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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Modi’s bulldozing of parliament shows him as the architect of a Hindu Taliban

‘The greatest set of government buildings in the world’ … Parliament House, New Delhi, in 2019. Photograph: STR/EPA
‘Ɖ gretist set v guvnmntbildñz in ɖ wrld’ … Parḷmnthǎs, Ny Déli, in 2019. Foṭgraf: STR/YPA

Modi’z bldozñ v parḷmnt śoz him az ɖ arc̣tect v a Hindu Taḷban

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 4 June 2021)

Flaṭnñ ɖ mjestic Mrgl-inspîrd bildñz z ɖ lêtist stej in a hetfl, vaṇti-fyld campen t di-Izlaṃfî India

Anish Kapoor

Aniś C’pur, 4 Jūn 2021

At ɖ hart v Ny Déli, ɖ capitl v India, sits a Mūgl-inspîrd mońmnt ɖt hǎzz ɖ sīt v ɖ Indịn parḷmnt. Bilt bî ɖ Britiś arc̣tect Edwin Lućnz btwn 1911 n 1931, ɖ parḷmntbildñz n ɖer grand rodwez n wōtrćanlz folo ɖ form istabliśt bî ɖ Izlamic rūlrz v Iran n ilaḅretd bî ɖ Izlamic sulṭnet v Saṃcand n ɖ Mūgl rūlrz v India.

Lućnz dzînd phps ɖ most importnt Izlamic-inspîrd eḍfis v modn tîmz. Ɖ bildñz qot arc̣tecćṛl embḷmz fṛm Hindu tmplz n paḷsz, bt ɖ grand plan foloz ɖ dzîn v Mūgl-Izlamic lanscep wɖ a lît nod t Romn trîumḟlizm. It z, in mî vy, ɖ gretist set v guvnmntbildñz enẃr in ɖ wrld.

Unṣprîzñli, ɖ Izlamic oṛjin v ɖz bildñz ofndz ɖ cuṛnt reźīm in Déli. It z ẃ ɖ tîṛnt Modi n hiz hnćṃn r dstroyñ it. Az I rait, ɖ dstrux́n z undr we. It z an aboṃneśn ɖt Modi’z het-fild campen t di-Izlaṃfî India z alaud t cntiny via ɖ dstrux́n v a wrld-clas mońmnt. Astoṇśñli, ɖ YN heṛtijfoṛm z sîḷnt n wrld heṛtijbodiz hv cept ɖer mǎɖz frmli clozd. R ɖe afreid v Modi, or d ɖe nt cer ẃt hapnz in India?

The new Indian Parliament House construction site in 2020. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Ɖ ny Indịn Parḷmnthǎs cnstrux́nsait in 2020. Foṭgraf: Jewel Samad/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Modi hz apôntd ʈrd-ret Bimal Ptel az hiz arc̣tect. Ptel wl dzîn its rplesmnt mć in ɖ we ɖt Albert Speer foloud hiz Führer’z līd, bt, v cors, Ptel dz nt hv an îota v Speer’z taḷnt.

Ɖs îdịlojicli drivn, het-fild dstrux́n foloz ɖ deṃliśn v ɖ Babri Masjid in Îodia in 1992 n ɖ vanḍlizm v Izlamic n Mūgl mońmnts ol ovr India. Modi apirz t wont nʈñ les ɖn ɖ obliṭreśn v ol ɖ Izlamic mońmnts v India n ɖ rmuvl v ɖ 200 miłn Indịn Mŭzlimz. Let s nt fget ɖt h hz olrdi forṣbli tecn awe Indịn sitiznśp fṛm mni miłnz v Indịn Mŭzlimz n rendrd ɖm stetlis – a crîm fr ẃć h hz nt bn bròt t bc, īvn ɖo India z a sigṇtri t ɖ YN decḷreśn v hymn rîts, v ẃć sitiznśp z a sntṛl tenit.

Ɖ pritns ɖt ɖ dstrux́n v ɖs grand vista z jusṭfaid bî a lac v spes fr parḷmnt z flimzi. Ɖ Naśnl Ḿziym v India, ẃć z hǎzd in wn v ɖ bildñz t b dmoliśt, z t b muvd t a spes inadiqt fr its marvḷs c’lex́nz, ptñ at risc mni invałbl n frajîl wrcs v art. Ol ɖs wl b dn at brecnec spīd in ordr t hv ɖ wrc finiśt bfr ɖ end v Modi’z trm in ofis. Ɖ Indịn corts hv bn preśrd t aqies t ɖs idiotic scīm, n jrṇlists n uɖr comntetrz hv bn intiṃdetd.

The monumental statue of Vallabhbhai Patel is four times taller than the Statue of Liberty. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
Ɖ mońmntl staću v Vaḷbî Ptel z for tîmz tōlr ɖn ɖ Staću v Liḅti. Foṭgraf: Amit Dev/Rôtrz

Trajicli, Covid-19 ravjz ɖ cuntri bt uncerñ îdioḷji mcs śr ɖt ɖ sntṛl vista project hz $2bn in fundñ ẃl hundṛdz v miłnz v India’z pur n desttyt hv t fnd fr ɖmslvz. Ɖe r dayñ bî ɖ hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz. Modi z bildñ a vulgr mońmnt t himslf on ɖ corpsz v inviẓbl n uņemd sitiznz.

I drw a cmparisn hir wɖ ɖ Mūgl emprr Ǎrañzeb, hu in ɖ 17ʈ snć̣ri dstroid Hindu mońmnts n tmplz ol ovr India in frvnt rlijs hetrid. Modi z an Ǎrañzeb fr ǎr tîmz. Hiz reźīm berz cmparisn wɖ ɖ Taḷban in Afgaṇstan, hu olso atmt t rūl wɖ îdịlojicl frvr.

Modi’z Hindu Taḷban nīdz mońmnts t itslf in ordr t istabliś culćṛl axptns n doṃneśn. Lîc ol fasist-līnñ poḷtiśnz, Modi hops ɖt bî cntrolñ ɖ iṃjz at ɖ hart v ɖ neśn, h wl form a ny viźn v hiz India, ẃć plesz him at ɖ sntr alñsd Mhatma Gandi n Vaḷbî Ptel.

Ɖ īgo dspleid in ɖs n uɖr v hiz venglorịs projects pts Indịn dmocṛsi at hyj risc. Modi rīsntli opnd a cricitstedịm nemd aftr himslf, in laḟbl miṃcri v Cim Joñ-un in Norʈ C’rīa. H irectd a mońmntl staću t Vaḷbî Ptel, ɖ Hindu-Gjrāti frīdmfîtr. It z for tîmz bigr ɖn ɖ Staću v Liḅti, unimajiṇbli vulgr n cost ovr $400m. Ɖz r edfisz fr ultra-naśṇlist Modi Taḷbanists t rali arnd.

Narendra Modi stadium. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP
Nrendra Modi stedịm. Foṭgraf: Aijaz Rahi/AP

Ɖ Britiś sivl srvnt Jon Streći dclerd in a lecćr gvn at Cembrij Yṇvrṣti in 1884 ɖt “ɖr z no sć cuntri az India n ɖs z ɖ frst n most isnśl fact abt India ɖt cn b lrnt”. Sīcñ yṇfaid rlijn, culćr n tṛdiśn in India, h cd nt fînd ɖm. Ẃt h feld t si z India’z cpaṣti fr dvrṣti, India’z iniscepbl multi-leyrd cmplex̣ti, India’z rfyzl v snğlaṛti. H cd nt si India az formñ a chisiv hol wɖt a śerd lanḡj or tṛdiśn. Hiz neśnstet mîndset cd nt si yṇti n dvrṣti livñ sîd bî sîd.

Britiś c’lońl indevrz t fors Indịnz intu wn sistm léd t famin n sleṿri. It forst Indịnz intu culćṛl infirioṛti so Crisćn mraḷti cd doṃnet n Britiś biznis inṭrests cd fluriś. I b’liv ɖ fasist guvnmnt in India tde z dwñ ẃt ɖ Britiś cd nt. Modi n hiz nio-c’lońl hnćṃn r forsñ Hindu snğlaṛti on ɖ cuntri.Ɖ dstrux́n v ɖ parḷmntbildñz repriznts ɖ tecñ-ovr v ɖ Indịn sîci bî a fasist reźīm. Its ultra-naśṇlist viźn z v Hindu dmińn ovr ol Indịnz at eni prîs, n Modi az its arc̣tect wl rūl India wɖ hiz rît hand rezd in s’lūt, pām opn, miṃcñ ɖ Hindu god Viśnu – amñ uɖrz.

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on Cummings’ testimony: a vivid portrait of failure

‘Mr Cummings reports that the prime minister likes “chaos” as a mode of government’. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters
‘Mr. Cumñz rports ɖt ɖ prim̦inistr lîcs “ceos” az a mod v guvnmnt’. Foṭgraf: Rôtrz Tv/Rôtrz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Cumñz’ tstiṃni: a vivid portret v fełr

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 26 May 2021)

Boris Jonsn’z formr advîzr z nt ɖ most rlaybl nretr, bt hiz dámñ acǎnt v ɖ prim̦inistr’z flwz z s’portd bî ol ɖ evidns

26 May 2021

A  yir ago, Doṃnic Cumñz gev a presconfṛns fṛm ɖ gardn v 10 Dǎnñ Strīt t xplen ẃ h, az ɖ prim̦inistr’z most pǎrfl advîzr, śd b alaud t brīć locdǎn rūlz ẃn ordnri sitiznz wr cnfînd t ɖer homz. Hiz xpḷneśn, involvñ ɖ clem t hv tstd hiz îsît bî drîvñ wɖ hiz faṃli in ɖ car, wz feṃsli improbbl.

Ɖt episod daṃjz Mr. Cumñz’ creḍbiḷti az a witnis bfr a cmiti v MPz sīcñ t lrn lésnz fṛm ɖ guvnmnt’s hanḍlñ v ɖ pandemic. Nwn hu woćt Wenzde’z tstiṃni wz left dǎtñ ɖt h intndd t setl scorz n dvrt blem awe fṛm himslf. H apoḷjîzd fr mstecs ɖt wr md, bt az a prelyd t slfxclpeśn, īvn ovr ɖt faṃlitrip t Cǎnti Duṛm. Hiz rgret wz nt hvñ actd snr t contṛdict a privelñ guvnmnt vy last Marć ɖt ɖ vîṛs śd b alaud t run ʈru ɖ popyleśn, jeṇretñ naćṛl iḿṇti. H hd bn rît ol alñ, n śd hv forst ɖ prim̦inistr t act, h sd. Wel h wd, wd’nt h, az Mandi Rîs-Deviz mt hv obzrvd.

A slfsrvñ motiv dz nt rendr ɖ hol acǎnt inṿlid. Mć v it z c’roḅretd bî uɖr sorsz n ɖ evidns v ẃt hapnd t ɖ cuntri. Īvn ẃn it wz clir ɖt Britn wz hedñ qcli twdz ctastṛfi, ɖ prim̦inistr wz îɖr unwilñ or sîc̣lojicli unebl t tec ɖ nesṣri ax́n.

Az ɖ crîsis unfoldd, ɖs funḍmntl flw in Boris Jonsn’z caṛctr rīsrfist az ɖ cōz v cnfyźn, dle n, bî xtnśn, uņesṣri deʈ. Mr. Cumñz rports ɖt ɖ prim̦inistr lîcs “ceos” az a mod v guvnmnt bcz it forsz uɖrz t awêt hiz arbtreśn, ɖr-bî bolsṭrñ hiz pǎr. Ɖt z cnsistnt wɖ uɖr acǎnts v Mr. Jonsn’z modus operandi: mntenñ a dlibṛtli wìc cabiṇt, contṛdictñ himslf, mcñ fōls public stetmnts, mcñ poḷsi cmitmnts wn de n U-trnñ ɖ nxt, pṛcrasṭnetñ ẃl ɖ opśnz naro. Ɖt tmpṛmntl inadiqsi wd b probḷmatic undr norml srcmstansz. Jrñ a pandemic, it hz pruvd līʈl.

Sm v ɖ wrst felñz v guvnmnt wr, no dǎt, cmpǎndd bî mīdiocṛti n a lac v ajiḷti ʈrt Ẃîthōl. Mr. Cumñz z rît t rêz ɖ alarm abt a sivl cntinjnsiz aṗreṭs ɖt xistd t cǒp wɖ rer imrjnsiz n feld t pform ɖt wn besic fuñśn ẃn rqîrd. Ɖ ʈret v a pandemic hd bn noun fr yirz, yt ɖ guvnmnt faund itslf mcñ p ɖ plan az it wnt alñ.

Fr ol ɖ sstemic unredinis n alejd dsoṇsti v cabiṇtministrz, ɖ sntṛl probḷm – ɖ brocn pìs in ɖ mśīn ɖt esc̣letd evri haẓd intu a dzastr – wz ɖ man huz job it wz t līd. No cuntri wnt intu ɖ pandemic fŭli priperd. Ol hd t impṛvîz rsponsz n lrn fṛm evidns az it imrjd. Mr. Jonsn feld t d ɖt, nt jst at ɖ start, bt ʈrt last yir.

