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Has our right to make mistakes been cancelled?

Has our right to make mistakes been cancelled? Written by Laura Sweeting, researcher Edited by David Gaffney, partner18 June 2021 Good morning, “Cancel culture” is a term that feels both recent and yet already ingrained in the modern vernacular. It is tossed around casually in reference to those who have been “cancelled”; the freshly judged pariahs of social media who have likely been on the losing end of a Twitter spat.     Individuals on the receiving …

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Biden’s Geneva test

Biden’s Geneva test Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner16 June 2021 Good morning, On Monday, Joe Biden’s first participation as a president in a one-day NATO summit signalled the next phase of the United States’ return to multilateral diplomacy. However, the most important piece of geopolitical theatrics is still to come.  Recent developments in American …

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Wealth of Nations

Wealth of Nations Written by Andrew Wilson, founding partner29 May 2021 I was recently driving through Gogarburn – home to the mesmerically-scaled headquarters of what was once RBS Group at the edge of Edinburgh. Opened in 2005 by Her Majesty The Queen, many analysts and journalists pointed out that a new shiny – and in …

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Down with the kids

Down with the kids Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Scott Reid, associate partner27 May 2021 Good morning, I can’t recall a time in my twenty-something years when climate change wasn’t a topic. At the age of eight, I started a petition on preventing global warming in my neighbourhood. Ten days, a hundred signatures and several …

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No remote control

No remote control Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Adam shaw, associate partner21 May 2021 Good morning, There is no other media – indeed, few institutions of any type – as inextricably linked to national sentiment and identity as the BBC. Since its inception in 1922, “Auntie Beeb” has been deeply woven into the fabric of British life.  With …

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Culture, interrupted

Culture, interrupted Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Scott Reid, associate partner26 April 2021 Good morning, This weekend, the unusual delivery of the 93rd Academy Awards brought into sharp focus the importance of physical events for the creative sector. Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ Union Station, the crew at the delayed in-person ceremony beamed to the …

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Railway to recovery?

Railway to recovery? Written by Liam Hendry, researcher News round-up by Katie Armour, senior associate23 April 2021 Good morning, My dad works for ScotRail. Growing up, we would travel on the Caledonian Sleeper overnight to London. And being a guard, he worked this service from time to time, and I relished tagging along with him after …

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The great homecoming

The great homecoming Written by Ralitsa bobcheva, associate Edited by Adam Shaw, associate partner20 April 2021 Good morning, Last year, shortly before the first lockdown began in the UK, I returned to my home country to fight the pandemic blues with homemade kozunak and regular trips to the Bulgarian countryside. A few months later I returned to the …

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