Category Archives: From the Guardian

In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on Maeve Gilmore’s art: out from the shadows

‘A shrewd and loving observer of domestic life.’ Maeve Gilmore in her studio in Maida Vale, London, 1939. Photograph: Maeve Gilmore Estate
‘A śrūd n luvñ obzrvr v dmestic lîf.’ Mev Gilmor in hr stydio in Mêda Vel, Lundn, 1939. Foṭgraf: Mev Gilmor Istet

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Mev Gilmor’z art: ǎt fṛm ɖ śadoz

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Sunday 15 May 2022)

Clīśez abt ɖ tol v domestiṣti on crịtivti unḍmain ɖ aćivmnts v ɖs briłnt wmn – n uɖrz lîc hr

Súnde, 15 Me 2022

Ʈrti-nîn yirz aftr hr deʈ, ɖ artist Mev Gilmor z fîṇli hvñ hr frst insttyśnl solo śo. A dsple v 20 pentñz, s’lectd in conslteśn wɖ hr faṃli n on śo at Stydio Voltaire in Lundn, rvil hr t b a śrūd n luvñ obzrvr v dmestic lîf, hu tc ptiklr dlît in ɖ plêflnis v hr ćildṛn az ɖe lost ɖmslvz in jímnastic stunts or in gemz v dresñ-up n cat’s credl.

Gilmor wz a pentr, raitr n iḷstretr huz rli promis in ɖ 1930z wz dsruptd frst bî wor n ɖen bî marij t Mrvin Pìc, oʈr v ɖ Gorṃngast triḷji v novlz, huz c’rir ś pt slflisli bfr hr ǒn. Ś dd nt śrinc fṛm dpictñ ɖ darcr sîd v ɖ mtrnl lot, most strîcñli in a picćr v a smōl bô clw̃ fr atnśn at hiz muɖr’z scrts ẃl ś, bér-brestd, holdz a flǎr ǎt v hiz rīć. Ɖ śado v ɖ flǎr fōlz on ɖ wōl bhnd hr lîc ɖ siluét v an ax.

Bt hrz z nt a stori v Siril Coṇli’z “pram in ɖ hōl” – v crịtivti sacṛfîst t ɖ dmandz v peṛnthd. Nr z it a têl v suḟceśn bî ɖ īgo v a monstṛs artisthuzbnd, az tld in Śarlót Mndlsn’z novl Ɖ X’biṣ́nist. It z mor nuanst ɖn ɖt. Gilmor me nt hv hd, or psyd, a public platform, bt hr artistic drîv rmend – nt līst in ɖ ḿṛlz on ɖ wōlz v hr Lundn hom, ẃć hv sadli nǎ bn lost t ɖ decṛtiv test v subsiqnt ǒnrz.

Ɖ wrcs in ɖ śo r ǒnd bî membrz v hr faṃli undr ɖ manijmnt v hr istet. Ɖe r nt fr seil. Gilmor b’loñz in ɖ cumṗni v wimin hu dzrv rspct fr ɖer arṭstri, nt piti fr ɖer dis’dvantjz. Wimin lîc hr ǒn dōtr-in-lw, Filida Barlo, hu marid wn v ɖ smōl sunz reğlrli fīćrd in Gilmor’z pentñz, ɖ artist Febịn Pìc. Fr decedz Barlo cmbînd tīćñ n muɖrhd wɖ bildñ p a wel-rgardd bodi v wrc, īvn ɖo ś onli faund wîd aclem in hr 60z.

Ɖr r mni mor sć s’xeștoriz on ɖ wōlz v ɖ Têt Modn, az part v ɖ cuṛnt Sriylizm Bynd Bordrz xbiśn. Tū v ɖm, Lịnora Carñtn n Remedios Varo, wr frendz hu set p a smōl, fīmel sriylist sél in Mx̣co Siti, ẃr ɖe plêḟli mrjd art n lîf, srvñ ɖer unsspctñ frendz omḷts md wɖ hymn her, n “caviar” v ñc-dáid tapioca, az Joana Murhed rcordd in a rīsnt bîogṛfi v Carñtn. Ɖ Brlin-born artist Méret Oppenheim (a glẹrñ omiśn fṛm ɖ Têt śo) parleid a cnvivịl P’rizịn lunć wɖ Pablo Picasso n Dora Maar intu a fŕ-cuvrd cup n sōspn.

Ɖ Americn sriylist Doṛʈīa Tanñ wns dclerd ɖt ɖr wz no sć ʈñ az wimin artists. “It’s jst az mć a contṛdix́n in trmz az ‘man artist’ or ‘elifnt artist’,” ś sd. “Y me b a wmn n y me b an artist, bt ɖ wn z a gvn n ɖ uɖr z y.” For decedz aftr hr deʈ, Mev Gilmor z an artist.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it

Britain’s attorney general Suella Braverman - ‘a Brexiter of the true faith’ - attends a cabinet meeting. Photograph: WPA/Getty Images
Britn’z atrnijenṛl Suela Braṿmn – ‘a Brexitr v ɖ tru feʈ’ – atndz a cabiṇtmītñ. Foṭgraf: WPA/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ atrnijenṛl’z ofis wz wrɖi v rspct. Suela ɖ stūj dsgresz it

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Saturday 14 May 2022)

Induljñ ɖ PM on ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol z t hold hr ǒn rǒl in cntmt

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, Saṭde 14 Me 2022

Îrḷnd wz ɖ sīn v a Boris Jonsn mastrclas in dspśn. In ɖ 2019 ilex́n, h fūld miłnz intu b’livñ hiz “uvn-redi dīl” wd “Gt Brexit Dn!” n w nīd nt wuri abt ɖ wornñz v Jon Mejr, Toni Bler n T’rīza Me v ɖ ʈret t ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd setlmnt. Jonsn’z stret lî ɖt hiz wɖdrwl agrīmnt wd nt pt a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì – “ovr mî ded bodi!” h craid n yt ɖ bordr z ɖr n Jonsn stl livz – fūld ɖ s’pozidli hard-nozd Deṃcratic Yńnist parti. Fîṇli, h cónd ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn intu b’livñ h wz a man v hiz wrd ẃn h sînd a trīti cnfrmñ Norɖn Îrḷnd’z speśl steṭs ɖt h hd no intnśn v oṇrñ.

At evri stej, ɖ atrnijenṛl, Suela Braṿmn, hz cuvrd hiz bac. Ś hz dsgrest hrslf, hr ofis, hr pṛfeśn n hr cuntri.

Ɖ atrnijenṛl z wn v mni pkłrli Britiś consttyśnl ćecs on arbitrri pǎr Jonsn hz bloun awe. On ɖ wn hand, ɖ AJ z a poḷtiśn. On ɖ uɖr, h or ś mst uphold ɖ rūl v lw n act indipndntli v guvnmnt. Jonsn riylîzd ɖt nwn cd stop him apôntñ a sic̣fant hu wd d az h plizd. Braṿmn wz jst ɖ stūj h nīdd.

“Ś’z onli ɖr bcz ś’z a Brexitr v ɖ tru feʈ,” sd wn līgl figr hu, lîc ol mî contacts fṛm ɖ inṭsx́n btwn lw n guvnmnt, spouc on cndiśn v anniṃti. Jonsn “lct fr małbl līgl figrz hu wd d hiz bidñ n faund Suela”, sd a secnd. “I wz at a Brexit mītñ ś hostd n it wz staġrñ t riylîz ś dd nt unḍstand eni v ɖ probḷmz,” a ʈrd add. “I s’poz ɖt’s ẃ Jonsn lîcs hr.”

Last wīc, Braṿmn jusṭfaid Jonsn’z dsiźn t ignor ɖ mjoṛti v votrz in Norɖn Îrḷnd az h traid t rgen ɖ trust v ɖ Deṃcratic Yńnist parti poḷtiśnz h hd so spectaklrli ćītd bî ripñ p ɖ inṭnaśnl trīti h hd so snsirli promist t onr. Y dd nt nīd t b a loyr t grasp ɖ spīśsnis v hr speśl plīdñ.

Braṿmn clemd ɖt – “penḟli” – it wz nesṣri t cansl ɖ dīl bcz ɖ YY hd crietd “a tredbarịr in ɖ Îriś Sì”. Bt it wz Jonsn hu bcem prîm̦inistr bî rjctñ Me’z plan t cīp ɖ hol v ɖ YC clos t ɖ YY custmzyńn n sngl marcit. Jonsn pṛpozd ptñ a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì so ɖ rest v ɖ YC cd hv a hard Brexit. Jonsn tc ɖ îdīa t ɖ YY, wún a jenṛl ilex́n on it, hd hiz sivl srvnts drw p a trīti ɖt dlivrd it n sînd it intu inṭnaśnl lw.

Braṿmn sd ɖ YY implimnteśn v ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol wz “unrīzṇbl n dispṛporśṇt”. I dfî y t rīd ɖ proṭcol n śo m ẃr ɖ YY hz brocn ɖ agrīmnt Jonsn wontd. Ś cncludd bî dspleyñ a cntmt fr hr ōdịns, n unḍstanḍbli hrslf, bî seyñ ɖt “tred z biyñ dvrtd”. Obvịsli, tred z biyñ dvrtd. Norɖn Îrḷnd z in ɖ sngl marcit n custmzyńn. Its bizṇsz r dwñ wel ǎt v it. So wel, indd, ɖt bizṇsz in ɖ rest v ɖ YC me wont t jôn ɖm.

Hana Arendt wz nt onli dscrîbñ dictetrśps ẃn ś sd: “Ttaḷtẹrịnizm in pǎr inverịbli rplesz ol frst-ret taḷnts, rgardlis v ɖer simṗʈiz, wɖ ɖoz cracpots n fūlz huz lac v intelijns n crịtivti z stl ɖ bst gaṛnti v ɖer loylti.”

Eni hîrarccl orġnîześn undr oʈoṛterịn līdrśp dz ɖ sem. T unḍstand hǎ Braṿmn rouz t an ofis ɖt sṗsificli dmandz ɖ holdr dsplez indipndnt ʈt, hr fnaṭsizm n mīdiocṛti mst b baḷnst.

In 2020, I rportd on ɖ fōls acǎnt ś gev v hr lîf. Ś ingreśietd hrslf wɖ ɖ rīdrz v ɖ CnsrṿtivHom websait bî clemñ ɖt, ẃn ś startd az a baristr in Lundn: “I wz ɖ śî Tori in mî ćembrz v ‘rît-on’ hymn-rîts loyrz. Dspt ɖ sośl stigma, I wz inspîrd bî Cnsrṿtiv valyz v frīdm fṛm an inṭvnśnist stet.”