Britn hz sufrd wn v ɖ hîist p’ capita deʈtolz in ɖ wrld nt onli bcz its orgnz v stet wr unredi, bt bcz its prim̦inistr wz unfit. Mr. Cumñz z nt ɖ most rlaybl nretr v ivnts in ẃć h pleid a crūśl rǒl. Yt ɖ picćr h pents v a prim̦inistr lacñ ɖ jujmnt n caṛctr t naṿget ɖ crîsis taliz wɖ a Dǎnñ Strīt specṭcl ɖt ɖ cuntri witnist last yir, lrćñ fṛm panic t cmplesnsi n bac agn – “a śopñtroli smaśñ btwn ailz.” Tstiṃni fṛm a man at ɖ vri hart v ɖt dzastr mt wel b skd bî vndeta, bt it olso cntenz frîtnñli plōẓbl insît intu ɖ we Britn z guvnd. Ɖ fl picćr wl imrj onli in tîm, bt sm jujmnts r olrdi aveḷbl best on noun facts. “Tnz v ʈǎzndz v ppl daid hu dd’nt nīd t dî,” Mr. Cumñz sd. Trajicli, it wz ɖ truʈ.

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Lock him up! Why is repeat offender Donald Trump still a free man?

Simon Tisdall
Sîmn Tizdl

Loc him p! Ẃ z rpit ofndr Doṇld Trump stl a fri man?

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 23 May 2021)

Ɖ xprezidnt z akzd v abys v pǎr, frōd, tax iveźn n mor, bt h hz nt bn ćarjd wɖ enʈñ

Sîmn Tizdl, 23 Me 2021

Donald Trump leaving Trump Tower in New York; he sees himself as a sort of ‘king over the water’ Photograph: James Devaney/GC Images
Doṇld Trump līvñ Trump Tǎr in Ny Yorc; h siz himslf az a sort v ‘cñ ovr ɖ wōtr’ Foṭgraf: Jemz Dveni/GC Iṃjz

A  sudn fōl fṛm pǎr olwz cmz hard. Cñ Alfrid wz rdyst t sculcñ in a Suṃsét bog. A dstrōt Npołn tōct t cofi bśz on St Hlena. Emprr Hîli S’lasi v Īʈiopia huñ arnd ɖ haḅdaśri dpartmnt v Joli’z in Baʈ. Yganda’z Idi Amīn plotd bludi rvnj fṛm a Novotél in Jeda. Onli Alfrid ɖ Gret md a s’xesfl cm-bac.

Ol v ẃć brñz s t Doṇld Trump, cuṛntli in xîl at hiz lux̣́riclub in Bedminstr, Ny Jrzi. Winjñ amd ɖ maṇkrd grīnz n buncrz v hiz xclūsiv golfcors, ɖ dfitd prezidnt rcōlz an ejñ Bóni Prins Ćarli – a sort v “cñ ovr ɖ wōtr” wɖ wōtrfīćrz. Lîc dpozd līdrz ʈrt hisṭri, h obsesz abt a rtrn t pǎr.

Yt az Senit mnoṛtilīdr Mić McConl muvz t cil of a 9/11-stîl naśnl cmiśn t invstget ɖ 6 Jańri Cápitl Hil inṣrex́n, ɖ presñ qsćn z nt ẃɖr Trump cn mnten cult-lîc swe ovr Rpublicnz, or īvn ẃɖr h wl run agn in 2024. Ɖ qsćn ɖt śd most cnsrn Americnz hu cer abt dmocṛsi z: ẃ z’nt Trump in jel?

Ɖ fact h z nt, n hz nt bn ćarjd wɖ enʈñ, z a jenyin puzl – sm mt se a scandl, īvn a cnspiṛsi. Trump’s acćl n ptnśl criminl rapśīt loñ prīdets ɖ Cápitl sīj. It includz alejd abysz v pǎr, obstrux́n v justis, frōd, tax iveźn, Ruśn munilōnḍrñ, ilex́ntamṗrñ, conflicts v inṭrest, huśmuni brîbz, asaṣneśn – n a lot v lîz.

Let’s tec ɖz aḷgeśnz wn at a tîm. District v C’lumbia invstgetrz se ɖe hv ćarjd 410 ppl ovr ɖ Cápitl brīć. Sm cd b traid fr plotñ t oṿʈro ɖ YS guvnmnt – a crîm puniśbl bî p t 20 yirz in prizn – or īvn fr mrdr, gvn ɖt fîv ppl daid.

Yt Trump, hu rjd s’portrz at a Wośñtn rali ɖt de t “fît lîc hel” t stop Congres srṭfayñ hiz ilex́nlos, z nt amñ ɖm. H hz nt īvn bn qsćnd ovr hiz indispytbli piṿtl rǒl.

Fr śr, Trump wz impićt – bt h dclînd t apir bfr Congres, n Rpublicn tǒdiz md a moc̣ri v ɖ proses, votñ t aqit him v insaitñ inṣrex́n. In Marć, DC atrni Mîcl Śrwin sd fedṛl invstgeśnz involvñ Trump r stl undr we. “Mbi ɖ prezidnt z culṗbl,” h ḿzd. Bt updets abt ɖs ci aspect v ɖ afer r un’cǎntbli lacñ.

L’tiśa Jemz, Ny Yorc’s atrni-jenṛl, last wīc cnfrmd a criminl invstgeśn intu alejd roñduwñ bî Trump’s biznis empîr. Ɖs inqîri z runñ in tandm wɖ anɖr criminl invstgeśn intu ɖ Trump Orġnîześn bî ɖ Manhatn district atrni, Sîṛs Vans. Alejd fōls acǎntñ n tax ireğlaṛtiz apir t b ɖ mn foc̣s.

Yt ɖz loñ-runñ invstgeśnz lac tanɉbl rzults. Nr d ɖe apir t b xaṃnñ ptnṣ́li mor p’liticli iluṃnetñ aḷgeśnz sć az Trump’s dīlñz wɖ Vlajīmir Pūćin n Ruśa’z oligarcs, munilōnḍrñ via ɖ Ny Yorc proṗtimarcit, n ɖ past rǒl v dsgrest Deutsche Bank. Ẃl clemñ it’s ol a “wićhunt”, Trump me b hapi fr ɖz liṃtd inqîriz t drag on indefiṇtli.

Ẃ, mnẃl, hz Trump nt olrdi bn arend on ćarjz v obstrux́n v justis n abys v pǎr? Xacli tū yirz ago, speśl cǎnsl Roḅt Mueller sáitd 10 instnsz v ɖ ɖen prezidnt alejidli obstructñ invstgeśnz intu c’luźn btwn ɖ Trump 2016 campen n Ruśa. Ɖe includd hiz fîrñ v ɖ FBI d’rectr, Jemz Comi, n an atmt t sác Mueller himslf.

Mueller plenli indcetd ɖr wz a ces t ansr, bt sd h wz unebl t brñ indîtmnts. “A prezidnt canot b ćarjd wɖ a fedṛl crîm ẃl h z in ofis,” h sd. Īvn f ɖt z līġli c’rect, Trump z no longr in ofis. Meric Garḷnd, Wiłm Bar’z ʈancḟli les Yraia Hīp-iś s’xesr az atrni-jenṛl, śd b ol ovr ɖs. Ẃ z’nt h?

Trump’s wel-atstd atmts t indys Jorja stet ofiślz t mnipylet Nvmbr’z ilex́ncǎnt in hiz fevr wr a crîm, Fŭltn Cǎnti proṣktrz sjst. F so, ẃ ɖ dle? Ćarj him! Ad t ɖ rapśīt aḷgeśnz v ɖ xprezidnt c’ruptli ćaṇlñ YS taxpeyr n foṛn fundz intu hiz hotel n rzort bizṇsz.

“Speśl-inṭrest grūps lîcli spent mor ɖn $13 miłn at Trump proṗtiz” in ordr t gen axes n inflụns, Sitiznz fr Rsponsbiḷti n Eʈics in Wośñtn, an indipndnt woćdog, rports. Ɖs tiṗfaid an admiṇstreśn “marct bî slf-inṭrest, proḟtirñ at ɖ hîist levlz, n mor ɖn 3,700 conflicts v inṭrest”.

In śort, Trump, hu promist t “dren ɖ swomp”, wodld ni-dīp in slīz. So invstget n ćarj him!

Trump hz mć t ansr fr inṭnaśṇli, tù. Ɖ YN sz ɖ asaṣneśn h ordrd last yir, wɖt just cōz, v an Ireńn jenṛl, Qasem Sŭḷmani, wz an unlwfl act – poṣbli a worcrîm. N f ol ɖt z nt inuf, ɖen cnsidr – fṛm a moṛl f nt a līgl standpônt – ɖ ʈǎzndz v avôḍbl Covid-19 deʈs atribytbl t Trump’s dnaylizm, stypidti n reclis incompitns.

It’s trūli strenj ɖt in a land v lwz, Trump stl wōcs fri, strutñ arnd hiz fansi-pants golfcors, holdñ $250,000 a hed fundrezrz, ivedñ justis, incuṛjñ sdiśn, n dêli blogñ dvîsiv bîl abt a stoḷn ilex́n. Ɖ Big Chūna pédlz ɖ Big Lî. Ẃt uɖr slf-rspctñ cuntri wd alǎ it?

Ɖ dsmeyñ ansr me b ɖt t loc him p – ɖ fet h wśt on Hiḷri Clintn – wd b t risc anɖr inṣrex́n. Ɖt’s ɖ last ʈñ Jo Bîdn n America’z wobli dmocṛsi nīdz. Bt letñ him gt awe wɖ it harmz dmocṛsi, tù. In ofis, Trump rūld bî lwlisnis n fir. In xîl, fir cīps him bynd ɖ rīć v ɖ lw.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Why sleaze investigations are becoming more menacing for Boris Johnson

‘The worse the misconduct he is trying to conceal, the rantier he tends to get. He was very ranty indeed at prime minister’s questions.’ Photograph: Jessica Taylor/Reuters
‘Ɖ wrs ɖ msconduct h z trayñ t cnsil, ɖ rantịr h tndz t gt. H wz vri ranti indd at prim̦inistr’z qsćnz.’ Foṭgraf: Jesica Teilr/Rôtrz

Ẃ slīz invstgeśnz r bcmñ mor meṇsñ fr Boris Jonsn

(Transcription of an Observer article of 2 May 2021)

Numbr 10 z bginñ t panic nǎ ɖt indipndnt inteṛgetrz r in psyt v ɖ truʈ

Andrew Rawnsley

Andru Rōnzli, 2 May 2021

I  wl bet y ɖ prîs v a rol v gold wōlpepr ɖt y wl b ebl t se hu peid ẃn y last hd ɖ dec̣retrz in. F ɖr wz eni rīzn y hd t pruv ɖt it wz y, y’d pṛdys a banc or credit card stetmnt. Ɖ homlîf v Boris Jonsn z mć mor compḷcetd. Ɖr r nǎ no fywr ɖn ʈri inqîriz intu hǎ ɖ rīfrbiśmnt v ɖ Dǎnñ Strīt flat wz fundd. “Caś fr cŭśnz” n “wōlpepr get” r aḿzñ leblz fr ɖs scandl, bt I hv an iśu wɖ ɖm. Ɖe sort v srv Mr Jonsn bî ptñ a trivịlîzñ rápr on ɖ pṛfǎndli sirịs qsćnz rezd.

Wn v ɖz inqîriz z bî ɖ cabiṇtsecṛtri, Sîmn Ces, so grīn fr ɖ rǒl ɖt h hz’nt got ɖ custmri naithd yt. Anɖr z bî ɖ nyli apôntd “indipndnt” advîzr on miṇstirịl standdz, Lord Gît. Ɖ prim̦inistr cn fîr Mr Ces jst lîc h sact ɖ last cabiṇtsecṛtri. Ɖ prim̦inistr cn ignor Lord Gît. H dd ɖt t ɖ prīvịs eʈics inviɉletr, Sr Alix Aḷn, hu rzînd ẃn Mr Jonsn rfyzd t axpt hiz fîndñz abt bŭliyñ bî Priti Ptel. I am nt seyñ ɖ tū men w’nt trî t d a propr job, bt eni arenjmnt ɖt involvz an ofiśl inqîrñ intu hiz ǒn bos dz nt inspîr 100% confidns.

Ɖ invstgeśn ɖt Mr Jonsn hz mor t wuri abt z ɖt bî ɖ Ilectṛl Cmiśn. Ɖt bodi hz indipndnt, statytri pǎrz t inṭvy witṇsz undr cōśn n gaɖr evidns. F it cncludz ɖr wz roñduwñ, it wl impoz a fîn. F it dsîdz ɖt ɖr r rīzṇbl grǎndz t sspct ɖt a criminl ofns hz bn cmitd, ɖ cmiśn cn rfŕ ɖ ces t ɖ p’līs. Ɖs z ɖ prob cōzñ ɖ strongist riplz v firfl panic ʈru Numbr 10 n Tori parti HQ.

