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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Keir Starmer’s speech: starting to stand for something

Sir Keir Starmer delivers his keynote speech at the Labour party conference in Liverpool. Photograph: Adam Vaughan/EPA
Sr Cir Starmr dlivrz hiz cīnot spīć at ɖ Lebr parti confṛns in Liṿpul. Foṭgraf: Adm Vōn/YPA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Cir Starmr’z spīć: startñ t stand fr smʈñ

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 27 September 2022)

Ɖ Tōriz hv crietd a dīpli unīql cuntri wɖ felñ srṿsz. Ɖ Lebr līdr’z confṛns’dres set ǎt a viźn v a difṛnt stet

Tyzde 27 Sptmbr 2022

Sr Cir Starmr’z confṛnșpīć in Liṿpul wz hiz frst az līdr t b emd sqerli at votrz rɖr ɖn partideḷgets. H hz spent mć v ɖ last tū yirz ruʈlisli tîṭnñ hiz grip ovr ɖ parti mśīn. Ɖs wīc h sìld hiz vicṭri ovr hiz intrnl oponnts bî drepñ ɖ yńn jac ovr ɖ stej n gtñ hiz parti t sñ ɖ naśnl anʈm. Sr Cir’z ax́nz wr nt a rpydieśn v ɖ parti’z inṭnaśṇlizm, bt an imbres v ɖ neśn so it cn b rīcast in a “fẹrr, grīnr” we.

H dd tec a swîp at hiz left-wñ critics, seyñ Lebr nǎ pt “cuntri frst, parti secnd”. Bt h trênd hiz gunz on ɖ Tōriz, akzñ ɖm v ptñ slf-inṭrest bfr neśn. H argyd ɖt Britn dz nt hv t b, az ɖ Tōriz hv md it, a dīpli unīql cuntri wɖ a stet ɖt canot pṛvîd besic srṿsz. Ɖ guvnmnt’s ic̣nomic inepttyd riscs hayr infleśn n scîroc̣tñ inṭrestrets. Sr Cir spouc v a wmn telñ him: “I d’nt jst wont t svîv; I wont t liv” – wrdz ɖt wl reẓnet wɖ mni votrz hu fīl ɖe hv wrct hard bt got nʈñ in rtrn.

Lebr’z welcm mesij wz ɖt ɖ guvnmnt rmenz an indispnsbl actr in ptñ ʈñz rît. Sr Cir’z anaḷsis z ɖt hu cntrolz ɖ naśnl icoṇmi, n t ẃt end, z importnt. Lîc anɖr Lebr līdr – Haṛld Wilsn – campenñ olmst 60 yirz ago t win pǎr aftr a deced in ɖ wilḍnis, Sr Cir plejd t rīforj ɖ cuntri. Ẃr-az Wilsn yzd ɖ “ẃît hīt” v ɖ sạntific reṿluśn, tde Lebr wonts Britn t bcm a “grīn-groʈ sūṗpǎr”. At ɖ hart v ɖ plan z a stet-ǒnd cumṗni, “Gret Britiś Eṇji”, ɖt wd criet 1m ny jobz. Hiz rfreśñ arğmnt, hond bî hiz colīg Ed Miḷband, z ɖt ɖ stet cn dplô rnywbl eṇji qcr – n capćr mor v its beṇfits – ɖn f ɖ job wz left t foṛn stet-ǒnd enttiz n prîṿt-eqti actrz.

Sr Cir rápt hiz poḷtics in ɖ flag fr a rīzn: t cōl ǎt prîṿt inṭrests ɖt ɖ Tōriz hv fevrd, bt ẃć unḍmain naśnl cḿṇti. Lebr hz set a targit v rezñ homǒnrśp t 70% wɖ “a ny set v p’liticl ćôsz” ɖt wd stop landlordz n landspekletrz goḅlñ p ny hǎzñstoc. Sr Cir tućt on iniqoḷti, hîlîtñ ɖ rǒl ɖ Siti plez bî rêsñ ahd ẃl “ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri stagnets”. Ɖ Lebr līdr z no popylist, bt in emḟsîzñ ɖ neśn h fōrgrǎndz a poḷtics v ɖ mni agnst ɖ fy.

Ɖr z a denjr ɖt Lebr fōlz intu ɖ trap v riax́nri naśṇlizm. Ẃl ptñ ɖ îdīa v Britn at ɖ sntr v poḷtics mt apil t votrz – ispeṣ́li oldr wnz – in Ñgḷnd, it hz les pl in Scotḷnd. Sr Cir nīdz a consttyśnl ansr t ɖs cnundṛm; bt hiz spīć dd nt ofr wn. Līvñ ɖ YY wz an act v slf-harm bt h ʈncs ɖr’z no we bac. Brexitrz dres p pro-gloḅlîześn poḷsiz in naśṇlist cloɖz. Ɖ Lebr līdr plenli fīlz h hz litl ćôs bt t ofr a Lebr Brexit – v betr wrc, hayr wejz, n a modn NHS – az an oltrṇtiv t ɖ Tori wn.

Gvn ɖ inṭvnśnz bî ɖ stet sins ɖ pandemic, wn mt hv hopt h wd rstor public srṿsz at līst t ɖer pri-2010 formz. Unforćṇtli fr Britn, ɖ Lebr līdr sd hiz “sǎnd fînans” planz mnt h cd nt fix ɖ fełrz v a deced eni tîm sn. Lebr, it sīmz, c’nt jst b ɖ parti v ɖ larjr stet. It hz t b ɖ parti v a difṛnt stet. Sr Cir z startñ t stand fr smʈñ. Sm wd lîc him t b boldr. Bt hiz spīć wz gd nyz fr ɖ cuntri in wn importnt we: Sr Cir hz a betr grip on ɖ preznt ɖn ɖoz h sīcs t rples.

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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Kwasi Kwarteng: pride before a fall

Kwasi Kwarteng on the BBC’s Sunday Morning. By the end of the day on Monday he had to come clean about his programme. Photograph: Jeff Overs/AFP/Getty Images
Qāzi Qarteñ on ɖ BBC’z Súnde Mornñ. Bî ɖ end v ɖ de on Munde h hd t cm clīn abt hiz program. Foṭgraf: Jef Ovrz/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Qāzi Qarteñ: prîd bfr a fōl

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 26 September 2022)

Ɖ ćanslr clemd h wd trîumf ovr Treẓ́ri orʈ̇doxi. Bt it hz trîumft ovr him

Munde 26 Sptmbr 2022

Hvñ becnd ɖ ćanslr, Qāzi Qarteñ, wɖ ɖ lur v groʈ, ɖ inviẓbl hand v ɖ marcit hz grabd hiz planz bî ɖ scruf v ɖ nec n śecn ɖm mrsilisli. Invstrz plenli d nt b’liv ɖt taxcuts wl līd t ɖ ic̣nomic groʈ Mr Qarteñ dzîrz. Ɖe wuri ɖt ɖ Banc v Ñgḷnd w’nt rêz rets t brñ dǎn infleśn. Ɖ jîreśnz in ɖ marcits léd t imrjnsistetmnts fṛm ɖ Treẓ́ri n ɖ Banc on Munde afṭnun ɖt sòt t rstor confidns. It’s unclir ẃɖr ɖz wl b inuf t cām ʈñz dǎn.

Ɖ mes wz pridictbl – n larjli dǎn t Mr Qarteñ’z rfyzl t xplen ẃt h wz dwñ. Siti aṇlists wr left in ɖ darc on Frîde abt hǎ ɖ guvnmnt wd incris ɖ valy v gdz n srṿsz in ɖ icoṇmi. Mr Qarteñ olso dd nt pṛvîd a comprihnsiv Treẓ́ri plan. H śrugd ẃn asct abt marcitriax́n t hiz îdīaz, nonśḷntli seyñ ɖe “wl riact az ɖe wl”. Ẃl Mr Qarteñ hd litl t se abt ɖ marcits, ɖe hd a lot t se t him.

Ɖ pǎnd bǎnst lîc a yo-yo on Munde. Guvnmnt borowñcosts – ɖ inṭrest on gílts – rouz śarpli. Lendrz pld ɖer morgijproducts. Bî ɖ end v ɖ de, Mr Qarteñ hd t cm clīn abt hiz program. H sd h wd, bî Nvmbr, xplen hǎ ɖ guvnmnt intndd t mc gd on hiz promis t rdys naśnl dét in ɖ mīdịm trm n ɖt ɖs wd b vetd bî ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti. Ẃl ɖ bujit w’nt arîv untl nxt sprñ, Mr Qarteñ sd ɖt ɖr wd b dīteld pṛpozlz rlist in ci eriaz – sć az iṃgreśn – in ɖ nxt tū munʈs. Ɖ guvnmnt rmenz cmitd t osteṛti. T hv public sectr dét fōlñ bî 2026-27 wd rqîr spendñcuts v arnd £35bn.

Mr Qarteñ cem intu ofis clemñ h wd trîumf ovr Treẓ́ri orʈ̇doxi. Bî ɖ end v Munde, it hd clirli trîumft ovr him. Ẃɖr ɖ ćanslr’z program svîvz intact in ɖ longr trm z an opn qsćn. Ɖ repyteśn v ɖ Banc v Ñgḷnd z olso on ɖ lîn. F ɖ sntṛl banc z forst t rêz inṭrestrets in a sîẓbl we bfr its scejld Nvmbr mītñ, ɖs me trn a rseśn intu a dpreśn. Miłnz v YC hǎsholdz wl nt b ebl t pe ɖer morġjz f rets śūt scîẉdz. Rentrz wl olso fes hayr bilz. It wd b betr fr ɖ Banc t pōz its planz t unwînd its qontittiv-īzñ program. Britn’z ćenjñ fiscl stans – ispeṣ́li aftr ɖ śoc v Brexit – mcs it mor vulnṛbl in unsrtn tîmz.

Ẃt hz bcm clirr z ɖ śep v poḷtics. At its ańl confṛns, Sr Cir Starmr’z Lebr parti imbrest guvnmnt inṭvnśn t fix a ssayti left brocn aftr mor ɖn a deced v Tori rūl. Ɖs z ɖ rît ʈñ t d n pṛvîdz a platform ɖt dstnḡśz Lebr fṛm ɖ Tōriz. Ẃɖr it wz ɖ śado clîṃtsecṛtri, Ed Miḷband, mcñ ɖ ces fr a stet ɖt invsts in n ǒnz stecs in inḍstri t grīn ɖ icoṇmi, or ɖ śado ćanslr, Rećl Rīvz, seyñ ɖt Tori taxcuts wd b rvrst n ɖ caś plaud intu trenñ doctrz n nrsz, Lebr z wrcñ t a difṛnt crīd t ɖ Tōriz. Sr Cir’z parti z ǎtlînñ a brōd sośl viźn t ćart a we fwd – ẃć z in welcm contrast t ɖ Tōriz deṣcetd feʈ in ɖ ruʈlis psyt v slf-inṭrest.

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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Philip Larkin at 100: a lasting gift

‘Philip Larkin’s power arises from the clarity with which his poetry speaks to human constants.’ Photograph: Jane Bown/The Observer
‘Filip Larcin’z pǎr arîzz fṛm ɖ claṛti wɖ ẃć hiz powtri spīcs t hymn constnts.’ Foṭgraf: Jen Bǎn/Ɖ Obzrvr

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Filip Larcin at 100: a lastñ gift

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 25 September 2022)

Ẃtvr w me fīl abt ɖ man, sm ʈñz r itrnl, n in hiz wrc h faund ɖ wrdz fr ɖm

Súnde 25 Sptmbr 2022

Ẃn, 50 yirz ago, ɖ Dpartmnt v ɖ Invîrnmnt cmiśnd a powm fṛm Filip Larcin, h pṛdyst, az a rīdr rīsntli pôntd ǎt t ɖ Gardịn, Gwñ, Gwñ, abt fld triz, blīc hî-rîzz, spredñ śopñsntrz n parcñlots. It z abt ɖ iroźn, tù, v hiz prīvịs trust ɖt “rʈ wl olwz rspond / Hvr w mes it abt”. F h hd livd untl ɖs yir, ẃn h wd hv trnd 100, h wd, wn sspcts, hv bn dis’pôntd bt nt at ol s’prîzd ɖt w r stl ćucñ filʈ in ɖ sī. Ɖ powm endz ɖ we mni Larcin powmz d, wɖ a dsptivli convseśnl pṛfundti: “Most ʈñz r nvr mnt.” Ẃć dz’nt ćenj ɖ damij dn.