Bt ɖ ćembrz ɖt ś jônd aftr līvñ Cembrij Yṇvrṣti wr enʈñ bt “rît-on”. Ś wrct at 2-3 Gre’z Ín Sqer, ẃć wz fild wɖ reğlr baristrz fîtñ dspyts abt ɖ lîsnsñ v pubz n betñśops, nt hymn-rîts lw. Wn v ɖ s’pozd “rît-on” leftiz wz a formr Tori MP.

Ɖ p’liticl advantjz v pozñ az a victim v a snoti libṛl ilīt wr obvịs. Bt sinicl c’ririzm dz nt xplen evri muv. Vaṇti cn matr az mć. Braṿmn hd an ordnri c’rir at ɖ bar, ẃć ś traid t mc sǎnd grandr ɖn it wz bî clemñ t hv cntribytd t oʈorittiv līgl txt-bcs. On inspx́n ɖe bòr no tres v hr nem.

Hr bṛvādo sjsts ɖt at sm levl ś me ʈnc ɖt a śadǒi libṛl ilīt hd stîmid hr rîz in ɖ lw.

Jonsn ofrd hr ɖ ćans fr vnjns ẃn h md hr ɖ cuntri’s fōrmost lw ofisr. Nǎ ś cd śo ol ɖoz snirñ libṛlz hu b’livd in e’ri-fẹri consepts sć az guvnmnts oṇrñ ɖer wrd abrōd n telñ ɖ truʈ t ɖer votrz at hom hu wz bos.

“A slf-rspctñ atrnijenṛl wd hv rzînd bî nǎ,” a formr lw ofisr tld m. Bt Jonsn ćouz wel ẃn h apôntd Braṿmn. F h ʈt ś wd tec a stand on prínsipl, h wd nvr hv gvn hr ɖ job. Īqli, f h dǎtd fr a momnt ɖt ś wz nt cmitd t atacñ ɖ YY, jdiśl rvy n ɖ Hymn-Rîts Act, ś wd hv rmend an obskr bacbnćr.

Hr wilñnis t c’lud wɖ a brīć v inṭnaśnl lw sīmz a smōl matr. Tẹrñ p ɖ agrīmnt wɖ ɖ YY wl ʈretn wstn yṇti ẃn w śd b standñ tgɖr agnst Ruśa. Ɖ YY me rspond bî startñ a tredwor, ẃć wl ʈump an icoṇmi olrdi suḟrñ fṛm ɖ baṭrñ Brexit, infleśn n Covid administrd.

In Norɖn Îrḷnd, ɖ Britiś guvnmnt’s dsiźn t tec a necidli secterịn stans in fevr v a hardcor Protistnt mnoṛti me ʈretn ɖ frajîl pīs.

Ɖ c’laps v ǎr insttyśnz z stl wrʈ noṭsñ, hvr. Fr ol its contṛdix́nz, ɖ ofis v atrnijenṛl wns dmandd rspct. Nǎ it z no betr ɖn biyñ consiłeri fr a smōl-tîm crŭc.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the Conservatives: a party without a project

Boris Johnson holds a regional cabinet meeting at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph: PA
Boris Jonsn holdz a rījnl cabiṇtmītñ at Midlport Poṭri in Stǒc-on-Trent. Foṭgraf: PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Cnsrṿtivz: a parti wɖt a project

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Friday 13 May 2022)

Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt hd an oṗtyṇti t set an ilex́nwinñ cors ɖs wīc. Bt it z onli inṭrestd in steyñ in ofis

Frîde, 13 Me 2022

Ɖs hz bn a big wīc in Britiś poḷtics. F ɖt mcs y fir y hv míst smʈñ, d’nt wuri. Y hv nt. Fr ɖt z jst ɖ pônt. Ɖs wz an importnt wīc fr Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt t start trayñ t rgen cntrol v ɖ p’liticl ajnda. Bt ɖ Cnsrṿtiv eḟt hz nt got of t a gd start. Ɖt fełr matrz, bcz it wl śep ǎr poḷtics.

Wɖn ɖ nxt tū yirz, ɖr wl b anɖr jenṛl ilex́n. Ɖs munʈ’z locl ilex́nz cnfrmd ɖt it wl nt b an īzi wn fr ɖ Tori parti. Ɖ Tōriz lost sīts t Lebr n ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrats n sìdd hard-wún grǎnd in Scotḷnd, Wêlz n Ñgḷnd. Sins it z lîcli t b ɖ last wn v substns in ɖs parḷmnt, ɖ rīsnt Qīn’z spīć nīdd t b foc̣st on ɖ jenṛl ilex́n. Yt it trnd ǎt t hv vri litl foc̣s at ol.

Ɖ spīć’z emlis aproć wz rvilñ. Ɖr wr a lot v anǎnsmnts, bt no ilex́ņaṛtiv. Ɖs sz a lot abt Mr Jonsn’z parti tde. Ɖ prîm̦inistr tōcs insesntli, bt dz litl ɖt lasts. Hiz ny program z a ragbag. It rflects a parti ɖt hz bcm unebl t artiklet, in eni yṇfaid we, ẃt it z in guvnmnt t aćiv. It hz no project bynd steyñ in pǎr.

Ɖ Tori parti tde z bst unḍstd az a lūs n voḷtîl alayns btwn oṿlapñ rîvlgrūps. Ɖ rîvlriz start at ɖ top, btwn a prîm̦inistr hu wonts t spend n a ćanslr hu dz nt. Bt, at a tîm ẃn ic̣nomic hardśp z mǎntñ so fast n lîcli t cntiny, ɖ bulc v ɖ cabiṇt rmen xtrim public-spendñ cutrz.

Ol ɖs hlps t xplen ɖ anǎnsmnt md on Ʈrzde ɖt 91,000 sivl-srvis jobz mst b axt so ɖt taxz cn b cut. V ol ɖ prîoṛtiz fesñ Britn, slaśñ ɖ public srvis bî a fifʈ z wn ɖt śd b at ɖ bac v ɖ k. Ɖ cut z îdịlojicl, arbitrri, unsṗsific n, in ɖ contxt v cuṛnt naśnl n inṭnaśnl nīdz n guvnmntcmitmnts, it z olmst misṭfayñ.

It z hard t sqer ɖ cut wɖ ɖ nīd t cǒp wɖ sć riaḷtiz az spîṛlñ welfér dmandz, ɖ nīd t rībild ɖ NHS or t le ɖ fǎndeśnz v sośl-cer rform. It z pvrs ẃn sìn in ɖ contxt v ɖ dlez n byrocṛsi fesñ biznis n inḍstri az a rzult v Brexit. It mcs sns onli az a hedlîn flaś v reṭric fr ɖ parti’s rît wñ. It solvz prisîsli nʈñ, includñ ɖ Tori pridic̣mnt xpozd in ɖ locl ilex́nz.

It wz sgnificnt ɖt ɖ formr hlʈ n foṛn secṛtri Jeṛmi Hunt ćouz Frîde t brec cuvr n ofr ɖ Tori parti a glims v a les bancrupt aproć. Acnoḷjñ ɖ scel v ɖ tasc ɖt ɖ Tori parti nǎ fesz, Mr Hunt drù a d’rect cnx́n btwn cuts in ɖ NHS n traɉdiz lîc ɖ Mid-Stafs. scandl. Ɖ toṗcaḷti v hiz wornñ ɖt ɖ parti fesz dfit f it ofrz votrz a ćôs btwn a proprli fundd NHS n taxcuts wz unmistecbl on a de ẃn ɖ guvnmnt hd jst dn prisîsli ɖt.

Ɖs wīc wz importnt bcz v Mr Jonsn’z fełr. Jst lîc eni intîtld Bourbon h hz lrnt nʈñ n fgotn nʈñ. H sīmz dtrmind t b ɖ oʈr v hiz ǒn dfit. Hiz fełr signlz frɖr Tori dfits at ɖ poulz, rnyd añzayti on ɖ bacbnćz, n a poṣbl līdrśp contest, in ẃć Mr Hunt z lîcli t stand. In sć grim ic̣nomic tîmz, ɖ Tori parti’z fortynz me no longr b in ɖer ǒn handz, bt in ɖoz v ɖ opziśnpartiz n, most v ol, ɖoz v ɖ public.

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Fṛm ɖ Gardịn │ Inane and Orwellian: a Queen’s speech to improve the life of Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson during the state opening of parliament, 10 May 2022. Photograph: Alastair Grant/PA
Boris Jonsn jrñ ɖ stet oṗnñ v parḷmnt, 10 Me 2022. Foṭgraf: Aḷster Grant/PA

Inen n Orwełn: a Qīn’z spīć t impruv ɖ lîf v Boris Jonsn

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 10 May 2022)

Prins Ćarlz cut a pʈetic figr, selñ a flimzi, sinistr pacij dzînd t pṛtct ɖ prîm̦inistr, nt t adres Britn’z probḷmz

Raphael Behr

Rafel Behr, Tyzde, 10 Me 2022

Ɖ  stet oṗnñ v parḷmnt z a rmîndr ɖt mć v ẃt pasz fr a Britiś consttyśn z acć̣li fansi dres.

Ɖ dorz t ɖ Comnz r rityli clozd on Blac Ród, ɖ royl emiṣri, az a rmîndr ɖt monarcs hv nt bn alaud in ɖ ćembr sins 1642, ẃn Cñ Ćarlz I brst in t dmand ɖ arest v rbełs membrz. Sivl wor foloud. Fast-fwd 380 yirz n w fînd anɖr Ćarlz on ɖ goldn ʈron v ɖ Hǎs v Lordz – sitñ in fr hiz eldrli muɖr – dictetñ parḷmnt’s ajnda fṛm a gǒtscin parćmnt.

Ɖ spīć z ritn in Dǎnñ Strīt, ẃr a prîm̦inistr in cmand v a larj Comnz mjoṛti injôz pǎrz nt mć dlūtd dǎn fṛm moṇci. Ɖr r tū forsz dtrṃnñ hǎ Boris Jonsn yzz ɖt pǎr. Bʈ r informl n tmpṛmntl. Frst, h z afreid t upset îdịlojicl snsbiḷtiz on ɖ rît v hiz parti, ẃr a test fr rbełn z olwz qc t trn rejisîdl. Secnd, h tecs no inṭrest in ɖ maṇjirịl sîd v guvnmnt – ɖ biznis v gtñ ʈñz dn – ẃć h fîndz borñ.

