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.


Theresa May can't afford red lines on Brexit

07 February 2018
Future relationship has to be a trade-off between rules and access.

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: Charles Grant debates Jacob Rees-Mogg on the pros and cons of customs union membership

03 February 2018
Charles Grant debates Jacob Rees-Mogg on the pros and cons of customs union membership and related politics (from 1:12).

Statement regarding comments by Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker in House of Commons

01 February 2018
The CER would like to provide the following clarification following an exchange in the House of Commons involving Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the DexEU which mentioned CER director Charles Grant. 

CER podcast: Brexit negotiations phase 2: The politics of regulatory alignment

31 January 2018
Charles Grant talks to Sophia Besch about how the EU-27 view the British idea of a bespoke post-Brexit partnership based on regulatory alignment. 

Channel 4 News: Brexit transition: Exclusive view of negotiating guidelines report

25 January 2018
Charles Grant told Gary Gibbon of Channel 4 News that the UK will have to accept the transition on the EU's terms.

BBC News at 1: Macron's visit to the UK

18 January 2018
Charles Grant, director of the CER spoke to the BBC News at 1 about Emmanuel Macron's relationship with Theresa May (from 4:16 mins).

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2017

20 December 2017
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2017, and take a look at some of the predictions they made last year.

Brexit Britain faces a reality check on trade

19 December 2017
Britain and the European Union are finally set to begin what promises to be the toughest stage of the Brexit process: negotiating a new relationship and a transition phase to bed down the changes.

BBC Today programme: UK's future relations with the EU

18 December 2017
Charles Grant speaks to the Today programme about what the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit, he explains that the EU will not be offering a bespoke deal to the UK (from 2:44mins).

Newsnight: Is the Brexit deal unravelling?

11 December 2017
Charles Grant spoke to Evan Davis about if the Brexit deal wasunravelling, and what a EU-UK trade deal might look like? (from 13.00 mins).