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In Ñspel │ The Observer view on this week’s byelections in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton

Lib Dem Richard Foord faces the best chance of overturning the Tory majority in Tiverton and Honiton. Photograph: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images
Lib Dem Rićd Fòrd fesz ɖ bst ćans v oṿtrnñ ɖ Tori mjoṛti in Tiṿtn n Honitn. Foṭgraf: Finbar Webstr/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on ɖs wīc’s bîilx́nz in Wecfīld n Tiṿtn n Honitn

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on Sunday 19 June 2022)

Tacticl votñ z a rer ćans fr votrz t śo ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti xacli ẃt ɖe ʈnc v Boris Jonsn

Súnde, 19 Jūn 2022

Ẃn Cnsrṿtiv MPz rīsntli hd ɖ oṗtyṇti t ivict a pṛfǎndli unpopylr n dīpli dscredtd prîm̦inistr hu brouc ɖ lw n ɖen laid abt it t parḷmnt, ɖe flunct ɖ tst. Ɖ 148 hu dd ɖ rît ʈñ wr ǎtnumbrd bî ɖ 211 plesholdrz, croniz n sinics hu ćouz t cīp him at Nu 10. In ɖ fortnît sins, w hv bn pṛvîdd wɖ an akḿleśn v frɖr evidns ɖt ɖe wr moṛli mîopic n p’liticli fūliś t alǎ Boris Jonsn t cari on sqotñ in ɖ ofis h hz so dbest.

Hiz lac v besic integṛti hz bn unḍlînd bî ɖ reẓgneśn v Crisṭfr Gît az hiz advîzr on miṇstirịl inṭrests. Gît z ɖ secnd holdr v ɖ post t riylîz ɖt trayñ t gt ɖs prîm̦inistr t folo rūlz on eʈicl bhevyr z an imposbli oxiṃronic ćalinj. It z a sîn v hǎ far xpcteśnz v dīsnt conduct hv c’lapst jrñ ɖ Jonsn reźīm ɖt fy r s’prîzd t lrn ɖt h z cnsiḍrñ dspnsñ wɖ hvñ an eʈics inviɉletr at ol. A prîm̦inistr hu caẓ́li flǎtd hiz ǒn Covid lwz hz olso śoun himslf redi t conśsli brec inṭnaśnl lw bî anǎnsñ lejsleśn t yṇlatṛli rīcast ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol. Ɖs dfîz ɖ wśz v ɖ mjoṛti v Norɖn Îrḷnd’z ilectd repriznttivz n sīcs t undu ɖ Brexit agrīmnt ɖt h ngośietd n sold t ɖ Britiś ppl az “an uvn-redi dīl” at ɖ 2019 ilex́n. Amd ɖ grevist armd conflict on ǎr continnt sins 1945 n ɖ most svir sqīz on livñstanddz in decedz, a tredwor wɖ ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn z ɖ last ʈñ ɖs cuntri nīdz. It wl fyl infleśn n mc it īvn lîclịr ɖt ɖ YC slîdz intu rseśn. N yt, wɖ ol tù caṛcṭristic reclisnis, ɖs guvnmnt z riscñ jst ɖt.

In its psyt v an inhymen n xpnsiv scīm v dybịs līgaḷti t xport asîḷmsīcrz t Rwanda, ɖ guvnmnt z sqonḍrñ taxpeyrz’ muni n Britn’z repyteśn wɖ a gṛtesc gimic rɖr ɖn mcñ an intelijnt eḟt t adres ɖ ćaḷnjz pozd bî mîgreśn. Wɖ ɖ aṛgnt nastinis w hv cm t xpct v ɖs guvnmnt, ɖr r ʈrets t trî t cic ɖ biṣ́ps ǎt v ɖ Hǎs v Lordz fr dẹrñ t cndem ɖ Rwanda scīm az ungodli n uneʈicl. A similr pṛpnṣti t ple sqolid parṭzan poḷtics wɖ eni iśu hz bn dspleid in ministrz’ rfyzl t inṭvin t trî t hed of ɖ criṗlñ relstrîcs ɖt wl b inflictd on Britn ɖs wīc. It z hard t iscep ɖ sspiśn ɖt ɖ guvnmnt cndemz ɖz strîcs ẃl biyñ sīcṛtli dlîtd t si ɖ travlplanz v miłnz ʈroun intu ceos in ɖ hop ɖt ɖ Tōriz cn weṗnîz ɖ dsrupśn t wūnd ɖ Lebr parti.

Labour’s Simon Lightwood can take back Wakefield from the Tories. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Lebr’z Sîmn Lîtwŭd cn tec bac Wecfīld fṛm ɖ Tōriz. Foṭgraf: Iyn Forsîʈ/Geti Iṃjz

Poulstrz hv loñ bn ynaniṃs in rportñ ɖt a sbstanśl mjoṛti v ɖ public wont Jonsn rmuvd fṛm ofis. Wɖt a jenṛl ilex́n, ɖ cuntri hz no mec̣nizm fr aćivñ ɖs rzult.

Tū grūps v votrz r in a mor priṿlijd pziśn. Ɖe hv bn prizntd wɖ ɖ oṗtyṇti t snd a mesij v rbyc t ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti on bhaf v ɖ YC. On Ʈrzde, ɖr wl b a bîilex́n in Wecfīld, Wst Yorx́r, n anɖr in Tiṿtn n Honitn, in Devn. Bʈ hv bn trigrd bî ɖ reẓgneśn v dsgrest Tori MPz. Wn wz forst t qit aftr hiz cnvix́n fr sx̣́li asōltñ a tīnej bô, ɖ uɖr aftr biyñ còt woćñ pornogṛfi in ɖ Hǎs v Comnz. Ɖt conduct pṛvîdz insntiv fr votrz t xpres dsgust wɖ ɖ Cnsrṿtivz. Ɖ śrist gaṛnti v dfitñ ɖm z fr ol non-Tori votrz t gt bhnd ɖ pṛgresiv parti wɖ ɖ bst ćans v winñ.In Devn, ɖt mīnz votñ fr ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrats. T win, ɖe nīd t dmoliś a hyj Cnsrṿtiv mjoṛti. Ɖe śoud ɖmslvz ceṗbl v dwñ ɖt bfr Crisṃs ẃn ɖe tc Norʈ Śropśr. In ɖ clîmactic dez v campenñ, ɖ Lib Demz wl b fludñ Tiṿtn n Honitn wɖ hundṛdz v acṭvists. Ɖ rzult cd b clos. Lebr n Grīn s’portrz śd rec̣gnîz ɖt a vot fr ɖer frst prefṛns wl ifctivli b haf a vot in fevr v Jonsn cntinywñ in ofis. Ɖe śd hīd Ed Devi’z cōl t lend ɖer vots t ɖ Lib Demz t hlp “dlivr ɖ noc-ǎt blo t Boris Jonsn”. W rj s’portrz v uɖr non-Tori partiz t gt bhnd ɖ Lib Dem canddet t b śr ɖ cnstitẏnsi iśuz ɖ rbyc Cnsrṿtiv MPz so rićli dzrv.

