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Tax the rich?

Tax the rich? Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 16 August 2021 Good morning, It has been a big week in politics in both the UK and the US. Wonder Woman or Wicked Witch – depending on which side of the US two-party system you speak to – congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, also …

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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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An M&S less in Paris

An M&S less in Paris Good morning, Written by Rebecca Smithson, researcher Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner 14 September 2021 While living in Paris last year, I was always drawn in by the occasional M&S like a homesick moth to flame, staring longingly at the English breakfast blend and crumpets. What could be more British than M&S, …

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See no inflation, hear no inflation, speak no inflation

See no inflation, hear no inflation, speak no inflation Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, associate Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner 13 September 2021 Good morning, Over the past few months, the term ‘inflation’ has come to be more closely associated with a nose-less, bald, unmanicured dark wizard of the Harry Potter saga, than with a …

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Keeping up with the Kryptocurrencies

Keeping up with the Kryptocurrencies Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner 10 September 2021 Good morning, For those who don’t remember Fyre Festival: it was the most talked about festival experience of 2017, but not because anyone had any fun there. On the contrary, the ill-fated Bahamas-based luxury music event never happened. The organisers had paid high-profile personalities, the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey …

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Trials and tribulations

Trials and tribulations Good morning, Written by Rebecca Smithson, researcherEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 9 September 2021 Any week in which two major terrorist attacks dominate daily headlines is grim, but the small mercy is the retrospective nature of these stories. Not only does Saturday mark the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in …

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A tax after lockdown)

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A tax after lockdown) Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, associate Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner7 September 2021 Good morning, After a hiatus of more than four decades, Swedish supergroup ABBA announced its return to the music scene, complete with a new album and a digital concert in the works. While the way we …

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The September reset

The September reset Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner6 September 2021 Good morning, September is, in many ways and for many people, the real new year. It marks not only the return to school for much of the UK, but also a time of change in our routines, buying patterns, …

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China’s cultural crackdown

China’s cultural crackdown Good morning, Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 1 September 2021 Li Guangman Ice Point Commentary was, until yesterday, immune to Google searches. The Chinese nationalist blogger, whose identity remains a mystery, was an overnight viral sensation on hometurf. Having penned a positive critique of the Chinese …

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