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.


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.

LBC: UK's post-Brexit trade with South Africa

29 August 2018
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the CER spoke to James O'Brien about the UK's post-Brexit trade with South Africa, and how to maintain the supply chain to function as it does currently (from 1:50 mins).

BBC News at 10: UK trade with Africa

28 August 2018
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News on British trade with Africa after Brexit.

How can we stop the M20 from turning into a lorry park?

15 August 2018
To avoid disruption to just-in-time production, and safeguard British manufacturing’s position, Theresa May wants the UK to remain within the EU’s regulatory union for goods, alongside a customs union.

Euronews: Does Trump want to strike trade deal with EU's Juncker?

24 July 2018
"I think Trump isn't looking to make a deal," Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, told Euronews (from 0:20 mins).