Az fr rstrent on abysz v pǎr, ɖ cnvnśnl mec̣nizm z conśns. Ɖr r inviẓbl lînz ɖt a prîm̦inistr z xpctd nt t cros az a pônt v onr, gîdd bî naćṛl defṛns t dmocṛsi. It z wel-istabliśt nǎ ɖt ɖoz qoḷtiz r absnt in Jonsn.

Tecn in comḅneśn, ɖoz factrz pṛdys a lejsḷtiv ajnda ɖt z nt riyli abt guṿnñ at ol bt sndñ signlz, fremñ dbets n skwñ ɖ pić on ẃć ɖ prîm̦inistr intndz wn de t campen fr riilex́n.

Ɖ volym v bilz biyñ pṛpozd, 38 in ol, tsṭfîz t a lac v foc̣s n prṗs. In ɖ absns v wn big plan, ɖr r mni litl planz t lc bizi. Nn v it cmz clos t gtñ a grip on ɖ sngl bigist iśu fesñ most ppl in ɖ cuntri: ɖ śriṿlñ v ɖer incmz az prîsz rîz agnst a bacdrop v impndñ rseśn.

Ɖ Jonsn flagśp poḷsi fr ɖ jenṛl betrmnt v lîf in ɖ YC wl b inactd az a “leṿlñ-up n rjeṇreśn bil”. Its advtîzd beṇfits r formiḍbl. A guvnmnt brīfñ not proṃsz, amñ uɖr trīts, t “impruv prodctivti, būst ic̣nomic groʈ, incurij iṇveśn, criet gd jobz n inhans edyceśnl atenmnt”.

Scrol dǎn t fînd ɖ meʈ̇d, n it trnz ǎt ɖt Śangri-La z rīćt bî we v meźrz no les drastic ɖn “gvñ rezidnts mor v a se ovr ćenjñ strītnemz n enśurñ evrwn cn cntiny t beṇfit fṛm alfresco dînñ”.

Ɖr wl olso b a ny dyti on ɖ guvnmnt t set “leṿlñ-up miśnz” n rport on ẃɖr ɖe hv bn acumpliśt. Ɖ lw t mc evrʈñ betr fr evrwn wl wrc bî plesñ a statytri obḷgeśn on ɖ guvnmnt t xplen hǎ ʈñz r gtñ betr.

Jonsn z rdyst t ɖz inaṇtiz bcz ɖ most pǎrfl fax́n amñ hiz MPz wl nt, az a pônt v îdịlojicl prínsipl, cǎntinns enʈñ ɖt sirịsli inṭfirz wɖ ɖ acruwl v wlʈ n priṿlij t ɖoz hu olrdi hv ɖm. Leṿlñ-up hz hit ɖ sem obsṭcl ɖt dīreld Devid Camṛn’z “big ssayti” ajnda. Ɖt tù wz cnsivd az a we t rīhbiḷtet unhapi parts v ɖ cuntri wɖt rcors t eni v ɖ xplisit fînanśl rīdistṛbyśn ɖt Ʈać̣rît Tōriz dspîz az soṣ́lizm.

Jonsn, lîc Camṛn bfr him, hz westd tîm on dluźnz v p’liticl alc̣mi, trayñ t cc p igaḷterịn endz wɖ libterịn mīnz. Ɖ product wl olwz dis’pônt. Ɖ nxt stej z olso pridictbl. Smwn wl hv t b blemd fr ɖ psistns v mtirịl dscumḟt, n ɖ p’liticl subjict wl hv t b stird awe fṛm ɖ icoṇmi.

Ɖt līvz Jonsn cmitd t a program v guvnmnt bî campen jsćr n culćrwor provceśn. Dǎnñ Strīt hz lwz fr bʈ. Wn îtm, loñ antiṣpetd on ɖ Tori bnćz, wl b a “bil v rîts”, ɖ prṗs v ẃć z t asrt Britiś naśnl ōtoṇmi in matrz v hymn-rîts lw, in mć ɖ sem spirit ɖt Brexit wz imajind az a hrǒic ic̣nomic imanṣpeśn.

In ples v līgl obḷgeśn t prínsiplz inśrînd in inṭnaśnl trīti, inforsbl bî corts, ɖr wl b a resṭreśn v “comn sns”, az dfînd bî ministrz. In Orwełn faśn, ɖs z cast az a meźr t “enśur ɖ consttyśn z dfndd”; fṛm ẃt ɖt dfns z nīdd z unclir. Ɖ implaid eṇmi z qizlñ rmenrjujz, olwz gtñ ɖer wigz in a twist ovr guvnmnt brecñ ɖ rūlz, n lefti hymn-rîts loyrz, wn v hūm hapnz t b līdr v ɖ Lebr parti.

In ɖ sem spirit, ɖr wl b a public-ordr bil, banñ d’rect-ax́n protests – clîṃt acṭvists ćenñ ɖmslvz t relñz, gluwñ ɖmslvz t motrwez – ɖt cōz a ńsns bt hardli ʈretn t unravl ssayti. P’līs wl b gvn pǎrz t stop enwn hu īvn lcs az f ɖe mt b p t antiguvnmnt misćif.

Az wɖ iṃgreśnpoḷsi, Dǎnñ Strīt z cnvinst ɖt public opińn on lw n ordr pmits strîdz t ɖ oʈoṛterịn rît wel bynd ɖ bǎnḍriz v cnvnśnl Wsminstr cnsnss. Ɖ rūl v ʈum: f libṛlz r sqīlñ in dstres, dubl dǎn; pres hardr.

It sīmz a loñ tîm ago ɖt modṛt Tori MPz wr indorsñ Jonsn fr ɖ līdrśp in ɖ b’lif ɖt hiz tru culrz wr ɖ wnz h hd dspleid t win ilex́n az mẹr v Lundn. Ɖe ʈt ɖt ɖ cozṃpoḷtn incarneśn v “Boris” wd riimrj wns Brexit wz dn. Jonsn himslf promist ɖm az mć in prîṿt têtes-à-têtes, olɖo ɖe śd hv noun h wz proṃsñ ɖ oṗzit t Yrosceptic hedbañrz in a rūm nxt dor.

It wz clir ɖen ɖt Jonsn wd se enʈñ t bcm prîm̦inistr n, wns ɖt gol wz aćivd, d enʈñ wɖ ɖ pǎr at hiz dspozl t cari on biyñ prîm̦inistr. Ɖt z ol ɖr z n ol ɖr evr wz. Ɖt z ɖ ajnda ɖt Prins Ćarlz dclerd fṛm hiz muɖr’z ʈron, olbiit incriptd in parḷmntri pajnt. N ɖs z ol ɖt wl b left wns ɖ crǎnz, rǒbz n ródz hv bn páct sefli bac in ɖ consttyśnl dresñ-up box: 38 bilz adñ p t a campen fr ɖ dfŕl v sirịs guvnmnt n ɖ prolongeśn v rūl bî Jonsn fr Jonsn’z sec.

MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Today’s elections are the last before the Tories vandalise our democratic rights

A protest against the elections bill in Parliament Square, London, in February. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images
A protest agnst ɖ ilex́nzbil in Parḷmnt Sqer, Lundn, in Febrri. Foṭgraf: Hóli Admz/Geti Iṃjz

Tde’z ilex́nz r ɖ last bfr ɖ Tōriz vanḍlîz ǎr deṃcratic rîts

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 5 May 2022)

Ɖ ilex́nzbil wl dtŕ non-Tori s’portrz fṛm votñ n scrap eni oṿsît. Rform z nīdd mor ɖn evr bfr

Polly Toynbee

Poli Tônbi, Ʈrzde, 5 Me 2022

Tde z ɖ last tîm y wl g t ɖ poulz bfr ɖ guvnmnt’s śemfl n śemlis ny ilex́nzbil bcmz lw. It wz sqizd ʈru parḷmnt lêt at nît last wīc in ɖ fînl “woś-up” v bad bilz bfr ɖ end v ɖ seśn.

Ɖ bil’z Trumpiś votrs’preśn z dzînd t dtŕ pur n yuñ ppl fṛm votñ. Its pasñ olso mcs ɖz ɖ last ilex́nz t b monitrd n scrūṭnîzd bî a jenyinli indipndnt Ilectṛl Cmiśn. Ɖs hbić̣li timid ǎtfit traid t stand p fr itslf: “Ɖ indipndns v ɖ Ilectṛl Cmiśn z vîtl t ɖ fuñṣ́nñ v a hlʈi dmocṛsi,” it sd. Bt, az v nǎ, Boris Jonsn n hiz alîz wl set ɖer ǒn trmz fr ɖ cmiśn, includñ its scrūṭni v fînans.

Evri votr wl nīd a foto ID fṛm nǎ on, so 7.5% v votrz, or 3.5 miłn ppl, wɖt a drîvñlîsns or a pasport wl hv t b dtrmind inuf t trec t ɖer locl caunsl ofis, hv ɖer foto tecn n fil ǎt an apḷceśn wɖ a cǎnṭsigṇćr. It’s wrʈ notñ ɖt ɖ DVLA n ɖ Pasport Ofis r in crîsis: jst trî bcñ an rjnt pasportslot. Enwn lcñ at ǎr votñpatnz wd wuri abt tù fy ppl trnñ ǎt, nt ppl votñ twîs. Ɖ risc v “prṣneśn” – ćītñ on îdntti – z miṇskl: in 2017 ɖr wz wn cnvix́n, in 2018 nn at ol. In a grosli unfer n undeṃcratic ilectṛl sistm, ɖ proḅti n oṇsti v its oṗreśn z ɖ wn aspect t b prǎd v.

Ɖ Tori-léd public admiṇstreśn n consttyśnl aferz cmiti pṛdyst a devstetñ condmneśn v ɖ bil. Ɖe esṭmetd 2.3% v votrz wd b dtrd fṛm votñ, or 1.1 miłn ppl, hu wd probbli b ɖoz on lo incmz, fṛm eʈnic mnoṛtiz n wɖ dis’biḷtiz. Ɖe wornd ɖt tù mć arbitrri dscreśn wd b left t poulñsteśn stāf t axpt or rjct ID, cōzñ kz n rǎz.

F y dǎt ɖs z a cnspiṛsi t stop non-Tōriz votñ, lc at ɖ onli ID ɖt z axptbl bynd pasports n drîvñlîsnsz: pnśnrz wl b alaud t yz ɖ oldr prsn’z buspas, Ôstr 60+ or Sīńr 60+ SmartPas – ẃl yuñ ppl wl b bàrd fṛm yzñ ɖer relcardz. Ɖ guvnmnt rjctd Lord Wilits’ amndmnt 86 trayñ t includ a wîd renj v dokmnts fr ol ejz. Oldr ppl r ɖ mn yzrz v postl vots – ẃć w’nt rqîr ID. Ol ɖs z śrli nt unc̣nctd wɖ ɖ Tōriz’ 47-pônt līd amñ ɖ ovr-65z, n Lebr’z 43-pônt līd amñ undr 25z az v 2019.

