Facing the Challenges of Boris Johnson’s Hard Brexit – Professor Michael Dougan [1 hr 20 mins] 22/10/2021
In 2020, the Johnson Government “got Brexit done” only in the most superficial sense: the UK is no longer a member of the EU. But in myriad other ways, the full implications of Brexit are only now beginning to make themselves felt.
"Brexit; It's all going just as badly as we knew it would..." Prof Michael Dougan gives an update [30 mins] 18/12/2021
Michael Dougan is a professor of European Law at Liverpool University. It is part of his job to know about the EU. In a half hour Zoom talk he gives us his assessment, and it makes for interesting listening. / Politicians and journalists will inform us according to their agenda. Academics guard their reputation and tell us how it really is.
“What worries me is the casual political vandalism. They really don’t seem to care," Tony Blair's former chief negotiator on Northern Ireland has said.
“Do you not find it a little embarrassing that you're renegotiating it across such a wide area so soon after it was signed by the government and approved by this Parliament?” - "Not really".
“You tell great big fat lies, you sell magic bean fantasies. And then when reality stubbornly proves you wrong, you double down even harder."
Professor Michael Dougan's verdict on Johnson's 'deal': "Better than being mugged in an alleyway" [15 mins] 07/01/2021
Professor Michael Dougan gives us his verdict on the UK EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement, as usual, using five points.
Hear from Michael Dougan, a Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the University of Liverpool. Michael speaks about Brexit, the legal and government implications of leaving the EU and what we can do about it. Recorded in July 2020.
Michael Dougan Talk "The New Tories and their Extremist Brexit: What Comes Next?" (1 hr 2 mins) 25/08/2020
After its victory in the December 2019 election, Johnson’s radicalised Conservative Party succeeded in implementing the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. But leaving the EU was the easy part. Now, a large number of complex and controversial policy choices, international negotiations and domestic challenges have to be addressed.
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Implications for Devolution - Prof. Michael Dougan, University of Liverpool 16/09/2020
Brexit Research by EU Law @ Liverpool - This briefing paper examines those provisions of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (“UKIM” / “the Bill”) specifically relating to internal UK trade; together with their potential impacts upon the devolution settlements in Scotland and Wales.
"Lots of requests for a step-by-step explanation of Johnson's plans to breach Protocol on Irish border. No problem." - Michael Dougan 13/09/2020
Lots of requests for a step-by-step explanation of Johnson's plans to breach Protocol on Irish border. / No problem. And by the end, you'll understand why this man is totally unfit to hold public office.
'this Commission summary of what businesses need to prepare for under Tories' "Great Brexit Deal" acts as a very effective lie detector' - Prof. Dougan 28/07/2020
Every time Johnson Government waffles on about NI's integral place in UK Internal Market and guarantee of unfettered trade with Great Britain, this Commission summary of what businesses need to prepare for under Tories' "Great Brexit Deal" acts as a very effective lie detector.
'UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny' - Michael Dougan 20/05/2020
UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny. No doubt the Commission will soon oblige! Below = some first thoughts from me (moving from the general to the specific) pending more critical reading & cross-checking ...
'As UK prepares to publish its oh-so-reasonable detailed proposals ... let’s just recall a few key facts and considerations' - Michael Dougan 18/05/2020
'putative UK breaches of legal duties in relation to own Withdrawal Agreement so far include ...' - Prof. Michael Dougan 04/05/2020
EU law expert, Professor Michael Dougan dissects Boris Johnson’s proposed deal to take the UK out of the EU if he is successful in the forthcoming General Election.
This was a speech given by Michael Dougan ahead of the Brexit referendum. The lecture won widespread praise for its objective analysis.
Faux Research in the Service of Ideological Deceit during the 2016 EU Referendum Campaign: The Legal Surreality of Leave’s “Sovereignty” Statistics - Michael Dougan
Short thread to remind ourselves of the key pros and cons of the Norway model - Prof. Dougan 06/09/2019
Professor Michael Dougan, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, University of Liverpool, outlines the challenges faced by the UK and then the options available. He outlines some of the techniques employed by the Leave campaign and gives his prognosis for the state of Britain in years to come.
The latest of our Bremainers Ask…. feature, where Bremain in Spain members ask topical questions of prominent individuals involved in the European Union debate, is with Michael Dougan – Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the University of Liverpool.
We asked EU law specialist Professor Michael Dougan, about the frequent claim that remaining in the EU would mean getting involved in an "EU army".
An Airbag for the Crash Test Dummies? EU-UK Negotiations for a Post-Withdrawal “Status Quo” Transitional Regime Under Article 50 TEU 01/02/2018
"Due entirely to its own choices, for which it should accept direct responsibility, the UK needs a transitional deal far more than the EU does." - quoted from Concluding remarks