What Thomas Hobbes might say about Boris Johnson and the Northern Ireland Protocol
London School of Economics
The EU has indicated it intends to pursue legal action against the UK over the extension of grace periods for post-Brexit checks on certain goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain. Vittorio Bufacchi argues that while the UK's approach may bring short-term benefits, these will be insignificant when set against the long-term reputational costs that come with breaking international agreements.
Brexit , Northern Ireland Protocol , Thomas Hobbes , Boris Johnson
Bufacchi, V. (2021) 'What Thomas Hobbes might say about Boris Johnson and the Northern Ireland Protocol', LSE Comment, 8 March. Available at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2021/03/08/what-thomas-hobbes-might-say-about-boris-johnson-and-the-northern-ireland-protocol/ (Accessed: 29 March 2021)
© 2021, Vittorio Bufacchi; London School of Economics. Originally published on LSE Comment.