John Harris

Journalist & Author

The Tories have forgotten their pro-EU voters. And they’ll pay for it | John Harris

In my home town, I’ve seen how middle-class angst over Brexit is creating an existential threat to the party which could once count on their votes
In a seemingly endless season of Tory nightmares, this week looks set to mark the most dreadful phase so far. The Conservatives are about to endure a set of elections that they never thought they would face. Only four years ago, the party won a general election; now, there…

Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy? | John Harris

Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters, but encrypted messaging polarises them and blocks public scrutiny
In 10 days’ time, two political dramas will reach their denouement, thanks to the votes of a combined total of about 1.3 billion people. At the heart of both will be a mess of questions about democracy in the online age, and how – or even if – we can act to preserve it.
Elections to the European…

Lowborn by Kerry Hudson review – growing up and returning to Britain’s poorest towns

A novelist bears the scars of her turbulent upbringing and indicts a nation that leaves so many in poverty
When Kerry Hudson was seven and living in the Scottish town of Airdrie, her mother took her and her baby sister to a neighbour’s flat, where the adults all got drunk. The three of them then returned home, and began playfully throwing broken biscuits at each other – a laugh at first, until her mother suddenly…

Don’t look to national politics for hope: you’ll find it thriving in local councils | John Harris

Councillors are paid a pittance and face hostility. But from tackling obesity to saving high streets, good ideas are growing
Last Friday morning, my head spun. Having voted in two local elections – for our town and district councils – and then spent the first few hours of the next day following the results, my partner and I got our polling cards for yet another contest. This caused a brief fit of amusement about Brexit…

My England is in a mess. Scotland’s case for splitting away is stronger than ever | John Harris

The country I call home is dysfunctional. But north of the border, there’s the chance of something better
The day of the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, I was in Hallglen, a large housing estate on the edge of Falkirk. As it turned out, the town would vote to remain in the UK by 54% to 46%, but where I was, droves of people were turning out to support the end…

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