Lebr hz hî xpcteśnz v tecñ Wecfīld, ẃć it reprizntd fr decedz bfr ɖ last jenṛl ilex́n. W hop fr betr ɖn a naro Lebr win. Ẃt z rqîrd z a stoncñ rjx́n v ɖ Tōriz. In Wecfīld, w wont t si s’portrz v non-Tori partiz mc ɖer vots az potnt az poṣbl. In ɖs ces, it mīnz gtñ bhnd ɖ Lebr canddet.

Ɖr z no śem in tacticl votñ. Fr az loñ az p’liticl ǎtcumz r dstortd bî an antīc n unfer frst-past-ɖ-post ilectṛl sistm, votñ tacticli z ɖ onli we t moḅlîz ɖ anti-Tori mjoṛti. Cir Starmr n Devi hv bn incuṛjñ tacticl votñ bî snṣbli foc̣sñ ɖer partiz’ eṇjiz ẃr ć z bst plest t puniś ɖ Cnsrṿtivz.

On Ʈrzde, votrz in tū vri difṛnt eriaz hv ɖ oṗtyṇti t spīc fr ɖ cuntri. A dubl ẃami v bîilex́n dfits wl frîtn Cnsrṿtiv MPz in red wōl sīts n ɖoz tṛdiśṇli tru blu. A scer, ɖ bigr ɖ betr, z xacli ẃt ɖ Tōriz nīd bfr ɖs guvnmnt sliɖrz intu īvn wrs djenṛsi.

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In Ñspel │ The Observer view on Carole Cadwalladr and a victory for public interest journalism

Carole Cadwalladr outside the Royal Courts of Justice with her supporters in January 2022. Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
Cáṛl Cadwoḷdr ǎtsd ɖ Royl Corts v Justis wɖ hr s’portrz in Jańri 2022. Foṭgraf: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Pres Wîr/Rex/Śuṭstoc

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on Cáṛl Cadwoḷdr n a vicṭri fr public-inṭrest jrṇlizm

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on Sunday 19 June 2022)

Ɖ jrṇlist’s s’xesfl dfns z a tsṭmnt t hr curij n a wornñ t ɖ vri wlʈi ɖt ɖe c’nt rlî on ɖ corts t iscep criṭsizm

Súnde, 19 Jūn 2022

Ɖ  rzolv dspleid bî Cáṛl Cadwoḷdr in hr s’xesfl dfns agnst a lîbl ax́n bròt bî Aṛn Bancs cōlz t mînd Hemñwe’z deḟniśn v curij az “gres undr preśr”. Fr yirz, ɖs aword-winñ jrṇlist hd bn invstgetñ ɖ rǒl v sośl mīdia in ǎr dmocṛsi n ɖ rǒl ɖt Fes-bc in ptiklr hd pleid in ɖ Brexit reḟrendm. Sins Bancs wz a līdñ figr in – n a sbstanśl donr t – ɖ līvcampen, ś hd inevitbli bcm inṭrestd in hiz fînansz, n in a Ted Tōc in Epril 2019 rfŕd brīfli t him in 24 wrdz n lêtr sd smʈñ similr in a twīt.

Ɖ contxt fr ɖ rmarc wz ɖt ɖ Tîmz, ɖ Obzrvr n uɖr nyz ǎtlets hd bn rportñ hǎ Mr Bancs hd, az wn loyr pt it, “msléd evrwn abt ɖ numbr, n nećr, v hiz covrt mītñz wɖ Ruśn ofiślz”.

A juj hld ɖt Cadwoḷdr’z wrdz cnveid a mīnñ ɖt ś sd ś hd nt intndd n indd dd’nt b’liv t b tru. Ś dropt hr dfns v truʈ n rlaid on wn v public inṭrest. Bancs cd hv sùd ɖ publiśr v ɖ Ted Tōc fr deḟmeśn, bt it wz Cadwoḷdr prsṇli ɖt h ćouz t su.

Ɖ sgnificns v ɖs wl nt b lost on enwn wɖ xpirịns v lîbl ax́nz in Britiś corts. Ɖ sveṛti v ɖs cuntri’s deḟmeśnlwz n ɖ cost v fîtñ a ces mc ɖ hî cort a csīno in ẃć tù ofn onli ɖ vri wlʈi cn aford t ple. Ɖ ptnśl costs v dfndñ a ces cn run intu miłnz v pǎndz n cn b inuf t pswed mni publiśrz, let alon indivijl jrṇlists, t bac dǎn n setl wɖt gwñ t cort. Ẃn Caʈrin Bltn, oʈr v Pūtin’z Ppl, n HarprColinz, hr publiśr, wr sùd fr lîbl in 2021 bî sevṛl oḷgarcs, includñ Roman Abramović n a Ruśn ôlcumṗni, ś tld MPz ɖt hr ces hd cost ɖ publiśr £1.5m in līgl fiz t dfnd n cd hv cost £5m f ɖ ces hd gn t trîl. (In ɖ end, ɖ cesz wr setld or wɖdrwn.)

Ɖz ćilñ riaḷtiz, ẃn cmbînd wɖ ɖ cmplex̣ti v dfndñ a ces undr YC lîbļwz, xplen ẃ Britiś jrṇlists r rluctnt t publiś inḟmeśn abt wlʈi or pǎrfl indivijlz. It tecs curij t tec riscs – az Cadwoḷdr dd – ɖt cd rzult in prsnl bancrupsi. Az ś hrslf sz, ɖ prsnl, fizicl, sîc̣lojicl n pṛfeśnl tol fr hr v fîtñ ɖ ces hz bn pṛfǎnd. Ɖt z ẃ Roḅt Maxwél, a c’rupt n l’tijs mīdịtîcūn, cd iscep criticl mīdia xaṃneśn untl h drǎnd aftr lūtñ ɖ pnśnfund v hiz pubḷśñ empîr. Untl rīsntli, mni Lundn-best Ruśn oḷgarcs yzd ɖ sem straṭji t intiṃdet jrṇlists n oʈrz.

