John Springford

John Springford

Associate fellow
Areas of expertise 

Britain and Europe, migration and labour markets, the single market and supply side reform, international trade, the euro, fiscal and monetary policy.


CER podcast: What the fall of sterling means for the British economy and post-Brexit politics

21 October 2016
Simon Tilford and John Springford discuss the value of sterling and the impact on the economy and British politics.

CER podcast: The rights of EU migrants in Britain after Brexit

07 October 2016
CER researchers assess the credibility, legality and practical feasibility of political proposals to restrict the rights of EU migrants in the UK.

Theresa May's game of Brexit chicken

03 October 2016
Theresa May's speech to the Conservative party conference yesterday was only slightly less gnomic than her previous statements about Brexit.
"Posielať domov" migrantov z EÚ nebude pre Britániu ľahké

"Posielať domov" migrantov z EÚ nebude pre Britániu ľahké
23 August 2016
Ľudia z iných krajín EÚ žijúci v Británii sa až tak veľmi brexitu obávať nemusia, píšu experti think-tanku CER. Novú britskú vládu čakajú v najbližších rokoch veľmi komplikované rokovania, podľa ktorých sa dohodne podoba budúceho vzťahu medzi Veľkou Britániou a zvyškom únie. Kľúčovou otázkou bude vytvorenie právneho rámca pre pokračovanie pobytu občanov EÚ v Spojenom kráľovstve.

The first item in Theresa May's in-tray: A Brexit-induced recession

City A.M
11 July 2016
Theresa May will be the next UK Prime Minister, and sterling and the FTSE 250 rose almost immediately.
How Brexit should be done

How Brexit should be done

24 June 2016
In the early hours of this morning - when we discovered "Leave" had won 52 per cent of the votes in this referendum - the rules of British politics were torn to shreds.

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.

CER podcast: Europe after Bremain - an agenda for the UK

17 June 2016
Sophia Besch talks to John Springford, Camino Mortera-Martinez and Ian Bond on what role the UK could play in the EU following a vote to stay in on June 23rd.
Share Radio: EU Debate

Share Radio: EU Debate

16 June 2016
The Chancellor George Osborne says he'll slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union. That could include raising income and inheritance taxes and slashing the NHS budget.

CER podcast: The impact of a Brexit on different British regions

14 June 2016
John Springford talks to Sophia Besch about euroscepticism and hostility to immigration in England’s regions outside of London and the South East.