John Harris

Journalist & Author

Anywhere but Westminster | ’All this has to stop’: our real Brexit crisis – video

Away from the drama in London, what’s actually  going on? In Wigan, Bury, Manchester, Nuneaton and Macclesfield, John Harris and John Domokos find confusion and weariness about Brexit and fury at the so-called coup – as well as homelessness, hunger and the deep roots of the UK’s current meltdown in what Anywhere but Westminster began chronicling 10 long years ago  
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Could Boris Johnson’s explosive election strategy work?

Anushka Asthana hears from the Guardian’s John Harris on how the chaos in Westminster looks to people in towns around the UK. Also today: Gaby Hinsliff on accusations of cronyism in Theresa May’s honours list

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Having lost his majority in parliament, Boris Johnson has been forced into a corner. He will be compelled by law to seek a Brexit extension from the EU unless a deal…

Britain is facing a stark choice. So why are so many people tuning out? | John Harris

Away from Brexit and the Tory melodrama, I’ve found a mood of weariness and disconnection. Yet its causes explain where we are
As parliament tumbled through last week’s drama, I was in the north-west of England, trying to divine the public mood. (What we found is about to appear in the Guardian’s Anywhere But Westminster video series.) I spent a lot of time in Bury, the large town 12 miles to the north…

This reckless confrontation with parliament is just what millions of voters want | John Harris

The forces lining up to oppose Johnson’s proroguing must find a way to win over those who have lost faith in representative democracy
And so one of the longest running dramas in British political history reaches yet another act. Some of the cast are locked into much the same roles as ever: Gina Miller is once again striding off to the courts; the great urban remain armies are turning out with their homemade…

Want to see the future? Take a trip on Wales’ model railway | John Harris

The Heart of Wales line offers much more than beautiful scenery. It shows ‘social rail’ can transform communities
As the first hints of an autumnal chill chime with a revived sense of Brexit dread, this may not seem the best time to talk about hopeful glimmers of the future. To do so with reference to Britain’s railways, moreover, might look like lunacy, given the summer’s run of headlines – about power cuts, the…

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