Ɖ Spectetr hz cîndli asmbld no fywr ɖn 11 raitñz n seyñz bî Jonsn xcorietñ ID cardz, startñ wɖ, “I loɖ ɖ îdīa on prínsipl. I nvr wont t b cmandd, bî eni eṃneśn v ɖ Britiś stet, t pṛdys evidns v mî îdntti … I wl tec ɖt card ǎt v mî wolit n fizicli īt it.” Bt nǎ ID cardz srv hiz onli rmenñ p’liticl prṗs: t gt riilectd.

Ɖ bil’z uɖr aboṃneśn cnsrnz ɖ reḷtivli ny meṛl n p’līs n crîm cmiśnr ilex́nz: it swīps awe ɖ preznt secnd-prefṛns sistm in fevr v ɖ unferist v ol, ɖ antīc frst past ɖ post (FPTP). Ẃ? Bcz Tōriz r mor lîcli t win undr FPTP. Ɖr r mor anti-Tori pṛgresiv votrz, hu transfr ɖer secnd prefṛnsz t anɖr pṛgresiv parti, bt rerli t a Tori.

Az Nìl Lwsn, hu advcets a pṛgresiv alayns, rout eḷqntli ɖs wīc, a mjoṛti-pṛgresiv vot z yẓ́li dzastṛsli dvîdd. Tde, in 82% v ilex́nz ɖr wl b at līst tū pṛgresiv canddets splitñ ɖer vot, standñ agnst jst wn Cnsrṿtiv, acordñ t Jon Narcros v ɖ Ilectṛl-Rform Ssayti. Pṛporśnl repriznteśn (PR) wd, t boro a frêz, “levl up” vots, so ɖe d’nt pîl p westd. PR nǎ gts stroñ public s’port, acordñ t YGuv, wɖ 44% in fevr, n onli 27% fr frst past ɖ post.

Ɖ last wīc, wɖ sevn frunt pejz v ɖ Meil n uɖrz pîlñ in, trayñ t mc Cir Starmr’z bir n curi on ɖ campen trel az bad az Dǎnñ Strīt’s 12 partiz, z jst anɖr grim rmîndr v ɖ monstṛs heft v ɖ rîtwñ pres, yzd unscrūpyḷsli t sev its multimiłner ǒnrz fṛm ɖ perilz v Lebr in pǎr.

Lebr, f it bcmz ɖ bigist parti at ɖ nxt jenṛl ilex́n, mst līd ɖ we t ilectṛl rform. Lebr z hîli unlîcli t win alon, so ɖs tîm ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrats n ol ɖ uɖr partiz mst dmand PR imīɉtli, az its frst act or rfyz eni cooṗreśn on enʈñ els. Ɖr z no nīd fr a reḟrendm, jst d it. Reḟrenḍmz r toxic poḷtics – n ɖ Tōriz cn hardli cmplen ẃn ɖe hv jerimandrd, pṛrogd n s’prest opozñ vots, ɖer mndeśs presclac dstortñ eni fer vôs, wɖ totl disrigard fr ẃt z nǎ a brocn consttyśn. Jonsn hz cild of Pītr Heṇsi’z ʈiyri v a “gd ćaps” consttyśn, wn in ẃć practiśnrz hold dir nt jst ɖ rūlz ɖmslvz bt olso ɖer spirit.

So ẃt śd pṛgresiv “gd ćaps”, b ɖe mel or fīmel, d at ɖ cloz v a Jonsn ira? Ɖt mć z clir. Ɖe śd fīl fri t intṛdys a votñsistm ɖt wl stop eni c’rupt parti wɖ a mnoṛti v vots evr guṿnñ alon agn wɖ dicttorịl pǎrz.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on government drift: the rot starts at the top

Boris Johnson on the local election campaign trail. ‘The prime minister is running out of people to blame for his personal failures.’ Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Boris Jonsn on ɖ locl-ilex́n campentrel. ‘Ɖ prîm̦inistr z runñ ǎt v ppl t blem fr hiz prsnl fełrz.’ Foṭgraf: Edrịn Denis/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on guvnmntdrift: ɖ rot starts at ɖ top

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Wednesday 4 May 2022)

Ɖ lac v a chiṛnt poḷsi ajnda z ɖ inevitbl consiqns v wìc ministrz apôntd bî a rog prîm̦inistr

Wnzde, 4 Me 2022

Ɖr z a limit t ɖ numbr v tîmz eni product cn b rīlōnćt bfr it bcmz clir ɖt ɖ besic dzîn z flwd. Ɖt z olso tru v guvnmnts. Boris Jonsn z brêst fr a pur Tori pformns in Ʈrzde’z locl caunsl ilex́nz n z dtrmind t muv on briscli.

A ny parḷmntri seśn opnz nxt wīc, gvñ ɖ oṗtyṇti t set ǎt ɖ guvnmnt’s ajnda in a Qīn’z spīć. Ɖr z olso tōc v a miṇstirịl rīśufl t freśn ɖ apiṛns v ɖ cabiṇt. Ɖt wl hv liṃtd ifct, sins Mr Jonsn wl nt sác himslf. H mt stl ysḟli rples sm v hiz unḍpformñ ministrz.

Top v ɖt list z Priti Ptél. Ɖ homsecṛtri mt nt b ɖ līst compitnt prsn in cabiṇt (ɖo ś hz a clem t ɖ tîtl), bt hr dpartmnt z wn ẃr pur līdrśp hz sm v ɖ most drastic consiqnsz. Mz Ptél prizîdz ovr a dsfuñśnl, dmoṛlîzd byrocṛsi ɖt z nɖr ceṗbl v maṇjñ ɖ neśn’z bordrz t mīt ɖ dmandz v Cnsrṿtiv votrz nr v impḷmentñ hymen refyjīpoḷsiz t mīt ɖ rqîrmnts v hymn dīsnsi. Mr Jonsn z clirli nt boɖrd bî ɖ moṛl impḷceśnz v Mz Ptél’z incrisñli caḷs poḷsiz twdz despṛt ppl crosñ ɖ Ćanl in smōl bots. H mt yt lūz peśns wɖ hr in’biḷti t mc eni v ɖ scīmz wrc.

In ɖ mntm, ɖ program fr axptñ Ycreńn refyjīz z a śamblz, impozñ cruwl unsrtnti n spîtfl administṛtiv cprīs on a caṭgri v mîgṛnts twdz hūm ɖ guvnmnt, unyẓ́li, hz an ofiśl poḷsi v cmpaśn.

A ny homsecṛtri mt at līst pt ɖt nośnl slivr v jeṇroṣti t ifctiv ys. Bt ɖ unḍlayñ probḷm z sstemic acrs guvnmnt. It d’rîvz fṛm a fełr t dstnḡś btwn ɖ anǎnsmnt v a plan n its inactmnt. Ɖ ajnda fr guvnmnt z ritn wɖ an î on ɖ folowñ mornñ’z hedlînz, wɖt rgard fr ẃt z rqîrd in dlivri. Ɖr z litl dstñśn btwn a slogn n a poḷsi. Ɖt hz bn ɖ fet v “leṿlñ up” – a consept ɖt wz mnt t dfîn ɖ prṗs v Mr Jonsn’z admiṇstreśn post-Brexit, bt ɖt stl lacs mīnñfl content. Ɖr wl b sm ys v ɖ frêz in ɖ Qīn’z spīć. Bt in ɖ absns v a strucćrd ic̣nomic plan fr rījnl rīhbiḷteśn or eni curij in ɖ Treẓ́ri t yz tax-n-spend līvrz t fînans ambiśs sośl poḷsi, votrz wl notis onli ɖ dǎnẉd leṿlñ impozd bî a cost-v-livñ crîsis.

Ɖt fełr canot b reṃdid bî a ćenj v ćanslr – a prospect wîdli dscust az a we fr ɖ prîm̦inistr t signl a ćenj v d’rex́n. Ɖ riaḷti z ɖt Mr Jonsn himslf z ɖ oṛjin v ɖ mleiz. It z ɖ prîm̦inistr’z lac v foc̣s n prínsipl ɖt līvz ɖ guvnmnt b’reft v a chiṛnt ajnda or a prṗs uɖr ɖn sstenñ ɖ c’rir v ɖ man in Nu 10. Ẃn apôntmnt t ɖ cabiṇt rqîrz wilñnis t indulj Mr Jonsn’z sirịl dsoṇstiz n flatr hiz r’toricl inaṇtiz, it z hardli s’prîzñ ɖt ɖ caliba v ministrz z lo. Ɖs wìcnis cn olso b trest bac t Brexit – a project ɖt aćivd ilectṛl s’xes bî stŕñ ic̣nomic grīvns ẃl mcñ reṃdiz hardr. Ɖ consiqns z a guvnmnt mor scild at cōzñ dvrśnz ẃn ʈñz g roñ ɖn it z ceṗbl v ptñ ɖm rît.

It z a meʈ̇d wɖ dmiṇśñ rtrnz. Mr Jonsn’z cabiṇt badli nīdz upgredñ wɖ sm compitnt admiṇstretrz. Bt ɖ prîm̦inistr z runñ ǎt v ppl t blem fr hiz prsnl fełrz, n votrz hv lost peśns wɖ hiz xksz.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The Convict blusters but the only cause in which he truly believes is his own survival

When she could get a word in edgeways, Susanna Reid questioned the prime minister’s honesty on Good Morning Britain. Photograph: ITV
Ẃn ś cd gt a wrd in éjwez, Sūzana Rìd qsćnd ɖ prîm̦inistr’z oṇsti on Gd Mornñ Britn. Foṭgraf: ITV

Ɖ Convict blustrz bt ɖ onli cōz in ẃć h trūli b’livz z hiz ǒn svîvl

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 3 May 2022)

Boris Jonsn’z cmpaśn-fri GMB inṭvy wnt fṛm carcraś t pîl-up az h mansplend awe hiz dsoṇsti

John Crace

Jon Crês, Tyzde, 3 Me 2022

Fr a ẃl it lct az f Boris Jonsn mt hv bn hîdñ in a frij fr a secnd tîm. Gd Mornñ Britn’z inṭvy wɖ ɖ prîm̦inistr hd bn scejld t start at 8.15 n bî 8.25 ɖr wz stl no sîn v him. Bac in ɖ ITV stydio, Rićd Mêdli wz hvñ t fil tîm wɖ a Zūm inṭvy wɖ Patric Cīlti. Ɖ Îriś cmīdịn n prizntr yzd ɖ ded er t rmînd evrwn ɖt Jonsn wz a layr so ɖ tîm wz’nt intîrli westd.

