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David Allen Green
This is a legal nightmare: the future of Brexit and the Irish border will depend on the flimsy basis of a "best endeavours" clause... ...one of the most meaningless phrases in the legal lexicon... ...and almost always impossible to practically adjudicate.
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Ben Longden Mar 11
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So you’re saying it’s not looking good…
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overhere Mar 11
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Thanks for unlocking your account.
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When people see Schweinsteiger on the teamsheet Mar 11
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Perhaps there’s a collaboration provision too, just for good measure.
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Kate Mar 11
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At least Starmer hasn't fallen for the bullshit.
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smileandwave Mar 11
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Which is exactly what they wanted
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Leigh Mar 11
Good point! I’m lost somewhat! Liddington on his feet now saying this is an addition to be read as a legal document alongside the agreement...
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I was in the 48 Mar 11
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You would struggle enough to enforce best endeavours to deliver a widget within 3 days. But best endeavours to agree the most complex agreement in history?! 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Gareth P Mar 11
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Any worse than Art 50 itself?
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Lee Mar 11
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And that’s best endeavours to negotiate with the immovable object that is Theresa May. I can’t imagine that question will vex the independent arbitrators for too long!
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Brian O'Sullivan Mar 11
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The irony being this is supposed to protect the UK against the EU acting in bad faith, when everything since Davis made his "more a statement of intent" comment shows it's more needed the other way round...
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Pete Mar 11
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So what chance of Cox changing his opinion?
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Bruce Mar 11
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I remember a time when contracts we're signed "We are all gentleman". I remember loosing a contract for writing "bollocks are you". Best endeavours or fuck you get out clause.
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Garreth Hayes Mar 11
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She’s kicked the can far enough that she’ll never have to see it again. This is now a problem for a different Prime Minister
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Alistair King Mar 11
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Legally speaking, how close is it to my saying "I'll see what I can do" when my wife asks me to remember to clean the filter in the dishwasher?
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Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Mar 11
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Will you ever get the book done?
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S Mar 11
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Another chapter to add to the book!
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Mawb [eminently reasonable] Mar 11
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Thank you for tweeting this with commentary. It’s much appreciated here, if depressing AF.
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CarpeJugulum #European Mar 11
It's up there with "I'll never leave the kids behind in a pub"
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Iain Corby Mar 11
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Isn’t “best endeavours” quite tightly defined to a high legal standard. Plenty of case law to support the bar on this being pretty high. I rely on you for legal thought so please do correct me if I’m wrong
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