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David Allen Green @davidallengreen Birmingham and London

Writer on law and policy Own blog: @law_and_policy Also at @FT, @prospect_uk etc (Other stuff at @LoreAndFantasy) (Account locked when away from Twitter)

1,857 Following   204,587 Followers   88,035 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/19/09


The comma in "God rest ye merry, gentlemen!" is at least as important as the space in Meat Loaf and the absence of… https://t.co/2sPWv5SsL5
Retweeted by David Allen Green @DavidMuttering As per Interpretation ActThe doctrine of consideration in contracts is nothing other than another way of saying an intention to create legal… https://t.co/vlPfOSRYZX @PaulRae_Jigsaw Neither a Tory nor a Remainer, so the insight not interesting at all @davidallengreen Thus making “merry” an adverb modifying “rest”, not an adjective modifying “gentlemen”. Thank you. I’m with you.
Retweeted by David Allen GreenI remember having a prolonged argument about this with my grandfather one Christmas Day in the 1970s. Far more am… https://t.co/EUOUyhIxGm
Retweeted by David Allen GreenBemoan lies in politics... ....mehs and shrugs Despair of Corbyn and the Tories.... ....some half-hearted cac… https://t.co/EMlau1dvckThe world is laughing at President Trump. They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable… https://t.co/o7WOpfv5jX
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12/5
2019
Jack’s dad David has been told to ‘grieve silently ‘ - in response, please share his brilliant piece written with s… https://t.co/0svf6iZ3Rn
Retweeted by David Allen Green @BarristerSecret The Secret, Barrister @Joanna__Hardy Thank you counsel @carolinepennock "Murderers"? @Tom_Bell1 Pedant @davidallengreen The instruction is for those who may otherwise ‘dismay’ to actually ‘rest merry’ because they shou… https://t.co/cr2XHccYrw
Retweeted by David Allen Green @AdamRutherford @davidallengreen See also: Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves - not "rules". It's subjunctive… https://t.co/CrrwK8sTlC
Retweeted by David Allen Green @davidallengreen Getting the title of The Muppet Christmas Carol right. Not A Muppet Christmas Carol. Not The Muppe… https://t.co/KxR6Y2WuiH
Retweeted by David Allen Green @Beth_Bazer @davidallengreen And 'rest' means "keep'. So it is a third party imperative requiring God to keep the g… https://t.co/A6hPPVtS1e
Retweeted by David Allen GreenYes, yes, yes https://t.co/oaSCVdL9rZDo any of you have any Christmas hills to die on? For this is mineI don't want to have to again march into Christmas Carol concerts exclaiming "it has a comma, it has a comma - it i… https://t.co/RmlqXdJHoV @rinseandspin Well done!This is the time of year when I become fixated at the correct placing of the comma in "God rest ye merry, gentlemen… https://t.co/w3mVGVciXW @0xB0D I have not equated them, so your comment failsAs always, the replies from Corbyn supporters fortify one in not wanting to vote for a Corbyn-led party It is almo… https://t.co/vIzipcBrvv @0Balaam Flush out the antisemitism from your party and then you may have a point. @Gadget8Bit Yuk, I could not do thatThis should influence or impress nobody - just an open statement as a policy and law commentator as to where my biases areBut the prospect of voting for any Tory candidate, or any pro-Corbynite Labour candidate would be horrible, and I c… https://t.co/QsNnlVPsUlFwiw, I am (reluctantly) voting Lib Dem - despite rather than because of their campaign If I were Scottish, I woul… https://t.co/hYk21rbq1B“Immediately... swiftly... the best possible use of the available time.” As in phase 1, EU setting the tempo and th… https://t.co/apMsMj02Ca
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12/4
2019
Here you go, @BorisJohnson. You can have this one for free. https://t.co/isLjewjdLn