It srtnli tìd ʈñz p nîsli fr Sūzana Rìd ẃn a crumpld n pesti-fest Jonsn ivnć̣li jônd hr in hiz Dǎnñ Strīt studi jst bfr 8.30. Aftr rmîndñ him ɖt it hd bn 1,791 dez sins h hd last apird on GMB, Rìd cut t ɖ ćes. “R y onist, prîm̦inistr?” ś asct. “Yes,” rplaid ɖ Convict. Ɖ inṭvy hd run fr les ɖn 20 secndz, n Jonsn hd olrdi tld hiz frst lai.

Rìd gev him a secnd ćans t rīʈnc hiz ansr. Nɖr ś nr Boris sīmd t ʈnc it at ol unyźl ɖt ɖ frst ʈñ ś wd wont t asc a prîm̦inistr aftr fîv yirz wz ẃɖr h wz a layr. Bʈ ń ɖ prizumśn wz ɖt h wz. Ɖt’s hǎ lo w’v sunc. A cuntri rdyst t ɖ levl v a śalo narssist. Ɖ Convict blustrd, trayñ t hej hiz bets. It wz’nt ɖt h wz layñ, mor ɖt h wz a contṛvrṣ́list. In hiz drīmz. H’z jst a tîrd joc ɖt’s no longr funi. A wośt p end v ɖ pír act.

Īvn so, Jonsn cd’nt hlp digñ. A man olwz despṛt t g lowr stl. “I d mî bst t repriznt feʈḟli n akṛtli ẃt I b’liv,” h sd. Ɖs wz telñ. Bʈ fr ɖ admiśn ɖt ɖ truʈ dz nt cm īẓli t him, ɖt at tîmz ɖr z an unbriɉbl gap btwn fanṭsi n riaḷti in hiz conśsnis, n ɖ implisit acnolijmnt ɖt ɖ onli cōz in ẃć h trūli b’livz z hiz ǒn svîvl. N ɖt fr him ɖr z a worpt nbiḷti in biyñ dsonist in psyt v ɖt end. Īvn nǎ h c’nt brñ himslf t admit ɖt h dlibṛtli msléd parḷmnt ovr Partiget. Dspt hvñ atndd mni v ɖ partiz himslf. Ɖt’s nt jst layñ. It’s a pʈoḷji.

Aftr a brīf dip intu Ycren – Jonsn wz aḍmnt ɖ Ruśnz wr grūmñ ćildṛn az slīpr ejnts, ẃć wz ẃ ɖ YC wz insistñ on vīzaz fr ol refyjīz – Rìd muvd on t ɖ cost v livñ. Ɖ Convict wz aḍmnt ɖ guvnmnt wz dwñ evrʈñ it cd, apart fṛm ɖ eriaz in ẃć it cd b dwñ mor. H dd’nt īvn apir t notis h hd jst contṛdictd himslf. So mć fr hiz feṃs Oxḟd Yńn dbetñscilz. Rɖr, h wz mostli intnt on tōcñ ovr Rìd n trayñ t wînd dǎn ɖ cloc on ɖ inṭvy. Īvn h cd si ɖ inṭvy wz trnñ intu a carcraś, n hiz legz wîdnd frɖr apart ɖ mor h traid t mansplen hiz we ǎt v it.

Rìd wz nt so īẓli dflectd n wundrd hǎ Elsi wz s’pozd t gt bî. Elsi wz a 77-yir-old pnśnr hu cd nǎ aford t īt onli wn mīl a de n hd tecn t yzñ hr buspas t rîd ɖ busz ol de jrñ of-pīc aurz t cīp worm. A hint v recgniśn fṛm Ɖ Convict. “I bròt in ɖ Frīdmpas az Lundn mẹr,” h ćipt in. H hd’nt v cors, bt ɖ lai wz ɖ līst v it.

Ɖ riyl gv’we wz ẃt ɖs sd abt Jonsn. Ɖr wz no cmpaśn fr Elsi n ppl lîc hr hu wr struġlñ, nt jst t gt bî bt t ste alîv. No sns v dyti t or rsponsbiḷti fr ɖ cuntri h pṛfest t srv. Jst an īgrnis t tec ɖ credit fr mcñ it poṣbl fr pnśnrz t spend ɖer dez cīpñ worm at ɖ buscumṗni’s xpns. Az f ɖs wz smhǎ a briłnt guvnmnt iniṣ́tiv fr ẃć ɖ lîcs v Elsi òt t b gretfl. Nxt p ɖ Convict wl b clemñ ɖ nîțyb wz dzînd az acoṃdeśn fr ɖoz hu c’nt aford hītñ. Ɖ concrīt z gd fr ǎr bacs. Luci, luci s.

Bî nǎ Jonsn wz viẓbli struġlñ. Eni ʈts v a trîumfnt, soft priilex́ns inṭvy hd loñ sins craśt n brnd az h ramt p hiz dvrśnri tactics. Bt Rìd steid foc̣st. Hǎ mć hd ɖ cerrz’ alawns gn p bî? Boris hd’nt a clu. N dd’nt riyli cer. H jst wontd hiz ordīl t end. Bt hiz īgrnis t gt awe onli trnd ɖ carcraś intu a multipl pîl-up.

Eṇjicumṗniz cd’nt poṣbli b xpctd t pe a windfōl tax az BP wz struġlñ t gt bî on £6bn profits fṛm ɖ last qortr. Ppl lîc Elsi śd’nt b so grīdi. It wz tîm fr hr t stop wunḍrñ ẃt ɖ guvnmnt cd d fr hr n t start biyñ a bit mor altruistic. Bî ītñ wns evri uɖr de, fr xampl. N f ś cd lrn t ʈnc v taxrîzz az taxcuts ɖen ś’d hv mor muni t spend n wd’nt nīd t west ẃt wz left v hr lîf gwñ bcwdz n fwdz on ɖ Sǎʈ Srklr. Most v ol, Elsi śd unḍstand ɖt 10% infleśn wz hr fōlt so ś śd b ɖ wn hu sufrd.

Fr ɖ last fy minits – ẃn ś cd gt a wrd in éjwez – Rìd rvrtd t ɖ Convict’s oṇsti. Hǎ cm w hd a prîm̦inistr hu wz ɖ sntr v a wn-man crîmwev? N ẃ dd evrwn els hu wz gilti v brecñ ɖ lw hv t rzîn ẃn h steid pt? Jonsn mumbld smʈñ abt biyñ prǎd v ẃt h hd aćivd – imajin ɖ cogṇtiv diṣnns – bfr Rìd cōld tîm. “Lren’z wêtñ,” ś sd.

“Lren hu?” asct Jonsn. Fr wns, ɖs wz’nt an act. H jenyinli hd no îdīa hu Lren Celi wz. It wz olmst az f h sspctd ɖt ITV mt hv rusld p yt anɖr luvr wɖ a ptrṇtisūt. Ɖ Convict’s dez az ɖ slf-stîld man v ɖ ppl r loñ gn. N it wl b wel mor ɖn fîv yirz bfr h agriz t anɖr GMB inṭvy. Ẃr wz a frij ẃn y nīdd wn?

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Fṛm ɖ Obzrvr │ How to rebuild a life after the death of a partner

When two becomes one: ‘Grief experts encourage us to find strength and power in our experiences. Except that has never been the case with me.’ Illustration: Eva Bee/The Observer
Ẃn tū bcmz wn: ‘Grīf xprts incurij s t fînd streñʈ n pǎr in ǎr xpirịnsz. Xpt ɖt hz nvr bn ɖ ces wɖ m.’ Iḷstreśn: Īva Bì/Ɖ Obzrvr

Hǎ t rībild a lîf aftr ɖ deʈ v a partnr

(Transcription of an Observer article of 1 May 2022)

Luzñ smwn y luv dirli z devstetñ, bt ɖ bond cuplz śerd in lîf z vîtl t ɖoz hu liv on

 

Jūliit Rosenfeld, Súnde, 1 Me 2022

Ɖ  ʈret v deʈ z mor preznt in ǎr naśnl unconśs ɖn it hz bn fr decedz. A cilr vîṛs n a sudn vayḷnt inveźn in Yṛp hv śecn ǎr sns v sefti. A sefti ɖt mni v s tc fr grantd. Ɖ hrific scel v deʈs in Ycren z onli jst bginñ t imrj. Ǎr ǒn mortaḷti n fṛjiḷti cntiny t alarm s at pṛfǎnd sîcic n fizicl levlz – īvn f w d nt hv t hîd in bom śltrz.

Ɖ pandemic left bhnd a śerd sns v trōma, ẃć ɖ inveźn riignîtd in mni ppl’z mîndz. Trōma oṿẃlmz ɖ sufrr, līvñ ɖm pǎrlis n śoct. Ẃl ɖ tū sićueśnz canot b cmperd, ɖe śer srtn aspects. Bʈ repriznt dedli incŕśnz intu ppl’z livz. W me b far fṛm ɖ conflict in Ycren, bt most v s îdnṭfî closli wɖ ɖ faṃliz biyñ seṗretd, wimin n ćildṛn gwñ wst, men steyñ t fît. Sm v ɖoz fliyñ olrdi nǒ ɖe wl nvr mīt agn. Ɖ iṃjz v ppl at relwe steśnz abt t b forst apart r amñ ɖ most hart-brecñ I hv evr sìn.

Ɖ pandemic, in its dedliist munʈs, cild hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz az it swept arnd ɖ wrld. In Britn, it mnt mni wr forst t se gdbî on fonz or cmpytrscrīnz t ɖ prsn ɖe luvd most. Ɖ ONS rcordz ɖt 24,257 ppl wr widoud in ɖ YC btwn Dsmbr 2019 n Febrri 2021 bî Covid. Ɖs grim sttistic dz’nt acǎnt fr ɖoz in unmarid rleśnśps. Ɖoz figrz d nt xist.

I am a sîcoʈeṛpist n I frīqntli trīt ppl huz partnrz hv daid. Ẃl ɖr z no hîrarci v b’rivmnt, ɖ deʈ v a partnr z amñ ɖ most pṛfǎnd losz. Ɖ deʈ v ɖ adult y luv ɖ most, an ispeṣ́li cruwl xpirịns. I nǒ ɖs az I wz widoud at 45. Andru’z deʈ wz sudn, unforsìn, n ɖ sîc̣lojicl impact tc mni yirz t unḍstand – mć longr ɖn I wd evr hv imajind, hd I evr alaud mslf t. I wz yst t wrcñ wɖ b’rivd peśnts; I b’livd mslf t b priperd. I wz’nt.

