Charles Grant

Charles Grant

Director
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.

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Britain’s Out. Now what?

Britain's Out. Now what?

Politico
24 June 2016
Before dawn broke on the Continent, the outcome was shocking, if not wholly surprising. The majority of British voters chose to leave the EU. So what happens now to the UK, the EU and the world beyond.

Viewpoint: Brexit throws uncertain EU off balance

BBC News
24 June 2016
A while ago France's National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen said that if the UK voted to leave the EU, it would be like the Berlin Wall falling in 1989.

The Remain camp has been weak

EU Observer
23 June 2016
As Britons go to the polling booths to decide about their country's EU membership, the outcome of the referendum is impossible to predict. But whatever the result, what prime minister David Cameron has called "a frenetic campaign" has failed to produce a compelling argument for Europe, EU expert Charles Grant told EUobserver.

Wyjście Wielkiej Brytanii z Unii będzie jak trzęsienie ziemi

Polska Times
21 June 2016
Jeśli dojdzie do Brexitu, przez Europę przeleje się fala eurosceptycyzmu. Powróci też pytanie o rolę Niemiec w Unii - mówi Charles Grant, założyciel i dyrektor londyńskiego ośrodka analitycznego Centre for European Reform, w rozmowie z Agatonem Kozińskim.

After a vote for Brexit, Britain will be given three choices

The Times
20 June 2016
One of the most remarkable things about this referendum campaign has been the dearth of discussion on the various alternatives to EU membership.

CER podcast: The EU referendum - a fact free debate

20 June 2016
Charles Grant chats with colleagues Simon Tilford, Rem Korteweg, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, John Springford and Sophia Besch to discuss common EU myths and how to improve the quality of the debate.

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.