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The Profound Words of a British PM

The Profound Words of a British PM

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins Profound? Boris? No, but according to Harold Wilson, “a week’s a long time in politics”, and so it’s proved. Not many of us would have foreseen quite where we are now seven days ago. Nevertheless, our efforts go on and we’re adapting as best we can to revised circumstances.…

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