Ɖ most poẓtiv ǎtcm v ɖ Bancs ces z ɖ īvluśn v jdiśl ʈncñ on ẃt consttyts a public-inṭrest dfns. Ɖ juj dsîdd ɖt, in lît v Cadwoḷdr’z formiḍbl invstgtiv psistns, ol ɖ ʈñz ś hd unrʈt abt Bancs, hiz fînansz n hiz mītñz wɖ Ruśn ofiślz, it wz rīzṇbl t b’liv ɖt it wz in ɖ public inṭrest t hv sd ẃt ś dd. Ɖs jujmnt z a trîumfnt vindceśn v a formiḍbl jrṇlist hu indyrd unconśṇbl prsnl stres n msoɉnistic abys t gt hr storiz ǎt. N it līvz ɖ rest v s in hr dét.

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In Ñspel │ The Observer view on inequality in the UK

The national mood was different 20 years ago at the Queen’s golden jubilee. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA
Ɖ naśnl mūd wz difṛnt 20 yirz ago at ɖ Qīn’z goldn jūḅli. Foṭgraf: Pōl Feʈ/PA

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on iniqoḷti in ɖ YC

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on Sunday 5 June 2022)

Onli p’liticl rnywl wl rībild trust n criet a fẹrr ssayti

Súnde, 5 Jūn 2022

Britn hz bcm a betr cuntri in ẃć t liv on olmst evri meźr in ɖ 70 yirz sins ɖ Qīn s’xidd t ɖ ʈron. W r a wlʈịr neśn, wɖ lowr levlz v abṣlut poṿti n hayr lîf xpctnsiz. Mni mor cn aford t inrić ɖer livz wɖ inṭnaśnl travl. In ɖ 1950z, fy ppl ǒnd teḷviźnz or frijz; tde, tecnoḷji v ẃć ɖe cd onli hv drīmd hz bcm a prṃnnt fīćr fr ɖ vast mjoṛti. Wimin’z ptiṣpeśn in ɖ wrcfors hz mor ɖn dubld n Britn z tde a far les resist cuntri ɖn it wz ɖen.

Bt ɖ naśnl mūd z difṛnt fṛm 20 yirz ago at ɖ goldn jūḅli, or īvn ɖ dîmndjūḅli in 2012. In ɖ rli 2000z, Britn apird at last t b on an upwdz tṛjectri aftr ɖ rseśn v ɖ 1990z. Ɖr wz an er v confidnt opṭmizm, fyld bî boynt groʈ acumṗnid bî mć-nīdd riinvstmnt in public srṿsz, a blūmñ crietiv inḍstri ɖt xportd Britiś culćr arnd ɖ wrld n ɖ istabliśmnt v ɖ minimm wej n a mor jenṛs welférsetlmnt, ispeṣ́li fr pnśnrz n fr faṃliz wɖ ćildṛn. Pīs wz aćivd in Norɖn Îrḷnd n pǎr dvolvd t Scotḷnd n Wêlz. Ɖ ćanslr, Gordn Brǎn, īvn dclerd ɖ end v “būm n bust”.

It hz tecn ɖ beṇfit v hîndsît t unḍstand jst hǎ preṃtyr ɖt wz. Frst, ɖr wz ɖ 2008 fînanśl crîsis ɖt rvrḅretd arnd ɖ glob n set in tren mor ɖn a deced v stagnetñ livñstanddz fr yuñ ppl n ɖoz on lo incmz; ɖen, a reḟrendm vot t līv ɖ YY ɖt suct in ol p’liticl eṇji fr fîv yirz, līvñ litl fr enʈñ els; n a pandemic ɖt clemd ɖ livz v ʈǎzndz v Brítnz n snt ɖ naśnl dét sōrñ t levlz nt sìn sins ɖ 1960z. Globl ôlśocs n ɖ wor in Ycren hv snt infleśn sōrñ t historic levlz ɖs yir.

Ć v ɖz crîsīz hz bn met wɖ a p’liticl rspons ɖt hz fōḷn far śort v ẃt ɖ cuntri dzrvz. Cnsrṿtiv ćanslrz yzd ɖ fînanśl crîsis az a justiḟceśn fr cutñ bac fînanśl s’port fr lo-incm faṃliz wɖ ćildṛn, īvn az ɖe dlivrd xpnsiv taxcuts ɖt dispṛporśṇtli beṇfitd betr-of faṃliz. Winñ ɖ Brexit reḟrendm onli dlivrd mor pǎr t îdịlogz wɖn ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti, hu spent yirz ajtetñ fr a hard ic̣nomic, az wel az p’liticl, brec wɖ ɖ YY ɖt jeṗdîzz ɖ p’liticl stbiḷti v Norɖn Îrḷnd n wl drîv p rījnl dspaṛtiz in a cuntri ɖt olrdi hz sm v ɖ wrst levlz v jịgrafic iniqoḷti amñ wlʈi neśnz. Boris Jonsn md sirịs n dedli errz in hiz hanḍlñ v ɖ pandemic, ẃl unḍmainñ public trust in dmocṛsi bî brecñ lwz h himslf intṛdyst t pṛtct lîvz jrñ a naśnl imrjnsi.

Ɖ product v ol ɖs z ɖt ɖ opṭmizm v 20 yirz ago hz bn rplest wɖ unhlʈi levlz v siṇsizm in ǎr guṿnñclas; a sns ʈñz wl cntiny t impruv hz bn éjd ǎt bî ɖ glūm v stagneśn. Ɖs z ɖ frst jeṇreśn v yuñ ppl hu lc set t b wrs of ɖn ɖer peṛnts. Britn’z hǎzñcrîsis mīnz ɖt mni ppl in ɖer 30z wl nvr ǒn a hom, līvñ ɖm cnsînd t ɖ inṣkṛti n xpns v prîṿtli rentñ. Bt ǎr adix́n t groʈ fyld bî cnsymrdét n inebld bî rîzñ hǎsprîsz mīnz no poḷtiśn hz derd implimnt ɖ ifctiv s’luśnz t ɖ hǎzñcrîsis ɖt wd rît ɖs inṭjeṇreśnl roñ.

