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.

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BBC News - Newsday: Will Boris Johnson get a deal with the EU?

04 September 2019
MPs in the United Kingdom have succeeded in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law which would block a no-deal Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that the threat of the UK leaving without a deal is vital to him negotiating with Brussels. So, how much progress have those negotiations made to date? Sam Lowe is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for European Reform.

BBC World at One: 26/8/19

26 August 2019
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the World at One about Boris Johnson’s objectives for a trade agreement with the US (from 34 mins). 

BBC News: Trade agreement with the US

25 August 2019
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News about Boris Johnson’s objectives for a trade agreement with the US. 

BBC News: PM in Paris

22 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News today about Prime Minister Johnson's visit to Paris today and his discussions with President Macron (from 12:26 mins).

NPR: Can UK's new Prime Minister pull off Brexit? Here's what to know

19 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, a London think tank, lays out what many consider is Johnson's Plan B or perhaps his ultimate strategy: "Boris Johnson calls a general election and uses the narrative, 'It's the people versus Parliament.

BBC Radio 5 Live - Brexitcast: Brex on the Beach

19 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform joined Adam Flemming, Georgina Wright and Anand Menon to discuss the last few weeks in Brexit.

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: US-UK trade deal: Too good to be true?

13 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform discussed US-UK trade deals, and if deals could be done sector by sector (from 06.48am).

BBC News: Post-Brexit trade deals

13 August 2019
“One of the possibilities...is perhaps a deal by which Trump says to the UK I'll exclude you from my trade war tariffs if you support us on Huawei, or Iran, or China – this would technically be a quick deal if not a fully-fledged free trade agreement”, Sam Lowe, a...

Sky News: Brexit trade

13 August 2019
John Bolton is not a trade envoy–his concerns are Iran, China, Huawei “He is using the carrot of a potential free trade agreement with the US -something the UK and Brexit supporters have wanted for a while- as a means of applying pressure to the UK” Sam Lowe, a senior...

Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine: Facebook Ads and Trade Deals

13 August 2019
“The UK does need to decide: if it just wants to throw all its eggs into one basket with the US when at this moment in time the person running the US isn’t maybe the stable genius that he likes to think he is?” Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform told Jeremy Vine (from 13:36).