In this video, Professor Richard Rose of the University of Strathclyde argues that the British government’s attitude towards the Northern Ireland Protocol is a profoundly unhealthy one. It stems from the misplaced beliefs that the UK can dictate the terms of its external relations, that the UK’s partners have no legitimate interests of their own and there is no penalty attached to the breaking of contracts. These beliefs are not merely erroneous, they are dangerous to those holding them:
Richard Rose is professor of public policy at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute Florence and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. His new book “How Sick is British Democracy? A Clinical Analysis” is published by Palgrave Macmillan and also available on Amazon.