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Katie Armour

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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Futile borders

Futile borders Written by Katie Armour, senior associate Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner18 March 2021 Good morning, In 2017 in a leafy corner of Surrey, music producer Nick Hartley asked his gardener to trim the laurel hedge that straddled the boundary of his tennis court and his neighbour’s back garden. The neighbour, one Julia Lofthouse, was having none …

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WTO – Women take over

WTO – Women Take Over Written by Katie Armour, senior associate Edited by Adam Shaw, associate partner16 February 2021 Good morning, JK Rowling was turned down by 12 publishers before Bloomsbury agreed to publish Harry Potter. I like to draw on that fact like a mantra whenever I’m discouraged. Today I’m fuelled by fresh inspiration. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as …

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