Britain & other member-states

Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Centre for European Reform

Phil Hogan
04 February 2020
European Commission
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
First of all let me thank CER for the invitation to speak here today, and let me commend you for the hugely important space you provide for reflection and debate.
We live in a time where balanced analysis has gone out of fashion in many constituencies. Polarised...

Brightblue podcast: Where does Britain go next: The US or the EU?

Sam Lowe
01 February 2020
This edition of our podcast asks where does Britain go next: The US or the EU? We are joined by Dr Alan Mendoza, Director of the Henry Jackson Society, and Sam Lowe, Researcher at the Centre for European Reform.

Al Jazeera Arabic: How the EU is adapting to the UK leaving

31 January 2020
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER’s spoke to Al Jazeera about how the EU is adapting to the UK leaving.

BBC Radio 4 - The Briefing Room: How to do a trade deal

30 January 2020
For the first time in decades the UK will now negotiate its own trade deals. David Aaronovitch explores our options and likely outcomes. Free trade deals can take years and require hundreds of highly skilled staff in what are described as the biggest games of poker you can play.

A Brexit trade deal can be done but new cliff-edges await, warns trade expert

Sam Lowe
30 January 2020
The UK may be just hours away from walking through the EU’s exit door but when it comes to trade, the journey is only just about to start, according to Sam Lowe, one of Westminster’s leading trade experts.

CER podcast: Brexit bulletin special

Charles Grant, Sam Lowe, Ian Bond, Beth Oppenheim
29 January 2020
In this special Brexit episode of the CER podcast, Charles Grant explains why the CER is still needed after Brexit; Sam Lowe discusses the future of UK-EU trade; and Ian Bond explores the fate of UK foreign policy.

Sky News: What's the next stage of Brexit?

Sam Lowe
29 January 2020
Sam Lowe spoke to Sky News on the cost of post-Brexit divergence: “The day one impact would look very similar to all of the forecasts as if we were to have left the EU without a deal in place”.

Channel 4 News podcast: How will Britain and Europe build a new relationship after Brexit?

Sam Lowe
24 January 2020
Sam Lowe of the CER spoke to Gary Gibbon about what happens next on Brexit and what is in store for our new relationship with Europe.

The Spectator - Edition podcast: Is there a new Anglo-French bromance?

24 January 2020
Is a new Anglo-French bromance blossoming? Emmanuel Macron certainly seems like he needs an ally.

SPTV: Article 50 enquiry - Withdrawal Agreement and Negotiation of the Future Relationshi

23 January 2020
Charles Grant gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee’s Article 50 Inquiry.

Brexit will undermine Johnson's plans for poorer regions

22 January 2020
In September, Boris Johnson told cabinet colleagues that he was “basically a Brexity Hezza.” 

EU sticking to tried and tested approach to Brexit talks

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
15 January 2020
Boris Johnson, fresh from a resounding election victory, is determined to avoid extending the post-Brexit transition period and agree a new partnership with the European Union by the end of the year.

Channel 4 News: A new year, a new government: So what now for Brexit Britain?

Sam Lowe
19 December 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow a the Centre for European Reform spoke to Matt Frei today after hearing a Queen’s Speech dominated by Brexit – a done deal says the Government – by the end of January next year.

CER podcast: Reviewing 2019

18 December 2019
CER researchers review the year 2019, and discuss what to expect in 2020. The conversation spans the future UK-EU relationship; the fraying of the transatlantic link; China; the state of Franco-German relations; and the EU economy.

BBC Today programme: Brexit deadline

Sam Lowe
17 December 2019
"Johnson is introducing this bill to give himself a firm deadline, but he has a big majority and he could easily introduce a later could call it domestic virtue signalling" Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform told BBC Today programme.

BBC News: Brexit bill amendment

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
17 December 2019
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, a senior researcher at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News, "a tight deadline for reaching a post-Brexit trade agreement actually helps the EU to focus minds".

BBC News: MPs return to Westminster

16 December 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform outlined the trade-off between post-Brexit trade deals with the EU and the US of BBC News.

Tok FM: "Miejmy w końcu ten Brexit za sobą" - dlaczego Boris Johnson wygrał wybory w Wielkiej Brytanii?

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
13 December 2019
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform talks to TOK FM about the UK elections.

BBC News - Newshour: UK election result

Sam Lowe
13 December 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Newshour about the general election result. 

BBC Today Programme: UK-US trade agreements

Sam Lowe
30 November 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the Today Programme to discuss how a possible FTA might take shape between the UK and the US (from 52 mins).