It z olso meṇsñ fr Mr Jonsn ɖt ɖr z a gd prospect v a forʈ invstgeśn, ɖs wn bî ɖ cmiśnr fr parḷmntri standdz, hu hz rbyct him in ɖ past fr rūlbrecñ. Ɖ prim̦inistr clemz t hv “cuvrd ɖ costs” v ɖ rīfrbiśmnt, bt h hz rpitidli feld t dnî ɖt a larj bil wz orijiṇli peid fr bî smwn els, îɖr ʈru a loun or a dneśn, nɖr v ẃć wz dclerd. H dsmisz ol ɖ qsćnz abt hiz bhevyr az a “hol f’rāgo v nonsns”. Ɖs z ẃt pǒcrpleyrz wd cōl a tel. Ɖoz fmiłr wɖ hiz pʈoḷji wl nǒ ɖt h ofn dîlz p ɖ blustr ẃn h hz smʈñ t hîd. Ɖ wrs ɖ msconduct h z trayñ t cnsil, ɖ rantịr h tndz t gt. H wz vri ranti indd at ɖ most rīsnt prim̦inistr’z qsćnz.

F ɖs z jenyinli a “f’rāgo v nonsns”, h cd clir it p tde n sev evrwn a lot v tîm bî śowñ ẃn h peid ɖ bil. Ɖr mst b a rīzn h w’nt d ɖs n ɖ rīzn mst b an xtrimli cmpelñ wn gvn ɖt h’d apaṛntli prifŕ t indyr dez v rotn hedlînz in ɖ run-up t ɖs Ʈrzde’z big set v ilex́nz rɖr ɖn gv s fl dscloźr. W nǒ ɖt h z a twîs-dvorst man wɖ abt six ćildṛn (estiṃts vẹri) hu constntli monz t frendz ɖt h z strapt fr caś. Hiz fiãsé z rportd t hv xpnsiv tests in homdécor, n frendz hu snir t Tatlr abt ɖ “nîtmer” frnićr aveḷbl fṛm Jon Luis, a stor most votrz ʈnc v az upmarcit. Ɖ nećr v hiz iveźnz fylz ɖ vri stroñ sspiśn ɖt h dd nt pe ɖ orijinl bil, bt onli b’letidli n rluctntli coft p t trî t cuvr hiz tracs. Ɖt sspiśn hz bn gretli hardnd bî līct īmeilz n Doṃnic Cumñz’z akześn ɖt Mr Jonsn haćt “an uneʈicl, fūliś n poṣbli ilīgl” scīm ɖt “olmst srtnli brouc ɖ rūlz” in hvñ donrz sīcṛtli fînans ɖ reṇveśn.

Ɖr z a śoldr-śrugñ vy ɖt nn v ɖs mć matrz. Wn sīńr Cnsrṿtiv MP tld m ɖt h wz sanḡn abt ɖ slīzstoriz swrlñ arnd Numbr 10 bcz “I hv oṇstli nt hd a sngl īmeil abt ɖ wōlpepr”. Uɖr Tori MPz cntnd: “Votrz w’nt cer hu peid t d p ɖ flat f it dd’nt cost ɖm eni muni.” Ɖ mantra paṛtd bî ɖ cabiṇt z ɖt ɖ public z’nt boɖrd bî a stori v inṭrest onli in ɖ “Wsminstr bubl”. Ɖs z ɖ sem lîn ɖe tec abt ɖ multipl-sorst aḷgeśnz ɖt Mr Jonsn dspleid gastli caḷsnis twdz ɖ victimz v Covid bî dclerñ ɖt h wd “let bodiz pîl hî in ɖer ʈǎzndz” rɖr ɖn hv anɖr locdǎn. Ɖ sinicl dsmisivnis v mni Tōriz z itslf a simtm v ɖ probḷm w hv wɖ integṛti in public lîf.

Ɖ riax́n v votrz hz olwz bn a factr in ɖ impact v slīzscandlz, bt t rgard opińnpoulz az ɖ onli metric ɖt matrz z t ʈro awe eni clem t a moṛl cumṗs. Trnspaṛnsi abt hu z s’playñ caś or uɖr beṇfits t ilectd repriznttivz z an abṣlutli funḍmntl prínsipl. It z ẃ ɖr z a rejistr v membrz’ inṭrests, a rejistr fṛm ẃć Mr Jonsn z nt xmt, olɖo h hz a hisṭri v bhevñ az f ɖ rūlz d’nt aplî t him, mcñ lêt reɉstreśnz v hiz fnanśl inṭrests on at līst nîn oceźnz. Fr rīznz ɖt śd b tù obvịs t spel ǎt, w nīd t nǒ hu ǎr lw mcrz n dsiźn mcrz r bholdn t n ẃ, ispeṣ́li ɖ prim̦inistr. W olso nīd t nǒ ẃɖr h hz sòt t cnsil hiz indétidnis t prîṿt inṭrests fṛm ɖ public. F a man c’nt b stret abt hǎ h peid fr hiz sofa, ẃt els mt h lî abt?

Ɖ Noḷn prínsiplz, ɖ eʈicl gîdlînz fr public-ofis holdrz drwn p aftr ɖ scandlz v ɖ 1990z, spīc v sevn vrćuz: slflisnis, integṛti, objctivti, acǎntbiḷti, opņis, oṇsti n līdrśp. Ɖt z a ytopịn maṇfsto fr pfx́n rɖr ɖn a rịlistic picćr v eni poḷtiśn y r lîcli t mīt. Ɖ îdiyl p’liticl animl dscrîbd bî Noḷn berz a vaṇśñli slît rzmbḷns t ɖ cuṛnt tennt v Numbr 10.

So ɖ sistm hz cm t dpnd on rūlz. Most v ɖz wr forḿletd in a haphaẓd faśn in riax́n t past ǎtrejz, sć az ɖt ovr parḷmntri xpnsz, ẃć rvild ɖt poḷtiśnz canot b trustd t inviɉlet ɖer ǒn conduct. Ɖt hz left s wɖ a paćwrc v rejistrz n reğleśnz, sm v ẃć r ridld wɖ lūphoulz. Wr it nt fr rzorsfl jrṇlizm, w wd nvr hv faund ǎt abt Devid Camṛn’z bhnd-ɖ-sīnz activtiz on bhaf v Grīnsil bcz hiz inflụnspéḍlñ wz xmt fṛm ɖ dscloźŗūlz on lobiyñ ɖt h inactd ẃn h wz at Numbr 10.

Ɖ p’līsñ v ɖ bhevyr v ministrz z ptiklrli wìc n crīcñ undr ɖ intns stres tst v trayñ t cīp a Jonsn guvnmnt onist n eʈicl. Adhiṛns t ɖ miṇstirịl cod stl gretli dpndz on ɖ dscredtd ʈiyri ɖt poḷtiśnz r “onṛbl feloz” hu cn b xpctd t bhev proprli. Ẃn ɖe d’nt, w r s’pozd t hv ɖ adiśnl ri’śuṛns ɖt sivl srvnts wl act az moṛl getcīprz bî “spīcñ truʈ t pǎr” n inṭvinñ t stop ministrz bhevñ badli.

I am śr ɖr r ofiślz hu stl trî t pform ɖt vîtl sefgardñrǒl, bt ɖer inʈyziazm fr dwñ so hz bn dlibṛtli cūld bî ɖ reźīm at Numbr 10. A lot v sīńr manḍrinz hv bn prjd fṛm Ẃîthōl sins Mr Jonsn bcem prim̦inistr. Ofiślz wd nt b hymn f ɖe dd nt hv ɖt at ɖ bac v ɖer mîndz ẃn dbetñ ẃɖr ɖe fīl brev inuf t cnfrunt msconduct bî a ministr, ispeṣ́li f it z ɖ wn hu livz at Numbr 10. Ɖ prîm minstr z ɖ sol arbtr v ẃɖr alejd ofnsz agnst ɖ cod r wrɖi v invstgeśn n ɖ ultiṃt dsîdr ẃɖr ɖr śd b eni puniśmnt fr trnzgreśn.

Ɖs z a r’dikḷs nst v conflicts v inṭrest. It bcmz an abṣlutli lūdicṛs wn ẃn ɖ prim̦inistr himslf z ɖ subjict v invstgeśn. Īvn f Lord Gît or Mr Ces cnclud ɖt ɖer bos hz brocn ɖ rūlz n īvn f ɖe r wilñ t se so, ɖr z nʈñ bt śem t privnt him fṛm tosñ asd ɖer vrdicts n dclerñ himslf nt gilti. N w nǒ śem z a snseśn ɖt ɖs prim̦inistr z imprvịs t.

Ɖs z ẃ it z so isnśl ɖt proprli indipndnt invstgetrz r on ɖ ces. Ɖt’s a cort in ẃć Boris Jonsn c’nt b hiz ǒn juj n jri.

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Brexit’s Mr Pooter may not survive his dispute with Cummings

‘A litl misunḍstandñ’: Jonsn n Cumñz in Dǎnñ Strīt, 2019. Foṭgraf: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Brexit’s Mr Pūtr me nt svîv hiz dspyt wɖ Cumñz

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 2 May 2021)

Boris Jonsn n hiz formr eid r loct in a rleśnśp ɖt z stl hvñ daṃjñ consiqnsz fr ol v s

William Keegan

Wiłm Cīgn, 2 May 2021

Bfr h muvd on t lowr ʈñz, Boris Jonsn livd in ǎr nebrhd, jst of ɖ Hoḷwe Rod in Lundn’z Izlñtn. Anɖr feṃs Islñtońn hu livd of ɖ Hoḷwe Rod wz ɖ fix́nl Mr Pūtr, pṛtaġnist v ɖ Victorịn clasic Dayri v a Nbdi.

Mr. Pūtr’z wîf wz cōld Cári, n hiz clos nebr wnt bî ɖ nem v Cumñz, v hūm on wn oceźn Pūtr raits: “Cumñz n I hv a litl misunḍstandñ.”

Wel, in ɖ gret bc – ẃć I rec̣mnd t enwn hu z tîrd v “strīmñ” n, indd, v ɖs guvnmnt – Cári’z huzbnd n hiz frend Cumñz manij t gt ovr ɖer misunḍstandñ. Hvr, f ɖr z wn ʈñ srtn abt ɖ fōlǎt btwn ɖ Brexitrz v Dǎnñ Strīt, it z ɖt hel hʈ no fyri lîc a Cumñz scornd. It z obvịs ɖt ɖs episod z gwñ t end in tirz; n, az a betñman, I wd nt pt muni on Jonsn’z loñ-trm svîvl – nt līst on acǎnt v ɖ we ɖ f’renzic scilz v ǎr unḍesṭmetd līdr v ɖ opziśn, Cir Starmr, sīm t b cmñ intu ɖer ǒn.

Hvr, ɖr z inuf elsẃr on ɖ subjict v slīz inqîriz n ɖ stnc v c’rupśn ɖt prmiets ɖs guvnmnt. Jonsn n Cumñz me hv fōḷn ǎt, n Devid Camṛn me b p t hiz nec in hiz ǒn slīz inqîriz, bt ɖ foc̣s śd nt b tecn of ɖ imns damij ɖ ʈri v ɖm hv dn t ɖ Britiś icoṇmi, n t ɖ vạbiḷti v ẃt z stl cōld ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm v Gret Britn n Norɖn Îrḷnd.

Camṛn startd ɖ rot, nt jst bî bawñ t ɖ rzisṭbl preśr fr a reḟrendm fṛm ẃt Edẉd Hīʈ yst t cōl, in a dlîtḟli veṇṃs ton, Yroseptics; Camṛn olso wǒḟli mshandld ɖ reḟrendmcampen. Ɖ formr prezidnt v ɖ Yṛpiyn cmiśn, Jean-Claude Juncker, rīsntli rvild in an inṭvy ɖt, nwñ hǎ dstortd ɖ Britiś vy v “Yṛp” hd bcm az a rzult v a larjli Yroscepticl pres, h hd ofrd t xplen t ɖ public ɖ advantjz v ɖ YY n hǎ it riyli wrct.

It me sīm lîc poetic justis ɖt Jonsn n Cumñz hv fōḷn ǎt, bt ɖ ōfl truʈ z ɖt ɖe wún ɖ batl t dminiś ɖs cuntri

Camṛn evidntli trnd ɖs ofr dǎn flat, seyñ h himslf cd handl evrʈñ t pṛdys a sef rzult, wɖ ɖ rzult ɖt, in Juncker’z wrdz, “nwn tld ɖ Britiś public ẃt w agrìd on, se, ɖ fri muvmnt v wrcrz” in Camṛn’z prīreḟrendm ngośieśnz. I agri wɖ Juncker ɖt tù mni membrz v ɖ Britiś public wr “brenwośt” intu votñ Līv – nt v cors bî Camṛn, bt bî ɖ unholi alayns v ɖoz tū formr frendz, Jonsn n Cumñz.