In a clinicl-grūp mītñ last sprñ I wz tld v a peśnt, 45, huz huzbnd, 52, wz vnṭletd fr for munʈs bfr hiz mśīn wz swićt of. Ɖ sîcoʈeṛpist trītñ ɖs wmn wz vri cnsrnd abt hr stet v mînd. Ś hz steid in mî mînd. Tde, mî colīgz n I r alarmd bî hǎ mni rfṛ́lz w rsiv. Ofn w r unebl t mīt ɖ nīd. I spend aurz ć wīc cntactñ uɖr sîcoʈeṛpists hopñ ɖe hv a vecnsi. Poḷtiśnz n ɖ mīdia vôs growñ cnsrn abt mntl-hlʈ pṛviźn: hǎ bad ɖs tîm hz bn fr ɖ yuñ, eldrli ppl, ɖ unḍpriṿlijd, n ɖ lonli.

Bt wl enʈñ impruv? Ɖ NHS strugld t manij ɖ eṗdīmịlojicl ctastṛfi. Bt ɖ sîc̣lojicl consiqnsz r nt yt noun n no fundñ xists t pe fr it.

At ɖ hît v ɖ pandemic, ɖ numbr v cesz n deʈs bcem ɖ ʈmomitr ɖt gejd hǎ qcli lîf cd rtrn t norml. T bgin wɖ, fotoz v Covid victimz wr flaśt p nîtli on TV, n I wundrd ẃt ɖs momnt v recgniśn mt mīn t smwn. Dd it fīl dstrbñ or cumḟtñ?

Bt mni Covid deʈs wr olso storiz v a cupl’z lîf tgɖr cut śort bî deʈ.

Ẃl grīf z nt a mntl-hlʈ iśu in ɖ sem we az dpreśn or añzayti, it z a pṛfǎnd sîc̣lojicl wūnd; wn v ɖ most blīcli trnsforṃtiv ivnts a hymn biyñ cn xpirịns n wn w nīd t unḍstand betr. Grīf edyceśn śd b part v ǎr naśnl c’rikḷm, bt it z’nt.

Ɖ los v yr partnr z wn y canot hîd fṛm sîc̣lojicli or practicli. Hymnz r programd t b in cuplz. Ɖe r ol arnd y – n y r sngl. Yr steṭs sudnli ćenjz fṛm tū t wn – in ɖ most munden wez, ẃć r hard t artikḷt. I flt (xistnṣ́li) alon fr mni yirz, dspt a luvñ faṃli n frendz.

Fr ɖoz forćṇt inuf t aford ʈeṛpi, it bcmz poṣbl t śer ɖs fīlñ. Bt mî cnsultñrūm z a ples ẃr peśnts ofn dscrîb śem n a fir v borñ frendz az ɖ grīf forjz ahd, dragñ ɖm alñ in its wec. Grīf hz its ǒn hrenḍs tîmtebl, ẃć hz t b xpirịnst t b b’livd. Ɖ deʈ v ɖ prsn y liv wɖ z ispeṣ́li devstetñ bcz ɖe rmen evrẃr. Ɖer DNA on ɖ cups y drinc fṛm, ɖ smel v ɖ luvd wn’z cloɖz in ɖ wordrob. Ɖz fīlñz r inviẓbl t ɖ ǎtsd wrld.

Bt a b’rivd prsn z nt a sngl prsn. Smwn luvd y n y cntiny t luv ɖm. Aftr hiz deʈ, l luvd Andru az dīpli az I hd in lîf. H wz no longr alîv, bt ɖt bond, ɖt cmitmnt wz’nt brocn. It steid ɖs we fr qt sm yirz, untl I met a vri difṛnt, bt īqli luṿbl man n rientrd ɖ wrld wɖ him az a ny, luvñ cupl.

Yt ɖ rît t cntiny t xist in a cupl z frīqntli misunḍstd bî ɖoz hu hv nt xpirịnst ɖs los. In fact ɖ fīlñ v biyñ in a cupl cn psist fr yirz, decedz, ẃt z left v a lîftîm. In mî wrc, I si it az secrid, n vîtl t rspct. B’rivd spǎzz, hvr, r ofn dificlt fr uɖr cuplz t handl. Ɖer sadnis z weiti. Ẃt z haf a cupl? A ʈret, a rmîndr?

Ẃt, mnẃl, ɖ b’rivd wîf, huzbnd, partnr, luvr nīdz t lrn z ɖt ɖ ny lîf, wns rbilt, cn b livd alñsd ɖ sadnis v ɖ los v ɖ old lîf. Ɖ xpirịns v ɖ deʈ v a partnr līvz a holo bhnd, ẃć z vast, cavṇs n fl v darc śadoz ɖt unixpctidli apir lîc śarp n penfl objicts, t trip ovr n wind y. Ɖz objicts r meṃriz, ẃć riimrj sudnli ẃn ɖ luvd wn z ded, n r qt difṛnt t a meṃri v smwn stl alîv. Ɖ letñ g, z v a difṛnt txćr t ɖoz tîz y abandn bcz smwn no longr luvz y, or y no longr luv ɖm. Ẃn smwn dîz n ɖe stl luv y, ɖr z a gilt ɖt mst olso b indyrd in ɖ svîvr. Ɖt y hv lîf stl. Smʈñ ɖe wontd so mć, tù. Y cn muv on, ẃl ɖe r imoḅlîzd.

In ɖ most ordnri n pṛzêic v wez, meṃri hōnts y difṛntli alon. Meṃri ɖt z śerd z v a difṛnt ordr. A widowr’z meṃri v a marij aṇvrsri z hard t seḷbret wɖ uɖrz, wɖt it fīlñ mōciś. Ẃt cn b rmembrd – hr brʈde, ɖ frst tîm h sw hr, ɖer frst lunć, supr, hoḷde, ingejmnt? It z complex t d so alon. Ẃt dz ɖ mmorịlîześn v ɖ cupl mīn? Fr hūm r ɖz prîṿt calkleśnz, intrnl rūṃneśnz, reṃnisnsz, n rec̣lex́nz? Wɖt biyñ śerd, ɖe cn brñ pen.

Grīf xprts incurij s t fînd streñʈ, pǎr, “silvr lînñz” n rziłns in ǎr xpirịnsz. Xpt ɖt hz nvr bn ɖ ces wɖ m, or eni peśnt I hv sìn in mî cnsultñrūm. Most ćūz t blīcli liv on, bcz, hvr bad, ɖ deʈ instñt iludz s in lîf. W wêt fr ćenj v sm sort.

Ɖ pandemic, lîc ɖ wor, wl ivnć̣li bcm part v a śerd hisṭri. Bt ʈñz r nvr īql, n ɖ mas los v lîf wl nvr b flt bî onlŭcrz az it z bî ɖoz b’rivd. Onli ɖ b’rivd cn imajin b’rivmnt, bcz onli ɖe trūli nǒ ẃt it fīlz lîc. Onli ɖoz in Ycren cn riyli nǒ ẃt it z lîc. W cn trî t hlp in mni practicl wez, bt w śd olso cīp ɖer sîc̣lojicl pen in mînd.

N ɖ b’rivd spǎzz v ɖ pandemic, let s nt fget ɖm, or lc fr ćenj, impruvmnts, smîlz, ny inṭrests, rleśnśps, or luv. W mst let ɖm rmen in ɖer cuplz, sîḷnt, alon, stund, disḅlivñ.

Abv ol, w mst rspct ɖ wn v tū ɖe wns wr, n nt dgred or dminiś ɖ staćr v ɖ luvñ stet v mînd ɖe hd wɖ ɖer lost prsn. Graɉli, ɖ grīf ebñ awe, ɖ mōrnñ bginñ, ɖe me start t jôn ɖ rest v s agn. Let ɖm luv in ɖer ǒn rdyst, hart-brecñ we, tōcñ t smwn hu nvr rplîz. In mî wrc I hv sìn mni xamplz v hǎ luv cntinyz, trnsformz īvn, ẃn ɖ luvñ objict z gn. Ivnć̣li, smwn bcmz dfînd, nt bî los, bt bî luv.

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In Ñspel │ The Observer view on the cost of living crisis

Wages in Britain have been mostly stagnant since the financial crisis and productivity sits 15% below the United States, Germany and France. Photograph: Gary Calton/The Observer
Wejz in Britn hv bn mostli stagnnt sins ɖ fînanśl crîsis n prodctivti sits 15% b’lo ɖ Ynîtd Stets, Jrṃni n Frans. Foṭgraf: Gari Caltn/Ɖ Obzrvr

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on ɖ cost v livñ crîsis

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on 1 May 2022)

Cabiṇtministrz’ glib śortcuts r dîr rspons t ic̣nomic crîsis

Súnde, 1 Me 2022

Livñstanddz r set t fōl at ɖer fastist ret sins recordz bgan in ɖ mid-1950z. Last munʈ, ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti pridictd ɖt riyl hǎshold incmz wl fōl bî 2.2% ɖs yir, az eṇji n fūdprîsz incris bt wejz fel t cīp pes wɖ rîzñ bilz.

Ɖ impact wl nt b flt īqli. Fr sm, it wl bérli rejistr. Fr uɖr faṃliz, it wl mīn dificlt dsiźnz abt ẃt t cut bac on. Fr uɖrz stl, it wl b pṛfǎnd, strećñ pricerịs bujits in ẃć ɖr z olrdi no giv, forsñ imposbl ćôsz btwn isnślz sć az ptñ fūd on ɖ tebl n cīpñ ɖ hītñ on, n śarṗnñ ɖ fir v ɖ unixpctd ǎtle ɖt cn trigr a détspîṛl fṛm ẃć ɖr z no iscep. Wn esṭmet sjsts lowr-incm hǎsholdz wl fes a drop in incm v £1,300 ɖs yir.

Last wīc, ɖ lêtist ʈncñ fṛm ministrz on hǎ t adres ɖs crîsis in livñstanddz tricld intu ɖ hedlînz aftr a cabiṇt “brenstormñ” mītñ. Grant Śaps, ɖ trnsportministr, pṛpozd muvñ car MOTz fṛm wns a yir t wns evri 24 munʈs, sevñ a wn-car hǎshold a pōltri £23 a yir, at ɖ risc v jeṗdîzñ rodsefti. Ɖ edyceśnsecṛtri, Nadhim Zahawi, sjstd incrisñ ɖ maximm numbr v ćildṛn an rli-yirz wrcr cn b rsponsbl fr in ordr t moḍstli rdys ɖ cost v ćîldcer. Uɖrz arnd ɖ tebl rportidli sjstd yṇlatṛli scrapñ tarifs on fūd imports, ẃć wd wìcn Britn’z hand in tred ngośieśnz, n scrapñ guvnmntcmitmnts t rdys carbn imiśnz, a muv ɖt wd criet sgnificnt loñ-trm ic̣nomic n invîrnmntl costs fr ɖ YC.

