John Harris

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Twitter parodies won’t worry Corbyn. But his supporters deserting him should | John Harris

The Labour leader was mocked for saying ‘the real fight starts now’ over Brexit terms. Where is his party’s competence, vision and strategic nous?
Oh, Labour – 118 characters, 23 words, and the awfulness of the party’s current position has been revealed in full. “Real fight starts now,” tweeted Jeremy Corbyn, or whoever does these things for him, in the aftermath of the House of Commons’ second vote on article 50.…

Housing association agrees to buy back homes on ’substandard’ development

Orchard Village in east London, which was built with £31m of public money, plagued by issues of poor building quality
Britain’s largest housing association has agreed to buy back some of the properties on a new London housing development so plagued with issues relating to building quality that it is facing calls for its demolition.
Orchard Village, in the east London borough of Havering, was built with the aid of £31m of public money, and…

Leaking sewage and rotten floorboards: life on a ‘flagship’ housing estate

Orchard Village in east London was built in 2014 as a bold replacement for the notorious Mardyke estate, which provided the setting for the gritty film Fish Tank. But conditions are so bad that some residents think it should be demolished
‘Substandard’ housing association scheme faces hundreds of complaints
Colin Nickless and his family moved into their newly built home on the Orchard Village estate in September 2014. They had come to the outer…

Leavers complain, but they’ve shared the benefits of cheap EU labour | John Harris

Our consumerist way of life depends on a flow of workers who’ll do the jobs we won’t. If they go, Brexiters will feel the pain too
The idea that Peterborough feels like the future may seem unlikely. But it’s true: this bustling city with a population of 190,000 really does feel as if it’s on the social and economic cutting edge.
Brand new housing developments extend into the distance, as does rush-hour traffic. On its…

If eastern Europeans leave Britain after Brexit, what happens? – video

John Harris visits the flatlands of East Anglia, where support for Brexit runs high, and where a huge number of people from central and Eastern Europe keep a vital part of the UK economy ticking over. From cheap vegetables to Amazon parcels, what goes on here affects all of us. But those who have settled here are increasingly worried about the immediate future, while businesses fear ‘falling off a precipice’.

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