W nǒ ẃt ɖt rzult wz, n w r trayñ t liv wɖ it. A wns gret neśn, huz foṛn poḷsi wz gird t impruvñ ǎr oṿsìz tred, voḷntṛli sînd p fr a hard Brexit, ẃć z hvñ ɖ rvrs ifct n hitñ xports badli. Fṛm ɖ reḟrendm rzult onẉdz, ɖ Britiś icoṇmi’z pformns wz infirịr t ɖt v ɖ rest v ɖ YY, n, nǎ ɖt w hv left, ʈñz r gwñ fṛm bad t wrs, az ol repytbl srvez śo.

Obvịsli ɖr z an ic̣nomic rcuṿri fṛm ɖ impact v s’xesiv locdǎnz on ǎtpt, n ɖ guvnmnt z mcñ ɖ most v ɖt fact. Bt biznis invstmnt hz bn fībl n ɖ ʈnctanc YC in a Ćenjñ Yṛp xpcts Brexit wl in tîm ǎtwei ɖ pandemic in its inhibtñ impact on groʈ.

Fr ɖ momnt ɖ obvịs caźlti z Norɖn Îrḷnd, huz guvnmnt, léd bî ɖ Deṃcratic Yńnist parti (DYP), wz – sori, I canot rzist ɖs – DYPt bî Jonsn.

Az ɖ YY’z ambasdr t ɖ YC sd in an inṭvy wɖ ɖ Insttyt v Guvnmnt last wīc, ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol z nt ɖ probḷm; “ɖ probḷm z Brexit”.

Bt it wz nt jst ɖ DYP hu wr dypt. Tù mni Ñgliś ppl wr dypt tù. It me sīm lîc poetic justis ɖt Jonsn n Cumñz hv fōḷn ǎt, bt ɖ ōfl truʈ z ɖt ɖe acć̣li wún ɖ batl t dminiś ɖs cuntri – wɖ noc-on ifcts fr ɖ YY itslf, huz līdrz nǒ ɖe beṇfitd fṛm ǎr membrśp.

Fir nt: w r tld ɖt ɖs z ɖ most dṛmatic rcuṿri sins 1948 – or z it 1066? Nt dificlt aftr ɖ bigist c’laps fr 200 yirz. Morovr, az Roḅt Ćǒt, formr d’rectr v ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti, pônts ǎt, olɖo ɖr z a fīlñ ɖt ɖ guvnmnt śd b dvotñ a gretr śer v spendñ t public srṿsz, noṭbli hlʈ n sośl cer, “ɖ guvnmnt z cuṛntli pnṣlñ in lowr dīpartmntl spendñ ɖn it dd prīcrîsis”.

Leṿlñ p? Pl ɖ uɖr wn …

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Country diary: all of life lies in the planted seed

Cornflower seeds. ‘Seeds like stories. Seeds like dust. It takes me forever to sow them because I can’t help but pore over them.’ Photograph: Josie George
Cornflǎr sīdz. ‘Sīdz lîc storiz. Sīdz lîc dust. It tecs m fr evr t sǒ ɖm bcz I c’nt hlp bt pōr ovr ɖm.’ Foṭgraf: Josi Jorj

Cuntridayri: ol v lîf lîz in ɖ plantd sīd

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 29 April 2021)

Stǒc-on-Trent, Wst Midḷndz: I plant Frenć maṛgold, c’lenɉla n nstrśm. Ɖs z ɖ frst hopfl step t trnñ mî yard intu a smōl wilḍnis

Josi Jorj, 29 Epril 2021

Mî cuntrisîd z a smōl terist yard, brict in bî pīlñ hǎzz n crumḅlñ wōlz. It z ɖ onli cuntrisîd I’v hd axes t fr a loñ tîm, bt it hz ol ɖ importnt parts: gd rʈ, ʈñz ɖt gro, ʈñz ɖt sñ, crōl n búz. Mî fizicl dis’biḷti cīps m cntend hir, bt dspt m, it z a ples v endlis lîf n muvmnt.

Evri yir, sīdz bcm gd cmpańnz in cnstrent, tīćñ m ẃt rstrix́n z n ẃt it z’nt, śowñ m ẃn t wêt n ẃn t muv. Hvr loñ n cold ɖ wintr, ivnć̣li I gt t tec mî frst unstedi steps dǎn ɖ paʈ t ɖ potñśed – ɖ old ǎthǎs in fact, pîld hî wɖ sīd trez n flǎrpots – t bgin any. No matr ẃt grù or feld last yir, I gt t fil ɖ trez, start agn. I spend ol v Marć smîlñ. Hǎ cn y nt?

Ɖ wundr v it. Frenć maṛgoldsīdz lîc fẹri aroz, ɖ draid-up caṭpilrz v c’lenɉla, śrivld brenz v nstrśm. Sīdz lîc storiz. Sīdz lîc dust. It tecs m fr evr t sǒ ɖm bcz I c’nt hlp bt pōr ovr ɖm. Ɖe r yuñ lîc m, bt lc tîrd, drî n yslis, mć lîc m tù, n yt, n yt. I hold ɖz tîni, stil specs in mî handz n I nǒ ɖt wɖ inuf v ɖm, I cd līv ɖs ples n trn ɖ hol śabi tǎn I liv in intu a hol ny sort v cuntrisîd.

Smtmz I imajin ʈrowñ ɖm in fistḟlz fṛm mî mbiḷtiscūtr, slǒli woćñ flǎrz tec ovr evri oṿlct crac. Fr nǎ, I scatr mî sīdz nītli, rstrend, intu mî wêtñ trez, saṭsfaid ɖt ɖ smōl wilḍnis I cn mc in mî yard z inuf, bt I lîc nwñ ɖt I cd. I ges ol sīdz drīm v spredñ.

Az I sǒ, I ẃispr ɖ gretist prer v hop n trust I nǒ: “Bt wl y gro? Wl y b wɖ m hir?” N ɖen Epril cmz n ɖ qsćn z ansrd. “Yes,” se ɖ ny śūts. “Yes”.

Cuntridayri z on Twitr

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Forget curtains and cash – Johnson’s legacy will be the bitter taste of Brexit

An anti-Brexit protester holds a placard after Boris Johnson drove past to attend prime minister’s questions on Wednesday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
An anti-Brexit pṛtstr holdz a placard aftr Boris Jonsn drouv past t atnd prim̦inistr’z qsćnz on Wenzde. Foṭgraf: Mát Dunm/AP

Fget crtnz n caś – Jonsn’z leġsi wl b ɖ bitr test v Brexit

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 30 April 2021)

Ɖ prim̦inistr hz impeṛld pīs in Norɖn Îrḷnd, n evri de ɖ ic̣nomic fōlǎt wrsnz

Poli Tônbi, 30 Epril 2021

Amd sliṗjz, losz, vaṇśñ invstmnts n xportdrops, ɖ drip, drip v Brexit damij nvr stops. I c’lect xamplz evri wīc, az f picñ p spent mortŗǎndz fṛm a batlfīld. On Wenzde, it wz 450 jobz lost az carparts mańfacćrr Tôoda Gosei priperz t śut facṭriz in Roɖṛm n Swonzi, n rīḷcet t ɖ Ćeh Rpublic.

A breʈtecñ £800 rol v gold wōlpepr dstracts ǎr î. A prim̦inistr hu cōzd tnz v ʈǎzndz v bodiz t pîl hî, ẃl apaṛntli fixñ taxz fr palz n contracts fr croniz, hz ǎr îz ǎt on stōcs. Nwn nz hǎ dīp in sluri Boris Jonsn cn snc n stl swim ǎt.

Bt hisṭri wl record wn gret p’liticl crîm abv ol ɖ uɖrz, hiz tōdri dsoṇstiz mir iluṃneśnz rnd its éjz. Ɖ dlinqnt hu mișold Brexit t haf ɖ neśn wɖ a stardust v fōls proṃsz t s’kr himslf ɖ ʈron wl līv bhnd ɖ Brexit brec̣jz loñ aftr h hz gn.

Ɖ most sirịs so far z impeṛlñ pīs in Norɖn Îrḷnd, az Arlīn Fostr z bròt dǎn bî Brexit’s imposbl contṛdix́nz. Ɖr wr wornñz: tū formr prim̦inistrz spouc in Deri jst bfr ɖ reḟrendm, ẃn Toni Bler sd ɖr “wd hv t b ćecs btwn Norɖn Îrḷnd n ɖ rest v ɖ YC, ẃć wd b plenli un’xptbl”, ẃl Jon Mejr wornd v a “historic mstec” ɖt wd dīsteḅlîz ɖ Gd Frîde agrīmnt. Bt Fostr, an ardnt Brexitr, dsmist ɖs az a “dīpli ofnsiv” rmen scer stori.

Ɖ DYP’s imposbl Brexit stans wl b inheṛtd bî ẃćvr unluci canddet s’xidz hr. Ẃ bac Brexit ẃn Norɖn Îrḷnd wz agnst it n ɖ bordr dlema flaśt a red wornñ? Ẃ bac Boris Jonsn ẃn, v cors, h wd rat on hr wɖ hiz YC-splitñ proṭcol? Ẃ dd’nt ɖ DYP dmand ɖ hol YC ste in ɖ sngl marcit?

Yńnists, lîc tù mni Brítnz, wr bgîld bî ɖt majic wrd sovṛnti: ẃt îṛni ɖt it me nǎ brec ɖ yńn. V ɖs, Jonsn n hiz recñcru ń nʈñ n cerd les. Ɖr wz olwz Cet Hǒi, dǎti yńnist, t cīp proṃsñ: “Brexit w’nt hrt Norɖn Îrḷnd at ol – instd it wl brîtn its fyćr.” Nǎ, in rpost, pṛtstñ agnst ɖ proṭcol, ś clemz ɖt “Norɖn Îrḷnd hz nt got Brexit”.

Jst so. Nwn hz got ẃtvr Brexit ɖe imajind bcz nn wz evr paḷtbl or vaybl. Ɖt wz ɖ craftinis v ɖ līvrz: ɖe nvr sd ẃt cnd v Brexit, bcz eni vrśn wz a cilr. So hir w r wɖ ɖ wrst v ol Brexit dīlz. Nxt wīc’s ilex́nz in Scotḷnd lc srtn t dlivr a naśṇlist mjoṛti: ɖ mor rpeḷnt ɖ Wsminstr Cnsrṿtivz, ɖ mor apilñ Holirūd indipndns. Az ɖ Yṛpiyn parḷmnt indorst Brexit ɖs wīc, Scotiś culćṛl līdrz begd MYPz t welcm Scotḷnd bac intu ɖ YY.

Ɖs wīc līdñ YC arts orġnîześnz rout t Jonsn cōlñ on him t fix ɖ vīza, custmz n wrc-prmit crîsis ɖt privnts ɖm turñ in ɖ YY, pṛvîdñ rnñz ɖe nīd t svîv. Jonsn promist ɖm last munʈ ɖt h wd “fix ɖs”, bt h c’nt “fix” ʈñz, az evri sectr fṛm fiś n fnans t bale begz fr sm “speśl dīl”. Ɖr z no fineġlñ hiz hard Brexit: it’s ɖ sem dīl evri ʈrd cuntri gts. Az ɖ Yṛpiyn cmiśn’z prezidnt, Ursula von der Leyen, strest: “Feʈfl implimnteśn z isnśl.” No wundr ɖ YY parḷmnt add a reẓluśn ɖs wīc rcordñ Brexit az a “historic mstec”.

No big bañz so far, bt Brexit sîḷntli heṃrijz pǎr n muni: far mor ɖn ɖ £350m a wīc on ɖ infṃs bus z lost olrdi, Prof Nîjl Drifīld v Woric Biznișcūl tlz m: £1.3tn olrdi fled fṛm ɖ Siti, ẃl “ɖ dscǎntñ v gílts sins ɖ reḟrendm z wrʈ a hol bus”. JP Morgn’z ĆXO tlz śerholdrz ɖt YY sitiz r tecñ ovr Lundn biznis, n ɖt “Yṛp hz ɖ upr hand”.

Vast lost inwd invstmnt gz unricordd: Prnil Rudlin, a līdñ cnsultnt on Jaṗnīz biznis, tlz m: “Ɖ YC z atractñ fywr ny cumṗniz fṛm Jpan ɖn uɖr cuntriz in Yṛp sins Brexit. Bfr 2016, ɖ YC wz ɖ numbr wn desṭneśn fr Jaṗnīz invstmnt in Yṛp.”

Yesṭde, ɖ Comnz invîrnmnt, fūd n rṛl aferz cmiti cnfrmd ɖ woz v fiśñ n farmñ, az YY imports flud in ẃl YC xports r stuc, wornñ ɖt “bizṇsz wl rīḷcet activti t ɖ YY or stop xportñ t Yṛp”.

