Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

International trade, European trade policy, rules of origin, the single market, Brexit, environmental co-operation, investor-state dispute settlement.


BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: Emergency brake to limit free movement

07 December 2018
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (from 2:13), speaks to the Today programme about the emergency brake to limit free movement.

BBC - The Real Story: Britain's big Brexit moment

07 December 2018
Chris Morris and a panel of experts, including Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, discuss the costs and benefits of May's deal, no deal, no Brexit - and everything in-between.

Whether transition extension or backstop, Britain needs to embrace the consequences

The Times
12 November 2018
If reports are correct, the landing zone for Northern Ireland and the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is in sight.

Debunking Jacob Rees-Mogg’s claim an extension period will make the UK a ‘vassal state’

19 October 2018
In an effort to break the Brexit negotiation deadlock over the Irish backstop, it is reported that Theresa May has conceded that the standstill transition period could be extended beyond its current deadline of December 2020.

Weetabix wars and X-Men: Welcome to the wacky world of trade post-Brexit

The New Statesman
03 October 2018
As a UK that goes it alone will soon learn, trade disputes are complex, bizarre and at times, well, a little petty.

There’s nothing ‘super’ about Boris Johnson’s tired old Brexit ideas

The Guardian
28 September 2018
If Boris Johnson puts pen to paper and it doesn’t get on the front page of the Telegraph, did it really happen? I guess we’ll never know.

Jacob Rees-Mogg and fellow Brexiteers' latest trade proposals, fact-checked

24 September 2018
The past weeks have seen the publication of a stream of reports making the case for a harder Brexit.

Debunking the paper championed by Jacob Rees Mogg claiming a no-deal Brexit would boost the economy

11 September 2018
The Brexit debate deserves so much better than Economists for Free Trade’s latest offering.

Sky News: Brexit warning

11 September 2018
Sam Lowe tells Sky News that the latest Brexit paper published on September 11th  by the Economists for Free Trade group is "embarrassing" and "full of contradictions."

Why May needs Brexit to go down to the wire

05 September 2018
Michel Barnier has repeatedly warned the British that the clock is ticking in the Brexit negotiations, and there is wide consensus that Britain needs to get its skates on.