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.


Divided Britain will be weaker, poorer after looming Brexit

The Asahi Shimbun
23 January 2019
With the March 29 deadline for Britain's leaving the European Union fast approaching, it is still uncertain whether the exit will be a hard or a soft one. The Asahi Shimbun interviewed Charles Grant, the head of a British think-tank, to ascertain what can be expected from the Brexit as well as the possible economic impact and other effects.

In search of lost Brexit: How the UK repeatedly weakened its own negotiating position

The New Statesman
14 January 2019
In 2018 the British were obsessed with Brexit, but the rest of the EU had much else to worry about. Although the migration crisis abated, EU governments could not agree on how to handle irregular immigration.

The Spectator Podcast: The two elections that will shape 2019

05 January 2019
As we move into 2019, two big elections could shake up the rest of the year. In May, the European elections could see an unprecedented eurosceptic populist surge. ...We are joined by Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, who says that, in response, the pan-European moderates will become more cohesive:

Polskie Radio: Przedwigilijne spojrzenie na mijający rok

22 December 2018
Wielka Brytania chwieje się pod naporem Brexitu, który sama sobie zgotowała. O przyczynach wyjścia Wielkiej Brytanii z Unii Europejskiej i jego już odczuwalnych i dopiero mających nadejść konsekwencjach Dariusz Rosiak rozmawiał z Charlesem Grantem z Centre for Europe Research w Londynie.

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2018

12 December 2018
Charles Grant, John Springford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2018, and take a look at some of the predictions they made last year.  

CER podcast: A guide to the withdrawal agreement

21 November 2018
Beth Oppenheim asks John Springford what is in the 585 page withdrawal agreement, and Charles Grant outlines what might happen next: will Theresa May and her withdrawal plan survive?

RTÉ Radio 1: What happens next in the Brexit process?

15 November 2018
Charles Grant from the Centre for European Reform in London and Brigid Laffan from the European Institute at Florence University discuss the latest on Brexit.

Sky News: Cabinet will meet today to consider draft agreement text reached with EU

14 November 2018
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to Sky News at 07.30 this morning about the chances of Theresa May getting full support for the draft agreement.

The Spectator Podcast: Theresa May's Brexit deal is hard to stomach

08 November 2018
As Theresa May prepares to unveil her Brexit deal, we ask: just how bad is it, and what happened to ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’. In the American midterms, the Blue Wave didn’t happen, but Democrats did take control of the House of Representatives – what next for Trump’s presidency. And last, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, who are the lives we are remembering, and is it time to move on. With James Forsyth, Charles Grant, Kate Andrews, Leslie Vinjamuri, Liz Hunt, and Glyn Prysor.

Merkel is going but Germany won’t shift its stance on Brexit

The Guardian
30 October 2018
The departure of Angela Merkel from the leadership of her party will make little difference to the Brexit negotiations.