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: Reviewing 2019

18 December 2019
CER researchers review the year 2019, and discuss what to expect in 2020. The conversation spans the future UK-EU relationship; the fraying of the transatlantic link; China; the state of Franco-German relations; and the EU economy.

BBC News: MPs return to Westminster

16 December 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform outlined the trade-off between post-Brexit trade deals with the EU and the US of BBC News.

The UK in a Changing Europe: Brexit: What next?

31 October 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform joined Professor Helen Thompson, Stephen Bush and Professor Anand Menon to discuss 'Brexit: What next?'.

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'.