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A weekend to reflect

A weekend to reflect Written by Scarlet Regan, researcherEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner6 April 2020 Good morning, In the olden days of a few months ago, you would generally find the biggest news stories occurring during the week. This weekend, however, wasn’t exactly short of headlines, with the announcement of a new Labour Party leader, the health secretary threatening that outdoor exercise could be banned, the resignation of the Scottish …

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The game is afoot

The game is afoot Written by Erica Salowe, researcherEdited by Laura Hamilton, managing partner2 April 2020 Good morning, Over the weekend, I explored far-off galaxies in search of spare parts to patch up my derelict spacecraft. Navigating through swirling bodies of stars and dust, I fended off space pirates and bartered with alien merchants over meteoric diamonds …

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Safe home

Safe home Written by Scarlett Regan, researcherEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner1 April 2020 Good morning, It’s officially only the eighth day of isolation but boy does it feel like the eightieth. After a tough week at the upstairs office, I was looking forward to the rest and relaxation of the weekend. To no avail. As I attempted …

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The corona bonds of discord

The corona bonds of discord Written by Javier Mquieira, associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner31 March 2020 Good morning, It is in tumultuous times like this that European solidarity seems to weaken. For when it comes to European Union politics, it is always complicated. The latest point of disagreement among EU member states has quite the catchy name: …

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Trust me, I’m Swedish

Trust me, I’m Swedish Written by Katie Stanton, senior associateEdited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner30 March 2020 Good morning, Firstly, I’m not Swedish – I sold out for the title. Secondly, I wish I were. For many Brits, life under lockdown is beginning to settle into what I see as a globular lump of days. Minutes and …

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Leading by example

Leading by example Written by Erica Salowe, researcherEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner26 March 2020 Good morning, There are many things I miss about home — the family-run pizza joints on every corner, the famed New Jersey boardwalks, not having to pump my own petrol. But considering how the US is fumbling to manage the spread …

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The spy who loves you

The spy who loves you Written by Scott Reid, associate partnerEdited by Harriet Moll, creative director25 March 2020 Good morning, I don’t know about your current home-working set-up, but mine has offered that most treasured of peculiar pastimes – people watching. From my perch at the third floor window of an Edinburgh tenement, steamy brew in …

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