Dspt a dificlt pirịd in ɖ 1990z – aftr pubḷceśn v Andru Mośn’z bîogṛfi n an idiśn v hiz letrz ɖt rvild hiz resizm n msojni, nt t mnśn inḟdeḷti, porn ys n jenṛl pyriḷti – Larcin hz nvr gn awe, n ɖ powtri z ẃ. Īvn ɖ most unpoetic rec̣gnîz ɖ dmotic bluntnis v “Ɖe fuc y p, yr mum n dad.” Or, “Sx́l inṭcors bgan / In nîntīn sixti-ʈri / (Ẃć wz rɖr lêt fr m) – / Btwn ɖ end v ɖ ‘Chatterley’ ban / N ɖ Bìtlz’ frst LP.” In rīsnt wīcs Cir Starmr in parḷmnt n ʈǎzndz on Twitr hv qotd hiz lînz on Iliẓbʈ II, ritn fr hr silvrjūḅli in 1977: “In tîmz ẃn nʈñ std / bt wrsnd, or grù strenj, / ɖr wz wn constnt gd: / ś dd nt ćenj.”

Bt mor ofn, n importntli, hiz pǎr arîzz fṛm ɖ claṛti wɖ ẃć hiz powtri spīcs t hymn constnts – ẃt Larcin dscrîbd, in a vri rli powm, az “itrnl rqîrñz”. Born in ɖ yir ɖt Jemz Jôs’z Yḷsīz, TS Elịt’s Ɖ West Land, n Vjińa Wŭlf’s Jecb’z Rūm wr publiśt, h cem t b priokpaid wɖ a rɖr difṛnt cnd v mdrṇti: sbrbn, ofn byṛcratic, unśǒi, cnsyṃrist; a nstaljic Ñgliśnis ɖt z bīdi-aid abt its ǒn nstalja. Tecñ ofn unproṃsñ preṃsz (trenplatformz, rentd rūmz, ambyḷnsz) h faund wrdz fr incoet fīlñz ɖt, wns yzd, sīmd inevitbl n rît: ẃt ćrćz cn stl d, fr instns, in a seklr ej (“A sirịs hǎs on sirịs rʈ it z…”); ɖ bʈetic tnśn, ovr n ovr agn, btwn hop n riaḷti; ɖ pen v promis ćenjd or unflfild – nwn hu hz réd Afṭnunz, abt yuñ peṛnts pśñ ćildṛn on swñz, wl fget hǎ it endz: “Ɖer byti hz ʈicnd. / Smʈñ z pśñ ɖm / T ɖ sîd v ɖer ǒn lîvz.”

Feṃsli deʈ-obsest (“Ɖ śr xtñśn ɖt w travl t”), h wz arğbli betr, az wn critic sd rīsntli, at sadnis, dis’pôntmnt, a fesñ p t dificlti az an un’vôḍbl part v ɖ hymn cndiśn, rɖr ɖn, az z so ofn asymd ɖz dez, az medic̣bl pʈoḷji. H cd d a cnd v qtidịn trnsndns, tù – ɖ “sún-comprihndñ glas” in ɖ powm Hî Windoz, fr xampl, or ɖ qayt end v T ɖ Sī; or, most ifctivli, bʈ at wns. “Ɖ triz r cmñ intu līf / Lîc smʈñ olmst biyñ sd”, h rout in a 1967 powm ɖt – in its rfyzl v clīśe, unḍstandñ v sîcl n imbres v paṛdox – cn olso b réd az a fer demnstreśn v hǎ eni powm ɖt z gwñ t last śd wrc: “Ɖer grīņis z a cnd v grīf. / … / Last yir z ded, ɖe sīm t se, / Bgin afreś, afreś, afreś.”

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Fṛm ɖ Gardịn: Truss is on an economic rampage with no mandate – so why is Starmer resisting electoral reform?

‘The Daily Mail gravely warns that “scrapping first-past-the-post could put the Tories out of power for a generation”.’ Keir Starmer and Liz Truss. Composite: Getty Images
‘Ɖ Dêli Meil grevli wornz ɖt “scrapñ frst-past-ɖ-post cd pt ɖ Tōriz ǎt v pǎr fr a jeṇreśn”.’ Cir Starmr n Liz Trus. Comṗzit: Geti Iṃjz

Trus z on an ic̣nomic rampej wɖ no mandet – so ẃ z Starmr rzistñ ilectṛl rform?

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 25 September 2022)

Bérli enwn votd fr slaśt taxz, n fevrz śǎrd on ɖ rić. Yt ɖ Lebr līdrśp stl ʈncs a rigd votñsistm cn b yzd fr pṛgresiv endz

John Harris

Jon Haris, Súnde 25 Sptmbr 2022

Ʈancs t ɖ fībrîl stet v ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti, Wsminstr poḷtics sīmz t b loct intu ɖ tṛjectri v a rapidli dfletñ b’lūn. Poḷsiz n big îdīaz zūm intu ɖ fōrgrǎnd n jst az qcli rsid; miṇstirịl c’rirz rîz n fōl in onli a fy yirz. Ɖ onli constnts sīm t b a ppćl sns v crîsis n ɖ fīlñ ɖt, no matr hǎ bad it gts, Tori guvnmnt rmenz Britn’z dfōlt pziśn. Amd rseśn, mǎntñ poṿti n ɖ prospect v a strlñcrîsis, olmst nwn evr mnśnz a glẹrñ sistmfełr: ɖ fact ɖt w r rūtīnli guvnd bî ppl wɖ onli ɖ flimziist v ilectṛl mandets, f ɖe hv wn at ol.

Ɖ reḷvnt numbrz r starc. Ʈri yirz ago, Boris Jonsn léd ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti t a “landslîd” ilex́nvicṭri n 80-sīt Comnz mjoṛti wɖ ɖ s’port v 29% v ɖ ilectṛt. Az f h ɖen hd pǎr bynd eni rstrent, h set abt trayñ t le west t enʈñ ɖt got in hiz we. Ẃn hiz misrūl bcem tù mć īvn fr hiz ǒn parti, h wz rplest bî Liz Trus, swept intu ofis bî 82,000 Tori membrz, hu repriznt a tîtanic 0.3% v ol votrz.

Trus’z viźn v slaśt taxz, dīreğletd enṭprîz̦onz, an īvn mor unfetrd Siti V Lundn, n fevrz śǎrd on ɖ rić mt b mor chiṛnt ɖn hr prīdisesr’z flelñ oṗtynizm, bt bynd Tori parti membrz, hu votd fr it? Ʈri yirz ago, ɖ Cnsrṿtivz ofrd ɖ ilectṛt a viźn v a nyli activ stet n an unrilentñ foc̣s on ɖ YC’z ic̣nomic iniqoḷtiz n imbaḷnsz: t qot fṛm ɖer maṇfesto, “miłnz mor invstd evri wīc in sayns, scūlz, aprenṭśps n infṛstrucćr ẃl cntrolñ dét”. Bʈ ɖoz plejz r nǎ ded: ɖ îdīa v guvnmntspendñ rīśepñ ɖ icoṇmi hz bn sîdlînd bî dīreğleśn n taxcuts, n ɖ Tōriz r sudnli telñ s ɖt scîroc̣tñ public borowñ z nʈñ t wuri abt.

Ɖ impreśn v a jîgantic hanbreic trn z cnfrmd bî ɖ end v ɖ ban on fracñ – smʈñ ɖ Tori maṇfesto sd wd hapn onli f it wr pruvd t b sef. Ɖ hol unhinjd pacij ofrd bî Trus n hr guvnmnt śrli ćîmz wɖ an īvn smōlr mnoṛti v ɖ ilectṛt ɖn ɖ wn ɖt pt Jonsn in pǎr, bt sć z ɖ deṃcratic graṿti ɖt Cnsrṿtizm maṇjz t dfî: ilex́nz nǎ fīl lîc mir pōzz fr breʈ bfr ẃćvr Tori cbal z cuṛntli in ćarj gts on wɖ dwñ ẃtvr it wonts.

T stet ɖ blîndñli obvịs, ɖ votñsistm ɖt līdz t ɖz ǎtcumz z hoplisli brocn. Bcz ɖ Tōriz’ s’port z īvnli spred arnd nonŕbn Ñgḷnd, it tc arnd 38,000 vots t ilect a Cnsrṿtiv MP in 2019. Fr Lebr, huz s’port z incrisñli clustrd in sitiz, ɖ figr wz 51,000. Ɖ Lib Dems, mnẃl, got wn sīt fr evri 334,000 vots cast, ẃl ɖ Grīnz’ solitri MP, Caṛlîn Lūc̣s, sat atop a mǎntin v 865,000.

Clirli, frst-past-ɖ-post z ifctivli rigd. It z ɖ rīzn ẃ Tori guvnmnts cn stl lord it ovr Scotḷnd n Wêlz, n ɖrfr a ci factr in ɖ freyñ v ɖ YC (yńnists òt t olso b alarmd at hǎ mć ɖ sistm asists ɖ SNP, huz vots p’ MP r abt 26,000).

Morovr, ʈancs t parḷmntri ẃipñ, ɖ xistñ votñsistm opnz ɖ we fr abṣlut pǎr t b capćrd bî smōl Tori fax́nz, ẃl matrz v hyj naśnl importns r subɉgetd t intrnl batlz – ẃć z ɖ besic stori v ɖ last six yirz v p’liticl hisṭri, startñ wɖ Devid Camṛn’z stypid dsiźn t cōl ɖ Brexit reḟrendm.

Frst past ɖ post olso criets a msplest imij v ɖ public ɖt w tù ofn mstec fr riaḷti. Last wīc ɖ lêtist Britiś sośl-attydz srve rvild plenti v strîcñ fîndñz: in 2011, fr xampl, 42% v rspondnts sd ɖt iṃgreśn wz “bad fr ɖ icoṇmi”, bt ɖt figr hz sins fōḷn t 20%. Mor ɖn haf v s nǎ ʈnc it’s nt importnt t b born in Britn t b “trūli Britiś”, p fṛm 25% in 2013.

Most Britiś ppl tec a libṛl pziśn on qsćnz v sx́l orịnteśn n jndr îdntti, līvñ ɖoz hu ʈnc ɖt sć vyz “hv gn tù far” in a smōl mnoṛti. F poḷtics ofn sīmz t rvolv arnd ɖ îdīa ɖt a big ćunc v ɖ ilectṛt z soṣ́li cnsrṿtiv n fentli netivist, ɖ rîtẉd tilt v ɖ votñ sistm hz a lot t d wɖ it. Pt anɖr we, ɖr z a rīzn hardli enwn woćz GB Nyz.

N so t Lebr. Last wīc bròt līct dītelz v ɖ parti’z consttyśnl rvy, léd bî Gordn Brǎn, ẃć wl apaṛntli rec̣mnd rplesñ ɖ Hǎs v Lordz wɖ an ilectd senit, ny pǎrz fr ɖ YC’z dvolvd guvnmnts, n mor bsdz. Ɖz ʈñz wd hardli b unwelcm, bt ɖ ci elimnts v ɖs ptiklr stori r clir: ɖ absns v enʈñ in Brǎn’z rvy abt hǎ w ilect ɖ Comnz, n ɖ līc’s rɖr sspiśs tîmñ.

