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  • Rotten boroughs and Rahman

    In the late 18th Century, Edmund Blackadder Esquire rigged the rotten borough of Dunny-on-the-Wold’s by-election in favour of his candidate, S. Baldrick of the Adder Party. Baldrick was elected into the House of Commons with a majority of 16,472, in a constituency made up of a tiny plot of land with several farm animals – […]

    A turning-point for Argentina

    During her last speech to Congress on 1 March, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK) name-checked an apparently complimentary tweet by Joseph Cotterill of The Financial Times: “They did it. They finally did it. Argentina’s 2033 restructured bonds are trading above par”. Minutes later, Cotterill tweeted back: Thanks for the mention in your speech, […]

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