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Info Radio: "May wird die Abstimmung wohl krachend verlieren"

15 January 2019
Das britische Unterhaus soll über den von May mit der EU verhandelten Vertrag abstimmen. Beobachter halten eine Ablehnung für wahrscheinlich. Leonard Schütte, Politikwissenschaftler am Centre for European Reform, sagt, es hänge viel davon ab, wie hoch Mays Niederlage ausfallen wird.  

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 search of lost Brexit: How the UK repeatedly weakened its own negotiating position

14 January 2019
The New Statesman
In 2018 the British were obsessed with Brexit, but the rest of the EU had much else to worry about. Although the migration crisis abated, EU governments could not agree on how to handle irregular immigration.

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.

Tit for tat - Trade secrets

13 January 2019
Financial Times
Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, joins us for three blunt questions.

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.”

Brexit and the Irish border explained: Why the headache is not going away any time soon

10 January 2019
The Telegraph
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, made precisely the same point - in the opposition direction. “There will be no ambitious partnership without common ground in fair competition, state aid, tax dumping, food safety, social and environmental standards,” he told a conference in Brussels organised by the UK-based Centre for European Reform think-tank.

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."

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.”

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.”

Monocle podcast: The Globalist- The European Parliament's elections

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
09 January 2019
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the Monocle about a possible alliance between Salvini and Kaczynski in the European Parliament’s elections (from 17:15 mins).

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: Free trade negotiations

09 January 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (from 2:24), speaks to the Today programme discussing the complexities of post-Brexit tariffs.

Brexit negotiations in the field of defence: Lessons learnt and moving forward

08 January 2019
Federal Academy for Security Policy
It is clearly in Britain and the European Union’s mutual interest to continue working closely together on defence after Brexit.

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.

Food prices will go up, not down, after a no-deal Brexit – despite what Jacob Rees-Mogg says

07 January 2019
iNews
Could Brexit mean cheaper food on our supermarket shelves? The idea has been propagated by politicians such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and business people like JD Wetherspoon’s owner Tim Martin, who promised lower prices in his “Beermat Manifesto”.

The Spectator Podcast: The two elections that will shape 2019

05 January 2019
As we move into 2019, two big elections could shake up the rest of the year. In May, the European elections could see an unprecedented eurosceptic populist surge. ...We are joined by Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, who says that, in response, the pan-European moderates will become more cohesive:

These UK companies could collapse in a no-deal Brexit

03 January 2019
Yahoo Finance
“In the event of no-deal, our organic certification would have to be recognised [by the EU]… but it might not be,” said Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, in an interview with Yahoo Finance UK.