Poulñ sjsts ɖt 83% v Lebr membrz nǎ s’port ilectṛl rform. In ɖ bildup t its confṛns ɖs wīc, abt 140 cnstitẏnsipartiz hv sbmitd mośnz cōlñ fr xacli ɖt. Unls bacrūm fixz gt in ɖ we, a reẓluśn pṛpozñ a ny votñsistm śd b dbetd on Munde afṭnun.

Last yir, a cōl fr pṛporśnl repriznteśn wz dfitd ʈancs t ɖ big yńnz – bt Ynisn n Ynît hv sins śiftd ɖer pziśn, n ɖ ppl in ćarj v an umbreḷgrūp cōld Lebr fr a Ny Dmocṛsi sǎnd confidnt ɖt ɖs yir śd si ɖer sîd win. An unḍstandñ v ɖ cōzl linc btwn ǎr endlis naśnl crîsīz n ɖ we w ilect ǎr MPz sīmz t hv wrct its we intu ɖ parti’z c’lectiv soul, n sć big Lebr figrz az ɖ Wlś frst ministr, Marc Drêcḟd, n ɖ Gretr Manćestr mẹr, Andi Brnm, nǎ s’port Lebr’z rformrz.

Unforćṇtli, Cir Starmr n hiz alîz stl si ćenjñ ǎr sistmz v pǎr n poḷtics az an iṛtetñ dstrax́n, n r clirli teṛfaid ɖt eni convseśnz abt cọliśnz n partnrśps wl b a gift t ɖ Tōriz. So Brǎn’z rport wl b frenzidli tōct p, ẃl eni s’xesfl pro-PR mośn wl b ignord. Ɖ Lebr līdr hz olrdi prīemtivli rūld ǎt eni mnśn v votñ rform in ɖ parti’z nxt maṇfesto, a stans cupld wɖ hiz yźl insistns ɖt h wl nt b “dwñ eni dīlz gwñ intu ɖ ilex́n or cmñ ǎt v ɖ ilex́n”.

In uɖr wrdz: ǎr sistmz v pǎr cn b tncrd wɖ bt nt funḍmnṭli ćenjd. Sć z yt anɖr sriyl aspect v ǎr poḷtics: ɖ fact ɖt a parti ɖt nǎ sīmz oṿẃlmñli in fevr v clozñ Britn’z hyj deṃcratic gaps z stl léd bî ppl hu ʈnc ǎr brocn ilectṛl mśīṇri cn b yzd fr pṛgresiv endz.

Wɖ gd rīzn, ɖ Dêli Meil grevli wornz ɖt “scrapñ frst past ɖ post cd pt ɖ Tōriz ǎt v pǎr fr a jeṇreśn”, bt Lebr’z līdrśp sīmz t wont t ple bî ɖ yźl rūlz: jeḷsli gardñ ɖ parti’z custmri rǒl az Wsminstr’z runr-up, n hopñ ɖt it wl cari on gtñ its custmri trn in pǎr wns evri 15 or 20 yirz. Ɖr z a prîs t pe fr ɖt stubņis, n w r siyñ it mor vividli ɖn evr: unhinjd poḷtics n ɖ prospect v yt anɖr unrepriznttiv Tori clīc rīcñ haṿc.

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr: The backlash in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini

People in Tehran gather in protest against the death of Mahsa Amini who died after being arrested by Iran’s morality police. Photograph: Getty Images
Ppl in Tehran gaɖr in protest agnst ɖ deʈ v Māsa Amīni hu daid aftr biyñ arestd bî Iran’z mraḷti p’līs. Foṭgraf: Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on ɖ baclaś in Iran folowñ ɖ deʈ v Māsa Amīni

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on 25 September 2022)

Ɖ p’raia stet’s reźīm z nt invinsbl. F it dz’nt fri its ppl, ɖe wl fri ɖmslvz – snr rɖr ɖn lêtr

Súnde 25 Sptmbr 2022

Ɖ  rspons v ɖ Ireńn reźīm t ɖ deʈ in p’līscusṭdi v a 22-yir-old wmn, Māsa Amīni, z dsmeyñli fmiłr. Frst, ɖ oʈoṛtiz laid abt ẃt hapnd, clemñ Amīni daid v naćṛl cōzz dspt îwitnis tstiṃni ɖt ś wz rpitidli bìtn bî ofisrz. Ɖen, az demnstreśnz spred acrs ɖ cuntri, ɖe atmtd a cuvr-up ẃl dnǎnsñ ɖ pṛtstrz az eṇmiz v ɖ Izlamic reṿluśn.

Nǎ, fesñ un’swejd public fyri n an incrisñli p’liṭsîzd baclaś, reźīmlīdrz hv lōnćt a vayḷnt cracdǎn, cōzñ mor deʈs. Marćrz at stet-orġnîzd cǎntr-demnstreśnz dmand ɖ x’kśn v “ofndrz v ɖ C’rān” ẃl Tehran’z msnomrd intelijnsmiṇstri slandrz pṛtstrz az sdiṣ́nists opozd t rlijs valyz.

Ɖs grim sīqns v ivnts, ẃl pridictbl, z bʈ infyrietñ n dstresñ, prîmṛli fr Amīni’z faṃli, bt olso fr ol ɖoz in Iran sīcñ t bild an opn ssayti ẃr hymn rîts, n wimin’z rîts in ptiklr, r rspctd. Similr protests in ɖ past, sć az ɖ Grlz v Reṿluśn Strīt Muvmnt in 2018, pṛdyst nt ćenj bt rnyd rpreśn.

It me b difṛnt ɖs tîm. Ɖ breṿri v yuñ wimin in cnfruntñ ɖ s’kṛtiforsz n ɖ so-cōld mraḷti p’līs (Gaśti Erśad or “gîdns ptrol”) z inspîrñ. Ɖe r s’portd bî mni yuñ men n ńmṛs uɖrz amñ an oldr popyleśn xōstd bî svir ic̣nomic hardśp, ofiśl c’rupśn n ɖ iḷjitiṃsi v rūlñ poḷtiśnz hu stoul ɖ 2021 ilex́n.

Ɖ iśu ɖt léd t Amīni’z arest – “in’proprịt” wẹrñ v ɖ hijab – hz hyj simbolic sgnificns. Cmpulsri ys v ɖ hijab wz intṛdyst bî Ōyatŭlā R’holā Ħomenī’z folowrz aftr ɖ 1979 reṿluśn az a mīnz v prjñ rîvlz. Ɖz dez, it z yzd t xrt sośl cntrol n crūdli cīp wimin “in ɖer ples”.

Yt most Ireńnz rjct ɖ mandetri nećr v rlijs reğleśnz, seyñ hijabwẹrñ z a wmn’z ćôs. An indipndnt srve in 2020 faund ɖt 72% opozd cmpulsri hijab. Folowñ Amīni’z deʈ, sivl-ssayti orġnîześnz n s’lebṛtiz hv cōld fr rform. Sm rlijs līdrz admit ɖ lw dscredits Izlam.

Ɖ demnstreśnz t det d nt mać in sîz ɖ midl-clas uprîzñ, noun az ɖ Grīn Muvmnt, ɖt iruptd aftr ɖ dspytd 2009 preẓdnśl ilex́n. Nr hv ɖe atend ɖ levl v līʈaḷti sìn jrñ 2019’z neśnwîd ic̣nomic protests, ẃn hundṛdz v ppl wr cild. Bt ɖe d repriznt a sirịs wornñ, poṣbli a last ćans, fr a moṛli bancrupt, dspotic reźīm.

Iran’z prezidnt, Ibrahīm Raīsi, cmplend at ɖ YN in Ny Yorc last wīc abt wstn dubl standdz on hymn rîts. Ɖe srtnli xist, bt ɖt hardli jusṭfîz ɖ hrific abysz ovr ẃć h prizîdz. Ntorịs xamplz includ ɖ atrośs trītmnt mȉtd ǎt t ɖ wimin’z rîts dfndr, Nasrīn Sŭtūde, ys v torćr n hostijtecñ afctñ dyl naṣ́nlz.

Raīsi mst pt hiz ǒn hǎs in ordr bfr ɖ ppl rîz p n d it fr him. Jst bcz intrnl uphīvlz ofn cm t nʈñ dz nt mīn ɖ reźīm z invinsbl, az ɖ Śa dscuvrd. Il hlʈ afctñ Iran’z ultra-riax́nri, 83-yir-old s’prīm līdr, Ōyatŭlā Alī Ħaṃne, sjsts ćenj z cmñ. Nǎ wd b a gd momnt t rīʈnc Iran’z fyćr at hom n in ɖ wrld.

Iran apirz còt in a tîmworp, fîtñ ɖ batlz v ysṭyir. Ɖ YS z no frend, bt Jo Bîdn jenyinli wonts a ńclir dīl. Ɖ Gulf Aṛbz r mcñ pīs wɖ Izrel. Rifts ɖt dfînd ɖ Midl Īst fr jeṇreśnz r clozñ. Tde’z ćaḷnjz r globl. Iran cd śed its p’raia steṭs n bcm a gret neśn agn – f onli its ppl, n ispeṣ́li its cruwli oprest wimin, wr set fri.

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr: Liz Truss’s disastrous ‘fiscal event’

Liz Truss and her chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, have delivered a financial package straight out of the Singapore-on-Thames fantasy of right-wing Tory Brexiters. Photograph: WPA/Getty Images
Liz Trus n hr ćanslr, Qāzi Qarteñ, hv dlivrd a fînanśl pacij stret ǎt v ɖ Snġpor-on-Tmz fanṭsi v rît-wñ Tori Brexitrz. Foṭgraf: WPA/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on Liz Trus’z dzastṛs ‘fiscl ivnt’

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on 25 September 2022)

Ɖs wz a brezn gambl ɖt cn onli damij Britn’z fyćr

Súnde 25 Sptmbr 2022

Ɖ  frst mejr fiscl inṭvnśn bî a ny prîm̦inistr hz śrli nvr bn grītd wɖ sć wîdspred dsden. Les ɖn ʈri wīcs intu Liz Trus’z premịrśp, hr ny ćanslr, Qāzi Qarteñ, anǎnst ɖ bigist program v taxcuts in haf a snć̣ri, wn ɖt wl beṇfit ɖ vri wlʈiist ẃl adñ tnz v biłnz t ɖ naśnl dét. Ɖ marcitriax́n wz instnteńs: ɖ pǎnd dropt t its lǒist levl agnst ɖ dolr sins 1985. Ɖ “groʈplan” wz rubiśt bî ʈnctancs sć az ɖ Insttyt fr Fiscl Studiz. Bac-bnć Cnsrṿtivz lambastd ɖ plan az “ic̣nomicli dybịs”. N Lari Sumrz, ɖ formr YS Treẓ́risecṛtri, akzd ɖ YC v bhevñ lîc an “imrjñ marcit trnñ intu a submrjñ marcit”.

Ɖoz r jst vrdicts on ɖ substns v Frîde’z rmarcbl anǎnsmnts. Ɖ YC icoṇmi z suḟrñ az a rzult v ɖ globl eṇjiprîs śoc n a deced v pur prodctivtigroʈ, md wrs bî irectñ hyj barịrz t tred wɖ ɖ YY. Ɖz srcmstansz r mcñ evrwn purr, wɖ ptiklrli deḷtirịs consiqnsz fr lo-incm hǎsholdz wɖ ćildṛn, ppl wɖ dis’biḷtiz n pur pnśnrz. Ẃt z despṛtli nīdd z rjnt s’port tarġtd at ɖ hardist-hit hǎsholdz, plus ɖ invstmnt in scilz, infṛstrucćr n biznisfînans t rībaḷns ɖ icoṇmi awe fṛm groʈ best on cnsymrspendñ, fyld bî rîzñ hǎsprîsz, n twdz biznis invstmnt n xports.

