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.

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How Brexit should be done

How Brexit should be done

Prospect
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.

Brexiting yourself in the foot

Prospect
09 June 2016
It looks as if the "Leave" camp will focus on immigration for the remainder of the Brexit campaign. Judging from the latest polls this may turn out to be a winning strategy.

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.

ARD: Die Story im Ersten - Albtraum Brexit

06 June 2016
Das Rennen zwischen Befürwortern und Gegnern eines Austritts aus der EU ist denkbar knapp. Doch was kommt nach einem Brexit?

Duncan Smith's free movement fig-leaf

Prospect
28 April 2016
Brexiteers, after a difficult start to the campaign, are trying to push the EU debate onto immigration.

The EU will play hardball with post-Brexit Britain

The Telegraph
19 April 2016
Post Brexit Britain will look back ruefully at its past privileges – inside the single market, but outside the eurozone – and wonder what possessed it to give them up.