Ɖs wīc, tù, Mc YC, reprizntñ mańfacćrrz, rspondd t ofiśl figrz śowñ profits at ɖer lǒist fr mor ɖn a deced, blemñ a “ynīc coctel v srcmstansz” mldñ Covid wɖ Brexit. T tec jst wn xampl, Jemz Grīnm, maṇjñd’rectr v medicl-iqipmnt mcr EMS Fizio, sz h z peyñ a fortyn in ny xportñcosts, n luzñ custmrz: a Swīdiś cumṗni, fîndñ ʈri-de dlivriz arîvñ for wīcs lêt, hz trnd t anɖr s’playr in ɖ Neɖrḷndz. H grits hiz tīʈ in iṛteśn at guvnmnt adz telñ him t tred wɖ Mx̣co instd – ẃr, h sz, ɖr r hyj reğletri hrdlz. “W wr sold a lî.” Evri wīc I c’lect rīmz v ɖz têlz.

Wōlpepr n lîz me brñ Jonsn dǎn, bt Brexit z ɖ crîm agnst ɖ cuntri fr ẃć h wl b fr evr dámd. Rayts n ɖ fōl v Arlīn Fostr impeṛl ɖ pīs agrīmnt in Îrḷnd, n ɖ YC’z brecup z on a nîf éj. A nesṣri trigr wl cm t hand sn fr Lebr t līd ɖ ćarj agnst ɖ bad Brexit dīl. In hiz wîld rant at prim̦inistr’z qsćnz, Jonsn akzd Lebr v votñ agnst it, n mni wś it hd – ɖo btwn a roc n a hard ples, no dīl wz’nt an opśn. Wel bfr ɖ nxt ilex́n, Lebr wl līd ɖ cōz v gîdñ Britn twdz a rtrn t ɖ sngl marcit, n ɖ sefr hêvn v a Norwe s’lūśn.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Bolsonaro destroying the Amazon rainforest

‘Jair Bolsonaro’s government has transformed Brazil into an environmental pariah, the world’s greatest destroyer of tropical forests.’ Photograph: Brasil2/Getty Images
‘Jair Bolsonaro’z guvnmnt hz trnsformd Bṛzil intu an invîrnmntl p’raia, ɖ wrld’z gretist dstroyr v tropicl forists.’ Foṭgraf: Brasil2/Geti Iṃjz

Jo Bîdn’z biłnz w’nt stop Bolsonaro dstroyñ ɖ Aṃzn renforist

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 22 April 2021)

Fundz ofrd t pswed Brazil’z ruiṇs guvnmnt t stop dīfoṛsteśn r mnt wel, bt badli msjujd

Marina Silva n Rubens Ricupero, formr Bṛziłn invîrnmntministrz, 22 Epril 2021

Az a canddet, Jo Bîdn bilt p ɖ wrld’z hops ẃn h cmitd ɖ YS t rījônñ ɖ Paris agrīmnt, cnfruntñ ɖ clîṃt dnaylizm v hiz oponnt n sigṇlñ ɖt h wz redi t trīt ɖ clîṃtcrîsis az a stṛtījic prîoṛti. So far, ɖt hop hz bcm srtnti – n rlif fr ɖoz v s hu r strîvñ t fînd strucćṛl n globl s’luśnz t ɖ crîsis.

Fr ɖ Bṛziłn guvnmnt, prizîdd ovr bî ɖ clîṃtćenj sceptic Jair Bolsonaro, ɖ promis t rījôn ɖ Paris acordz sǎndd lîc a ʈret, īvn mor so bcz it wz foloud bî a promis md jrñ wn v ɖ dbets t moḅlîz $20bn (£14bn) in inṭnaśnl fundz fr tropicl renforists – includñ fr Bṛzil – t stop ɖ dstrux́n v ɖ Aṃzn. Bolsonaro riactd bî cōlñ ɖ planz “cawd ʈrets”.

Last yir, Bîdn me nt hv bn fŭli awer v ɖ xtnt t ẃć ɖ cuṛnt Bṛziłn guvnmnt hz trnsformd Bṛzil intu an invîrnmntl p’raia, ɖ wrld’z gretist dstroyr v tropicl forists n ɖ fōrmost ʈret t ɖ planit’s olrdi pricerịs clîṃt eqlibrịm. Bî nǎ, az Bîdn’z clîṃt sumit gts undr we, h wl hv bn fŭli informd n rpitidli wornd v ɖ risc v mcñ dīlz ɖt cd streñʈn Bolsonaro’z guvnmnt n alǎ it t frɖr advans its dstructiv poḷsiz.

Stl, ɖ Bîdn admiṇstreśn, alñ wɖ ministrz fṛm Britn n Yṛp, hz in rīsnt wīcs bn ngośietñ a dīl wɖ ɖ Bṛziłn guvnmnt. Fr ol ɖ tōc v cawdli ʈrets, Bolsonaro’z invîrnmntministr, Ricardo Salles, z ascñ fr a yirli instōlmnt v $1bn – in rtrn fr ẃć, h sz, Bṛzil’z foristcliṛns wd b rdyst bî btwn 30% n 40%. Ɖr r cnsrnz ɖt sm v ɖz fundz cd b ćanld t ɖ vri landgrabrz hu r bhnd ɖ dstrux́n v ɖ Aṃzn.

Ǎr wornñ z best on ɖ folowñ fact: dīfoṛsteśn in ɖ Bṛziłn Aṃzn z nt ɖ rzult v a lac v muni, bt a consiqns v ɖ guvnmnt’s dlibṛt fełr v cer.

Rsivñ inṭnaśnl fundz t implimnt pṛtctiv meźrz n ɖ ssteṇbl ys v ɖ forist z a norml n nesṣri trnzax́n. Ɖ Aṃzn Fund z ɖ most seḷbretd xampl: it oṗretd wɖ Jrmn n Norwījn rzorsz untl rīsntli ẃn, t ɖ horr v ɖ wrld, it wz diactvetd bî ɖ Bṛziłn invîrnmntmiṇstri. Ɖ guvnmnt md ɖ dsiźn t discntiny ɖ fund, ẃć stl hd abt $500m in fyćr dneśnz, bcz it wontd t rstrict hǎ ɖ muni wz yzd.

Rdysñ grīnhǎs-gas imiśnz hz nvr bn a prîoṛti fr ɖ Bṛziłn guvnmnt. Tec its ǒn clîṃtfund, fṛm ẃć abt $100,000 wz ćanld intu saṇteśnmeźrz rɖr ɖn ɖ mitgeśn v naśnl carbn imiśnz. V cors, saṇteśn z isnśl t hlʈ n welbiyñ in ǎr sitiz, bt it z far fṛm a sgnificnt sors v imiśnz. Ɖ guvnmnt olso slaśt ɖ bujit v ɖ Insttyt v ɖ Invîrnmnt n Rnywbl Naćṛl Rzorsz (Ibama), ɖ dpartmnt wɖn ɖ invîrnmntmiṇstri rsponsbl fr moniṭrñ dīfoṛsteśn. In ɖ frst haf v 2019, £2.2m wz aḷcetd fr inspx́nz; last yir, ɖ figr wz £700,000.

Ẃt ɖ guvnmnt z misñ z nt caś, bt a cmitmnt t ɖ truʈ. It dnaid ɖ xistns v fîrz in ɖ Aṃzn az ɖ flemz wr brnñ. Bṛziłn nyz z sać̣retd wɖ scandlz ɖt śo psistnt guvnmnt ax́n t wìcn invîrnmntl bodiz, rol bac lejsleśn, n ignor inṭnaśnl agrīmnts. Tū yirz ago, it dsmist ɖ hed v ɖ INPE – ɖ Naśnl Insttyt v Spes Rsrć – fr ɖ simpl fact ɖt ɖ insttyśn hd cmpîld deta on ɖ rîz v dīfoṛsteśn. Last wīc, it dsmist ɖ hed v ɖ ofis v ɖ fedṛl p’līs, hu hd léd ɖ larjist invstgeśn intu ɖ ilīgl xtrax́n v wŭd in ɖ hisṭri v ɖ Aṃzn. It hz rplest xpirịnst sivl srvnts wɖ indivijlz wɖt eni foṛstri xṗtīz in sevṛl dpartmnts, n it intndz t ifctivli śut dǎn ICMBio, Bṛzil’z fōrmost insttyśn dedcetd t ɖ pṛtx́n v naćṛl rzrvz.

T rīć a biłn-dolr agrīmnt wɖ Bolsonaro’z guvnmnt at ɖs crūśl momnt wl onli streñʈn its rzolv: it wl b a būn fr ɖ farmrz n landgrabrz hu hv ilīġli okpaid public forists n indijṇs land n snd ɖ prisîsli oṗzit mesij t ɖt ẃć z nīdd in ɖs crūśl yir fr ɖ clîṃt.

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• Marina Silva srvd az Bṛzil’z ministr fr ɖ invîrnmnt, 2003-8. Rubens Ricupero srvd az ministr fr ɖ invîrnmnt, 1993-4

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ The ‘Tory sleaze’ of old is nothing compared to what the right gets away with today

David Cameron and Lex Greensill in Saudi Arabia, January 2020.
Devid Camṛn n Lex Grīnsil in Sǎdi Arebia, Jańri 2020.

 

Ɖ ‘Tori slīz’ v old z nʈñ cmperd t ẃt ɖ rît gts awe wɖ tde

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 19 April 2021)

Ɖ scandlz undr Jonsn r a far gretr ʈret ɖn ɖ akześnz v hipocṛsi ɖt fld Jon Mejr’z guvnmnt

Zoe Williams

Zǒi Wiłmz, 19 Epril 2021

T  rīprṗs ɖ old sō abt ɖ 60z, f y ʈnc y cn rmembr 90z poḷtics, ptiklrli f y plan t trn ɖm intu a paṛbl fr tde, y’r rmemḅrñ ɖ roñ ʈñ. Rlax, I’m lecćrñ mslf mor ɖn enwn els: az ɖ wevz v Mát Hancoc’s śer ǒnrśp craśt ovr ɖ fetid wōtrz v Devid Camṛn’z Grīnsil involvmnt, wɖ ɖ Arcŕi afer standñ unrizolvd n Roḅt Jenric wōcñ rnd lîc a hymn hîprlinc (f onli y cd clic on him, t fînd ǎt mor), mî frst ʈt wz “hir w g agn”. Mor Tori slīz, bcz lepdz, spots ets.

In fact, Jon Mejr’z guvnmnt n ɖ scandlz it pṛdyst cd nt hv bn mor difṛnt t ɖoz v Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt. It wz bac-bnćrz hu wr tecñ ɖ bachandrz – MPz Greym Ridic n Devid Treḍnic, hu dd ɖ wrld’z meṃri ɖt tṛmnḍs fevr v rîmñ lîc a ridl, wr còt ǎt in a nyzpepr stñ in ẃć ɖe agrìd t asc a parḷmntri qsćn fr £1,000. No nīd t trnzlet ɖt intu tde’z muni; it s’fîsz t se ɖt f a nyzpepr, a brōdśīt at ɖt, cn aford t flot it fr a stori, it z nt hyj bīnz.

MPz Nìl Hamiltn n Tim Smiʈ wr akzd v poc̣tñ mor sgnificnt amǎnts fṛm Mhamid Al Fîed, bt it wz stl notd at ɖ tîm ɖt ɖ rīzn ɖ YC olwz scord so wel on inṭnaśnl c’rupśn indxz wz nt bcz its poḷtiśnz wr’nt bnt, bt bcz ɖe cd b bòt fr so litl. Joṇʈn Êtcn lost evrʈñ ovr a tū-nît ste at ɖ Paris Ritz.

Miṇstirịl scandlz, mnẃl, tndd t b abt sx: Devid Melr n Stìvn Milign, fr xampl. Ɖe wr scandḷs fr ɖ lŭrid dītelz, bt ɖer p’liticl bît cem fṛm ɖ discnct btwn hu ɖ parti sd it wz n hu it acć̣li wz. A MP hvñ a ge afer wz hyjli sgnificnt fṛm ɖ parti v Sx́n 28. Ol sx́l impṛprayti md a prim̦inistr huz moto wz “bac t besics” lc r’dikḷs – nt līst hiz ǒn, olɖo it wd b sm yirz bfr w’d fînd ǎt abt ɖt.

Contrast ɖs wɖ 21st-snć̣ri Cnsrṿtivz n ɖ amǎnts nǎ involvd r astṛnomicl. Devid Camṛn std t mc nirli £22m hd Grīnsil nt c’lapst. Ɖr z olso an inṭcnctidnis, nǎ, at ɖ hîist levlz v guvnmnt – croni apôntmnts, contracts sweld t hyj pṛporśnz bî ɖ xijnsiz v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs n handd t cumṗniz cnctd t ɖ Tori parti, ɖ norml ćecs n baḷnsz dzolvd az sivl srvnts wr ovŗūld bî ministrz. Ʈñz wr marcidli difṛnt in ɖ 90z, ẃć wr dfînd bî indivijlz plawñ ɖer ǒn mudi furoz.