Instd, Qarteñ hz anǎnst a set v taxcuts ɖt ćanl hyj genz t ɖ vri rićist n a scatrgun plan fr dīreğletñ ɖ icoṇmi. Dspt ɖ fact ɖt ɖs z a hyjli sgnificnt fiscl inṭvnśn, h hz privntd ɖ indipndnt Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti fṛm pṛdysñ its ǒn fōrcasts, implōẓbli clemñ hiz meźrz wl pt ɖ YC on a paʈ t trend groʈ v 2.5%. Bt – qac īc̣nomics asd – ɖr z no plōẓbl ʈiyri v ćenj ɖt lincs Qarteñ’z taxcuts t sć boynt groʈ. Ɖe wl mc s purr az ɖ détbrdn b’lūnz.

Ɖ taxcuts wl hv teṛbl consiqnsz fr levlz v iniqoḷti n poṿti in Britn. Īvn bfr ɖ eṇjiprîs crîsis, lo-incm hǎsholdz fest a grim rec̣nñ: a deced v cuts t taxcredits bî Cnsrṿtiv ćanslrz, ẃć peid fr taxcuts dispṛporśṇtli beṇfitñ ɖ mor aflụnt, hz ript opn ɖ fînanśl seftinet so importnt fr lo-peid peṛnts t cīp ćildṛn ǎt v poṿti. Hǎsholdz in rsit v yṇvrsl credit wl b olmst £1,500 a yir wrs of fṛm Octobr az a rzult v infleśn n rîzñ eṇjiprîsz. Ɖ Reẓluśnfǎndeśn hz fōrcast ɖt, tecñ intu acǎnt yesṭde’z anǎnsmnts, anɖr 700,000 ćildṛn wl b livñ in poṿti in tū yirz’ tîm, wɖ consiqnsz fr ɖer edyceśn, hlʈ n implômnt fr ɖ rest v ɖer lîvz.

Mnẃl, it z ɖ rićist hu stand t gen most fṛm last wīc’s anǎnsmnts, includñ ɖ scrapñ v ɖ 45% taxret n ɖ cap on bancrz’ boṇsz. Ppl wɖ incmz v les ɖn £155,000 wl pe mor incmtax fṛm nxt Epril; ɖoz on mor ɖn ɖs wl gen, ofn sbstanṣ́li: smwn wɖ an ańl incm v mor ɖn £1m wl b mor ɖn £40,000 a yir betr of. Hǎsholdz in ɖ top 5% v wlʈdistṛbyśn wl gen, on aṿrij, mor ɖn £8,000 a yir az a rzult v Qarteñ’z ćenjz; ɖoz in ɖ purist 10% gt nʈñ. Ɖt wd iqet t pṛvîdñ s’port v £2,000 fr evri hǎshold amñ ɖ purist 20%, ẃć wd d far mor t būst groʈ gvn ɖt ɖ wlʈi r mor lîcli t sev ɖ rwordz ɖe gen. Az a rzult v Qarteñ’z fiscl lūṣnñ, ɖ Banc v Ñgḷnd z olmst srtn t hîc inṭrestrets īvn frɖr in ɖ cmñ wīcs, inflictñ frɖr pen on ɖoz wɖ morġjz or in dét. N, ẃn ɖ promist groʈ felz t mtirịlîz, ɖs z lîcli t pś ministrz twdz cutñ public-srvis bujits frɖr, īvn az NHS n scūl fînansz r olrdi undr svir stren.

Ɖr z no deṃcratic mandet fr ɖs pacij: Trus hz nvr wún a jenṛl ilex́n n ɖ meźrz marc a hyj śift fṛm ɖ 2019 maṇfesto. Bt ɖ Qarteñ pacij z ɖ oft hopt-fr desṭneśn v ɖ hard-rît Tori flanc. Fr ɖm, Brexit wz olwz a mīnz t an end: t slaś taxz n reğleśnz t a dgri ɖt ivedd īvn Marġrit Ʈaćr. Bt ɖr z nʈñ Cnsrṿtiv abt gvñ uņesṣri handǎts t ɖ rić n brḍnñ ɖoz in ɖer 20z n 30z wɖ ɖ cost v fînansñ ɖ xtrordnri rîz in ɖ naśnl dét fr ɖ rest v ɖer wrcñlivz. No cuntri hz s’xesḟli aćivd groʈ ʈru ɖz mīnz. Ɖ “Snġpor-on-Tmz” fanṭsi v Cnsrṿtiv Brexitrz z jst ɖt: Snġpor z a tîni, oʈoṛterịn sitistet ɖt spendz a gret dīl on its hîli activ industrịl poḷsi. Wn acdemic studi v 18 OICD icoṇmiz faund ɖt taxcuts d nʈñ fr groʈ n instd incris incm iniqoḷti.

Trus n Qarteñ’z îdịlojicl aproć criets a sgnificnt ćans fr Lebr t śo it hz an oltrṇtiv ic̣nomic viźn fr Britn at its particonfṛns ɖs wīc. Cir Starmr hz sd ɖt Lebr wd invst in mcñ Britn slf-sfiśnt in ilectriṣti bî 2030, bî būstñ rnywbl sorsz v eṇji, n ɖt z xacli ɖ bold ʈncñ ɖ cuntri nīdz. Bt ɖ teṛbl truʈ z ɖt huevr winz ɖ nxt ilex́n wl inherit wn v ɖ wrst-evr ic̣nomic ǎtlŭcs az a product v Trus’z brezn, îdịlojicl xperimnt. It wl cost ɖ cuntri dir.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have made a declaration of class war

‘Taking from those who have least, lavishing gifts on those who have most.’ Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng on a visit to Berkeley Modular in Kent. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/AP
‘Tecñ fṛm ɖoz hu hv līst, laviśñ gifts on ɖoz hu hv most.’ Liz Trus n Qāzi Qarteñ on a vizit t Brcli Modylr in Cnt. Foṭgraf: Diḷn Martinez/AP

Liz Trus n Qāzi Qarteñ hv md a decḷreśn v claswor

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 23 September 2022)

Ɖs un’fiśl bujit z moṛli indifnsbl, ic̣nomicli reclis n so risci it sjsts a p’liticl deʈwiś

Jonathan Freedland

Joṇʈn Frīdḷnd, Frîde 23 Sptmbr 2022

Ś  mcs Marġrit Ʈaćr lc lîc a modṛt n Ronld Regn sīm poztivli wet. Liz Trus hz imbarct on an îdịlojicl project so xtrim ɖt ɖ de facto bujit anǎnst bî hr ćanslr tde amǎnts t a decḷreśn v claswor. It wz a rvrs Robin Hŭd: tecñ fṛm ɖoz hu hv līst, laviśñ gifts on ɖoz hu hv most. It z moṛli indifnsbl, ic̣nomicli reclis n so p’liticli risci az t sjst a deʈwiś.

Trusonomics rests on a simpl articl v feʈ: ɖt bî rwordñ ɖ olrdi wlʈi, lîf wl impruv fr evrwn els. Tricl-dǎn īc̣nomics, ɖe cōld it bac in ɖ 1980z, n it dd’nt wrc ɖen. Nǎ it’s bac in a form mor starc, mor xtraṿgnt, ɖn īvn its most ardnt aposlz evr derd contmplet.

Ɖ jeṇroṣti twdz ɖ ampli blest wz breʈtecñ. Qāzi Qarteñ’z ttemic muv wz ɖ rmuvl v ɖ cap on bancrz’ boṇsz – az f ɖ numbr wn probḷm cnfruntñ Britn tde wz ɖt bancrz r’nt rić inuf. It’l b Cristl magṇmz ol rnd in ɖ Siti, obvịsli, bt Lebr HQ śd olso rêz a glas: ɖ’v jst bn handd an ataclîn ɖt canot fel. Ɖ Cnsrṿtiv prīdisesrz v Trus n Qarteñ hd no prínsipld objx́n t letñ bancrz rsiv teḷfoņumbr boṇsz, bt hld of bcz ɖe ń ɖ optics wr so scrīmñli ōfl. Ɖ ny dyo hz no sć rstrent.

N so ɖe hv dlivrd ɖ bigist taxcuts in haf a snć̣ri, ǎtstripñ ɖ landmarc Nîjl Lwsn bujit v 1988 – n ɖer larjes z emd sqerli at ɖ top. Qarteñ dsîdd it wz ɖoz in ɖ hîist taxbracit hu nīdd hlp, so h aboliśt ɖ top ret oltgɖr. Ɖt wl hand an aṿrij £10,000 t ɖ hîist-rnñ 600,000 ppl in ɖ cuntri: litṛli ɖ wn psnt.

Ɖ ćanslr cansld a pland incris in corṗreśntax: mor gd nyz fr ɖ bōrdrūm. Īvn ɖ scrapt rîz in naśnl inśuṛns wl beṇfit ɖ hîist rnrz most. (Az fr sośl cer, ẃć despṛtli nīdz ɖ muni ɖt NI rîz wz gwñ t pe fr, hu nz ẃr ɖt caś wl cm fṛm – f it cmz at ol.) Litl wundr ɖt wn v ɖ rliist ćirz fr Qarteñ’z un’fiśl bujit cem fṛm ɖ Wlʈclub, ẃć ofrz invstmntsrṿsz t ɖoz v “hî net wrʈ”. Ɖe luvd it.

W śd’nt fget ẃt rmenz ɖ larjist fiscl muv v ɖ Trus admiṇstreśn, īvn f it wz anǎnst nirli tū wīcs ago: ɖ £150bn t b spent on frizñ eṇjibilz. T b śr, ɖt wl beṇfit evrwn, bt ges hu’z gwñ t pe fr it. It cd hv bn a windfōl tax on ɖ garganćụn, unrnd, xesiv profits v ɖ fosilfyl jaynts, ẃć hv sìn biłnz fōl intu ɖer laps ʈancs t ɖ srjñ prîs v ôl n gas cōzd bî Vladīmir Pūtin’z sqolid wor on Ycren. Ɖt wz ɖ pot v muni ɖt cd, n śd, hv hlpt hold dǎn eṇjibilz.

Bt Trus n Qarteñ prifŕd t pṛtct ɖ eṇjicumṗniz n t boro instd. Ɖt wl rac p a dét ɖt wl hv t b rpeid bî ɖ taxpeyrz v tde n tmoro. Ɖoz in ɖ ny admiṇstreśn hd a ćôs. Ɖe cd hv taxt BP n Śel, bt ɖe ćouz t ples ɖ brdn on ordnri faṃliz. So no mor tōc fṛm ɖm, or eni Cnsrṿtiv, v biyñ “on ɖ sîd v taxpeyrz”. Ɖs guvnmnt hz śaftd taxpeyrz n ɖer ćildṛn.

Stl, claswor z nvr jst abt lcñ aftr yr ǒn. It’s olso abt hrtñ ɖ eṇmi. So ɖ ćanslr md śr t anǎns ɖt ɖ unimploid wl si ɖer beṇfits slaśt f ɖe c’nt pruv ɖ’r srćñ fr mor wrc. N īvn ɖo ɖ tredyńnz hv a frax́n v ɖer formr streñʈ, Qarteñ promist lejsleśn t śrinc wrcrz’ abiḷti t act tgɖr yt frɖr. No matr hǎ litl caś or pǎr ɖ nīdiist hv hld on t, ɖ śerif v Notñm z aftr it.

Qāzi Qarteñ dlivrz swīpñ cuts in lêtist minibujit – vidio hîlîts

Ɖ moṛl ces agnst Trusonomics z cmpelñ, bt sm v ɖ most trenćnt opziśn t tde’z anǎnsmnts cem nt on grǎndz v cmpaśn or fernis, bt hard-hedd īc̣nomics. Aṇlists wr struġlñ nt t b rūd, az ɖe xamind a pacij v meźrz huz premis hz bn ʈuṛli dscredtd bî historicl xpirịns. Ɖ nośn ɖt cutñ taxz fr ɖ wlʈiist fylz groʈ t sć an xtnt ɖt “taxcuts pe fr ɖmslvz” z a ʈiyri fr ẃć ɖr z scant evidns. It’s lîcli ɖt ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti wd hv md ɖs pônt, hd it nt bn sîḷnst bî Trus, apaṛntli añśs t avôd indipndnt scrūṭni v hr planz.