A deced v unḍinvstmnt in public srṿsz mīnz ɖt wêtñtîmz in ɖ NHS r at record levlz, wɖ ɖoz hu cn aford it rzortñ t gwñ prîṿt in ordr t axes tîmli cer. Ɖ Royl Colij v Imrjnsimeḍsin hz wornd ɖt un’xptbl wêts fr ambyḷnsz in Ñgḷnd r ptñ lîvz at risc. A śortij v NHS dntists mīnz sm ppl r rzortñ t pŭlñ ǎt ɖer ǒn tīʈ t alīviet ɖer pen. Rets v mntl-hlʈ dsordrz hv incrist fṛm wn in nîn t wn in six ćildṛn in ɖ last fîv yirz, bt srṿsz r in crîsis, wɖ mni ćildṛn rjctd fr trītmnt bcz ɖe d nt qoḷfî az il inuf. Poḷtiśnz hv dojd ɖ dificlt qsćnz abt hǎ t fund dīsnt oldr cer in a ssayti wɖ an ejñ popyleśn n in ẃć oldr ppl r uņessṛli cept lanḡśñ in hospitlwordz fr wīcs or īvn munʈs bcz ɖr z nẃr t disćarj ɖm t.

Mnẃl, rets v ćîldpoṿti r incrisñ aftr a deced v welfércuts hv left peṛnts rlaynt on fūdbancs n ćaṛti in ordr t enśur ɖer ćildṛn r worm n wel féd. Ɖ rūl v lw hz bn unḍmaind bî cuts t fruntlîn p’līsñ n cort dlez mīn sm crîmvictimz r wêtñ mor ɖn tū yirz fr ɖer ces t rīć cort.

Ɖt lîf in Britn tde z far betr, on aṿrij, ɖn it wz in 1952 dz nt mīn sitiznz śd pt p n śut p. Ɖ last deced hz bròt ćaḷnjz v a scel nt sìn sins ɖ Secnd Wrldwor, bt ɖ YC z a wlʈi cuntri betr iqipt ɖn evr t mīt ɖm, f onli ǎr līdrśp wr īql t ɖ tasc. Britn in 2022 z a cuntri ɖt hz nvr bn mor despṛtli in nīd v p’liticl rnywl.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

Katharine Hayhoe warns that if we continue emitting greenhouse gases no adaptation will be possible. Photograph: Courtesy of Dr Katharine Hayhoe
Caʈrin Hêho wornz ɖt f w cntiny imitñ grīnhǎs gasz no adapteśn wl b poṣbl. Foṭgraf: Crṭsi v Dr Caʈrin Hêho

W canot adapt ǎr we ǎt v clîṃtcrîsis, wornz līdñ sayntist

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Wednesday 1 June 2022)

Caʈrin Hêho sz ɖ wrld z hedñ fr denjrz ppl hv nt sìn in 10,000 yirz v siṿlîześn

Fiona Harvey

Fiona Harvi, Invîrnmntcorispondnt
Wnzde, 1 Jūn 2022

Ɖ  wrld canot adapt its we ǎt v ɖ clîṃtcrîsis, n cǎntñ on adapteśn t limit damij z no substtyt fr rjntli cutñ grīnhǎs gasz, a līdñ clîṃtsayntist hz wornd.

Caʈrin Hêho, ćīf sayntist fr ɖ Nećr Cnsrvnsi in ɖ YS n pṛfesr at Texs Téc Yṇvrṣti, sd ɖ wrld wz hedñ fr denjrz unsìn in ɖ 10,000 yirz v hymn siṿlîześn, n eḟts t mc ɖ wrld mor rziłnt wr nīdd bt bî ɖmslvz cd nt sofn ɖ impact inuf.

“Ppl d nt unḍstand ɖ magṇtyd v ẃt z gwñ on,” ś sd. “Ɖs wl b gretr ɖn enʈñ w hv evr sìn in ɖ past. Ɖs wl b unpresdntd. Evri livñ ʈñ wl b afctd.”

Ẃl cuntriz cn start t adapt t sm v ɖ impacts, fr instns wɖ sìwōlz n fludbarịrz, n bî mcñ ɖer infṛstrucćr mor rziłnt t xtrim weɖr, f globl hītñ z alaud t cntiny ɖen ɖ wrld wl rapidli rīć a pônt bynd ẃt cn b adaptd t.

“F w cntiny wɖ biznis-az-yźl grīnhǎs-gas imiśnz, ɖr z no adapteśn ɖt z poṣbl. Y jst c’nt,” ś sd, in an inṭvy wɖ ɖ Gardịn.

Ɖz impacts wd b flt acrs ɖ wrld, ś wornd. “Ǎr infṛstrucćr, wrʈ triłnz v dolrz, bilt ovr decedz, wz bilt fr a planit ɖt no longr xists,” ś sd. Ćenjñ ɖt infṛstrucćr wd cost frɖr triłnz, so alawñ grīnhǎs-gas imiśnz t cntiny t gro wd mīn evŗîzñ impacts n costs.

Ɖ hol v modn lîf wz at stec, ś add. “Hymn siṿlîześn z best on ɖ asumśn v a stebl clîṃt,” ś sd. “Bt w r muvñ far bynd ɖ stebl renj.”

Rlịr ɖs munʈ, Stywt Crc, ɖ hed v rsponsbl invstmnt at ɖ globl banc HŚBC, md hedlînz bî sjstñ ɖt fînanśl insttyśnz śd dscǎnt ɖ riscs v ɖ clîṃtcrîsis az ɖ wrld cd adapt t its impacts. H notd ɖt Amsṭdam wz bilt on land b’lo sì levl, n sjstd ɖt eriaz clîṃtsayntists hv pridictd wd b vulnṛbl t inndeśn, sć az Mîami, cd b similrli adaptd t cǒp wɖ ɖ risc.

“Hu cerz f Mîami z six mītrz undr wōtr in 100 yirz?” h asct an invstrconfṛns. HŚBC muvd qcli t dsǒn Crc’s coments n sspnd him. HŚBC Asetmanijmnt’s ćīf xektiv, Nicolas Moreau, sd Crc’s rmarcs “d nt rflect ɖ vyz v HŚBC Asetmanijmnt nr HŚBC Grūp in eni we”, n riiṭretd ɖ banc’s cmitmnt t rīć net ziro imiśnz bî 2050.

“HŚBC rgardz clîṃtćenj az wn v ɖ most sirịs imrjnsiz fesñ ɖ planit, n z cmitd t s’portñ its custmrz in ɖer trnziśn t net ziro n a ssteṇbl fyćr.”

