John Harris

Journalist & Author

Corbyn shows there’s a new way of doing politics. Straight talking is back | John Harris

Parroting old slogans no longer works. In an increasingly chaotic world, the Labour leader understands the need for morality and authenticity
What strange times these are. Three weeks ago this election looked set to be a drab affair centred on a prime minister apparently unable to fulfil even the most basic requirements of campaigning, and the seemingly unstoppable prospect of a huge Conservative win.
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A fishy business: why the Tories are back in Scotland – video

John Harris and John Domokos get immersed in the towns and cities of north-east Scotland, where the oil price crash and the ups and downs of the fishing industry have created a political storm around Brexit and Scottish independence – and the perfect climate for a Tory revival

‘We are not represented’: why is this election so white? – video
Cuts, anger, frustration – and Labour still can’t break through – video

‘I feel strangely optimistic’: meet the first time voters

More than a million people have registered to vote for the first time on 8 June. We ask new voters how they feel about having their say
On a Wednesday evening in Walsall, near Birmingham, people from a local temple were handing out chips and beans to anyone who was homeless, or hungry, or both. They expected to reach 100 meals within an hour; four years ago, it was more like 20.
In the queue,…

Britain’s cities are falling victim to Theresa May’s cold, crabby nostalgia politics | John Harris

Our urban centres are bearing the brunt of the latest austerity cuts. Not since the Thatcher era has a Tory government dared to pit town against country this cynically
‘There’s nobody representing us,” said the thirtysomething man killing time on a side street in Handsworth, Birmingham. Amid the weekday bustle on nearby Soho Road, a smattering of people told me they would be voting Labour, there was irate talk about the Conservatives’ record on immigration,…

‘We are not represented’: why is this election so white? – video

In the third part of their election roadtrip, John Harris and John Domokos spend time in Birmingham and Walsall – the kind of urban, multiracial communities that the politics of Brexit has suddenly pushed to the sidelines. They find Theresa May’s hardline immigration stance and cuts to English language classes sparking anger and frustration, but also find Labour supporters attracted by her ‘strong and stable’ pitch for their votes

Is this the weirdest general

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