Charles Grant

Charles Grant

Areas of expertise 

Britain's EU referendum, the 'future of Europe' debate, the euro, Russia, European foreign and defence policy and China's relations with the West.

Charles Grant

Sky News: What's the significance of Starmer's EU comments?

21 September 2023
"One of the benefits of Brexit is supposed to be that the British are free to set their own rules."

Spectator podcast: Will Starmer soften Brexit?

19 September 2023
Oscar Edmondson speaks to Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform in a podcast on where a Labour government would take British relations with the EU.
Charles Grant

Channel 4 News: Keir Starmer said he would boost growth by rewriting the Brexit deal

18 September 2023
"Will Starmer try and go beyond his red lines? The impression I get from talking to people in the Labour leadership is they know they've got to go further ...

CER podcast: Is the EU ready for enlargement?

26 July 2023
Camino Mortera-Martinez, Charles Grant and Heather Grabbe discuss EU enlargement.

Ask CER - Episode 9: Turkish elections, industrial policy and Ukraine joining NATO

24 May 2023
You asked, we answered: the ninth episode of our 'Ask CER' podcast series.

CER podcast: What does the Windsor Framework mean for EU-UK relations?

10 March 2023
In this week’s episode of the CER podcast Charles Grant is joined by Catherine Barnard to discuss the recently agreed Windsor Framework.

Spectator podcast: Will Sunak’s charm offensive with Macron work?

10 March 2023
Cindy Yu speaks to Fraser Nelson and Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform after Rishi Sunak's visit to Paris to meet with President Emmanuel Macron.

Radio France - France Culture: Post-Brexit: les tourments du Royaume-Uni

04 March 2023
Rishi Sunak est attendu à Paris pour un sommet franco-britannique, le 10 mars. Le premier ministre de Charles III gouverne un pays rongé par l’inflation et des crises sociales. Le Royaume-Uni serait-il devenu l’homme malade de l’Europe, comme s’interrogeait récemment l’hebdomadaire The Economist ?
Avec Hélène Rey économiste, professeur à la London...

The Protocol deal is a win for Sunak – and the EU

The Spectator
27 February 2023
Soon after Boris Johnson struck a deal with the EU in October 2019 on the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Northern Ireland protocol, the British government demanded changes to the Protocol.

Spectator Podcast: Will the DUP accept Sunak’s deal?

17 February 2023
As it looks like the government is about to agree a new deal with the European Union on the Northern Ireland Protocol, Rishi Sunak is in Belfast today meeting with the DUP. Will they accept a compromise?
Max Jeffery speaks to Isabel Hardman and Charles Grant, director of the Centre for...