Roderick Crawford

Roderick Crawford is a senior research fellow at Policy Exchange. He authored ‘The Northern Ireland Protocol: The Origins of the Current Crisis’ (Policy Exchange 2021). He was founder-editor of Parliamentary Brief, 1992-2012.

The EU never understood Northern Ireland

At the heart of the crisis over the Protocol is its failure to deliver on its own stated aims. To understand this crisis, it is necessary to know some key aspects of the Protocol’s genesis and history. Exactly a month after Theresa May triggered Article 50, the European Commission was instructed by the member states