Īvn stǎt dfndrz v Ʈać̣rizm n Reġnomics bōlc at ɖ cmparisn wɖ ɖer hiroz. Trus me hv fgotn ɖt Ʈaćr’z rli cuts t incmtax wr baḷnst bî a nir duḅlñ v VAT: ɖ frst fīmel PM wz a fiscl cnsrṿtiv hu wontd ɖ cuntri’z sumz t ad p. Az fr hr 1988 taxcuts, ɖe cem onli wns infleśn wz lo n ɖ icoṇmi growñ. Regn cut taxz n masivli incrist ɖ YS deḟsit, bt h tù actd at a tîm ẃn infleśn wz cmñ undr cntrol.

Bî contrast, Qarteñ’z stiḿḷspacij, dzînd t jolt ɖ icoṇmi intu groʈ, arîvz alñsd sōrñ infleśn: it’s ʈrowñ petṛl on ɖ fîr. Ɖt wl pś ɖ Banc v Ñgḷnd t rêz inṭrestrets, ẃć wl mc lîf periḷsli hard fr ɖoz wɖ a morgij. Sm me nt b ebl t cīp p wɖ stīpli incrist munʈli pemnts – a denjr t ẃć ɖ guvnmnt z apaṛntli oblivịs. Mnẃl, guvnmntborowñ z gtñ mor xpnsiv – ɖ cost v it lept īvn az Qarteñ spouc – n ɖ valy v strlñ z plunjñ. Ẃn Iliẓbʈ II wz crǎnd, a pǎnd bòt $2.81; in ɖ munʈ v hr deʈ, it baiz les ɖn $1.10. Ɖt z ɖ marcits’ vrdict on ẃt tde’z Britn z wrʈ.

Az fr ɖ poḷtics, phps ppl wl b so hapi wɖ ɖ xtra £330 ɖe gt fṛm ɖ cansld naśnl-inśuṛns rîz, ɖ’l oṿlc ɖ fact ɖt ɖ Tōriz r handñ at līst 30 tîmz ɖt sum t ɖ wlʈiist wn psnt. It’s poṣbl ɖ’l jst b gretfl ɖer eṇjibil z capt. Mbi ɖt’s hǎ ɖz ʈñz wrc. Oltrṇtivli, ɖ Trus guvnmnt hz jst ritn ɖ script fr Lebr’z nxt ilex́ncampen. It hz ofrd p wn vivid targit aftr anɖr. Hǎ cn Tori MPz lc “red wōl” votrz in ɖ î n dfnd uncapt bancrz’ boṇsz, gv’wez fr ɖ rićist n xes profits fr ɖ eṇjijaynts, ẃl ppl strugl wɖ śrincñ wejz, rîzñ prîsz n imposbl morgijpemnts?

Trus n Qarteñ nīd a groʈmiṛcl, an adreṇlin injx́n intu ɖ icoṇmi ɖt trnz ʈñz arnd in les ɖn tū yirz. Miṛcl mt jst b ɖ rît wrd, bcz ɖs z nt a poḷsi grǎndd in rīzn – it z an act v nir-rlijs feʈ, wn ɖt wd hv md īvn its petṛnsents ćoc. It olso vaylets ɖ most besic nośn v fernis. Ẃt a sît t bhold: a guvnmnt ɖt spent 10 dez v naśnl mōrnñ paysli xtolñ Britiś valyz nǎ tramṗlñ ol ovr ɖm.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Has Liz Truss handed power over to the extreme neoliberal thinktanks?

‘To a greater extent than any previous leader, Liz Truss’s politics have been shaped by organisations that call themselves thinktanks, but would be better described as lobbyists who refuse to reveal who funds them.’ Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
‘T a gretr xtnt ɖn eni prīvịs līdr, Liz Trus’z poḷtics hv bn śept bî orġnîześnz ɖt cōl ɖmslvz ʈnctancs, bt wd b betr dscrîbd az lobiists hu rfyz t rvil hu fundz ɖm.’ Foṭgraf: Anadolu Ejnsi/Geti Iṃjz

Hz Liz Trus handd pǎr ovr t ɖ xtrim niolibṛl ʈnctancs?

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 23 September 2022)

Ɖ prîm̦inistr z in hóc t a grūp v rîtwñ lobiists hu r ɖmslvz indétd t oḷgarcs n corṗreśnz

George Monbiot

Jorj Monbio, Frîde 23 Sptmbr 2022

Hu ćouz Liz Trus? Cnsrṿtiv-parti membrz, v cors. Hu r ɖe? Dispṛporśṇtli rić, ẃît, oldr men livñ in ɖ sǎʈ v Ñgḷnd. Bt ɖr r sm membrz huz profîl w hv no mīnz v nwñ. Ɖe d’nt liv in ɖ YC, hv nvr bn rezidnts or sitiznz hir n hv no rît t vot in ǎr ilex́nz. Astoṇśñli, sins 2018 ɖz foṛn membrz hv bn pmitd t dtrmin hu ɖ YC prîm̦inistr śd b.

Ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti’z rūlz v asośieśn r an opn invteśn t enwn hu wonts t mes wɖ ǎr poḷtics. Ɖr sīmz t b nʈñ t stop ejnts v anɖr guvnmnt fṛm rejisṭrñ az membrz wɖ Cnsrṿtivz Abrōd. Nr, it sīmz, z ɖr enʈñ t stop wn prsn (or wn bótsworm) aplayñ fr multipl membrśps. So mć fr ɖ parti v petrịtizm, sovṛnti n naśnl s’kṛti.

Ɖs opn invteśn, t juj fṛm ɖ litl inḟmeśn w cn glīn, hz yt t b fŭli xplôtd. Phps foṛn guvnmnts hv’nt yt riylîzd ẃt a goldn oṗtyṇti ɖ’v bn gvn. Phps ɖe simpli c’nt b’liv hǎ irisponsbl ɖ Tōriz r.

Bt w d’nt nīd t sjst a campen bî anɖr stet t si Trus az a cnd v Manćŭrịn Canddet, sbvrtñ ẃt rmenz v ǎr dmocṛsi on bhaf v undeṃcratic inṭrests. Az a rūl, ɖ mor lǎdli a poḷtiśn pṛclemz ɖer petrịtizm, ɖ mor lîcli ɖe r t act on bhaf v foṛn muni. Evri rīsnt Cnsrṿtiv prîm̦inistr hz plest ɖ inṭrests v trnznaśnl capitl abv ɖ inṭrests v ɖ neśn. Bt, t a gretr xtnt ɖn eni prīvịs līdr, Trus’z poḷtics hv bn śept bî orġnîześnz ɖt cōl ɖmslvz ʈnctancs, bt wd b betr dscrîbd az lobiists hu rfyz t rvil hu fundz ɖm. Nǎ ś hz bròt ɖm intu ɖ hart v guvnmnt.

Hr sīńr speśl advîzr, Ruʈ Portr, wz cḿṇceśnz d’rectr at ɖ Insttyt v Ic̣nomic Aferz (IIA), an xtrim niolibṛl lobigrūp. An invstgeśn bî ɖ dmocṛsi campen Trnzpaṛfî listd ɖ IIA az “hîli opec” abt its fundñsorsz. W nǒ fṛm a comḅneśn v līcs n YS fîlñz ɖt it hz a hisṭri v tecñ muni fṛm tbacocumṗniz n sins 1967 fṛm ɖ ôlcumṗni BP, n hz olso rsivd larj dsbrsmnts fṛm fǎndeśnz fundd bî YS biłnerz, sm v ẃć hv bn amñ ɖ mejr sponsrz v clîṃtsayns dnayl. Ẃn ś wrct at ɖ IIA, Portr cōld fr rdysñ hǎzñbeṇfit n ćîldbeṇfit, ćarjñ peśnts t yz ɖ NHS, cutñ oṿsìz ed n scrapñ grīn fundz.

Ś ɖen bcem hed v ic̣nomic n sośl poḷsi at Poḷsi Xćenj, ẃć wz olso listd bî Trnzpaṛfî az “hîli opec”. Poḷsi Xćenj z ɖ grūp ɖt (aftr Portr left) cōld fr a ny lw agnst Xtñśn Rbełn, ẃć bcem, in formr homsecṛtri Priti Ptél’z handz, ɖ P’līs, Crîm, Sntnsñ n Corts Act. W lêtr dscuvrd it hd rsivd $30,000 fṛm ɖ YS ôlcumṗni Xón.

Liz Trus, acordñ t ɖ hed v ɖ IIA, hz spocn at mor v its ivnts ɖn “eni uɖr poḷtiśn ovr ɖ past 12 yirz”. Tū v Trus’z mītñz wɖ ɖ orġnîześn wr dlitd fṛm ɖ ofiśl record, ɖen riinstetd aftr ɖ dliśnz cōzd a scandl.

Mor importntli, Trus wz ɖ ostnsbl fǎndr, in 2011, v ɖ fri-enṭprîz grūp v Cnsrṿtiv MPz. Ɖ grūp’s webpej wz rejistrd bî Ruʈ Portr, hu at ɖ tîm wrct fr ɖ IIA. Ɖ IIA orġnîzd ivnts fr ɖ grūp n s’plaid it wɖ mīdịbrīfñz. Twelv membrz v ɖ cuṛnt cabiṇt, includñ sevṛl v its most sīńr figrz, b’loñd t ɖ grūp. Tde, f y trî t opn its webpej, y r rīdirectd t ɖ Fri-Marcit Foṛm, ẃć cōlz itslf “a project v ɖ Insttyt v Ic̣nomic Aferz”.

Trus’z ćīf ic̣nomic advîzr z Máʈy Sncler, formrli ćīf xektiv v a similr lobiyñgrūp, ɖ Taxpeyrz’ Alayns. It z olso fundd obskrli bî foṛn donrz. Sncler rout a bc cōld Let Ɖm Īt Carbn, argywñ agnst ax́n t privnt clîṃt brecdǎn. It clemd ɖt: “Eqtorịl rījnz mt sufr, bt it z intîrli poṣbl ɖt ɖs wl b baḷnst ǎt bî eriaz lîc Grīnḷnd.” In uɖr wrdz, w cn tred ɖ livz v biłnz v ppl agnst ɖ prospects v sm v ɖ līst inhaḅtd plesz on Rʈ. It’s amñ ɖ most caḷs n ignṛnt stetmnts I’v evr sìn.

Trus’z inṭrim preșecṛtri, Alix Wîld, wz rsrć d’rectr at ɖ sem orġnîześn. Hr hlʈ advîzr, Caṛlîn Elsm, wz sīńr rsrćr at ɖ Sntr fr Poḷsistudiz, ẃć wz listd bî Trnzpaṛfî az – y gest it – “hîli opec”. Hr p’liticl secṛtri, Sofi Jarvis, wz hed v guvnmnt’ferz at ɖ Adm Smiʈ Insttyt (olso “hîli opec”), n fundd, amñ uɖrz, bî tbacocumṗniz n YS fǎndeśnz.

Ɖz grūps repriznt ɖ xtrim frinj v niolibṛlism. Ɖs mntenz ɖt hymn rleśnśps r intîrli trnzax́nl: w’r motvetd abv ol bî ɖ psyt v muni, ẃć śeps ǎr bhevyr. Yt, hlerịsli, ẃn y ćalinj ɖm abt ɖer fundñ, ɖe dnî ɖt ɖ muni ɖe rsiv inflụnsz ɖ pziśnz ɖe tec.

