries

A tale of two inquiries Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 17 December 2021  Good morning, On both sides of the border this week, governments have been setting out plans for some almighty inquiries. I suspect that many others, like me, assumed these would come in ‘the aftermath’ of covid. But …

A tale of two inquiries Read More »

Bye bye Barbados

Bye bye Barbados Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 30 November 2021  Good morning, As the clock struck four this morning, Barbados became a republic. Prince Charles rather awkwardly looked on as people paraded through the streets of Bridgetown towards the celebrations in National Heroes Square (formerly Trafalgar). For the last 55 …

Bye bye Barbados Read More »

Priti bad timing

Priti bad timing Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 18 November 2021  Good morning, By any measure, yesterday was not a comfortable day for the prime minister. Questions about contracts at PMQs. A grilling on sleaze in the afternoon debate on Owen Paterson. Questions about his own father who faced …

Priti bad timing Read More »

A right honourable rescue

A right honourable rescue Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 12 November 2021  Good morning, The situation in Afghanistan captured the attention of international audiences for several weeks in August and September. Then, as quickly as it had come to dominate the nightly news, it largely disappeared. But this week there …

A right honourable rescue Read More »

Keep 1.5 alive

Keep 1.5 alive Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 14 October 2021 Good morning, Allegra Stratton is the famed former ITV journalist who transformed Rishi Sunak into a household name before being hand-picked to lead Whitehouse-style press briefings from a £2.6m renovated room in the heart of Whitehall. The briefings never quite got …

Keep 1.5 alive Read More »

Sub-marine politics

Sub-marine politics Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by Scott Gibson, associate partner 6 October 2021 Good morning, Jersey is a British crown dependency with a population of just under 100,000 and this week it became the unfortunate focus of France’s disgruntled and frustrated leadership. Tensions have flared once again over the implementation of the Brexit agreement …

Sub-marine politics Read More »