Ɖ śalo sjsćnz rvil ɖ guvnmnt’s desṗreśn t gv votrz ɖ impreśn it z tecñ ax́n t adres ɖz harś ic̣nomic srcmstansz, bt wɖt spendñ eni muni. Ɖe r nt sirịs poḷsiz, bt fodr fr pres rlisz bfr ɖ locl ilex́nz.

Britn z xpirịnsñ a pṛloñd ic̣nomic mleiz. Wejz hv bn mostli stagnnt sins ɖ fînanśl crîsis, prodctivti hz bérli groun sins ɖen n sits 15% b’lo ɖ Ynîtd Stets, Jrṃni n Frans, n xtrnl śocs – ɖ slf-inflictd pen v līvñ ɖ YY’z sngl marcit n custmz yńn, n ɖ wor in Ycren – hv snt prîsz roc̣tñ.

Ɖr r no śortcuts t incrisñ livñstanddz. Eni aproć hz t b ʈri-proñd. Frst, ic̣nomic poḷsi nīdz t targit rîzñ prodctivti n t enśur ɖ spôlz r śerd īvnli wɖ implôīz ʈru incrist wejz, ptiklrli fr ɖoz in lo-peid wrc. Wn v ɖ rīznz in-wrc poṿti rets hv rizn z ɖt ɖr r tù mni jobz ɖt simpli d nt pe inuf t inebl ppl, ptiklrli ɖoz wɖ ćildṛn, t enśur a minimm standd v livñ. Ɖt cn b aćivd onli bî narowñ ɖ groʈgap btwn Lundn n ɖ sǎʈ-īst n ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri. It wd tec, at ɖ vri minimm, a radicl rībaḷnsñ v guvnmnt invstmnt in trnsport, infṛstrucćr n scilz awe fṛm ɖ rićist rījnz v ɖ cuntri, ẃć olrdi rsiv mor invstmnt p’ capita, twdz ɖ purist. Brexit hz onli md ɖs tasc hardr; it z fōrcast t sgnificntli rdys xports n t incris rījnl iniqoḷtiz ovr ɖ loñ trm.

Secnd, ɖ riyl-trmz cuts t beṇfits n taxcredits v ɖ past deced fr lo-incm faṃliz wɖ ćildṛn mst b rvrst. In an icoṇmi wɖ sgnificnt amǎnts v lo-peid wrc, ɖr wl olwz b a nīd fr guvnmnt t rīdistribyt incm twdz lo-incm peṛnts. Yt s’xesiv Cnsrṿtiv ćanslrz hv rdyst ɖ valy v beṇfits n taxcredits ovr tîm, wɖ sm faṃliz luzñ ɖ iqivḷnt v ʈǎzndz v pǎndz a yir fṛm ɖer hǎshold bujits, ẃl dliṿrñ xpnsiv incmtax cuts ɖt hv dispṛporśṇtli beṇfitd mor aflụnt hǎsholdz. Ɖs z anɖr ci rīzn ẃ in-wrc poṿti rets hv incrist n ẃ, in a cuntri az rić az ǎrz, ɖr r ppl, includñ ɖoz in wrc, rlayñ on fūdbancs t fīd ɖer ćildṛn. Ɖ s’port ɖt ɖ ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac, hz anǎnst t hlp faṃliz wɖ eṇjibilz z tù ʈinli spred, includñ acrs hǎsholdz fr hūm it z nt criticl, līvñ ɖ purist faṃliz hoṛbli xpozd.

Last, ɖ guvnmnt nīdz t implimnt strucćṛl rformz t tacl ɖ hî cost v livñ. Ɖ most importnt v ɖz z hǎzñ, ɖ costs v ẃć irod tù mć v ppl’z pêćécs in wn fél swūp. Ɖ YC hz nvr bilt inuf hǎzñ wɖt sgnificnt public sectr invstmnt intu sośl hǎzñ; yt sośl hǎsbildñ levlz hv dropt dṛmaticli sins ɖ 1980z, līvñ ɖ sośl-hǎzñ stoc t dwindl az a rzult v deṃliśnz n ɖ rît t bai. Ɖs hz pśt mor n mor ppl hu hv litl hop v evr bayñ ɖer ǒn hom intu an oṿprîst prîṿt rentd sectr. Britn rjntli nīdz a program v public invstmnt in hǎsbildñ t criet mor aforḍbl homz fr rent.

Ɖz r loñ-trm ic̣nomic rformz ɖt rqîr sstend invstmnt. Īvn f pt in ples imīɉtli, ɖe wl tec tîm t fŭli dlivr fr ɖ icoṇmi. Yt ɖs z a guvnmnt ɖt swñz fṛm crîsis t crîsis, wɖ litl wilñnis or cpaṣti t plan fr ɖ nxt deced n a drʈ v îdīaz t adres Britn’z vri riyl n strucćṛl ic̣nomic probḷmz. Ɖs lacdezicl aproć wl probbli cnsîn s t yirz mor v slugiś groʈ ɖt drîvz incrisñ numbrz v faṃliz wɖ ćildṛn intu poṿti.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on sexism in Westminster: this sleaze harms us all

Neil Parish stands to ask a question during prime minister’s questions in the Commons. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
Nìl Pariś standz t asc a qsćn jrñ prîm̦inistr’z qsćnz in ɖ Comnz. Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on sxizm in Wsminstr: ɖs slīz harmz s ol

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Friday 29 April 2022)

Nìl Pariś, akzd v woćñ porn at wrc, jônz a loñ list v Tori MPz invstgetd fr sx́l msconduct

Frîde 29 Epril 2022

“Unls w enśur indivijlz r bròt t justis, nʈñ wl ćenj,” Cet Mōltbi rout in ɖ Gardịn in 2019. Ɖ lêtist coments abt mel colīgz’ “wonḍrñ handz” fṛm ɖ inṭnaśnl-tred secṛtri, Án-Mri Tṛvełn, cmbînd wɖ ɖ fact ɖt no fywr ɖn 56 MPz r undr invstgeśn ovr sx́l conduct, sjst ɖt nt onli hv ʈñz nt ćenjd fr ɖ betr sins Mz Mōltbi rezd hr ǒn cmplent in 2017, in sm rspcts ɖe me īvn hv got wrs.

Tru, sm MPz hv bn hld t acǎnt fr in’proprịt bhevyr. Demịn Grīn wz sact fṛm hiz pziśn az frst secṛtri v stet in 2017 aftr an invstgeśn faund ɖt h hd laid t parḷmnt abt pornogṛfi on hiz cmpytr. No dfiṇtiv cncluźn wz rīćt in rleśn t Mz Mōltbi’z clem ɖt h hd bhevd roñli twdz hr, olɖo hr acǎnt wz faund t b “plōẓbl”. In 2020 ɖ formr Cnsrṿtiv MP Ćarli Elfic wz sntnst t tū yirz in jel fr ʈri sx́l asōlts – tū v ɖm on a parḷmntri wrcr. Anɖr Cnsrṿtiv MP, Imran Aħmad Cān, wz ɖs munʈ faund gilti v sx̣́li asōltñ a 15-yir-old bô in 2008, ẃl ɖ Tori MP Devid Worbrtn hz hd ɖ ẃip rmuvd aftr aḷgeśnz imrjd v sx́l haṛsmnt n ccen ys. Lebr MP Liym Bŕn olso fesz sspnśn fṛm ɖ Comnz fr nonsx́l bŭliyñ v a mel stāfr.

Bt uɖrz cntiny t iscep puniśmnt, az ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrat Lord Lstr dd ẃn h rzînd fṛm ɖ Hǎs v Lordz in 2018 aftr pirz votd nt t sañśn him fr sx́l haṛsmnt. Tori MP Crispin Blunt rzînd fṛm hiz pziśn az ćer v an ol-parti LGBT+ rîts grūp ɖs munʈ, aftr biyñ criṭsîzd fr pubḷcli atacñ Aħmad Cān’z cnvix́n. Bt ɖ ẃip wz nt wɖdrwn. N Boris Jonsn’z ẃips sīmd rluctnt, iniṣ́li, t act agnst anɖr MP, Nìl Pariś, hu z alejd t hv bn sìn woćñ pornogṛfi at wrc bî tū colīgz. Instd, it wz sjstd ɖt it wz fr ɖz witṇsz t rport him t ɖ Indipndnt Cmplents n Grīvns Scīm set p folowñ #MiTù. On Frîde, it wz anǎnst ɖt Mr Pariś wd rport himslf, n ɖ ẃip wz sspndd.

Ɖt ɖz rports, ẃć includ Mz Tṛvełn seyñ ś wz wns “pind p agnst a wōl” bî a mel MP, śd cm jst a wīc aftr a hîli public atmt t hymiliet Lebr’z Anɉla Rênr fr crosñ hr legz, mcs ɖm ol ɖ mor dsmeyñ. N ɖr z a sns v rîzñ angr amñ fīmel MPz, bʈ abt ɖ sṗsific bhevyr on dsple in parḷmnt n ɖ culćr v impyṇti ɖt cntinyz t srǎnd MPz; n abt wîdr trendz, includñ ɖ incrisñ ys v pornogṛfi in public plesz, n smartfon-inebld haṛsmnt.

Stl, opṭmists pônt t ɖ fact ɖt wimin r nǎ mor lîcli ɖz dez t cmplen abt mel bhevyr ɖt wd prīvịsli hv bn toḷretd. N gvn evrʈñ w nǒ abt ɖ numbr v sx́l haṛsmnt n abys xpirịnsz ɖt g unriportd, it z dificlt t asrt wɖ confidns ɖt sx́l msconduct in parḷmnt hz bcm mor comn, or les, best on aṇcdotl evidns. Ẃt cn b stetd frmli z ɖt it z daṃjñ bʈ t poḷtics n t ssayti ẃn sīńr public figrz sć az MPz trīt wimin wɖ sć cntmt.

Lebr hz its ǒn dificltiz in ɖs eria. Ɖs munʈ a grūp v sīńr wimin in ɖ parti cōld fr an end t ɖ ys v conḟdnśiaḷti’grīmnts ẃn aḷgeśnz r md. Bt ɖ lêtist nyz abt Mr Pariś, folowñ Aħmad Cān’z cnvix́n, Mr Worbrtn’z sspnśn n ɖ scuriḷs atac on Mz Rênr, mīn ɖt Boris Jonsn’z parti hedz intu nxt wīc’s locl ilex́nz in a clǎd v slīz.