Hêho, hu hz bn a līd oʈr on YS naśnl clîṃt asesmnts, sd Crc’s coments sīmd t rflect an attyd ɖt wz genñ grǎnd amñ “clîṃt dsmisrz”, hu trî t miṇmîz ɖ levl v risc fṛm clîṃtćenj bî seyñ ɖ impacts wd b maniɉbl.

Hvr, ɖ wrld’z līdñ clîṃtsayntists, ɖ Inṭguvnmntl Panl on Clîṃtćenj, wornd rlịr ɖs yir ɖt cntinyd globl hītñ, bynd 1.5C abv pre-industrịl levlz, wd rīc devsteśn acrs ɖ glob, in ɖ form v fludz, drǎts, hītwevz n uɖr xtrim weɖr, wɖ sweɖz v ɖ planit bcmñ unsūṭbl fr agriculćr n ifctivli uninhabitbl, cōzñ xtrim harm t hymn ssayti in mni plesz.

Hêho sd ɖ IPCĆ fîndñz hd nt bn brōdli unḍstd bî mni ppl. “Ɖs z an unpresdntd xperimnt wɖ ɖ clîṃt,” ś sd.

“Ɖ riaḷti z ɖt w wl nt hv enʈñ left ɖt w valy, f w d nt adres ɖ clîṃtcrîsis.”

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ Tory devotion to ‘dear friend’ Modi says so much about needy post-Brexit Britain

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Priti Patel and minister of state for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire, in London in 2015. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA
Indịn Prîm̦inistr Narendra Modi z grītd bî Priti Ptél n ministr v stet fr ɖ Foṛn n Comnwelʈ Ofis, Hygo Swîr, in Lundn in 2015. Foṭgraf: Joṇʈn Brêdi/PA

Tori dvośn t ‘dir frend’ Modi sz so mć abt nīdi post-Brexit Britn

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on Sunday 29 May 2022)

India’z abhoṛnt dmestic poḷsiz r v no inṭrest t ɖs despṛt guvnmnt

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, Súnde 29 Me 2022

Narendra Modi n ɖ Hindutva rît r trnñ ɖ wrld’z larjist dmocṛsi intu ɖ wrld’z ugliist dmocṛsi. Mŭzlimz r dnaid ɖ s’kṛti v fl sitiznśp. Ɖ indipndns v ɖ Indịn corts, ɖ sivl srvis, ɖ ilectṛl sistm n ɖ mīdia hz bn hoṛbli compṛmîzd az ɖ Baratīa Janata parti criets, f nt a wn-parti stet, ɖen at līst a stet ẃr onli wn parti cn win.

Far fṛm criṭsîzñ Modi, or mntenñ a dipḷmatic distns, Britn’z Cnsrṿtiv guvnmnt z indorsñ Modi’z poḷsiz n preɉdisz.

Indịn opziśn poḷtiśnz hv bn in ɖ YC fr confṛnsz orġnîzd bî ɖ Indịn diasṗra n mītñz wɖ poḷtiśnz n acdemics. Nt wn repriznttiv fṛm ǎr rūlñ parti wz amñ ɖ hundṛdz ɖe met. Cnsrṿtiv ministrz n bacbnćrz gev evri apiṛns v tecñ a c’lectiv dsiźn nt t ingej wɖ eni oponnt v ɖ Modi reźīm.

On 16 Me, ɖr wz a rspśn in parḷmnt fr Salman Crśid, a formr Indịn cabiṇt ministr, Pradiot Manicia, ćer v India’z Indijṇs Pṛgresiv Rījnl Alayns, n uɖr opziśn figrz enwn cnsrnd abt India wd b plizd t inṭvy. Cnsrṿtiv MPz sd ɖe wd atnd. Bt ɖe nvr śoud p. Lebr poḷtiśnz sd Priti Ptél hd ordrd a bôcót. I pt ɖ aḷgeśn t ɖ Cnsrṿtiv MPz cnsrnd, bt ɖe dd nt rplî t mî īmeilz.

Ś cōlz Modi “ǎr dir frend” n prezz hiz “dnamic līdrśp”. Bt mbi ɖ ordr cem fṛm an oṗretr b’lo hr pêgred. Britiś-Indịn acṭvists sd a bôcót dd nt nīd t b instgetd bî enwn az grand az ɖ homsecṛtri. Britiś BJP acṭvists nīd mirli tel a Cnsrṿtiv MP wɖ a stroñ Indịn vot in hiz or hr cnstitẏnsi t stir clir, n ɖe wd obe.

Telñli, nt wn v ɖ Britiś oponnts v Modi I inṭvyd wd g on ɖ record. Īvn in ɖ YC, crosñ ɖ BJP brñz trolñ fṛm its acṭvists n, in wn nasti ces, dmandz ɖt ɖ critic’z peṛnts b xpeld fṛm ɖer tmpl.

Crśid n Manicia r nt wel-noun in ɖ YC, bt Rahul Gandi hz ɖ glamr v roylti. Az ɖ sun v Rajiv n Sońa, gransun v Indira n gret-gransun v Jawaharlal Neru, Britiś poḷtiśnz śd wont t mīt him fr ɖ śir s’lebṛtivaly. Wns agn, nt a sngl Cnsrṿtiv ministr or MP wz in parḷmnt last wīc t grīt wn v Modi’z most artikḷt oponnts.

Ẃn Gandi cem t Lundn in 2018, ɖ Cnsrṿtiv Frendz v India sd it wd host an ivnt fr him in parḷmnt. In ɖoz dez, Tōriz wontd gd rleśnz wɖ India bt wd nt tec sîdz in its p’liticl struglz. Or so ɖe sd. Jst bfr Gandi wz dy t spīc, ɖe cansld ɖ rspśn. Indịn jrṇlists rportd ɖt ɖ BJP hd md its unhapinis noun. N in Tori srclz, ẃt ɖ BJP wonts, it gts.

Fr Cnsrṿtivz hu criṭsîz ɖ îdnttipoḷtics v ɖ left, ɖs òt t b ɖ momnt ẃn ɖe si ɖ left’z fes lcñ bac at ɖm in ɖ mirr. Lîc “anti-impirịlists” n Izḷmizm, or ɖ pro-Izreli rît n Zaynizm, ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti z nǎ so alînd wɖ ɖ BJP ɖt it z alawñ ɖ most opresiv vrśnz v rlijn n eʈniṣti t dfîn ɖ hol v a rlijn or eʈniṣti. Hinduizm z no longr a spirićl bt a naśṇlist crīd.