Retweeted by David Allen Green @The_Arn @IanDunt Ha ha @IanDunt Fear and Loathing in Las Narnia @IanDunt C. S. Lewis crossed with Hunter S. ThompsonInteresting answer by @NicolaSturgeon on the difference between SNP nationalism and Farage nationalism Good questi… https://t.co/cR32U2lsXJ @fieldproducer Remember when social media was fresh and full of promise..?This is very striking. Corbyn tried to overthrow Kinnock and views Blair as a war criminal. Johnson destroyed Camer… https://t.co/ahxt3mfmsP
Retweeted by David Allen Green @dartacus @MooseAllain Ha ha @RebeccaDenness Such fusspottery will get us nowhereHeartening that this now has more RTs and Likes than the original Saddening that this was a response to the actual… https://t.co/vvqXAd66R8 @upthecliff @BarristerSecret The "your" in block capitals means you win - congratulations! I am vanquished @upthecliff @BarristerSecret Putting "IS" in block capitals is the clincher of this argument for you, isn't it? @DannyStreetman And that sort of relativist nihilism is the worst of all ills @jcampbell_05 I do wish fusspots like you just did not send that first tweet instead of wasting time and then flouncing off @Ajad_d Oh gods, there is always this response I have not suggested "we just watch helplessly" @jcampbell_05 After ten years, I think I now understand how Twitter worksWhen it became obvious that those promoting the falsehoods did not care about corrections, but just promoted the fa… https://t.co/zzf9HXkYQVSorry, no, that is just not working Look at how many RTs and Likes it already has Sometimes you have to take the… https://t.co/CFUlql1z5aCalling out the lies on social media makes no real difference Such pushback is already priced in Indeed, "trigge… https://t.co/arBMFAOGHrLies and politics There is no point telling politicians and their supporters that they are dealing in lies They d… https://t.co/PZPPXu5WtB
Retweeted by David Allen GreenThis is, of course, not true Not true operationally, not true as a matter of policy, not true at law But this doe… https://t.co/VV8KSkgJa9“just a wilfully foolish retreat from influence... But the particular poignancy for Ireland is the identity of the… https://t.co/nSinIVvLoy
Retweeted by David Allen Green“On Friday, a very ordinary thing happened. A man packed up his stuff, closed the door and left his office for good… https://t.co/XtAsK01v8q
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12/3
2019
Oh wellAn interim injunction has been granted under s.106 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 https://t.co/c41ELB132a
Retweeted by David Allen Green @SfpLouise I agree It is just not enough by itself though But yes, it still needs to be done @BarristerSecret @DavidHockey9 No worries, I used the time to help our new friend on composition @slowhands27 @CarolineMack18 @Carlisle_Paddy @Ali_H_Smile @nichols_lin Oh, definitely. @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret Now you are almost there Good short single sentence My work here now looks done H… https://t.co/TKr0wu1UBE @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret SB, being a criminal barrister, is usually in court at this time of the day @Carlisle_Paddy @CarolineMack18 @slowhands27 @Ali_H_Smile @nichols_lin As a general rule - those who expressly call… https://t.co/nDZMInyRGS @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret That's better Now try one more time You will thank me for thisThis thread, still. Perhaps elections have always been like the current one, and I have just missed it But so man… https://t.co/ItqDuMcVwy @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret I can just about make that last tweet out Try using fewer commas and sub-clauses i… https://t.co/EFYNO62p50 @Carlisle_Paddy @CarolineMack18 @slowhands27 @Ali_H_Smile @nichols_lin Don't disabuse them! I like how they formed… https://t.co/GIb2YtCcJb @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret Too many commas and sub-clauses made it impossible to follow It would reward you to… https://t.co/AKYZsTDYsD @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret That sentence makes no sense Try again? @CarolineMack18 @Carlisle_Paddy @slowhands27 @Ali_H_Smile @nichols_lin Better to not just jump to conclusions - you… https://t.co/Av3Vt3loRr @DavidHockey9 @BarristerSecret I can only dream of reaching your level of pomposity @davidhockey9 - you are my fusspot of the day @CarolineMack18 @Carlisle_Paddy @slowhands27 @Ali_H_Smile @nichols_lin No point when you profess to believe wrong t… https://t.co/EGIlGmzm0U @CarolineMack18 @Carlisle_Paddy @slowhands27 @Ali_H_Smile @nichols_lin Then you believe wrong things easily, which is fine''Don't raise your voice, improve your argument'' = favourite quote of the #LearningTogether course, highlighting t… https://t.co/d9jHi0HkUm
