John Harris

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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

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 can be agreed before the end of October – and parliament has denied him the chance to hold an election before the Halloween deadline. It’s been a rocky time in Westminster for the new prime minister, but opinion polls show his bedraggled Conservative party extending its lead over Labour. So what’s going on?

The Guardian columnist John Harris joins Anushka Asthana to discuss how the chaos in Westminster looks from towns around the UK. His video series Anywhere But Westminster is now in its 10th year as he travels the country taking the political temperature. He says disillusionment with Westminster politics has only grown and a ‘people versus parliament’ election as framed by Downing Street could well resonate.

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