Indịnz r no longr ɖ cuntri’z 1.4 biłn inhabitnts bt Hinduz n apruvd mnoṛtiz, huz ples z gaṛntìd, bt nt Mŭzlimz, hu fes rlijs tsts fr mîgṛnts bfr biyñ aśurd v sitiznśp.

Ɖ seklr îdiylz v 20ʈ-snć̣ri India r tù īẓli dsmist az a wstn impziśn. Ɖe wr az mć a riax́n agnst ɖ wst az wstn: sṗsificli a riax́n agnst ɖ Britiś empîr’z atmts t dvîd n rūl ɖ subcontinnt on ɖ besis v eʈniṣti. Nǎ dvîd n rūl z bac wɖ a dmonic eṇji, wɖ a larj porśn v scepgotñ srvd on ɖ sîd.

Ɖ cansl-culćr v s’cterịnizm foloz. Britiś Cnsrṿtiv poḷtiśnz r nǎ taṣtli agriyñ wɖ ɖ BJP ɖt Hindu naśṇlizm oponnts r nt “tru” Indịnz or Hinduz bt r, in ɖ intiṃdetri frêz v Boris Jonsn’z alîz, at ɖ tîm v Brexit, “ɖ eṇmi wɖn”.

Ɖr r dīsnt deṃcratic rīznz fr Tōriz t apil t Indịn votrz. Ɖ refyjīz fṛm ɖ Africn naśṇlist prṣkśnz in Yganda, Ceńa n Tanẓnīa hv bn modl meriṭcrats. Idi Amin n hiz cntmprriz stript ɖm v evrʈñ in ɖ 1970z, bt ɖe fled t Britn n wrct hard t enśur ɖer ćildṛn cd prospr.

Naćṛli, ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti cd apil fr ɖer s’port. Īqli naćṛli, cnsrṿtizm apilz t ɖ mor rīsnt influx v hî-cást Indịn pṛfeśnlz. Ɖ nośn ɖt mnoṛtiz hv a dyti t vot fr left-wñ partiz z itslf a spīśīz v resizm. In hapi ssaytiz, yr eʈnic or rlijs îdntti z nt yr desṭni n it z t ɖ credit v ɖ Cnsrṿtivz ɖt Indịn votrz d nt ʈnc it z ɖ resist parti v leftiś nîtmer.

F plizñ Indịn votrz mīnz nt biyñ oṿīgr t cnfrunt BJP simṗʈîzrz in ɖer mdst, ɖt z deṃcratic poḷtics fr y. It’z hardli az f anti-Hindu fīlñ on ɖ left z’nt olrdi drîvñ ɖm intu Cnsrṿtiv armz. Ɖ dsperñ Lebr MP Navendu Miśra rout in 2021 v a “hîrarci v resizm” in ɖ Lebr parti, n sm grūps, most noṭbli Hinduz v Indịn heṛtij, biyñ “fer gem”.

N ɖen ɖr z Brexit. Ɖr z olwz Brexit. Despṛt fr a treḑīl wɖ India t śo it hz nt śuvd its cuntri intu an unmiṭgetd ic̣nomic n stṛtījic fełr, ɖ Jonsn admiṇstreśn wl bît its tuñ f sîḷns wl hlp it s’kr a treḑīl wɖ India.

Ẃɖr it z steyñ sîḷnt ǎt v nseṣti or ćôs z an opn qsćn. Jrñ hiz tur, Gandi spouc wel abt hǎ ɖ BJP wz “stranġlñ” ɖ indipndns v evri ptnśl sntr v opziśn. “Ɖr z nt a sngl insttyśn ɖt z nt undr atac n it z sisṭmaticli dn. Ɖ jūdiśri, ɖ pres, ɖ byrocṛsi, ɖ ilex́ncmiśn… evri sngl insttyśn z sisṭmaticli biyñ fild bî ppl hu hv a ptiklr îdioḷji.”

Wɖ a fy modiḟceśnz t rflect locl srcmstansz, ɖt dscripśn wd aplî az wel t Boris Jonsn’z Britn. Ɖ Tōriz r nt in an alayns v ilectṛl or dipḷmatic cnvińns. Ɖe r in luv.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on taxes: high time landowners paid their fair share

Part of the new Elizabeth line in London. ‘A big chunk of the cash for building came from businesses along the route.’ Photograph: Future Publishing/Getty Images
Part v ɖ ny Iliẓbʈ lîn in Lundn. ‘A big ćunc v ɖ caś fr bildñ cem fṛm bizṇsz alñ ɖ rùt.’ Foṭgraf: Fyćr Pubḷśñ/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on taxz: hî tîm landǒnrz peid ɖer fer śer

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

Ǎr cuṛnt taxsistm rwordz a landlord mor ɖn a doctr. W nīd t śift twdz taxñ wlʈ mor n betr

Frîde, 27 Me 2022

Īvn f y liv hundṛdz v mîlz fṛm Padñtn or Stratḟd, y me nǒ ɖt Lundn hz jst opnd a vast n śîni ny reļîn. Wns ɖ 100cm trac z ol jônd p, a bancr flayñ intu Hīʈro wl b ebl t tec wn tren d’recli intu Cnẹri Ẃorf, ẃl a rezidnt v Sǎʈōl wl b ebl t vizit reḷtivz in Sevn Cñz wɖt evr hvñ t ćenj caṛjz, let alon lînz.

Amd ol ɖs wiẓdri, sm aspects v ɖ Iliẓbʈ lîn rmen ri’śurñli tru t ɖ fînist tṛdiśnz v Britiś infṛstrucćr. Naćṛli inuf, it z yirz ovr dedlîn n biłnz abv bujit. Bt wn iṇveśn ispeṣ́li wrʈ hîlîtñ lîz nt in its enɉnirñ bt its īc̣nomics. A big ćunc v ɖ caś fr bildñ cem fṛm bizṇsz alñ ɖ rùt. Ʈru a speśl xtra tax, smtmz cōld ɖ Crosrel suplimnt, bigr cumṗniz stumt p ovr £4bn v ɖ £19bn project. Ɖ prínsipl fr ɖ levi z a simpl wn: ɖ bizṇsz alñ ɖ lîn wl beṇfit fṛm incrist custmrz n īzịr cḿts fr implôīz.