Yt ol ɖ storiz v ɖ Mejr yirz wr cnctd, n ɖ hol enṭprîz wz ultiṃtli bròt dǎn bî hipocṛsi. Ẃtvr y se abt tde’z Cnsrṿtivz, ɖ culćr z set at ɖ top, n Boris Jonsn hz nvr md eni pritns v valyz, besic or uɖ̇wz: h’z nvr bn enʈñ bt plêḟli dlîtd bî hiz ǒn dsoṇsti. Īvn wr h t lōnć a moṛl crūsed tde, it wd b vyd agnst ɖ bacdrop v hiz advtîzd slf, ɖ jośñ ćansrz ppl votd fr. N f ɖ dītelz v 90z scandlz – ɖ to-sucñ n so on – ignîtd ɖ neśn’z imaɉneśn, ɖt wz onli evr bcz ɖe fitd a naṛtiv v moṛlîzñ blôhardz undun bî ɖer ǒn instñts. Tde’z Cnsrṿtivz, dfînd bî impyṇti, r imposbl t imbaṛs.

Ɖt dz’nt mīn ɖ’r untuć̣bl. It jst mīnz w nīd a mor akṛt n teilrd acǎnt v ẃt w’r dīlñ wɖ. Ɖ guvnmnt, unlīśt bî ɖ rjnsi v ɖ pandemic, z eseyñ a stetcapiṭlizm in ẃć ɖ we t mc riyl muni z via prîṿt inflụns ovr guvnmntministrz. It’s a vrśn v ɖ Ćînīz consept v ḡañśi, a feṃs drîvr v c’rupśn, cnstructd at spīd. Eni insttyśn ɖt mt ʈretn a c’rectiv – ẃɖr ɖ sivl srvis or ɖ CBI – z sîdlînd in fevr v hesti dīlz wɖ hucstrz ovr ẂtsAp.

Ɖs hlps mc sns v ɖ uɖr gret cnundṛm v ɖ Jonsn guvnmnt: ẃt dz it acć̣li stand fr? F ɖ pforṃtiv petrịtizm z a dvrśn, ẃt’s it dvrtñ fṛm? Ẃt’s ɖ acćl ajnda? Wn minit ministrz r advcetñ osteṛti, ɖ nxt ɖ’r leṿlñ p; ɖ’r fîtñ clîṃtćenj on Munde n rioṗnñ colmînz on Tyzde. Ɖ’r radicl fri marc̣tirz, dstroyñ ɖer ǒn marcits; ɖ’r fiscl cnsrṿtivz, t hūm muni z no objict. Ɖ most plōẓbl anaḷsis z wn bî ɖ jrṇlist Pōl Mesn, hu ʈncs ɖ Cnsrṿtivz hv bcm a mśīn huz onli prṗs z t cīp ɖmslvz in pǎr.

Ɖt rezz anɖr qsćn – ẃt’s ɖ pônt v pǎr, wɖ no hayr prṗs? Ɖr śrli hz t b an elimnt v prsnl gen t gt y ǎt v bed in ɖ mornñ, n bî “elimnt”, v cors I mīn “śitlod”.

Ɖs modl v guvnmnt pozz a ʈret t ɖ neśn’z welbiyñ ɖt z far mor pṛfǎnd ɖn smōl-tîm crŭcs n sx́l moṛlîzrz. It rqîrz ɖ sisṭmatic degṛdeśn v ɖ srǎndñ insttyśnz n habits v dmocṛsi. Ɖ 90z anti-slīz ple-bc w’nt wrc in ɖs sićueśn. Ɖ poḷtics w’r witṇsñ nǎ r riyli qt novl, n mst b rec̣gnîzd n dscrîbd az sć. Nstalja c’nt rîz t ɖs ćalinj.

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ Dominic Cummings, the last thing the troubled civil service needs is your advice

Dominic Cummings had said on entering Downing Street that he wanted a new breed of civil servant to shake up the way Britain is run. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Doṃnic Cumñz, ɖ last ʈñ ɖ trubld sivl srvis nīdz z yr advîs

(Transcription of an Observer article of 18 April 2021)

Ɖ Grīnsil scandl śoz ɖt public srvnts hv bn feṭli compṛmîzd

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, 18 Epril 2021

Ɖ  rît z mcñ Britn a norml cuntri. I d’nt mīn ɖt az a complimnt, jst az a stetmnt v ɖ dizṃl fact ɖt in most cuntriz it’s norml fr ɖ rūlñ clīc t sīc t limit ɖ indipndns v ɖ jūdiśri, cntrol stețeḷviźn n fil ɖ taxpeyr-fundd sivl srvis wɖ cranci îdịlogz, hu wl scrīć ǎt its mesij, n dronz hu obe its ordrz.

Lîc oʈoṛterịn guvnmnts evrẃr, ɖ Jonsn admiṇstreśn wonts t rig ɖ sistm. F y ʈnc “ɖt cnd v ʈñ dz’nt hapn hir”, y r suḟrñ fṛm a snṭmntl vrśn v Britiś xpśṇlizm. F y se: “Cm on, it’s histericl t cmper Jonsn t oʈoṛterịn līdrz”, I’m afreid y hv’nt bn peyñ atnśn.

Bcz it involvz ɖ degṛdeśn v ɖ sivl srvis, ɖ Grīnsil scandl z az mć an oṗtyṇti fr Jonsn az a crîsis. Ɖ rît cn yz ɖ fełr v ɖ wrst elimnts in ɖ sivl srvis t īvn acnolij ɖ xistns v besic eʈicl standdz t jusṭfî stufñ public lîf wɖ Tori crancs n dronz.

At līst sm on ɖ rît nǒ it. Lebr cntrasts ɖ īgrnis v ministrz t invstget ɖ sivl srvis wɖ ɖer rluctns t let ɖ rest v ssayti invstget ɖm. Ɖ guvnmnt hz nt publiśt a rejistr v miṇstirịl inṭrests sins last Jlî, phps bcz ɖ fet v ɖ Covid contracts wd mc sć inṭrestñ rīdñ. Ɖ admiṇstreśn cn muv qcli ẃn it wonts t, hvr. Ɖ cabiṇtsecṛtri gev sivl srvnts jst for dez last wīc t rport eni ǎtsd inṭrests ɖt “mt conflict” wɖ sivl-srvis rūlz.

A wel-cnctd Cnsrṿtiv jrṇlist rports in Ɖ Tîmz ɖt “frendz v Doṃnic Cumñz”, hu apir t b so clos t Doṃnic Cumñz y cd olmst mstec ɖm fr Doṃnic Cumñz, wont Jonsn t foc̣s on rformñ ɖ sivl srvis. I bet “hiz frendz” d. Ɖ justiḟceśn fr seṗretñ ɖ byrocṛsi fṛm ɖ guṿnñ parti z ɖt it’s ɖ bst we fr a stet t avôd croniizm n c’rupśn. Ʈnc v ɖ patṛnij poḷtiśnz cd laviś on ɖ feʈfl f ɖs wīc’s reṿleśnz abt ɖ conflicts v inṭrest v s’pozidli ńtṛl ofiślz alǎ ɖm t gt ɖer handz on īvn a part v ɖ sivl-srvis bujit.

“Rform” śd mīn clīnñ p a sistm ẃr sivl srvnts cn b on a bancr’z pêrol n nwn in a pziśn v oʈoṛti ovr ɖm mcs a sqīc v protest. Ɖer ǒn cod, nt ɖt ɖe apir t hv réd it, stets ɖt a sivl srvnt mst “pt ɖ obḷgeśnz v public srvis abv yr ǒn prsnl inṭrests”, an îdiyl ɖt cn b trest bac t 1853 ẃn Wiłm Gladstn ordrd a rvy v ɖ c’rupśn wɖn poḷtics.

Ɖ vīnaḷti ɖt wns wurid Victorịn libṛlz z ecoud in 2021. Ɖ s’qrmnt v plesz in ɖ byrocṛsi fr ɖ p’liticli wel cnctd boɖrd ɖm az mć az stretfwd brîḅri. “Ɖ old istabliśt p’liticl faṃliz hbić̣li batn on ɖ public patṛnij,” wn v Gladstn’z advîzrz cmplend. “Ɖer sunz, l’jitiṃt n iḷjitiṃt, ɖer reḷtivz n dpndnts v evri dgri, r pṛvîdd fr bî ɖ scor.” A pṛfeśnl, imparśl sivl srvis ẃr jobz dpndd on s’xes in opn xaṃneśnz rɖr ɖn neṗtizm n p’liticl prifŕmnt wz Gladstn’z s’lūśn.

Rformrz arnd ɖ wrld rīć ɖ sem cncluźn tde. Suɖn Yṛpiynz yz ɖ absns v a prṃnnt sivl srvis t xplen ẃ c’rupśn z so prevḷnt in Spen n Iṭli. Ɖr z an old, ẃît, Anglo-Saxn protistnt preɉdis ɖt siestaz or Cʈoḷsizm md ɖoz cuntriz slīzi, an attyd y cd olso fînd in Jrṃni n ɖ Neɖrḷndz jrñ ɖ fnanśl crîsis. Suɖn Yṛpiyn p’liticl sayntists unḍstanḍbli prifŕ facts abt hǎ ɖer cuntriz wrc t Wosp condisnśn. Az wn xplend, ẃn a parti winz cntrol v a tipicl Spaniś siti, it handz ǎt jobz t hundṛdz v s’portrz. Mni v ɖm wl fīl ɖ nīd t gt rić qc bî evri aveḷbl mīnz, in ces ɖer parti luzz ɖ nxt ilex́n. Ɖer mastrz, mnẃl, r fri t inrić ɖmslvz wɖt ɖ fir ɖt indipndnt sivl srvnts wl dnǎns ɖm.

Jonsn z rvîvñ ɖ old c’rupśn v ɖ 19ʈ snć̣ri n iṃtetñ ɖ c’rupśn ɖt aflicts mć v ɖ wrld tde. Ẃn h hd pǎr, Cumñz pritndd h wontd t hîr gīci jīńsz t śec p ɖ cuntri. On closr inspx́n, hiz gīcs dd nt trn ǎt t b ɖ starz v Silicn Vali or Jef Goldblūm caṛctrz hu cd sev ɖ wrld fṛm ełn atacs. Ɖe wr crīpi, rîtwñ crancs y wd muv dǎn a tren carij t avôd. Wn obskr figr cōld Andru Sbisci hd t rzîn aftr h wz faund cmndñ yjenics. Jonsn pśt fwd ɖ betr noun bt no les pkłr Ćarlz Mōr n Pōl Decr t tec ovr ɖ reğleśn v public-srvis brōdcastñ bcz h ń h cd rlî on ɖm t flfil ɖ rît’s drīm v mcñ Britn a land ɖt cd host its ǒn vrśn v Fox Nyz.

In Ćîna, Ruśa, n evri wn-parti stet, n in Hunġri, Trci, Bṛzil, ɖ Fiḷpīnz, Poḷnd n ɖ Ynîtd Stets, an īqli importnt fuñśn v stet patṛnij z t mc it clir ɖt loylti t ɖ parti z ɖ bst we t s’kr advansmnt. Y d’nt hv t pṛclem yr s’port fr it, y jst hv t mc śr y ste on its rît sîd.

Lebr publiśt a studi yesṭde ɖt śoud Jonsn hd gvn jobz, advîzñ ɖ guvnmnt or runñ guvnmntprogramz, t 25 v ɖ 94 Cnsrṿtivz MPz hu lost ɖer sīt or std dǎn in ɖ past tū jenṛl ilex́nz. Y wd nǒ sm v ɖer nemz bt most r dronz hu wr rwordd fr gwñ alñ wɖ ɖ līdrśp.