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‘Vladimir Putin could be using nuclear rhetoric to give the appearance of being unstable.’ Photograph: Sputnik/AFP/Getty
‘Vḷdīmir Pūtin cd b yzñ ńclir reṭric t gv ɖ apiṛns v biyñ unstebl.’ Foṭgraf: Sputnic/AFP/Geti

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Pūtin’z ńclir ʈrets: Ruśa z luzñ in Ycren

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Friday 29 April 2022)

Wɖ 2,000 tacticl worhedz at hiz dspozl, w mst hop ɖ Ruśn prezidnt’s wornñz r tacticl

Frîde 29 Epril 2022

Az ɖ wor in Ycren n its consiqnsz wìcn Ruśa’z cnvnśnl militri, Vḷdīmir Pūtin’z guvnmnt hz rzortd t ńclir ʈrets dzînd t pṛjct streñʈ. Mr Pūtin wonts t intiṃdet hiz oponnts. Bt hiz straṭji z felñ. Instd v Ycren’z alîz bacñ dǎn, ɖe r stepñ p ɖer s’port. Ɖ YS Congres ɖs wīc apruvd $11bn v armz t Ycren, ʈri tîmz ɖ totl militri ed Wośñtn hz so far gvn.

Ɖ YS prezidnt, Jo Bîdn, wz rît t cōl ǎt Mr Pūtin fr mcñ “îdl coments” abt ńclir wepnz. It z unʈnc̣bl ɖt blundrz n mscalkleśnz wd tec ɖ wrld t ɖ éj v ɖ ńclir abis. Yt ɖt z ẃr ɖ wrld z hedñ. Ẃr-az ɖ Kbn misîlcrîsis lastd 13 dez, Ruśa’z wor z olrdi intu its ʈrd munʈ. Wɖ no clir end in sît, mor dedli batlz lc inevitbl – incrisñ ɖ ćansz v mstecs.

Mr Pūtin cd b yzñ ńclir reṭric t gv ɖ apiṛns v biyñ unstebl. Hiz wor z ilīgl n imoṛl. Hiz justiḟceśn fr startñ ɖ inveźn wz mcābra n lūdicṛs. Hvr, ɖs me b an act. Ruśa’z prezidnt cd b trayñ t bac cowrsiv dploṃsi wɖ ɖ “madmn ʈiyri” v ʈreṭnñ xesiv fors, ẃć includz ɖ spectr v ńclir wepnz. Hvr dis’griybl ɖs mt sīm, a raṣ́nl Mr Pūtin, wɖ 2,000 tacticl ńclir worhedz, z prefṛbl t an iraśnl wn.

Ɖ consntreśn v sć pǎr in wn man’z handz òt t mc ɖ wrld sit p. Ruśa hz fy mec̣nizmz t privnt Mr Pūtin rzortñ t ńclir wepnz f h dsîdd h hd nʈñ t lūz. In ɖ Gardịn last munʈ, Crisṭfr S Ćivis at ɖ Carnegi Indǎmnt fr Inṭnaśnl Pīs rout ɖt in worgem s’nārioz h hd tecn part in, ẃć cnsidrd ẃt wd hapn f Ruśa hit Ycren wɖ ńclir wepnz, ɖ onli we v diesc̣leśn wz ẃn “clir p’liticl of-ramps n lînz v cḿṇceśn btwn Mosco n Wośñtn hv rmend opn. In ol ɖ uɖr gemz, ɖ wrld z besicli dstroid.”

Ɖt z ẃ ɖ YS prezidnt hz bn cerfl nt t pṛvîd Ruśa wɖ a rīzn t g ńclir. Mr Bîdn md it clir ɖt ɖ YS wd nt ples būts on ɖ grǎnd, istabliś a no-flî zon or cnduct inṭconṭnntl b’listic-misîl tsts. Ẃt Mr Bîdn hz śoun z ɖt cnvnśnl anti-tanc n antiercraft tecnoḷjiz hv rīćt a ny levl v cepbiḷti, wn ẃć hz rendrd cnvnśnl invedñ grǎndforsz – unls oṿẃlmñli mast – olmst obṣlīt. Mr Bîdn hz bn śrūdr ɖn mor guñhǒ Deṃcrats or ɖer îdịlojicl soulmets faund in Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt.

Fest wɖ costli militri setbacs, Mr Pūtin hz rīfoc̣st Ruśa on tîṭnñ its hold in Ycren’z īst n sǎʈ. Ɖ fîtñ mt gt wrs bfr it gts betr. Psywñ Cyīv’z objctivz ʈru reḷtivli liṃtd mīnz hz wrct, ɖo Ruśa hz bn ebl t targit sviłnz indiscrimiṇtli. Ycreńnz hv evri rît t dfîn ɖer wor emz. So d ɖer Nato alîz. Wn v ɖer golz z nt t incris ɖ ćansz ɖt ɖ wor bcmz a ptnṣ́li ńclir conflict. Wstn līdrz śd ɖrfr rjct pṛvoc̣tiv n esc̣letri rqsts ǎt v hand. Nʈñ els cd b mor denjṛs.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the parliamentary session: a low, dishonest year

‘The readiness of many MPs, led by the prime minister, to ignore other rules seems undiminished.’ Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
‘Ɖ redinis v mni MPz, léd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, t ignor uɖr rūlz sīmz undiminiśt.’ Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ parḷmntri seśn: a lo, dsonist yir

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Thursday 28 April 2022)

Wsminstr plúmd ny depʈs v scandl ovr ɖ past 12 munʈs. Bt ɖ cruwl n slapdaś lejsleśn it pást wz īvn wrs

Ʈrzde, 28 Epril 2022

At lunćtîm on Ʈrzde parḷmnt wz pṛrogd – līġli fr wns – bfr ɖ stet oṗnñ n Qīn’z spīć on 10 Me. So endd wn v ɖ lǒist, most dsonist n most dscredtbl parḷmntri seśnz v modn tîmz. It wz a seśn marct bî ɖ frst cnvix́n fr a criminl ofns bî a sitñ prîm̦inistr, bî ɖ reṿleśn ɖt ɖ ćanslr v ɖ xćecr’z wîf yzd non-Dóm taxsteṭs, n bî ɖ unraṿlñ v ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti’z eʈicl sns az ministrz atmtd t sev an MP’z scin aftr h hd bn faund gilti v lobiyñ. It wz olso marct bî ɖ sntnsñ v a Lebr MP t a sspndd 10-wīc priznsntns fr haṛsmnt n ɖ cnvix́n v a Tori MP fr moḷsteśn.

Ɖ seśn hz culṃnetd in an xtrordnri wīc v scuriḷs scandlz ɖt sīm ol tù repriznttiv v ɖ dsrepytbl n emoṛl culćr xpozd bî ɖ aḷgeśnz v rīsnt dez. It wz rvild ɖs wīc ɖt 56 MPz – alejidli includñ guvnmnt n śado ministrz – hv bn rfŕd t ɖ Comnz oʈoṛtiz ovr iśuz v sx́l haṛsmnt n uɖr msconduct. On ɖ vri mornñ v proṛgeśn, a Tori MP wz iśùd wɖ a criminl ćarj v felñ t stop aftr an axidnt, n a formr Lebr ministr wz sspndd fr bŭliyñ. F evr ɖ cuntri wz wel rid v a parḷmntri seśn ɖen it wz śrli ɖs wn.

Grimli, ɖs wz olso a seśn in ẃć parḷmnt cntinyd t pas oʈoṛterịn n riax́nri lwz p untl ɖ last minit. Ɖs wīc, sevṛl mejr bilz ẃć hd bn bérli scrūṭnîzd in dītel in ɖ Comnz n hd bn sbjctd t multipl impruvmnts bî ɖ Hǎs v Lordz wr fîṇli scrabld intu lw az ɖ upr hǎs baud ɖ ni. Ɖz includ ɖ ilex́nzbil, ẃć intṛdysz ID ćecs on votrz n gvz ɖ guvnmnt mor oʈoṛti t cntrol ɖ prīvịsli indipndnt Ilectṛl Cmiśn, a muv dscrîbd ɖs wīc bî a formr lord ćīf justis az rpugnnt; ɖen ɖr wr ɖ p’līs, crîm, sntnsñ n corts bil, an oʈoṛterịn atmt t impoz nīdlis xtra cndiśnz on rîts v asmbli n protest, n ɖ jdiśl rvy n corts bil, dzînd t crb scrūṭni v ɖ lwflnis v guvnmnt ax́nz. Wɖ sm îṛni, ɖs pást intu lw jst az ɖ hî cort rūld ɖt ɖ guvnmnt’s Covid-ira cerhom-disćarj poḷsi, in ẃć mor ɖn 12,500 ppl daid, hd bn unlwfl.

Ɖ wevz v slapdaś n oṿmîti ny lwz pást in ɖs seśn n huridli cmplitd ɖs wīc dd nt end ɖr. Ɖe olso includ ɖ hlʈ n cer bil, ẃr a fy Cnsrṿtiv MPz rbeld t ɖ end, bt un’velñli, t trî t stop ɖ guvnmnt’s eḟt t scrap ɖ reğlr indipndnt asesmnt v NHS stafñnīdz. Anɖr ɖt wnt t ɖ wîr wz ɖ naṣ́naḷti n bordrz bil, ẃr pirz hv votd rpitidli t enśur ɖt ɖ lwz on asîḷmsīcrz in ɖ ny lejsleśn rmen in lîn wɖ ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm’z trīti obḷgeśnz twdz refyjīz; nvɖles, on Tyzde, Tori MPz votd t gt rid v ɖ clōz n pmit Britn t brīć its inṭnaśnl cmitmnts yt agn. It wz a crǎnñ dsgres on a loñ list v lejsḷtiv śem.

It me wel nt b ɖ last wn. Ɖr z no gaṛnti ɖt ɖ nxt parḷmntri seśn wl b difṛnt. Ɖ damij t public trust blīdz evr on. Ɖ leġsi v Partiget hz nt pleid ǎt yt; mć mor z t cm. Ɖ redinis v mni MPz, léd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, t ignor uɖr rūlz sīmz undiminiśt. N ɖ test fr cruwl n sliṗri lejsḷtiv iṇveśn wl incris az ɖ guvnmnt’s popylaṛti slîdz frɖr – az it so rićli dzrvz t d, nt līst in nxt wīc’s locl ilex́nz.

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