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.


Unnoticed by Brexiteers, the idea of an EU super-state is quietly dying

The Telegraph
16 June 2016
There are some things that British Eurosceptics and European federalists tend to agree on. They think the EU is moving inevitably towards a federal future.

CER podcast: Debate on - Can Britain join Norway in the EEA?

09 June 2016
Could Britain end up in the EEA? The CER couldn't agree, so we decided to have a debate between our director Charles Grant and senior research fellow John Springford.
How Britain may leave the EU and end up with just as many immigrants

How Britain may leave the EU and end up with just as many immigrants

The Times
08 June 2016
Suppose the British decide for Brexit. About 70 per cent of MPs in the House of Commons favour Remain. That doesn’t mean that MPs would ignore the referendum result.
Why leaving the EU really does mean Brexit

Why leaving the EU really does mean Brexit

The Telegraph
08 June 2016
I keep meeting people who believe a vote to leave the EU won't really mean that we leave. There are at least three reasons why British voters would not be given a chance to change their mind in a second referendum.
Pretiravanje na eni strani, laži na drugi

Pretiravanje na eni strani, laži na drugi

Delo (Slovenia)
30 May 2016
Britanski volivci se po besedah Charlesa Granta počasi zavedajo, da vseh podrobnosti o EU nikoli ne bodo razumeli.

Is the EU responsible for the crisis in Ukraine?

26 May 2016
Many of those demanding Brexit blame the EU for blundering into Ukraine and setting off a chain reaction that led to bloody civil war.

EU unlikely to offer Britain the ‘Swiss model’

Financial Times
16 May 2016
In considering the alternatives to EU membership available to Britain, Martin Wolf criticises the “Swiss model”. But he is not critical enough.

Brexit would be a challenge for Berlin

Financial Times
15 May 2016
For the first time in EU history, one country is the clear leader. But Germany’s authority faces many challenges - and the departure of the UK would make it even harder to manage this fissiparous club.

BBC World News: EU reform deal

20 February 2016
Charles Grant talks to BBC World News on David Cameron's new EU reform deal.

Share Radio: Investment Perspectives

19 February 2016
"The trouble is a lot of smaller countries who don't usually set the agenda see the EU summit as a chance to push their interests" says Charles Grant.