It sǎndz stretfwd. It z stretfwd. So ẃ z ɖ prínsipl so rerli aplaid t ǎr taxz? Ovr a snć̣ri ago, Boris Jonsn’z hiro Winstn Ćrćl argyd: “Rodz r md, strīts r md, srṿsz r impruvd, ilectric lît trnz nît intu de, wōtr z bròt fṛm reẓvwarz a hundṛd mîlz of in ɖ mǎntinz – n ol ɖ ẃl ɖ landlord sits stl … h rendrz no srvis t ɖ cḿṇti, h cntribyts nʈñ t ɖ jenṛl welfér, h cntribyts nʈñ t ɖ proses fṛm ẃć hiz ǒn inrićmnt z d’rîvd.” It wz a rǎzñ cōl fr a landvaly tax, a levi t capćr rîzñ landprîsz, n ovr ɖ decedz it hz bn s’portd bî eminnt icoṇmists n tecn p in verịs formz in sitiz acrs ɖ glob, fṛm Ostreła t īstn Yṛp.

In ɖ YC, Ẃîthōl rvyz hv ćùd ovr ɖ iśu, bt stl ɖr hz bn no sgnificnt progres. Olɖo ɖ Crosrel suplimnt z a parśl acnolijmnt v ɖ arğmnts fr a landvaly tax, it z no sć ʈñ. Ɖ rzult wl b a hyj los v ptnśl genz fr ɖ public prs. At ɖ sǎʈ-īstn trmiṇs v ɖ ny Iliẓbʈ lîn standz Abi Wŭd steśn, ẃć z nǎ jst 20 minits fṛm ɖ Siti, az opozd t ɖ prīvịs jrni tîm v ʈri-qortrz v an aur. Unṣprîzñli, dveḷprz n invstrz hv ruśt intu ɖ eria, duḅlñ locl proṗtiprîsz ovr ɖ past deced. Acrs Lundn, ɖ aṿrij rîz hz bn closr t 55%.

N yt ɖoz hyj unrnd genz wl g olmst untaxt, dprîvñ ministrz v biyñ ebl t clem ɖe hv fundz t bild mor reļînz. Anɖr xampl z HS2, nǎ pṛjctd t cost ɖ public mor ɖn £100bn n t pś p landvalyz ol alñ ɖ rùt – yt wɖ no levi t clw bac eni v ɖoz genz.

Ǎr cuṛnt taxsistm rwordz a landlord mor ɖn a doctr. W nīd t śift twdz taxñ wlʈ mor n betr; t ɖt end, xistñ taxz on proṗti ofn fel. Caunsltax z best on brics n mortr rɖr ɖn land, n z best on proṗtivalyz in 1991. A tax on landvalyz wd b a levi on smʈñ ɖt canot run awe or b śltrd in sm îḷndhêvn, n wd olso dtŕ hōrdñ bî dveḷprz. N it wd hlp bild a mć betr public relm.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the Gray report: a diagnosis of sick government

‘Mr Johnson is wrong if he thinks people are ready to “move on” from questions about parties.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
‘Mr Jonsn z roñ f h ʈncs ppl r redi t “muv on” fṛm qsćnz abt partiz.’ Foṭgraf: Andi Ren/YPE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Gre rport: a dạgnosis v sic guvnmnt

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

Boris Jonsn’z clemz t b tecñ rsponsbiḷti r mīnñlis ẃn h canot śo snsir cntriśn or emṗʈi

Wnzde, 25 Me 2022

V  ɖ mni ʈñz Boris Jonsn hz tld ɖ Hǎs v Comnz, phps ɖ līst creḍbl v ol z Wnzde’z clem t b “humbld” bî Su Gre’z rport intu Dǎnñ Strīt partiz jrñ ɖ pandemic.

Ɖr wz no hymiḷti in ɖ subsiqnt dbet or presconfṛns on ɖ topic. Mr Jonsn, a practist layr, canot īvn fec cntriśn. Ɖ Gre rport dscrîbz sstemic brīćz v Covid reğleśnz in Dǎnñ Strīt, cmitd nwñli n wɖ cntmt fr ɖ îdīa v pṛfeśnl guvnmnt.

Ɖr wz xesiv drincñ, bginñ rli in ɖ de n endñ lêt at nît. Ɖr wz voṃtñ n fîtñ. Stāf wr wornd t bwer v camraz, t līv bî bacdorz, fr fir v ɖer bhevyr biyñ rvild. A sīńr ofiśl spouc v “gtñ awe wɖ” wn ivnt. Clīnñ n s’kṛti stāf wr trītd wɖ disrispct. Ɖ carioci mśīn wz s’plaid bî ɖ prîm̦inistr’z advîzr on eʈics.

Ol v it wd b un’xptbl in eni sirịs wrcples. In ɖ sīt v guvnmnt, it z an afrunt t dmocṛsi. Bt ɖt z nt ɖ limit v ɖ ofns. Ɖ rūlz biyñ flǎtd wr dvîzd t sev lîvz in a naśnl imrjnsi. Ɖer obzrvns bî ɖ jenṛl public cept b’rivd faṃliz fṛm gaɖ̇rñ at fynṛlz n privntd reḷtivz viẓtñ ɖ bedsîdz v dayñ luvd wnz. It z hard t cnsiv v a mor igrījs insult t ɖoz hu sufrd ʈru ɖ pandemic ɖn ɖ dscuṿri ɖt ɖer sacṛfîs wz biyñ moct in ɖ prîm̦inistr’z ofiśl rezidns. Onli hiz in’biḷti t śo jenyin rmors maćz it fr cruwlti.

On Wnzde, Mr Jonsn tld MPz h tc rsponsbiḷti, bt feld t xplen hǎ. Ɖ asrśn wz no mor cnvinsñ ɖn hiz afcteśn v hymiḷti. Most v hiz Comnz pformns wz tecn p wɖ boġs xksz, caṿlñ, dflex́n n dsmḅlñ. H cd nt cnsil ɖ slf-piti, cnsiḍrñ himslf t b a victim v xesiv, prurịnt inteṛgeśn. H lct mor bord ɖn sori.

Īvn ẃn ɖ objict v ɖ x’sîz wz t adres public angr, ɖ prîm̦inistr cd nt cnsil hiz impeśns at biyñ md t ansr fr enʈñ t enwn. Ɖt comḅneśn v aṛgns n intîtlmnt z ɖ oṛjin v ɖ hol scandl. Mr Jonsn’z dfns rlîz on ɖ asrśn ɖt h wz un’wer v rūlbrecñ, ẃć z improbbl gvn hiz proxiṃti t ivnts, n absrd gvn ɖt hiz indiṣplind n diṣlut caṛctr gev hiz stāf ɖ pmiśn t d az ɖe plizd.