Lebr’z Rećl Rīvz tld m an aṇcdot ẃć I faund mor rvilñ. Tù mni v hr particolīgz r rportñ ɖt biznislīdrz, acdemics n sayntists, hu r trayñ t inflụns guvnmntpoḷsi, hv wōct awe fṛm ɖm, seyñ ɖt ɖ guvnmnt wl śut ɖm ǎt v its dbets f it sspcts ɖm v tōcñ t ɖ opziśn. I’m nt seyñ Tori Ñgḷnd z a wn-parti stet. It’s a softr n mor cloyñ vrśn v oʈoṛterịnizm ɖt aflicts s: a stet ẃr ɖr z no limit on hǎ far yr stypidti cn tec y, az loñ az it sūts ɖ inṭrest v ɖ rūlñ parti, n ẃr y śd cīp on ɖ rît sîd v pǎr or lrn t liv wɖ ɖ consiqnsz.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Rachel Whiteread: ‘I have a clarity I never had before’

Rachel Whiteread with Doppelgänger. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian
Rećl Ẃîtrīd wɖ Doplgañr. Foṭgraf: Jil Mīd/Ɖ Gardịn

Rećl Ẃîtrīd: ‘I hv a claṛti I nvr hd bfr’

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 11 April 2021)

Ɖ artist hz tecn a radicl ny d’rex́n, trnñ hr bac on casts n crietñ sculpćrz fṛm scavinjd mtirịl. Ś xplenz hǎ a bîpolr dạgnosis hz ćenjd hr wrc

Charlotte Higgins

Śarlót Higinz, 11 Epril 2021

Ẃn I last spouc t Rećl Ẃîtrīd, I dclerd loftily ɖt ś wd olwz mc casts, ɖt ś’d nvr d enʈñ els. Bcz ɖt’s ẃt ś’d bn dwñ fr mor ɖn 30 yirz; ɖt wz hr lanḡj. Ś bgan bî castñ ɖ vôd undr a ćer, ɖen ś cast ɖ gap undr a bed. Ś cast tîni, humbl ʈñz – ɖ intirịr v hot-wōtrbotls, rzmḅlñ litl hymn torsoz. Ś went hyj, castñ an intîr rūm, ɖen a hǎs in Bo, īst Lundn. Ɖt wún hr ɖ 1993 Trnr prîz: ś wz ɖ frst wmn n ɖ yungist artist evr t d so, ejd jst 30. Ś went on t cast roz v bc-ślvz, n faśnd ɖm intu ɖ grev, buncrlîc Hoḷcōst mmorịl in Viena. Ś wún Lundn’z Forʈ Plinʈ project, n eligntli skwrd ɖ intîr mońmntl enṭprîz bî castñ ɖ plinʈ itslf in îsi, trnzlūsnt rezin n invrtñ it.

Nn v ɖs hz bn ptiklrli pīsfl. Hǎs bcem a lîtnñ ród fr angri dbets, nt jst abt cntmprri art, bt hǎzñpoḷsi, cḿṇtiz n rjeṇreśn. It tc hr tū yirz t gt it dn n, dspt campenz fr a ste v x’kśn, ɖ wrc std fr a mir six wīcs. Bset bî poḷtics n harṭli opozd in sm qortrz, ɖ Hoḷcōst mmorịl tc fîv yirz. “I’m vri glad I md it,” ś sz, “bt I wd’nt wont t g ʈru enʈñ lîc ɖt agn.” It z hardli s’prîzñ ɖt, in rīsnt yirz, ś’z md ẃt ś cōlz “śî sculpćrz” – a vrśn v a Nisn hut in a forist in Yorx́r, cabinz in ɖ Mhāvi deẓt, a bothǎs on a Norwījn fyord, a śed on Guvnrz Îḷnd in Ny Yorc. Ɖz r rclūsiv ʈñz; xpirịnsñ ɖm rqîrz a qst. N ɖe r ol, wn we or anɖr, casts.

Poltergeist … ‘looks as if it’s been pulled up by something’. Photograph: Prudence Cuming Associates Courtesy Gagosian
Polṭgîst… ‘lcs az f it’s bn pld p bî smʈñ’. Foṭgraf: Prūdns Cumñ Asośịts, crṭsi Ggozịn

Wel, ɖt hz ćenjd. Ẃîtrīd hz md tū mejr ny wrcs, nǎ on vy in Lundn. N ɖe r’nt casts. Aftr 35 yirz, ś hz cmplitli ćenjd hr lanḡj, or rɖr “xpandd mî vcabyḷri”. Ś’z bilt tū huts – yes, ɖr’z a conṭnywti – fṛm rclemd wŭd, bits v trelis n metl, old plancs n twistd bauz. Pentd ẃît, so ɖ lît bǎnsz of ɖm, ɖe r olmst gostli. Ɖe sīm lîc bildñz sm dzastr hz ript ʈru – a huṛcen, or a flud.

Lcñ at ɖ ny wrcs, I ʈt v ɖ clîṃtcrîsis, v unpridictbl weɖr, v refyjīcamps, v pandemics – ɖ fragility v ʈñz in jenṛl. “W’v ol flt it,” ś agriz. “Ɖ s’kṛti v ɖ wrld az w ń it hz bn ʈroun on its hed.” Mcñ ɖ ny wrc ecoud ɖt state v dīp unsrtnti. Ẃn castñ, ś sz, “y hv t nǒ xacli ẃt y r dwñ in advans. I am so yst t imaɉnñ spes bî lcñ at smʈñ n imaɉnñ ẃt it’s gwñ t lc lîc bac t frunt. Ɖt’s hǎ I ʈnc. T d ɖs wz olmst ɖ oṗzit.” Ś wz mcñ it p az ś went alñ, invntñ, impṛvîzñ, bactracñ, buscñ.

Ẃn I sw Ẃîtrīd on ɖt prīvịs oceźn in hr stydio, in 2019, ẃl hr mid-c’rir retṛspctiv wz turñ ɖ wrld, ś śoud m iṃjz v bildñz torn dǎn bî Huṛcen Ctrīna, ẃć devstetd Ny Orliynz in 2005. “At ɖ tîm I hd ɖs mantra in mî hed v wontñ t mc ɖ oṗzit v ẃt I hd olwz bn mcñ,” ś sz, Covid-jabd n distnt, acrs an antiseptic ẃît ofis in Lundn’z Ggozịn gaḷri. “At ɖ tîm, I cd’nt wrc ǎt ẃt it wz, bt I cept c’lectñ ol ɖs mtirịl.”

Bīćcomñ, picñ p dscardd ʈñz, z a habit fṛm ćîldhd, pást dǎn bî hr artistmuɖr n jiogṛfrfaɖr. “Ɖr’z olwz smʈñ in ɖ bac v ɖ car. Ɖ cidz r lîc, ‘Ǒ, riyli? Plīz d’nt pic ɖt p, Mum, it’s imbaṛsñ.’” (Ś n hr huzbnd, Marc̦s Teilr, hv tū sunz.) Ẃîtrīd traid castñ sm v ɖz fîndz – fnsñ, coṛgetd ayn – bt it wz’nt wrcñ. “So I startd nêlñ ʈñz tgɖr n pentñ ɖm.” Ś’z olwz dn a lot v drw̃, n ś riylîzd ɖt ś cd yz stuf ś’d faund t drw – bt in ʈri dmnśnz. Ś cd mc “big drw̃z v ɖ scin n bonz v bildñz; v fleid bildñz; v ʈñz aftr dzastrz”.

Untitled (Crinkle-Crankle), 2018 … resin, aluminium spray and steel, in 3 parts. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian
Untîtld (Crincl-Crancl), 2018… rezin, aḷmińm spre n stīl, in 3 parts. Foṭgraf: Jil Mīd/Ɖ Gardịn

Ẃîtrīd, hu trnz 58 lêtr ɖs munʈ, z a qayt, cntend prezns. Oceźṇli, ɖo, in ɖ mdst v biyñ stretfwd n practicl, ś’l se smʈñ qt wundrfl. On a rīsnt podcast, ś dscrîbd powtri az “ɖ sǎnd v wrdz tućñ ć uɖr”. Ś lafs ẃn I rmînd hr. “Ɖt’s qt gd, z’nt it?” Ś dscrîbz ɖ ny wrc az “ɖ tuć v mtirịl agnst er. Ɖ ʈñ ɖt’s difṛnt abt ɖm z ɖ eyrinis, I ʈnc.” Unlîc ɖ dns prezns v ɖ casts: “meṃri md solid”, az ś wns dscrîbd ɖm.

Cōld Polṭgîst n Doplgañr, ɖ tū ruind huts form a contrast. “Polṭgîst lcs az f it’s bn pld p bî smʈñ,” ś sz. “Doplgañr lcs lîc it’s bn stamt on.” Wn v hr vri rliist sculpćrz wz cōld Gost. It wz a cast v ɖ intirịr v a wordrob, md in 1990 ẃn ś wz 27. Ś hz olwz bn a vri cerfl nemr v hr wrcs, so I réd Polṭgîst az a dlibṛt eco. Jst az Gost wz a stetmnt v intnt, ɖ leyñ dǎn v a lanḡj, so tù z Polṭgîst. Ɖ contrast btwn ɖ tū, ɖo, z stroñ. A polṭgîst z difṛnt fṛm a gost: misćiṿs, mlîn. “Nôzi,” sz Ẃîtrīd, wɖ a smîl. In Jrmn foclor, a doplgañr z olso an uncani ʈñ: ɖ reʈ or aṗriśn v a livñ prsn. Dspt ɖ evidnt forml cntrol, ɖr z smʈñ wîld n unseṭlñ in ɖ ny wrc I hv’nt sìn in hr bfr. Ɖe rmînd m v Luīz Borźwā wrcs, ẃr ś sumnz p ɖ îdīa v a hom bt infyzz it wɖ smʈñ darc n unrūli.

Ẃn Ẃîtrīd śoud ɖ sculpćrz t a frend, an old rezin cast v hrz wz standñ nirbî. “H sd, pôntñ at ɖ cast, ‘Ɖt’s yr cām poetic sîd.’ N h pôntd at Polṭgîst n sd, ‘Ɖt’s yr nuts sîd.’ N ɖt’s xacli rît. Ɖr’z an esns v m in ɖr ɖt I’v nt riyli xplord bfr.” Ś pōzz. Ɖr’z smʈñ els, ś sz.

“I wz dạgnozd az bîpolr et yirz ago. It z inṭrestñ t se ɖt ǎt lǎd. It’s nt smʈñ I’v tōct abt pubḷcli. T gt ɖt dạgnosis at 50 – n I’v bn hospiṭlîzd a fy tîmz – it bròt a sort v claṛti t ʈñz I hd nvr hd bfr.” Ś hz olwz bn an “imośnl spunj”, ś sz. “A ʈñ cn hapn n y sort v unravl.” In ɖ past, ś sz, ś wd’nt hv flt cumftbl tōcñ abt ɖ cndiśn. Bt, ś adz, “It’s a gd ʈñ fr ppl t nǒ ɖt ppl lîc m – s’xesfl ppl – cn b vri il.” Ɖz ny wrcs r part v hr rīćñ an acoṃdeśn wɖ ɖ dạgnosis, īvn harṇsñ it. “I’m nǎ ebl t tec a step bac n se, ‘I nǒ ẃt’s gwñ on.’ N nt compartmnṭlîz it, bt t unḍstand n yz it in sm we. It’s féd intu mî crịtivti in a we ẃć I ʈnc z clir.”

It only stood for six weeks … Whiteread on the steps of House in 1993. Photograph: Richard Baker/Alamy
It onli std fr six wīcs … Ẃîtrīd on ɖ steps v Hǎs in 1993. Foṭgraf: Rićd Becr/Aḷmi

W tōc v uɖr ʈñz. I’m krịs t nǒ hr ʈts abt ɖ cōlz t bild a mońmnt cmeṃretñ Covid-19. In Lundn, on ɖ Tmz imbancmnt oṗzit ɖ Palis v Wsminstr, ɖ Naśnl Covid Mmorịl Wōl hz spruñ p – an ofiśl-sǎndñ nem fr smʈñ ɖt z in fact informl, ɖ brenćîld v a campengrūp, ɖ Covid-19 B’rivd Faṃliz fr Justis. It cnsists v harts drwn on t ɖ wōl bî voḷntirz, ć reprizntñ smwn lost. It’s cḿṇterịn, modist n vri muvñ. I’d sìn it ɖ īvnñ bfr, so śo Ẃîtrīd sm picćrz. “Ɖt’s bytifl,” ś sz, swîpñ ʈru. “D I ʈnc it śd b fixt in tîm, md prṃnnt? I ʈnc it śd b left jst t b n ɖen graɉli dis’pir. T hv its qaytnis.”

Ẃt abt sm mor lastñ marcr? “Y c’nt mmorịlîz smʈñ ɖt’s stl gwñ on,” ś sz. “Y nīd t hv sm tîm n distns t ʈnc abt ẃt it wz.” Ś sz ś hz trnd dǎn ol cndz v aproćz t mc mmorịlz. Ś wz īvn aproćt t sbmit îdīaz fr Grǎnd Ziro in Ny Yorc. Ś jst cd’nt cnsidr it: tù sn. Instd, 15 yirz aftr 9/11, ś md ɖ meḷnc̦li, qayt wrc Cabin on Guvnrz Îḷnd, ẃć lcs d’recli ǎt t ɖ twin tǎrz sait. It’s mć mor oblic n opn-endd ɖn a stretfwd mmorịl.Ś hz form, v cors, wɖ ɖ ofiśl ŕbn mońmnt, n z prǎd v ɖ Viena Hoḷcōst Mmorịl. “It’s riyli dwñ its job,” ś sz. Ẃć z ẃt? “Wel, in Viena it’s job z t b clir abt ẃt hapnd. Ɖr wz an ōfl lot v fuzinis arnd verịs iśuz. Cidz dd’nt riyli nǒ ẃt hd hapnd.” Ś’d nvr hv dn it, ɖo, wɖt hvñ spent yirz ʈncñ abt ɖ wor n ɖ Hoḷcōst. A frend v hr peṛnts’, ẃn ś wz growñ p in Esix n Lundn, wz a svîvr v ɖ consntreśncamp Belsen, n h tld hiz storiz. Ɖen, in ɖ aftrmaʈ v ɖ Trnr prîz, ś went t liv in Brlin fr a ẃl, n ʈt dīpli abt ɖ leġsi v ɖ Hoḷcōst, rīdñ wîdli n viẓtñ camps. “F I hd’nt hv dn ɖt, I wd nvr hv atmtd t mc a mmorịl, or coment on it.”

