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.


Daily Politics: The growing Brexit bill

03 May 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Andrew Neil about the growing Brexit bill (from 03.40).

Germany needs a strong EU. Why would it allow Britain an easy Brexit?

The Guardian
19 April 2017
Angela Merkel’s government has no interest in indulging the UK during the negotiations – and a general election won't change that.
CCTV: Devaluation of the pound

CCTV: Devaluation of the pound

25 March 2017
Charles Grant talks to China Central Television about the fall in the value of the pound since the referendum and the impact on food prices (from 01.30).
BBC Radio 4: The World Tonight

BBC Radio 4: The World Tonight

15 March 2017
Charles Grant talks to The World Tonight about what could lie in store should Britain leave the EU without an exit deal (from 30.25).

CNN: Netherlands elections, after exit polls suggest Rutte ahead of Wilders

15 March 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Richard Quest on CNN to discuss the Dutch election result.

BBC Radio Scotland: Good Morning Scotland

11 March 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Good Morning Scotland about the governments Brexit negotiations and the UK's hopes for trade deals (from 01.20).

CER podcast: Charles Grant on Theresa May's emerging Brexit deal

07 March 2017
Discussion on the process of deciding the British position in Brexit negotiations, the value of the UK’s ‘trump cards’ and why European officials are pessimistic about finding a good agreement.

Report: 'Deluded' UK cannot afford to be smug on Brexit

Global Government Forum
23 February 2017
Britain is in a weak negotiating position and will have to win the goodwill of leaders in Europe if it is to avoid economic chaos following Brexit, according to a report by independent think tank the Centre for European Reform (CER).

Sunday Politics: Brexit bill

05 February 2017
Charles Grant, director of the CER and Henry Newman, director of Open Europe speak to Andrew Neil on Sunday Politics about the bill for Brexit. (From 12.00 mins)

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2016

21 December 2016
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2016.