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.


Room for Thought: Europe - a Leaver and Remainer talk across the divide

20 July 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform and Douglas Carswell discussed thier differing views of Europe in this interview.

EU officials don't relish the idea of no deal – but they are prepared to play hardball

The Guardian
19 July 2019
Brussels is gloomy about the prospect of Britain crashing out, but political realities could see a compromise emerge.

The Spectator Podcast: Who are Europe's new leaders?

06 July 2019
With Henry Newman, Director of Open Europe, and Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform. Presented by Katy Balls.

France Culture Podcast: Affaires étrangères - Brexit

08 June 2019
Usée par le Brexit, critiquée, Theresa May quitte la tête du Parti Conservateur qui a subi une lourde défaite. Elle a démissionné le 7 juin, mais reste Premier Ministre, le temps de la succession. Qui va mettre en oeuvre le Brexit? Jusqu'où Nigel Farage, grand vainqueur des élections, peut-il peser?

How the Kremlin sees the rest of the world

The New Statesman
29 May 2019
Russian analysts reckon the US will be less focused on intervening around the world and will be more nationalist, mercantilist and interest-focused.

CER podcast: European Parliament elections special

20 May 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to the CER's experts about the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Parliament Live: Exiting the European Union Committee

08 May 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform joined Sir Jonathan Faull, Chair of European Public Affairs, Brunswick Group and Larissa Brunner, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre to give evidence on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Remainers, take note: Much of Europe just wants to excise the British cancer

The Guardian
01 April 2019
The mood in Brussels is pessimistic. Most of those closely involved in the Brexit talks think the likeliest outcome is for the UK to leave without a deal.

The Spectator Podcast: Have chances of a no-deal Brexit increased?

21 March 2019
Charles Grant director of the CER talks to Katy Balls about the probability of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, he argues that it is very unlikely, because both Parliament and the European Council will try to prevent no deal.

Channel 4 News: May's last-ditch dash to Brussels to salvage her Brexit deal

21 March 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform joins Gary Gibbon to discuss the possible next steps in the Brexit negoitations (from 15:50 mins).