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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The evil of two lessers

UK elections: The evil of two lessers

06 May 2015
Britain faces serious economic and political challenges. But neither major party has a coherent strategy for overcoming them.
A Marxist take on the 'Brexit' general election

A Marxist take on the 'Brexit' general election

08 April 2015
The ideas of Karl Marx suggest that Britain’s general election will not define the country's relationship with the EU.
Disunited Kingdom: Why ‘Brexit’ endangers Britain’s poorer regions

Disunited Kingdom: Why ‘Brexit’ endangers Britain’s poorer regions

07 April 2015
A British exit from the EU most imperils the UK's poorest regions, and could make the country's regional inequality worse.
Public investment: A modest proposal

Public investment: A modest proposal

01 December 2014
A eurozone-wide public investment stimulus is neither impossible nor mad, but should be part of a strategy to pull the economy off the rocks.
Would Britain’s trade be freer outside the EU?

Would Britain’s trade be freer outside the EU?

16 October 2014
A post-‘Brexit’ Britain would struggle to make up for foregone trade opportunities with the EU by signing trade agreements with non-European countries.
How to pull the eurozone out of the mire

How to pull the eurozone out of the mire

26 September 2014
To free the eurozone, public investment, tax cuts and monetary stimulus are needed.
Boris Johnson, Gerard Lyons and policy-based evidence making

Boris Johnson, Gerard Lyons and policy-based evidence making

11 August 2014
Conservatives say that leaving the EU would be better than the status quo, but where is the evidence?
Will the eurozone gang up on Britain?

Will the eurozone gang up on Britain?

14 July 2014
Britain's eurosceptics and its continental critics agree that the eurozone will push it out of the EU. But eurozone and UK interests are more aligned than opposed.
Juncker battle

Why the push to install Juncker is so damaging

23 June 2014
The battle for Juncker does not pit the British against Europe's democrats. It is a power grab by the European Parliament, combined with self-interested haggling by governments.
The consequences of Brexit for the City of London

The consequences of Brexit for the City of London

08 May 2014
If Britain leaves the EU, the City of London will lose access to European markets – unless the UK aligns its financial rules with those of the EU.