Boris Johnson's general election gamble – podcast

Britain is bracing itself for a winter election on 12 December after MPs finally supported Boris Johnson’s call to let voters decide which party should take control of the Brexit talks. It comes just over two years after the last election left no party with a majority and a deadlock in parliament.

Heather Stewart joins Anushka Asthana to discuss how the parties will aim to attract votes in what is being called the most volatile election in a generation. Voters have never been more willing to switch parties and the divide on Brexit could produce unpredictable local results.

Also today: author Guy Standing on the plunder of natural resources by private interests and how we can return to a concept of the ‘commons’ that we can all share.

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