Retweeted by David Allen Green @ADeggar Hence the wording of my tweet! @Aj_Drummer1986 Never read past "Correct me if I'm wrong...." sorry, so no idea what the rest of your tweet saysThis is not about respecting the wishes of the family - the position would be just the same if the family of the de… https://t.co/l51JycxJO8No, this is just campaigning by other means Cynical and cold https://t.co/D5qXz2xvBeA refugee whose arch-foe is a capitalist megalomaniac? Yes, tough gig https://t.co/tXsQqCziEmThe more I’ve read of Jack Merritt & Saskia Jones the more I see what an impressive pair they were Committed to re… https://t.co/IsTcvQVTkB
Retweeted by David Allen Green @BarristerSecret I am just so happy it is you and not me“We must work with those at risk of offending, acknowledging their unique situations, supporting their talents and… https://t.co/ubOeYtST55
Retweeted by David Allen GreenDon’t use my son’s death, and his and his colleague’s photos - to promote your vile propaganda. Jack stood against… https://t.co/NbRNNSJn51
Retweeted by David Allen Green @carlgardner @BarristerSecret Fellow former government lawyer here Carl is spot-onThe slogan ‘Get Brexit Done’ may be a zinger with focus groups but it’s no humdinger in providing slightest clarity… https://t.co/9DED4LcULq
Retweeted by David Allen Green @BarristerSecret This is such fun to watch!What we're seeing is the basic tactic of Johnson's Leave campaign (dishonesty on an industrial scale) being expande… https://t.co/sxpOdYJqhR
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12/2
2019
@davidallengreen @BarristerSecret “ESTRAGON: Well, shall we Leave? VLADIMIR: Yes, let's Leave.” https://t.co/Xmqc0Ln3cm
Retweeted by David Allen Green @BarristerSecret Imagine what it would be like for me if he just tweeted "Well." @BarristerSecret This is just so humiliating SB You will never show your face in Temple nowOver on my lore and fantasy account, if of any interest https://t.co/9lWPmqvtUc @BarristerSecret Ha ha ha ha!If you gave Boris Johnson a narwhal tusk and a Polish passport he still would not be brave enough to face a critical interviewHow would Boris Johnson protect anyone from terror when he cannot even face a critical interview? https://t.co/0iqOy6Ay39
Retweeted by David Allen GreenThe Conservatives have been in power for nine years It’s very hard to blame any other party for criminal justice… https://t.co/cWofHNOcdX
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12/1
2019
Phil Harding is a former head of BBC editorial policy and a most balanced and fair-minded of journalists - if he is… https://t.co/w44dIHlQB8
Retweeted by David Allen GreenHow would Boris Johnson protect anyone from terror when he cannot even face a critical interview? https://t.co/0iqOy6Ay39There are no depths that @BorisJohnson is not prepared to crawl to. A man devoid of morals leading a party without… https://t.co/xrQhe8Vc1E
Retweeted by David Allen GreenI’m not sure this needs any comment. https://t.co/W1YUzUCSEy
Retweeted by David Allen GreenI would far rather read about Jack’s life than the terrorists. Jack sounds like an extraordinary young man, someone… https://t.co/4htokRmNIV
Retweeted by David Allen GreenAnd the ghosts of George Carman and Marshall Hall https://t.co/ENiDQfze6RYou may already have a strong opinion on this Reading this important post will mean you will have an informed opin… https://t.co/J9Y4u0Qolh
11/30
2019

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