John Harris

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In Brexit Britain there are three kinds of voter: the disconnected, the deceived, and the dismayed | John Harris

Theresa May’s projected election victory will be pyrrhic: the country has no clue where it is heading

Can we now hail this general election as the strangest British contest in living memory? We have a prime minister who affected to go into the campaign full of vim and vigour, but now seems to recoil from the absolute basics of what electioneering entails. If your people shut journalists from a big regional website into a small room for fear they might video something as banal as a visit to a manufacturer of diving equipment – as Theresa May’s campaign apparently did in Cornwall this week – you are surely in a very odd place.

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