‘It’s really doing its job’ … Whiteread’s Vienna Holocaust Memorial. Photograph: Michael Brooks/Alamy
‘It’s riyli dwñ its job’ … Ẃîtrīd’z Viena Hoḷcōst Mmorịl. Foṭgraf: Mîcl Brŭcs/ Aḷmi

I wundr tù abt hr tec on ɖ cuṛnt culćrwor ovr staćuz, stǒct in Ñgḷnd bî Tori ministrz. Ẃt dz ś ʈnc śd hapn t mmorịlz t slevtredrz n impirịlists? Ś hz no majic ansr. “I’m nt śr ẃt wn dz wɖ ɖm. I d’nt ʈnc ɖe śd b mltd dǎn. I ʈnc ɖe nīd t b comntd on. Mbi ɖt mīnz tecñ ɖm ǎt v ɖer spot n ptñ ɖm in a ḿziym. I’m nt śr ɖt’s a gd ʈñ – bt it’s a mor īẓli djstbl we v dīlñ wɖ it.” Bt, az ś pônts ǎt, it’s a priti rer probḷm. “Let’s fes it, most v ɖz bronz sculpćrz, nwn’z got a fucñ clu hu ɖe r, ẃt ɖe dd or ẃ ɖe dd it.”

Ś srtnli dz’nt ʈnc ɖ ansr z t pt p a hol lod mor staćuz, t “baḷns ǎt” repriznteśn. “Z’nt ɖr a mor inṭrestñ we v lcñ at smwn ɖn a bust, or a fiğṛtiv vrśn v ɖm ɖt francli ofn z’nt vri wel drwn or sculptd?” Ɖt cnd v staću b’loñz t ɖ past, ś ʈncs, t ɖ prīfotgrafic ej. “Ɖ wrld hz muvd on n I ʈnc w nīd t cntiny muvñ on.”
W trn ǎr atnśn bac t hr sculpćrz. Ś’z ićñ t d mor. “It’s jst ɖ bginñ v ɖ advnćr,” ś sz. It hz bn liḅretñ: les v an inṭlecćl jrni ɖn ɖ casts, mor intywtiv – a ces v dscuṿrñ unćartd teritri. Ɖ nōticl frêz mcs m rmembr ɖt I wns sw on hr stydio wōl a postcard v Ɖ Raft v ɖ Mdysa bî Géricault. It’s stl ɖr, ś sz. F hr casts r pôzd, forml n cntrold, ecowñ ɖ riɖmic rūmz n dīp pspctiv v hr feṿrit Rnesns pentr, Piero della Francesca, ɖen ɖ ny sculpćrz hv mor v ɖ spirit v Géricault’z śiprec mastrpìs – n v ǎr unsrtn, teṛfayñ tîmz. Lîc ɖoz stricn sêlrz, ɖ wrcs sīm t se, w r ol jst clññ on, trayñ t svîv.

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• Rećl Ẃîtrīd’z ny xbiśn, Intrnl Objicts, runz at Ggozịn, Lundn, fṛm 12 Epril t 6 Jūn 2021.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ Covid response has led to Brazilian catastrophe, Dilma Rousseff says

Dilma Roussefff told the Guardian: ‘We are adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease … It truly is an utterly extreme situation that we’re witnessing in Brazil.’ Photograph: Ricardo Maldonado Rozo/EPA

Bolsonaro’z ‘jeṇsîdl’ Covid rspons hz léd t Bṛziłn ctastṛfi, Dilma Rousseff sz

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 10 April 2021)

Formr prezidnt tlz Gardịn Bṛzil fesz phps grevist momnt in its hisṭri n z ‘adrift on an ośn v hungr n dziz’

Tom Phillips is the Guardian's Latin America correspondent

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro, 10 Epril 2021

Jair Bolsonaro’z pvrs n “jeṇsîdl” rspons t wn v ɖ wrld’z dedliist Covid ǎtbrecs hz left Bṛzil “adrift on an ośn v hungr n dziz”, ɖ cuntri’s formr prezidnt Dilma Rousseff hz clemd.

Spīcñ t ɖ Gardịn ɖs wīc – az Bṛzil’z c’roṇvîṛs deʈtol hit devstetñ ny hîts, wɖ mor ɖn 12,000 deʈs in ɖ last ʈri dez – Rousseff sd hr cuntri fest phps ɖ grevist momnt in its hisṭri.

“W r livñ ʈru an xtrimli dṛmatic sićueśn in Bṛzil bcz w hv no guvnmnt, no stywdśp v ɖ crîsis,” sd Rousseff, a formr leftist g’ríla hu wz prezidnt fr jst ovr fîv yirz untl hr contṛvrśl 2016 impićmnt.

“W r siyñ 4,200 deʈs p’ de nǎ n evrʈñ sjsts ɖt f nʈñ ćenjz w’l rīć 5,000… Yt ɖr z an abṣlutli rpulsiv norṃlîześn v ɖs riaḷti undr we. Hǎ cn y norṃlîz ɖ 4,211 deʈs rejistrd [on Tyzde]?” Rousseff asct az Bṛzil’z ofiśl deʈtol rouz t ovr 345,000, secnd onli t ɖ YS.

Bṛzil’z frst fīmel prezidnt, lîc a growñ numbr v sitiznz, b’livz mć v ɖ blem le wɖ Bolsonaro, a far-rît popylist huz antisạntific rspons t ẃt h cōlz a “litl flu” hz md him an inṭnaśnl bôgiman. Opińnpoulz n potbaññ protests sjst growñ public angr at ɖ Trump-admîrñ poḷtiśn hu wz ilectd in 2018 aftr Rousseff’z mntr, formr prezidnt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, wz jeld n privntd fṛm runñ bî a juj hu lêtr jônd Bolsonaro’z cabiṇt.

Rousseff clemd Bolsonaro’z saḅtājñ v cntenmnt n vax̣neśn eḟts, rfyzl t ordr a locdǎn n fełr t ofr adiqt ic̣nomic s’port t ɖ pur hd cntribytd t a traɉdi v “caṭstrofic pṛporśnz”.

“I’m nt seyñ Bṛzil wd’nt hv sufrd deʈs [wɖ a difṛnt rspons] – ol cuntriz dd,” ś sd. “I’m seyñ ɖt part v ɖ levl v deʈs hir z funḍmnṭli dǎn t inc̣rect p’liticl dsiźnz, ẃć r stl biyñ tecn.”

Bṛzil’z brecdǎn wz olso an inṭnaśnl ʈret. “Ɖ absns v an ifctiv fît agnst ɖ pandemic [in Bṛzil] līdz t smʈñ xtrimli sirịs: ɖ imrjns v ɖ so-cōld ny verịnts, ẃć r hîli infx́s n hv incrist ɖ numbr v deʈs in neḅrñ cuntriz,” Rousseff sd, pôntñ t hǎ Sǎʈ Americn nebrz wr clozñ ɖer bordrz fr fir v ɖ mor cntejs P1 verịnt linct t Bṛzil’z Aṃzn.

Mni critics nǎ argy Bolsonaro’z ax́nz amǎnt t “jeṇsîd” – n Rousseff sd ś wz amñ ɖm.

“I yz ɖt wrd. Ẃt caṛcṭrîzz ɖ act v jeṇsîd z ẃn y ple a dlibṛt rǒl in ɖ deʈ v a popyleśn on a masiv scel,” ɖ 73-yir-old sd fṛm hr hom in Porto Alegre, wn v mni sitiz ẃr hospitlz hv bn oṿẃlmd n doctrz forst t ple God.

“It’s nt ɖ wrd [jeṇsîd] ɖt inṭrests m – it’s ɖ consept. N ɖ consept z ɖs: rsponsbiḷti fr deʈs ɖt cd hv bn avôdd.”

On Ʈrzde, Bṛzil’z s’prīm cort ordrd a cngreśnl invstgeśn intu ɖ guvnmnt’s conduct – a śocmuv ɖt xprts cōld a mejr blo t Bolsonaro, hu stl injôz ɖ s’port v abt a ʈrd v votrz bt fesz record levlz v rjx́n.

Bolsonaro in March. Brazil’s official death toll is more than 345,000. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Bolsonaro in Marć. Bṛzil’z ofiśl deʈtol z mor ɖn 345,000. Foṭgraf: Ueslei Marcelino/Rôtrz

Bṛzil’z dzastr – ẃć z biyñ trboćarjd bî ɖ P1 verịnt – z xpctd t dīpn frɖr in ɖ cmñ dez. Mor ɖn 66,000 Bṛziłn lîvz wr lost t Covid in Marć. Epril’z deʈtol z xpctd t xid 100,000. On Frîde ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn sīńr advîzr Brūs Êlẉd cōld ɖ ǎtbrec “a rejñ infrno”.

“It’s despṛt. T b onist, I c’nt slīp proprli. I g t bed wɖ ɖz numbrz n siḿleśnz in mî hed n I jst c’nt ʈnc stret,” sd Miguel Nicolelis, a prominnt sayntist huz grim pṛjx́nz abt ɖ ǎtbrec hv rpitidli bn cnfrmd.

“Ɖ YS hd wn de wɖ mor ɖn 5,000 deʈs n w’r gwñ t oṿtec ɖ YS – in ɖ numbr v dêli deʈs n probbli in ɖ totl numbr v ftaḷtiz tù,” Nicolelis pridictd.

“W’r gwñ t start siyñ bodiz pîlñ p in ǎr hlʈclinics n ppl dayñ in ɖ strīts sn in ɖ bigist siti in Bṛzil,” h sd v São Paulo, cōlñ fr a wn-munʈ neśnwîd locdǎn n ɖ cloźr v rodz, erports n rivrz.

Rousseff olso rjd an imīɉt śutdǎn, olɖo Bolsonaro hz rpitidli rjctd ɖt îdīa, apaṛntli firñ it wd cripl ɖ icoṇmi n hiz hops v riilex́n in 2022. “Ɖr wl b no neśnwîd locdǎn,” Bolsonaro insistd jrñ a trip t suɖn Bṛzil ɖs wīc.

Spīcñ ǎtsd hiz rezidns on Tyzde, Bolsonaro, 66, śrugd of criṭsizm. “[I’v bn cōld] hoṃfobic, resist, fasist, a torćrr … Nǎ I’m jeṇsîdl,” h smrct. “Z ɖr enʈñ I’m nt t blem fr in Bṛzil?”

Rousseff agrìd Bolsonaro wz nt ɖ onli culprit fr ɖ Covid c’laṃti śecñ hr cuntri, n ɖ wrld. Ś olso blemd ɖ ic̣nomic ilits, militri ćīfs, mīdịmǒglz n poḷtiśnz hu hlpt ɖ rîtwñ xtrimist win pǎr bî bacñ hr rmuvl fṛm ofis n ɖen ćirñ Lula’z dǎnfōl n Bolsonaro’z rîz. Wrldlīdrz includñ Doṇld Trump hd olso handld ɖ pandemic dzastṛsli.

“Ppl wl hv t b hld rsponsbl fr ɖ ctastṛfi ɖt hz bn enɉnird in Bṛzil,” Rousseff sd, ćartñ its cuṛnt tribyleśnz bac t hr sspnśn fṛm ofis xacli fîv yirz ago fr alejidli mnipyletñ ɖ bujit t masc ic̣nomic mleiz.

“Bolsonaro z a product v ɖs… orijinl sin: ɖ impićmnt,” ś sd v ẃt hr s’portrz cōl a p’liticli-drivn “cù”.

On Súnde 16 Epril 2016, Bolsonaro, ɖen an obskr congresmn, wz wn v 367 depytiz hu apruvd Rousseff’z impićmnt jrñ an unrūli seśn in ẃć h dedcetd hiz vot t a dictetrśp-ira torćrr hu oṿsw ɖ abys v leftist reblz sć az hr.

Bac ɖen, Rousseff sd ś hd nvr imajind Bolsonaro wd wn de bcm prezidnt. Nr cd ś invizij Bṛzil fesñ tde’z imrjnsi undr mor inadiqt līdrśp. “Ɖ riaḷti z wrs ɖn enʈñ I cd hv poṣbli imajind. It’s az f w’r adrift. W r adrift on an ośn v hungr n dziz… It trūli z an utrli xtrim sićueśn ɖt w’r witṇsñ in Bṛzil.”

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