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Wise council

Wise council Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, senior partner15 March 2022 Good morning, Thank goodness – surely – that Scotland doesn’t have parish councils. These bodies, England’s lowest rung of local government are, at least in the popular imagination, squabbling, ineffective and, well, parochial. Those flaws may be tragic – as in …

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Hills to die on

Hills to die on Written by Sam Buckley, associateEdited by Iain Gibson, partner11 March 2022 Good morning, Dawn is breaking and you exhale a deep breath. Frost clings to the ropes and metalwork of the thirty foot high gauntlet ahead, whilst you’re attuned to the laser focussed, eery silence of the soldiers around you. It’s the …

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Women are the real losers in South Korea’s presidential election

Women are the real losers in South Korea’s presidential election Written by Ian Ng, researcherEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner10 March 2022 Good morning, In South Korea’s presidential election held yesterday, conservative opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol of the People Power Party (PPP) won by the smallest margin in Korea’s history. The candidate for the governing …

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Today, let’s stand with the women of Ukraine

Today, let’s stand with the women of Ukraine Written by Kyle Macintyre, senior client managerEdited by David Gaffney, senior partner8 March 2022 Good morning, It’s International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And there is so much to celebrate. Across the media today you’ll find loads …

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Efforts in a row to reassure Taiwan as Pompeo urges formal recognition of Taiwan

Efforts in a row to reassure Taiwan as Pompeo urges formal recognition of Taiwan Written by Ian Ng, researcherEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 4 March 2022  Good morning, Many have found similarities between the Russia-Ukraine and China-Taiwan relationships. Taiwan and Ukraine are two democracies that face similar situations in the form of neighbouring and …

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Going logo

Going logo Good morning, Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 3 March 2022  Scottish Labour’s conference begins tomorrow and, unless Anas Sarwar secures peace in Ukraine, its biggest story has already happened. Ahead of the conference, the party has ditched the rose as its emblem. Scottish Labour will instead sport a thistle in muted purple and …

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Scotland’s economic transformation – who will be judged?

Scotland’s economic transformation – who will be judged? Written by Kyle Mcintyre, senior client managerEdited by Kevin Pringle, senior partner 2 March 2022  Good morning, Yesterday, the Scottish government published its much trailed National Strategy for Economic Transformation setting out how the government, public bodies, third sector and businesses can use current economic powers to …

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Please look after this bear

Please look after this bear Written by Katie Armour, client managerEdited by Iain Gibson, partner 1 March 2022  Good morning, Please look after this bear.  That’s what Paddington’s label read when he arrived in a London station, marmalade sandwich in hand, from deepest darkest Peru. Paddington Bear was the creation of British author Michael Bond and he has a …

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