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.


Nicola Sturgeon Brexit adviser pours cold water on her single market plans hours before they are unveiled

The Telegraph
19 December 2016
Charles Grant said it was “extremely difficult” to see how her plans were legally, politically or technically feasible.

Britain is heading for the hardest of hard Brexits, but Theresa May can limit the damage

The Guardian
08 December 2016
Theresa May's government is heading for the hardest of hard Brexits. That's what many European officials now believe.

De kans dat de brexit niet doorgaat is nul
05 December 2016
Wie het Britse brexitgetreuzel volgt, kan zomaar het gevoel bekruipen dat de eilandbewoners misschien wel nooit uit de Europese Unie zullen vertrekken.

Are we heading for a hard Brexit?

05 December 2016
While it’s nice to know what the options are, the main thing is trying to find out what will actually happen.

BBC Newsnight: Charles Grant on Boris Johnson's free movement comments

02 December 2016
Charles Grant talks frankly to BBC Newsnight about Boris Johnson's recent free movement comments to EU foreign ministers. (From 23 mins)

CER podcast: Charles Grant and Jean Pisani-Ferry on UK-EU relations and the future of the Eurozone

26 October 2016
Charles Grant and Jean Pisani-Ferry discuss the chances of a ‘continental partnership’ between Britain and the EU post Brexit.

BBC Newsnight: UK to pay into EU funds after Brexit?

11 October 2016
Charles Grant speaks to Newsnight about Whitehall's plan to keep paying into EU funds after Brexit (from 4.10 mins).

Why Europe wants a hard Brexit to hurt

The Guardian
07 October 2016
British ministers are being overly optimistic about the chances of a decent trade deal if they reject the single market.

CER podcast: Charles Grant on negotiating Brexit – priorities on both sides of the channel

03 October 2016
Sophia Besch talks to CER's director Charles Grant about Brexit red lines in Paris, Berlin and Brussels and a negotiation strategy for the British.

CER podcast: Charles Grant and Nick Clegg on Brexit challenges

08 September 2016
Charles Grant talks to Nick Clegg MP about the challenges facing the EU-UK exit negotiations, after the launch of his second 'Brexit Challenge' report.