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Andrew Mitchell

FCO Director for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London
Posted 12 August 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Imagine the scene.  A 1500-seat stadium appears on Horseguards Parade, as if dropped from a visiting spaceship.  Men in grey suits, lately disgorged... read more

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12 August 2011
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Posted 13 June 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Farewells fall into that category of human experiences that seem, somehow, both inevitable and unimaginable.  So it is with some surprise that I find... read more

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13 June 2011
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Posted 10 June 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
When I was a small child, my grandmother was wont to say that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  It was a favourite idiom of hers and one... read more

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10 June 2011
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Posted 27 May 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
There’s an interesting debate going on right now about what seems to me to be a very modern problem.  Namely how we get the balance right between... read more

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27 May 2011
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Posted 13 April 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
The countdown continues.  And as it does, we reach another Olympic milestone.  But not just any other milestone.  On 17 April it will be 500 days... read more

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13 April 2011
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Posted 01 April 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
There’s a lot of talk in the world I inhabit about how to stimulate economic growth.  This might seem a bit strange in Sweden, given the turbo-charged... read more

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01 April 2011
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Posted 30 March 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Given everything else going on in the world it was never likely to feature widely in the world’s press.  But quietly, quietly, Britain’s Olympic build... read more

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30 March 2011
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Posted 08 March 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Guest blogger: Mette Kahlin, Political Attaché in Stockholm Today is International Women's Day. The day was first marked in 1911. Men and women attended... read more

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08 March 2011

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Posted 01 March 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
I wonder whether, like me, you’ve watched the dramatic events in the Middle East and North Africa with astonishment and awe.  And, perhaps, with humility.... read more

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01 March 2011
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Posted 10 February 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
It has perhaps become commonplace to say that the world is becoming more and more connected. That we live in a global village. That we all depend on each... read more

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10 February 2011
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Posted 24 January 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
And so… the first ever UK Nordic Baltic Summit duly took place – without the intervention of Vikings and longboats, as my previous blogs predicted - on 20... read more

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24 January 2011
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Posted 19 January 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Those of you that saw my blog from Monday will know that David Cameron will today shake hands with the Prime Ministers and Presidents of the eight Nordic and... read more

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19 January 2011
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Posted 14 January 2011 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Those of you that are avid readers of the FT may have spotted James Crabtree’s piece today announcing a forthcoming “Viking invasion” of Downing Street. ... read more

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14 January 2011
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Posted 10 December 2010 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
Have you read a piece of sharply-worded criticism directed at a politician in the paper lately? Did you worry that the journalist writing it was risking his/her... read more

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10 December 2010
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Posted 08 December 2010 by Andrew Mitchell | Comments
To be honest, it’s bone-numbingly cold in Stockholm just now.  So it was quite a relief to step (well, in fact, skate, and in a very nearly equally... read more

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08 December 2010
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Andrew Mitchell has until recently been Ambassador in Stockholm, from where he blogged as Our Man in Sweden. Andrew has since returned to the UK and is now looking after the Foreign Office’s part of the London 2012 Olympic (and Paralympic) Games. Join Andrew over the next twelve months as he shares the inside track on how the Foreign Office gets ready for the world’s biggest event

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