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.


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).

France Culture: Les convulsions du Brexit et l'Europe (en direct du salon du livre de Paris)

16 March 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform along with Florence Faucher, Vivien Pertusot and Adrien Rodd, spoke on France Culture about the fast approach of Brexit, the divisions in the UK and the future realtions between the EU and the UK.

CER podcast: What next for Brexit?

04 March 2019
Beth Oppenheim asks Charles Grant to weigh up the possible Brexit scenarios: will Theresa May's deal make it through parliament, or will the UK end up with no deal, a general election, or a referendum?

Channel 4 News: Brexit talks

07 February 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to Gary Gibbon, "May can say she's got some reassurance that legally the backstop cannot be forever", (from 3:08 mins).