European Law expert from Liverpool University’s Law School, Professor Michael Dougan, gave a series of internal lectures to Liverpool Univesity staff on the EU Referendum in the run up to the vote on 23d June.
Video records of these talks were later – too late perhaps – made available on You Tube.
This one – Project Leave: dishonesty on an industrial scale, is important to watch – less because it underlines a singularly ill informed vote – it’s too late for that now – but because it illuminates the nature, the scale and the complexity of what Britain now has to do, the true timescale involved and the cost of the decision.
Professor Dougan is very easy to llsten to – lucid, straightforward, accessible, energetic.
Here also is an insightful comment posted to The Guardian by one of its readers, which is indirectly validated by a ‘government source’ reported today as saying that that Gove and Johnson were both as shocked as anyone by the Leave win, that ‘ It was a public relations stunt gone wrong. They thought Boris would emerge as a heroic loser who had proved his Tory credentials and secured his right to be Cameron’s successor. But it all blew up in their faces and they will have to clear the mess up.’
Listening to Professor Dougan will outline just what sort of a mess this is.