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.


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.

CER podcast: A guide to the withdrawal agreement

21 November 2018
Beth Oppenheim asks John Springford what is in the 585 page withdrawal agreement, and Charles Grant outlines what might happen next: will Theresa May and her withdrawal plan survive?

BBC News: Brexit pressure - #BBCAskThis

20 November 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform spoke on the #BBCAskThis programme (at 11:32) answering questions on the withdrawal deal, what a no deal woudl mean for trade agreements and the Irish border.

Bloomberg podcast: Springford: Brexit backstop likely to be invoked

14 November 2018
The Brexit divorce deal looks to have been largely set by the European Union, says John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London. He spoke to Daybreak Europe’s Anna Edwards and Matt Miller, saying the backstop on the Irish border is likely to be invoked to keep frictionless trade.

May's reckoning with the Tory right over Brexit is fast approaching

The Guardian
12 November 2018
Over the years, different Conservative leaders have tended to use similar tactics to deal with the rightwing anti-EU minority in the party.

Bloomberg: How to trade the pound as Brexit talks near endgame

08 November 2018
Centre for European Reform Deputy Director John Springford and BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill discuss the outlook for Brexit negotiations and the pound on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit to June 2018

24 October 2018
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, how he has refined his modelling method and the implications of the findings. 

Regime Change? The European Economy to 2030

Brink News
17 October 2018
After a decade of putting out the fires of the Great Recession of 2008-09, the euro crisis of 2010-12, and the migration crisis, which blew up in 2015, now is the right time to ask: What regime does the European economy need by 2030?

CER Bulletin podcast: Singapore-on-Thames; the Western Balkans; Italy

28 September 2018
In the CER Bulletin podcast, CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month. 

Vice News: Theresa May heads to France as Brexit talks go south

09 August 2018
“Michel Barnier has had a very tough line and he's taking his directions from France and Germany, and Theresa May's plan is to try and undercut the European Commission,” says John Springford, a Brexit expert at the Centre of European Reform.