Fr decedz, poḷsidveḷpmnt on ɖ rît wz śept az foloz. Oḷgarcs n corṗreśnz fundd ɖ ʈnctancs. Ɖ ʈnctancs pṛpozd poḷsiz ɖt, bî śir cǒinsidns, sūtd ɖ inṭrests v oḷgarcs n corṗreśnz. Ɖ biłnerpres – olso ǒnd bî oḷgarcs – rportd ɖz poḷsipṛpozlz az briłnt insîts bî indipndnt orġnîześnz. Cnsrṿtiv fruntbnćrz ɖen sáitd ɖ prescuṿrij az evidns v public dmand: ɖ vôs v ɖ oḷgarcs wz trītd az ɖ vôs v ɖ ppl.

In hiz ōṭbîogṛfi Ʈnctanc, Madsn Piri, fǎndr v ɖ Adm Smiʈ Insttyt, xplend hǎ it wrct. Evri Saṭde, in a wînbar in Lstr Sqer, stāf fṛm ɖ Adm Smiʈ Insttyt n ɖ Insttyt v Ic̣nomic Aferz wd sit dǎn wɖ Cnsrṿtiv rsrćrz n līdŗaitrz n coḷmnists fṛm ɖ Tîmz n Teḷgraf t plan “straṭji fr ɖ wīc ahd” n “co-orḍnet ǎr activtiz t mc s mor ifctiv c’lectivli”. Ɖ Dêli Meil weid in t hlp ɖ lobiists rfîn ɖer arğmnts n enśur ɖr wz a s’portiv articl on its līdrpej evri tîm ɖe publiśt a rport.

Bt nǎ ɖ ʈnctancs d’nt nīd a rnd’bt rùt. Ɖe r no longr lobiyñ guvnmnt. Ɖe r ɖ guvnmnt. Liz Trus z ɖer canddet. T dfnd ɖ inṭrests v globl capitl, ś wl wej wor agnst eni comn indevr t impruv ǎr livz or pṛtct ɖ livñ planit. F Lebr z lcñ fr a ʈri-wrd slogn wɖ ẃć t fît ɖ nxt ilex́n, it cd d wrs ɖn “Mnd Ɖs Cuntri”.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Our country yearns for unity – but Truss’s government is mercilessly dividing it into rich and poor

Illustration: Sébastien Thibault/The Guardian
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Ǎr cuntri yrnz fr yṇti – bt Trus’z guvnmnt z mrsilisli dvîdñ it intu rić n pur

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 21 September 2022)

Fr ɖ frst tîm sins ɖ welfér stet wz crietd, ɖ fūdbanc wl b ǎr seftinet n ćaṛti ǎr last lîn v dfns

Gordon Brown

Gordn Brǎn, Wnzde 21 Sptmbr 2022

Hvñ bn promist an eṇjiprîs frīz, miłnz v hard-prest faṃliz wl b śoct n firfl ẃn, on 1 Octobr, ɖe r hit wɖ a 25% rîz in ɖer fylbilz.

Aftr a sumr v dwñ nʈñ, ɖ guvnmnt lct az f it hd dn a lot, bt it hz nt dn enẃr nir inuf. In 10 dez’, ɖ cap on eṇjibilz wl rîz t an unpresdntd £2,500 a yir. Ɖs z an aṿrij incris v £10 a wīc, on top v Epril’z rîz v £14 a wīc. Fylcosts wl, acordñ t Joṇʈn Bradśw n Antońa Kñ at Yorc Yṇvrṣti, cnsym an unpresdntd 20% v ɖ incm v 4.1 miłn faṃliz in Octobr. Bî Me, ɖt figr cd rîz t 7.4 miłn. Fr 2.2 miłn faṃliz, eṇjibilz wl tec p an unpeybl 30% v ɖer incm, n ɖs cd rîz t 3.8 miłn faṃliz bî Me.

Nvr hz fylpoṿti hit so mni ppl so hard, n unls ny hlp z anǎnst fr lo-incm faṃliz on Frîde, Liz Trus’z £150bn eṇjipacij wl rmen so purli tarġtd ɖt it wl nt privnt 5 miłn ćildṛn fōlñ intu poṿti ɖs wintr, n an evr larjr pṛporśn v ǎr neśn fṛm trnñ p at wn v ɖ cuntri’z 3,000 fūdbancs.

Ẃn in Jūn, ɖ ɖen ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac, wz wîdli aplōdd fr apirñ t solv ɖ hītñcosts crîsis, I rout ɖt it wd nt b inuf t privnt hardśp. Ɖen ɖ cap on aṿrij hītñbilz wz £1,971, hvñ rizn fṛm £1,200. Ɖ Sŭnac pacij gev hǎsholdz on yṇvrsl credit £24 xtra a wīc (£1,200 a yir, f y rsivd a caunsltax rībet). Stl, ɖt sem faṃli z olrdi £20 a wīc wrs of az a rzult v ɖ £1,000 a yir cut last Octobr, n £25 a wīc dǎn bcz beṇfits rouz bî onli 3.1% ẃn infleśn hit 10%. Ẃn ɖ hefti Octobr gas n ilectriṣti incris z add t ɖer bilz, ɖe r, acordñ t updetd figrz on rlịr calkleśnz bî Doṇld Hirsch at Lufḅra Yṇvrṣti, £28 a wīc, or £1,450 a yir, wrs of.

Faṃliz wɖ mor ɖn tū ćildṛn r īvn wrs of, az r dsebld ppl, dspt ɖ £150 ɖe r dy t rsiv fṛm ɖs wīc. Ɖs z bcz ɖ flat-ret pemnt v £13 a wīc (£650 a yir) t ɖoz on beṇfits tecs no acǎnt v faṃlisîz or speśl nīdz, n ofrz onli £2.60 a wīc p’ prsn ẃn spred acrs a cupl n ɖer ʈri ćildṛn, hardli inuf t cuvr ɖ xtra n rîzñ costs v fūd, fyl, travl, teḷcomz, cloɖñ, lōndri n tôḷtriz. Ɖt z ẃ Cir Starmr n Rećl Rīvz hv nt onli pṛpozd a prîscap at ɖ lowr levl v £1,971, bt rdyst prīpemntmītr ćarjz n a mor jenṛs worm-homz dscǎntscīm. Sadli, ɖ guvnmnt sīmz so intnt on śort-ćenjñ lo-incm faṃliz ɖt nt īvn a jenṛs Epril 2023 rîz in beṇfits wl undu ɖ damij nǎ biyñ dn.

N ẃt v ɖ lo-peid hu gt jst £550 in guvnmnt hlp, dspt fesñ ɖs yir’z £1,300 rîz in fylbilz n esc̣letñ fūd n uɖr prîsz? A wejrîz v 5% wl stl līv miłnz fesñ ɖer bigist cut in livñstanddz fr 50 yirz.

Fr ɖ frst tîm sins ɖ welfér stet wz crietd, it z ɖ fūdbanc, nt sośl s’kṛti, ɖt z nǎ ǎr seftinet, n ćaṛti, nt yṇvrsl credit, ɖt z ǎr last lîn v dfns. Yt, jst az nīd rîzz, ǎr cuntri’z voḷntri sectr fîndz itslf az b’līgrd az ɖ ppl it z hlpñ. Cmpaśn z nt runñ ǎt bt caś z. Donrz hu hv a litl n jenṛsli gv t ɖoz hu hv nʈñ wl sn b unebl t gv at ol. Gifts left on sūṗmarcițroliz r dclînñ. Mni ćaṛtiz, lîc a locl welfér fund I nǒ, r flat brouc. Īvn ćrćz, ẃć hv slflisli ofrd ɖer hītd hōlz t hlp eldrli ppl ste worm, fir ɖe wl nǎ strugl t pe ɖer ǒn fylbilz.

Ẃn ɖs ōtm’z flud v nīd trnz intu a wintr tsūnāmi v hardśp, w r lîcli t si ćaṛtiz hv t stop fīdñ ɖ hungri so ɖe cn hlp ɖ starvñ, cut bac on s’port t ɖ purli hǎzd so ɖe cn foc̣s on ɖ fast-rîzñ numbrz v homlis, n gv p on hlpñ ɖ dǎn-at-hìl bcz ɖer prîoṛti hz t b ɖ desttyt. Ɖ scel v ɖ crîsis z olrdi so svir ɖt wn ćaṛti, ɖ Hymn-Rlif Fǎndeśn, ẃć hz spent 30 yirz foc̣st intîrli on foṛn ed t ɖ wrld’z purist cuntriz, hz opnd its ǒn fūdbanc in Brmñm.

It z bcz ɖ ofiśl seftinet z so średd n ćaṛtiz r nǎ so strećt ɖt ćrćz n feʈgrūps, anti-poṿti campenrz n mẹrz n caunslrz r jônñ tgɖr t fors ɖ Trus guvnmnt t wec p t ɖ scel v ɖ poṿticrîsis ahd. Public opińn abt poṿti hz bn śiftñ.

An oṿẃlmñ mjoṛti v ɖ Britiś public – 73%, acordñ t Ipsos – cnsidrz poṿti n sośl iniqoḷti alñsd infleśn az ɖ top iśuz nǎ wuriyñ ɖm n cōzñ slīplis nîts. Wɖ, fr ɖ frst tîm in yirz, poṿti nt jst ingulfñ lo-incm faṃliz bt spredñ t midl-incm faṃliz tù, ɖr z a growñ sns ɖt poṿti z ol ɖ mor un’xptbl bcz it arîzz nt bcz w r a pur cuntri bt bcz w r a rić yt hîli unīql cuntri.

Wɖ Frîde’z anǎnsmnt t rvrs ɖ naśnl-inśuṛns rîz, ẃć gvz £1,800 t ɖ rićist n onli £7.66 a yir t ɖ pur, ɖ gap btwn ɖoz wɖ n ɖoz wɖt wl cntiny t wîdn, wɖ nn v ɖ “tricl dǎn” ifct fṛm rić t pur ɖt niolibṛl îdịlogz promis. N f ɖ guvnmnt’s fiscl stetmnt olso aboliśz ɖ bancrz’ boṇs tax, cuts corṗreśntaxz on sm v ɖ most profitbl cumṗniz, rjcts windfōl taxz on ɖ xes profits v ôlcumṗniz n laviśz biłnz on ɖ olrdi wlʈi at ɖ xpns v ɖ ny pur, it wl hv a ćilñ ifct – mrsilisli n unconśṇbli dvîdñ a cuntri ɖt ovr rīsnt dez hz śoun it yrnz fr yṇti.

Acordñ t rsrć bî Hirsch, bî 55% t 19%, ppl in Ñgḷnd ʈnc ɖ guvnmnt hz nt bn dwñ inuf t tacl poṿti – wɖ īvn mor seyñ so in Scotḷnd n Wêlz. Y canot rlî on a hartlis guvnmnt hvñ a ćenj v hart, bt cnsrtd ax́n bî ɖ public cn fors a ćenj v mînd – n a naśnl campen t ćenj poḷsi z ɖ onli ćôs. Wɖ a cold wintr fast aproćñ, ɖ tîm fr ax́n z nǎ. Ɖ cmñ wor mst b agnst poṿti, nt agnst ɖ pur.

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Gordn Brǎn wz YC prîm̦inistr fṛm 2007 t 2010

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: I have never felt more lonely in my republicanism, or more wedded to it

‘While the Queen’s death has entrenched my republicanism, it seems to have done the opposite to much of the country.’ Photograph: Reuters
‘Ẃl ɖ Qīn’z deʈ hz intrenćt mî rpublic̣nizm, it sīmz t hv dn ɖ oṗzit t mć v ɖ cuntri.’ Foṭgraf: Rôtrz

I hv nvr flt mor lonli in mî rpublic̣nizm, or mor wedd t it

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 20 September 2022)

F y apruv v ɖ cuṛnt sistm, y’r cmitd t prizrvñ iniqoḷti, ẃɖr yr roylizm z ‘soft’ or nt

Moya Lothian-McLean

Moia Loɖịn-McLīn, Tyzde 20 Sptmbr 2022

I  hv olwz harbrd a sīcrit fir ɖt I cd b a “soft roylist”. Ɖ ingrīdịnts wr ol ɖr: I’m a hisṭribuf hu z faṣnetd bî ɖ maṣ́neśnz – n sordid gosip – srǎndñ Britn’z monarcs v yor; I hv a wìcnis fr nstalja; I ǒn ɖ updetd vrśn v Tīna Brǎn’z 2007 bạgraficl oṗs v Dîana, Prinsis v Wêlz. I hv no ptiklr prsnl dslîc v ɖ roylz az indivijlz n I hv faund mslf fīlñ trūli simṗʈetic, sć az ẃn Qīn Iliẓbʈ II lost hr huzbnd v 73 yirz jrñ locdǎn.

