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.


CER podcast: What next for Brexit?

23 October 2019
Charles Grant and Beth Oppenheim discuss what will happen next with the Brexit process, as well as what the future UK-EU relationship could look like.

BBC News: World update - Brexit deal, highly unlikely

09 October 2019
Charles Grant, director of the CER spoke to BBC World update this morning about the current Brexit negotiations (from 35.00 mins).

PARLIAMENT LIVE: Scrutiny of Brexit negotiations

08 October 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform along with Victoria Hewson, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Research Associate, Institute of Economic Affairs discussed the Government’s proposal for an amended Ireland/Northern Ireland protocol.

Radio 4 - Today Programme: Custom checks on the island of Ireland

02 October 2019
Charles Grant spoke to the Today Programme this morning about Boris Johnson's Brexit offer.

Spectator podcast: Coffee House Shots: Live at Conservative Party Conference

01 October 2019
“It’s wrong to think Brussels is desperate to keep the British in the EU … most [EU] countries just want to get shot of the problem” Charles Grant, director of the CER tells The Spectator, live from Conservative Party Conference.

Channel 4 podcast: Politics: Where Next? - How likely is a Brexit deal?

20 September 2019
Deal or No Deal? Boris Johnson's search for a Brexit deal has intensified. 

Channel 4 News: Battle of Conservative prime ministers in Parliament suspension case

19 September 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to Gary Gibbon about the ongoing Brexit discussions between Brussels and the UK 'the British need to make a serious offer'.

BBC Radio 4 - PM: Deal or no deal with the EU

12 September 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to PM about the chances of a Brexit deal (from 07.00 mins).

BBC World News: Post-Brexit trade deals

13 August 2019
“The US is a strong operator in trade agreements – it tends to get what it wants by being tough and pursuing its own interests, and it will make use of the fact that Britain post-Brexit will be very much in bad need of a trade deal" Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform tells BBC World.

A no-deal Brexit is less inevitable than it looks

09 August 2019
Boris Johnson says he won’t talk to the EU unless it agrees to scrap the Irish backstop.