John Springford

John Springford

Deputy director
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.


Parliament Live: EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee - No deal financial obligations

04 September 2019
John Springford, deputy director, Centre for European Reform along with Warwick Lightfoot and Jorge Nunez Ferrer gave evidence on no deal financial obligations. 

Voice of America: As Brexit storm gathers, Britain looks to Trump for hope

01 August 2019
In the US, the Democrats control the House of Representatives and have vowed to uphold the Good Friday Agreement that ended the conflict in Northern Ireland — something imperiled by Brexit, said John Springford of the CER.

CER podcast: The Big European Sort? The diverging fortunes of Europe's regions

19 June 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to John Springford and Christian Odendahl about regional divergence across the EU.

Why Europe's capital cities are pulling away from their countries – and what we can do about it

13 May 2019
Europe’s capital cities are much more productive than smaller cities and towns: the average metropolitan worker produces about 50 per cent more output than workers elsewhere. The divide between capitals and everywhere else is growing, too.

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit to December 2018

10 April 2019
The UK economy is 2.5 per cent smaller as a result of the vote to leave the EU. John Springford talks to Beth Oppenheim about his latest analysis and draws some political lessons from the findings.

Brexit: £17bn already ripped out of UK public purse due to decision to quit EU, research shows

The Independent
27 January 2019
Exclusive: The think-tank study indicates GDP would be 2.3 per cent higher had the UK voted to remain in the EU.

¿Cuáles son las opciones de Theresa May?

17 January 2019
La única manera que tiene Theresa May de obtener una mayoría parlamentaria a favor de su acuerdo de retirada es estar dispuesta a negociar una relación más blanda con la UE.

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2018

12 December 2018
Charles Grant, John Springford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2018, and take a look at some of the predictions they made last year.  

CNBC: Changing Theresa May’s Brexit deal pointless, political analyst says

11 December 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, discusses the next steps for Theresa May after she cancelled the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal.

BBC News: Brexit deal push

26 November 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News (from 12.21) about the likelihood of Theresa May getting the Brexit deal through parliament.