Single market, competition & trade

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

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

Theresa May's Chequers plan may yet have some life in it

12 September 2018
Prospect
Theresa May’s Chequers plan for the future UK-EU relationship appears moribund.

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

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

Sky News: Brexit warning

Sam Lowe
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

Sam Lowe
05 September 2018
Prospect
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

Sam Lowe
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).

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

Sam Lowe
15 August 2018
Prospect
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?

Sam Lowe
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).

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: White paper - goods and services post-Brexit

Sam Lowe
13 July 2018
Sam Lowe of the CER spoke to the Today Programme about the implications of the governments' white paper on goods and service post-Brexit (from 15:00 mins).

CNBC: Hard to see who would replace UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Sam Lowe
09 July 2018
The European Union is waiting for someone concrete to negotiate with, says Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.

After May's deal, many people will ask, does Brexit have any point?

07 July 2018
The Observer
Three experts, Vernon Bogdanor, Charles Grant and Claire Fox give their verdict on the compromise agreed by the prime minister and her cabinet.

The first coherent Brexit plan that Britain has produced... the EU will never agree to it

Sam Lowe
06 July 2018
The Times
On Thursday The Times obtained a draft of Theresa May’s plan for Brexit. Sam Lowe, of the Centre for European Reform, analyses the prime minister’s preferred way forward.

Parliament Live: EU External Affairs Sub-Committee

Sam Lowe
05 July 2018
Sam Lowe (from 10.05 mins), a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform along with Susan Morley and Joseph Owen gave evidence on post-Brexit customs proposals.

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: British trade post-Brexit

Sam Lowe
03 July 2018
Sam Lowe a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the Today programme (from 56.15 mins) about the unknown costs British companies face after Brexit. If the government gave firms Brexit advice it could be seen as acknowledgement of costs from leaving EU “but that’s not a reason not to...it’s due diligence. A responsible government would be taking this a lot more seriously” .

Aljazeera: EU reform, migration and the economy

30 June 2018
John Springford, the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, says "bringing in more people definitely helps" EU countries economically.

BBC The Real Story: Can the EU Survive?

29 June 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform along with Claire jones, Paul Mason and Josef Janning discuss the future of the EU on the BBC's Real Story.

The UK and Europe: What's the cost of Brexit so far?

26 June 2018
E!Sharp
Any reasonable observer will acknowledge that the Brexit vote has curbed economic growth.

Sky News: Two years on from the referendum are we better of worse off?

22 June 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform speaks to Adam Boulton on Sky News about his research published tomorrow on the effect of the referendum on UK growth.

Aljazeera: As EU slaps tariffs on US, has world trade war become inevitable?

Sam Lowe
22 June 2018
The EU has imposed tariffs on a wide range of US goods in response to American duties on steel and aluminium, Sam Lowe a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform speaks to Aljazeera 'Inside story' to discuss tariffs, trade wars and Trump.

A potential Brexit landing point moves slowly into view?

Sam Lowe
21 June 2018
Prospect
Something like single market membership for goods would go a way to solving the Irish issue.