In the Press - Corbyn's no-confidence move lays bare Labour's Brexit divisions

16 January 2019
The Financial Times
“Labour’s strategy at the moment is to have a Brexit carried out by the Tories, where they take as little responsibility as possible for the implementation,” said Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Extending Article 50 may mean Britain must elect MEPs again

16 January 2019
The Economist
As Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, notes, it would also stop the reallocation of the 27 British seats, screwing up other countries’ polls.

In the Press - May and Brexit face uncertain future after crushing defeat in parliament

15 January 2019
The New York Times
“She has completely lost control of the process, and her version of Brexit must now be dead, if she loses by 230 votes,” said John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, a London-based research institute.

In the Press - What would a no deal Brexit mean for Britain?

14 January 2019
The Telegraph
Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, is confident that if the crunch comes EU member-states will strike bilateral side-deals with the UK.

In the Press - How Remainers should handle . . . remaining

10 January 2019
The Financial Times
As Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform tweeted: “We’ll be horribly divided for a generation whether or not we have 2nd ref.”

In the Press - How Brexit will play out if MPs reject Theresa May's deal

10 January 2019
Business Insider
The alternative is an acrimonious and very hard exit with the UK paying no money and the EU rejecting side-deals. However, such an outcome is unlikely according to Charles Grant at the Centre for European Reform, who believes "those responsible for the chaos would soon become unpopular with their voters; also, the financial markets' reaction would be more extreme, with a sharp weakening in the value of the pound."

In the Press - Brexit is coming down to a game of brinkmanship

09 January 2019
The New York Times
“We won’t get to the endgame until one or other of the options for Brexit are eliminated,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre of European Reform, a research institute, “and maybe not until March.”

In the Press - UK parliament inflicts fresh defeat on PM May over Brexit

09 January 2018
Aljazeera
Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said Wednesday's parliamentary vote would do little to change the mood in Brussels regarding Brexit. "They [EU leaders] have been pretty clear that negotiations have come to an end," Gostynska-Jakubowska told Al Jazeera.

In the Press - Italy corrals allies to fight EU. Just don't mention Putin

09 January 2019
Bloomberg
“Rightist groups in the European Parliament haven’t managed to work well together,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform. “They’re against globalization and free trade. But they’re divided on immigration with parties in western Europe favoring resettlement quotas, and eastern Europeans against them.”

In the Press - Brexit 'has made other countries less likely to leave the EU' - expert claims

08 January 2019
Yahoo News
A leading EU expert has argued that Brexit has made it less likely that other countries will leave the Union. Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, believes the protracted debate and the problems encountered by Theresa May in gathering support for her deal will have “put off” other countries from following suit.