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.


The 10 Brexit compromises Theresa May won't talk about

The Guardian
19 June 2017
Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn said much about the substance of the Brexit negotiations during the election campaign.

May wanted a mandate for a hard Brexit. Now Europe expects a softer tone

The Observer
11 June 2017
Prime minister's crumbling authority offers a new chance for compromise – and the EU could scale back its demands.

CER podcast: UK election primer

07 June 2017
On the day before the UK general election, Charles Grant and Simon Tilford discuss current polls, the effect of recent attacks on voting, which issues were not sufficiently discussed in the campaigns and what would be the best possible election result for Europe.

Daily Politics: The growing Brexit bill

03 May 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Andrew Neil about the growing Brexit bill (from 03.40).

Germany needs a strong EU. Why would it allow Britain an easy Brexit?

The Guardian
19 April 2017
Angela Merkel’s government has no interest in indulging the UK during the negotiations – and a general election won't change that.
CCTV: Devaluation of the pound

CCTV: Devaluation of the pound

25 March 2017
Charles Grant talks to China Central Television about the fall in the value of the pound since the referendum and the impact on food prices (from 01.30).
BBC Radio 4: The World Tonight

BBC Radio 4: The World Tonight

15 March 2017
Charles Grant talks to The World Tonight about what could lie in store should Britain leave the EU without an exit deal (from 30.25).

CNN: Netherlands elections, after exit polls suggest Rutte ahead of Wilders

15 March 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Richard Quest on CNN to discuss the Dutch election result.

BBC Radio Scotland: Good Morning Scotland

11 March 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Good Morning Scotland about the governments Brexit negotiations and the UK's hopes for trade deals (from 01.20).

CER podcast: Charles Grant on Theresa May's emerging Brexit deal

07 March 2017
Discussion on the process of deciding the British position in Brexit negotiations, the value of the UK’s ‘trump cards’ and why European officials are pessimistic about finding a good agreement.