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: 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.

Report: 'Deluded' UK cannot afford to be smug on Brexit

Global Government Forum
23 February 2017
Britain is in a weak negotiating position and will have to win the goodwill of leaders in Europe if it is to avoid economic chaos following Brexit, according to a report by independent think tank the Centre for European Reform (CER).

Sunday Politics: Brexit bill

05 February 2017
Charles Grant, director of the CER and Henry Newman, director of Open Europe speak to Andrew Neil on Sunday Politics about the bill for Brexit. (From 12.00 mins)

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2016

21 December 2016
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2016.

BBC Radio 4: World at One talks to Charles Grant

20 December 2016
Charles Grant talks to the World at One about Nicola Sturgeon's announcement on Scotland staying in the single market (22:42).

Russia Today: Charles Grant warns that Nicola Sturgeon's single market plans are 'unrealistic'

20 December 2016
Charles Grant says independence is the more realistic way for Scotland to stay in the single market.

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.