Bt ɖ past 12 dez hv rvild jst hǎ stōnć mî rpublicn prínsiplz riyli r; ɖe forṭfaid ɖm, in fact. It sīmz obvịs: rɖr ɖn pasñ ɖ septr, w śd b tecñ ɖs oṗtyṇti t ʈro it on t ɖ scraphīp v hisṭri. Nvr hz ɖ fix́n v a dvîn rît t rūl sīmd so ʈredbér.

Sanwijd btwn wōl-t-wōl cuṿrij peyñ tribyt t ɖ dsist moṇc, or ɖ lîv blogz dsctñ ɖ mīnñ v ɖ prl ćocr sportd bî ɖ Prinsis v Wêlz in Wsminstr Abi, multipl storiz tsṭfî t ɖ sspnśn v comn-sns rqîrd t mnten ɖ xistns v ɖ roylz, jusṭfayñ canṣlñ medicl apôntmnts in ɖ midl v a dedli NHS baclog, or argywñ fr ɖ rît v ɖ ny cñ nt t pe inheritnstax on ɖ hundṛdz v miłnz h hz inheṛtd fṛm hiz muɖr.

Yt ẃl riax́n t ɖ Qīn’z deʈ hz intrenćt mî rpublic̣nizm, it sīmz t hv dn ɖ oṗzit t mć v ɖ cuntri. Ɖ oṿẃlmñ mît v tṛdiśn hz wrct its heɉmonic majic n ralid s’port fr ɖ roylz, īvn amñ mî pirz, ɖ mć tǎtd “yuñ Brits” hu hd s’pozidli “trnd ɖer bacs on ɖ moṇci”.

YGuv poulñ fṛm 11 Sptmbr faund ɖt ẃl 18- t 25-yir-olds wr mor unśur abt ɖ moṇci ɖn oldr cohorts, 40% stl s’portd its xistns; ɖs figr hits 53% amñ 25- t 49-yir-olds. Cñ Ćarlz hz injoid a sgnificnt būst in popylaṛti sins sufixñ hiz nem wɖ III – ɖ sem srve faund ɖ psntij v ppl wilñ t agri wɖ ɖ stetmnt ɖt h wd “mc a gd cñ” hd incrist fṛm 32% in Me t 63% last wīc. Yungr rspondnts r les ifysiv in ɖer s’port fr him, bt it z stl ɖr.

Deta olso sjsts ɖt rpublicn sntimnts hld ẃl yungr r lîcli t b irodd bî ej. Onli 14% v undr-35z wr wilñ t se ɖ moṇci wz “vri importnt” t Britn in 2021, in contrast wɖ 44% v ɖoz ejd 55 n ovr. Acordñ t ɖ poulmevn Jon Crtis, ɖs z a historicl patn – ɖt gap z mć ɖ sem az it wz in 1994. Ɖoz hu hv cōśnd rpublicnz isnṣ́li t wêt ǎt a śort-trm būst v s’port fr ɖ roylz aftr ɖ Qīn’z deʈ me fînd ɖmslvz dis’pôntd.

Īvn armd wɖ ɖt riylizm, it z stl jarñ t woć so mni fōl intu lîn, on cy. Ɖr r difṛnt subsx́nz, v cors: fṛm ɖ dîhard, cmitd Roylists-wɖ-a-capitl-R, t ɖoz hu clem rpublicn tndnsiz bt hv faund ɖmslvz cpić̣letñ in ɖ fes v ɖ stet mśīn, siyñ it az a marc v “rspct” t Iliẓbʈ nt t activli opoz ɖ cntinyeśn v ɖ moṇci via hr sun.

Mini culćrworz r pleyñ ǎt via public mōrnñ. Az a frend ʈiyrîzd rlịr ɖs wīc, fr sm (mostli sntrist n rîtwñ mīdịpundits, it hz t b sd) moṇcizm hz bcm a mīnz v “leftbaśñ” – si ɖ lîcs v Dan Wŭtn v GB Nyz, hu hz loñ perd hiz tîrsm “wor on wouc” wɖ royl cuṿrij so sic̣fantic y sspct īvn ɖ Winzrz me fînd it dstestfl. Wn inṭrestñ x’sîz in tracñ p’liticl fragmnteśn z lcñ at ɖ s’portrz v ɖ preśrgrūp Rpublic fṛm 2012 – it’s hard t imajin ɖoz nemz ynîtñ fr eni comn cōz tde.

Ɖen ɖr’z ɖ “roylist or nt, it’s hard nt t b muvd bî ɖs seḷbreśn v ɖ Qīn” aproć, ẃć sīmz t includ yungr ppl wontñ t ptec v sm – partli mańfacćrd – c’lectiv fīlñ. It’s a sriyl fīlñ t b sudnli so ǎt on a lim fr ʈncñ: “Wel, acć̣li, it’s vri īzi nt t b muvd.” F I’m muvd t eni ptiklr imośn, it z angr ɖt inforst mōrnñ wl brñ frɖr suḟrñ t ɖ olrdi struġlñ, ɖt dsntñ vôsz r biyñ rprest, ɖt ɖ consept v “rspct” z biyñ invoct bî so mni n yt afordd t so fy.

On Saṭde, I pśt mî we ʈru ʈroñz v royl mōrnrz in sntṛl Lundn on mî we t a smōlr gaɖ̇rñ, jst yardz awe, ǎtsd Ny Scotḷnd Yard. Ɖ demo wz t protest at ɖ p’līs śūtñ v an unarmd 24-yir-old Blac man, Cris Kaba. Az w std ɖr, liṣnñ t ɖ hart-ec v Kaba’z b’rivd faṃli n frendz, alñ wɖ reḷtivz v sm v ɖ 1,833 ppl hu hv daid aftr contact wɖ ɖ p’līs in Ñgḷnd n Wêlz in ɖ past 32 yirz, a wmn stōct past n śǎtd, “Smwn’z muɖr hz daid.”

It wz a momnt so sriyl, ɖ vayḷns – n I d’nt yz ɖt wrd lîtli – v it so śocñ, it wz hard t fŭli comprihnd. Ɖ sntimnt, so ofn sîḷnt hd bn utrd, lǎd n clir. Wn lîf z nt īql t anɖr. T liv in a cuntri guvnd bî roylti mīnz fiylti nt jst in dīd bt in ʈt. It mīnz a cmitmnt – ofn unconśs – t prizrvñ ineqti, ẃɖr ɖ roylizm z “soft” or nt. Phps sm de sn, rpublic̣nizm wl rgen its nonparṭzan ftñ. Bt untl ɖen, I nǒ ẃr I stand, n I hv nvr bn mor śr v biyñ wedd t sć an unpopylr b’lif.

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Moia Loɖịn-McLīn z a cntribytñ editr at Novara Mīdia

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Forget ‘levelling up’ – Liz Truss isn’t even pretending to care about inequality

Ɖe luv ɖ sūpŗić n wont t slaś ɖ welfér stet: mīt ɖ ny tīm at Nu 10

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 19 September 2022)

Fṛm a Lintn Crozbi ac̣lît t ɖ man hu ran ɖ Taxpeyrz’ Alayns, Liz Trus hz srǎndd hrslf wɖ zeḷts – n ɖe cd d a lot v damij

Zoe Williams

Zǒi Wiłmz, Munde 19 Sptmbr 2022

It’s īzi t mis, ẃn y hv a prîm̦inistr hu dz’nt lc qt p t ɖ job, hǎ mć damij ɖe cn d. I md ɖs mstec wɖ T’rīza Me n Brexit. Hǎ cd ś pl of sć a sêizmic ʈñ, rqîrñ so mć psweźn, ẃn ś cd’nt īvn cnvinsñli se hlo t a smōl grūp v ppl? Śrli ol w hd t d wz wêt n ɖ hol ʈñ wd implod? I wz rît in so far az ś cd’nt mc Brexit hapn, bt feld t pridict hǎ mć wrs ɖ project wd b bî ɖ tîm ś hd finiśt trayñ.

In ɖ spirit v nt unḍesṭmetñ Liz Trus, ɖen, let’s tec a lc at hr tīm: hr ćīf v stāf z Marc Flbrŭc, inṭvyd bî ɖ FBI abt wrc h dd fr a Veṇzweḷn-Itałn bancr akzd v brîbñ ɖ guvnr v Puerto Rico. (In ɖ inṭrests v fernis, w śd spel ǎt ɖt h wz spocn t az a ptnśl witnis, nt a suspect.) A Lintn Crozbi ac̣lît n vri loñtîm Cnsrṿtiv campenr, Flbrŭc z noun t hv nîs manrz bcz ɖt z a ʈñ in Dǎnñ Strīt nǎ. F y d’nt scrīm at ppl ɖ hol tîm, y’r ɖ wn-aid man in ɖ land v ɖ blînd.

Ɖr r tū poḷsigaiz cōld Jemz Hariz n Jêmi Hop, bʈ so yuñ ɖt it’s cnsidrd imṗlît t asc ẃr ɖe cem fṛm az ɖ ansr wd b “scūl”. Speśl advîzr Sofi Jarvis z ex-Adm Smiʈ Insttyt, d’rectr v straṭji Iyn Cartr wrct wɖ Crozbi n Flbrŭc, anɖr spad, Jesn Stein, wrct fr Prins Andru, n ɖ ćīf ic̣nomic advîzr, Máʈy Sncler, yst t run ɖ Taxpeyrz’ Alayns preśrgrūp. Vot Līv, ɖ rîtwñ gosipsait Gīdo Fōcs n ɖ Sntr fr Poḷsistudiz s’plî ɖ rest v ɖ bacgrǎnd t ɖs vividli zeḷs, îdịlojicli hoṃjīńs set, huz mantra z: śrinc ɖ stet.

Poḷsiwoncs n mor left-līnñ ʈnctancs spend a lot v tîm aṇlîzñ ẃt stetśrincñ lcs lîc acrs a renj v s’nārioz: in sośl-s’kṛti trmz, it mīnz ɖs mni ćildṛn wɖt scūlyṇform, in ɖ NHS it mīnz ɖz stāfśorṭjz, ɖoz wêtñlists, in infṛstrucćr trmz it mīnz: “Let’s hop ɖ Frenć n Ćînīz cn fund it, n hu cerz f ɖe ɖen ǒn it?”, in leṿlñ-up trmz it mīnz: “Ha, dd eni v y acć̣li swolo ɖt nonsns?”

Bt ɖt doṃnopicćr v dclîn, wn dzastr nocñ intu anɖr, z jst ɖ fun-t-woć ǎtcm. Ɖ frst n last beṇfiṣ́riz v śrincñ ɖ stet n wrṣ́pñ ɖ marcit r ɖ sūpŗić: nt ɖ midlclasz, nt ɖ smōl n mīdịm-sîzd bizṇsz, nt ɖ hard-graftñ wlʈcrietrz, bt ɖoz v hî net wrʈ.

