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.


Cameron’s compromise

20 February 2016
The PM's best bet now is to move the EU debate onto grander issues.

CER podcast: February 18-19 EU Council Summit

19 February 2016
The CER's Sophia Besch talks to CER director Charles Grant and senior research fellow John Springford about their take on David Cameron's EU deal at the February EU summit.

ITV Good Morning Britain: EU summit negotiations

18 February 2016
John Springford chats to Good Morning Britain on David Cameron's negotiations at the February EU Council Summit.

Cameron’s EU deal is wafer thin, but that’s not the point

18 February 2016
Neither Cameron's EU reforms nor Brexit would do anything to resolve Britain's economic problems, which are largely homegrown.
Why ripping up EU red tape may not help the British economy

Why ripping up EU red tape may not help the British economy

The Telegraph
04 February 2016
Captains of industry tend to think that what is bad for them is bad for the rest of us.

Daily Politics: Cameron's Brussels renegotiations

29 January 2016
John Springford joins the Daily Politics show to discuss David Cameron's renegotiation efforts in Brussels (from 7.43 mins).

Twelve things you need to know about Brexit

10 December 2015
What would really happen if Britain left the European Union?

Britain can't be Norway, and Eurosceptics know this

The Telegraph
29 September 2015
Norway's relationship with the EU is being pushed as an alternative for Britain, but outers know it wouldn't work

BBC World Service: Europe’s migrant influx threatens Schengen

01 September 2015
John Springford discusses the impact of Schendgen on business.

How not to create a 'European Google'

27 August 2015
Europe must learn that markets make strong companies. Bureaucrats don’t.