Ɖs z modn Cnsrṿtizm – it wrcs flat ǎt in ɖ inṭrests v a clas t ẃć onli a hanfl v its ci pleyrz b’loñ. Ɖ parti’z mn donrz nǎ r hejfundrz n proṗtidveḷprz, so y cd fînd an xpḷneśn ɖr: v cors ɖ Tōriz hv t prîoṛtîz ɖ HNWz, uɖ̇wz ẃr r ɖe gwñ t fînd a sper 10 grand – dǎn ɖ bac v ɖ cnstitẏnsi-ofis sofa? Bt ɖt rīẓnñ dz’nt qt gt ɖr fr m, or at līst, nt ol ɖ we: ẃt wd pṛpel a prsn, hu z probbli peid qt moḍstli bî sūpŗić standdz, t endlisli pś ɖ cōz v ɖer wlʈi oṿlordz? R ɖe ʈncñ, “Wn de, I, tù, wl hv an istet lîc Jecb Rīs-Mog’z, or a £180 mug lîc Riśi Sŭnac – I jst hv t g bac in tîm n b hî-born, or mari a biłner”?

I mīt ɖ ʈnctancrz piriodicli on cuṛnt-aferz śoz, mnli fṛm ɖ Insttyt v Ic̣nomic Aferz, n smtmz ʈnc ɖer wrldvy hz a rlijs qoḷti: “Ɖoz rić ppl r simpli betr ɖn s; ɖe xist in a stet v gres. Ẃ qsćn it, ẃn it’s so obvịs?” It wd b īzịr t cǎntr f ɖe sd it ǎt lǎd bt ɖe nvr tōc abt “rić ppl”, onli “marcits”.

N ẃn ɖe se “stet”, v cors, ɖe mīn s. Ɖe plan t śrinc s, ǎr oṗtyṇtiz, ǎr lîvz. D’nt unḍesṭmet ɖm. Y d’nt hv t b compitnt, stl les lojicl, t mc a hel v a mes.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Forget ‘levelling up’ – Liz Truss isn’t even pretending to care about inequality

‘What is Truss’s message to voters who live in the kind of areas still routinely termed ‘left behind’?’ Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters
‘Ẃt z Trus’z mesij t votrz hu liv in ɖ cnd v eriaz stl rūtīnli trmd ‘left bhnd’?’ Foṭgraf: Pītr Niclz/Rôtrz

Fget ‘leṿlñ-up’ – Liz Trus z’nt īvn pritndñ t cer abt iniqoḷti

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 18 September 2022)

Undr Boris Jonsn, ɖ ajnda feld bcz v inc̣hiṛns n incompitns. Fr ǎr ny PM, ɖ probḷm’z îdịlojicl

John Harris

Jon Haris, Súnde 18 Sptmbr 2022

Az ɖs most strenj n sriyl v naśnl momnts hz unfoldd, vôsz v pǎr n inflụns hv constntli tōct abt naśnl yṇti n śerd fīlñ. Ɖ mīdia r sudnli awoś wɖ “w” n “s”. Ol ɖoz flǎrz, flagz n banrz imbodi ɖ sem mesij: ɖt ẃtvr ɖs cuntri’z tnśnz n rzntmnts, ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm rmenz xacli ɖt. Bt, bî a grim axidnt v tîmñ, ẃn poḷtics rzymz ɖs wīc ɖ bigist stori wl b abt smʈñ ɖt sjsts ɖ xact oṗzit: a guvnmnt so uncnsrnd bî ɖ hyj gaps ɖt dvîd ppl n plesz ɖt it z gwñ t wîdn ɖm īvn frɖr.

Frîde wl si ɖ mć-treld “fiscl ivnt” in ẃć ɖ ny ćanslr, Qāzi Qarteñ, wl ǎtlîn ɖ dītelz v ɖ guvnmnt’s eṇjiprîs frīz n ɖ taxcuts promist bî Liz Trus in hr campen fr ɖ Tori līdrśp. Ɖ Reẓluśn Fǎndeśn recnz ɖt, on aṿrij, ɖ rićist tnʈ v hǎsholdz wl beṇfit fṛm ɖz meźrz bî abt £4,700 a yir, ẃl ɖ purist tnʈ wl rsiv £2,200. Bî we v adñ insult t inɉri, twdz ɖ end v last wīc nyz brouc v Qarteñ’z pś t rmuv ɖ xistñ cap on bancrz’ boṇsz, a leġsi v ǎr membrśp v ɖ YY. Az wɖ Trus’z hostiḷti t an xtndd windfōl tax on ɖ big eṇjicumṗniz, hir wz mor prūf v hr guvnmnt’s ci intnśn: t “g fr groʈ” bî priṿlijñ wlʈi n pǎrfl ppl n inṭrests, in ɖ hop ɖt dwñ so mt būst ɖ YC’z ǎtpt.

Clirli, ɖt aproć līvz litl rūm fr ɖ jumbl v poḷsiz, reṭric n haf-formd intnśnz noun az leṿlñ-up. Ɖt ajnda wz eilñ olrdi: īvn az Boris Jonsn cntinyd t tōc p sm imajind rībaḷnsñ v Britn az hiz big miśn, transportplanz sntrd on ɖ norʈ v Ñgḷnd wr cansld n cut, ɖ Ẃîthōl scīmz ɖt rplest YY fundñ fr ɖ rījnz v ɖ YC trnd ǎt t b a śado v ẃt prisidd ɖm, n ɖ loñ-awêtd leṿlñ-up ẃîtpepr wz trnd intu a nonivnt bî Riśi Sŭnac’s rfyzl t bac it wɖ eni ny public muni. Bt in ɖ wec v Jonsn’z fōl, leṿlñ-up hz bn sîdlînd īvn az a veg îdīa.

T nwn’z gret s’prîz, Trus’z frst spīć ǎtsd Dǎnñ Strīt md no mnśn v ɖ trm at ol. Ɖ Dpartmnt fr Leṿlñ-up, Hǎzñ n Cḿṇtiz z nǎ ɖ rsponsbiḷti v ɖ lo-wotij Tori ministr Sîmn Clārc. Ǎt in ɖ riyl wrld, ɖ cmpaṛtivli smōl-scel projects fundd bî £4.8bn v dedcetd leṿlñ-up muni r nǎ ʈretnd bî rîzñ infleśn – n lêt last wīc, ɖ Fînanśl Tîmz rportd ɖt amñ bʈ locl caunslz n Ẃîthōl insîdrz, “ɖr wz no xpcteśn v xtra caś fṛm sntṛl guvnmnt”. So far, wn v ɖ fy glimrz v ʈncñ abt rījnl iniqoḷti amñ Trus n hr alîz hz bn a fuzi sjsćn ɖt “srtn eriaz” wl b trnd intu lo-tax, dīreğletd enṭprîz̦onz – a rīhītd vrśn v an old n feld îdīa, n a far crî fṛm past leṿlñ-up proṃsz v infṛstrucćr, impruvd edyceśn n ol ɖ rest.

Undr Jonsn, leṿlñ-up’s fełr cd b pt dǎn t a lac v chiṛns n compitns. Bt in Trus’z ces, ɖ sns v ɖ îdīa hitñ ɖ wōl z ɖ rzult v îdịlojicl cnvix́nz hîlîtd in hr frst big TV inṭvy. For dez bfr ɖ Qīn daid, ś apird on ɖ BBC’z ny program Súnde wɖ Lora Kuenssberg, ẃr ś wz asct bî ɖ host ẃ ś wz prîoṛtîzñ taxcuts ɖt wd hyjli beṇfit ppl at ɖ top. Trus blîɖli cnsidd ɖ pônt. “Bt t lc at evrʈñ ʈru ɖ lénz v rīdistṛbyśn, I b’liv, z roñ,” ś cntinyd. “Bcz ẃt I am abt z growñ ɖ icoṇmi, n growñ ɖ icoṇmi beṇfits evrbdi.”

Trus ń ɖ sgnificns v ẃt ś wz trayñ t xplen, īvn f Kuenssberg dd’nt sīm t. “Ɖs z a riyli importnt pônt,” ś insistd. “Ɖ ic̣nomic dbet fr ɖ past 20 yirz hz bn doṃnetd bî dscuśnz abt rīdistṛbyśn. N ẃt hz hapnd z, w hv hd reḷtivli lo groʈ … n ɖt hz bn holdñ ǎr cuntri bac.”

Sūṗfiṣ́li, ɖs z a vri strenj vy v ɖ past tū decedz: wz ɖt pirịd riyli so “doṃnetd” bî a dbet abt fernis n iniqoḷti ɖt it stîfld ɖ icoṇmi? Īvn in ɖ Ny Lebr ira, sīńr poḷtiśnz tndd t cīp qayt abt sć ʈñz: Gordn Brǎn’z rīdistribytiv poḷsiz, let s nt fget, hapnd larjli bî stelʈ. Morovr, wns Devid Camṛn n Jorj Ozbōrn tc ovr, osteṛti enśurd ɖt iniqoḷti – nt līst in its rījnl maṇfsteśnz – got mć, mć wrs. So hu or ẃt wz Trus’z targit?

Ẃt ś wz riyli bmonñ, it sīmz t m, wz ɖ trn Tori poḷtics tc aftr ɖ Brexit reḟrendm. T’rīza Me n Jonsn me hv qoḷfaid ɖer tōc abt ɖ YC’z iniqoḷtiz bî insistñ ɖt ɖe dd nt intnd t tec muni fṛm eriaz at ɖ top v wlʈ n incm rancñz. Bt ɖe nnɖles tōct p ɖer foc̣s on dis’dvantijd ppl n plesz, n clemd ɖt ɖe cd yz ɖ stet t start t rīśep ɖ Britiś icoṇmi. In Febrri ɖs yir, ɖ ɖen leṿlñ-up secṛtri, Mîcl Gov, cntrastd leṿlñ-up wɖ “tricl-dǎn īc̣nomics”, n sd ɖt f ɖ fri marcit wz left t itslf, “ɖen ẃt y si z iniqoḷti growñ”.

Ɖs z ẃt Trus n hr alîz hv sīmñli cm t avnj: az Ʈać̣rît tru b’livrz, ɖe ʈnc ɖt īvn ɖ most hafhartd inṭvnśnizm mt līd t ruin (hns hr iniśl rjx́n v “handǎts” t īz ɖ eṇjicrîsis), n ɖt ultiṃtli, iniqoḷti z jst anɖr wrd fr ẃt mcs capiṭlizm so dnamic. Hr felo Tōriz si ɖs linćpin v hr b’lifs vri clirli. “Ś hz an ajnda, it’s qt îdịlojicl, n it’s vri Cnsrṿtiv,” sz Ozbōrn. “W dd’nt gt ɖt wɖ îɖr Boris Jonsn or T’rīza Me.”

Ɖt last pônt z tru. Ɖ fact ɖt Trus’z tū prīdisesrz sd ɖe wd muv awe fṛm post-Ʈaćr Toriizm, in fact, wz a big part v ɖ rīzn ẃ ɖ p’liticl loyltiz v formr Lebr hartḷndz bgan t śec in 2017, līdñ t ɖ fōl v ɖ so-cōld red wōl tū yirz lêtr. Hvr dluźnl it me nǎ sīm, plenti v ppl in sć plesz hd votd t līv ɖ YY in a spirit v hop, n bʈ Me n Jonsn ɖen dd ɖer bst t cnvins ɖm ɖt ɖer opṭmizm wz’nt msplest.

Nǎ w r sudnli in a vri difṛnt p’liticl clîṃt. Ẃt, y cn onli wundr, z Trus’z mesij t votrz hu liv in ɖ cnd v eriaz stl rūtīnli trmd “left bhnd”? Ɖt ɖe òt t damp dǎn ɖer hops, d ɖer bst t gt ʈru hard tîmz, n rjôs f sm śŭgŗuś būm in fînanśl srṿsz pśz p naśnl incm bî a fy p’snt? F ɖt rmenz hr guvnmnt’s aproć, miłnz v ppl wl nǒ xacli ẃt ɖe r dīlñ wɖ: ɖ end v eni linġrñ hops ɖt leṿlñ-up wd mīn enʈñ, n ɖ rtrn v ɖ crīdo ɖt enśurd ɖe wr left bhnd in ɖ frst ples.

Instroduction to Ñspel