Mr Jonsn z roñ f h ʈncs ppl r redi t “muv on” fṛm qsćnz abt partiz. H canot grasp ɖ graṿti v hiz ofns, bcz dwñ so rqîrz emṗʈi wɖ ɖoz hu fīl ɖer hard wrc n prsnl sacṛfîsz jrñ ɖ pandemic hv bn b’litld.

Ɖr z a lîn v trnzmiśn fṛm ɖ līdr’z narssistic indifṛns t ɖ inṭrests v enwn bt himslf t ɖ patn v ceotic guvnmnt, unīql t ɖ sirịs ćaḷnjz it fesz.

Cnsrṿtiv MPz hu cntiny t s’port ɖer līdr, s’pozñ ɖt ɖ preznt trbyḷns z a sqōl ɖt cn b naṿgetd t rīć a mor compitnt fêz v guvnmnt, r dluźnl. Ɖe r olso dgredñ ɖmslvz n ɖer parti ʈru cmpliṣti wɖ a prîm̦inistr huz toxic unfitnis fr ofis z a c’rosiv substns, ītñ awe at ɖ fǎndeśnz v Britiś dmocṛsi.

Ɖ Gre rport canot brñ an end t ɖ matr bcz it dscrîbz simtmz v an ongwñ sindrom – a moṛl dbiḷteśn in poḷtics ɖt spredz ǎtwdz fṛm ɖ prîm̦inistr. Tori MPz hv it in ɖer pǎr t stop ɖ cntejn bî rmuvñ ɖer līdr, bt ɖe d nt. It z a fełr v curij n conśns fr ẃć ɖe mst wn de pe a hevi ilectṛl prîs.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Australia has shown how quickly the right can crumble. Boris Johnson, be warned

‘What makes this election feel closer to home is that the Australian right’s thinking remains core to Boris Johnson’s project.’ Johnson (right) with then Australian prime minister Scott Morrison at 10 Downing Street, London, in December 2021. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA
‘Ẃt mcs ɖs ilex́n fīl closr t hom z ɖt ɖ Ostrełn rît’s ʈncñ rmenz cor t Boris Jonsn’z project.’ Jonsn (rît) wɖ ɖen Ostrełn prîm̦inistr Scot Morisn at 10 Dǎnñ Strīt, Lundn, in Dsmbr 2021. Foṭgraf: Doṃnic Lipinsci/PA

Ostreła hz śoun hǎ qcli ɖ rît cn crumbl. Boris Jonsn, b wornd

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

Ɖ ǎstñ v śemlis culćrworịr Scot Morisn, n hiz dfit in wlʈi hartlandz, śd snd a śivr dǎn Tori spînz

Gaby Hinsliff

Gabi Hinslif, Munde 23 Me 2022

Popylists cn b bìtn. Ɖr wz a tîm nt loñ ago ẃn fy cd tîp ɖt sntns wɖ confidns, so ɖ ǎtcm v Ostreła’z rīsnt ilex́nz wl līv mni pṛgresivz baṭlñ wɖ ɖ stl unfmiłr snseśn v vicṭri.

Scot Morisn, ɖ nǎ ǎstd rîtwñ prîm̦inistr dubd Ostreła’z frst “post-truʈ” līdr, wz nvr qt a Trumpịn. Bt h wz a śemlis culćrworịr prizîdñ ovr a bungld Covid rspons n insywñ rseśn, plus a clumzi rspons t hî-profîl sx́l msconduct aḷgeśnz agnst parḷmntri colīgz. H dragd hiz fīt on ɖ clîṃtcrîsis īvn az apoc̣liptic fludz, fîrz n drǎts wr cnvinsñ Ostrełnz ɖt smʈñ hd t ćenj, n hoḷdeid in Hwîi az wîldfîrz rejd at hom. Hiz oponnt, Lebr’z Ánṭni Alḅnīzi, wz nt xacli oṿbrdnd wɖ c’rizma n ɖ pṛgresiv vot ivnć̣li split btwn Lebr, ɖ Grīnz n ɖ so-cōld tīl indipndnts, an xasṗretd armi v mnli fīmel canddets plejñ t clīn p poḷtics n tacl ɖ clîṃt. Bt ɖ cōśs Alḅnīzi n hiz mantra v “sef ćenj” – nʈñ tù big or sceṛli radicl – stl md it ovr ɖ lîn, hvñ sīmñli lrnt fṛm a prīvịs Lebr dfit blemd on an oṿambiśs maṇfsto. F eni v ɖs sǎndz uncaṇli fmiłr t Britiś rīdrz, ɖen it’s īzi t si ẃ Cir Starmr’z Lebr parti (n indd ɖ Grīnz) mt sudnli hv ɖer teilz p.

Frst Doṇld Trump, ɖen Marine Le Pen in ɖ Frenć preẓdnśl ilex́nz, nǎ Morisn. Ɖs toṗlñ v rîtwñ doṃnoz criets ɖ sns v m’mntm Britiś pṛgresivz hv bn misñ. Nǎ ɖr r s’xesfl campen arc̣tecs t lrn fṛm oṿsìz, n ny îdīaz biyñ rod-tstd in guvnmnt; ɖr wl b frendz in stṛtījic plesz, phps ny eṇji bhnd globl eḟts t combat ɖ clîṃtcrîsis, n ɖ mral-būstñ îdīa ɖt ɖ zîtgîst mt fîṇli b wɖ ɖm. Y cn olmst fīl ɖ pendyḷm swññ awe fṛm a poḷrîzñ n ultiṃtli grubi ira bac twdz a poḷtics at līst vegli cnctd t truʈ n riaḷti. Or at līst y cn f y wont t badli inuf.

Fr a mor sinicl we v lcñ at ɖs z ɖt tū yirz in, Bîdn’z retñz hv sunc far inuf t gv Rpublicnz plenti v hop fr nxt tîm; Le Pén stl got we tù mni vots fr cumḟt; Alḅnīzi’z vicṭri wz nt ʈumpñ; n Britn’z frst-past-ɖ-post sistm mcs similr Grīn brecʈrūz or pṛgresiv alaynsz hardr hir. Nr z Ostreła, ẃć śiftd rîtẉdz in 1996 jst az Britn wz dwñ ɖ rvrs, historicli a vri rlaybl p’liticl weɖrvên.

Ol ɖt sd, ẃt śd snd a śivr dǎn Tori spînz z ɖt Morisn’z agresivli dvîsiv aproć t iśuz sć az iṃgreśn n hiz psyt v soṣ́li cnsrṿtiv Lebr votrz sīmñli cost hiz parti dir in its wlʈịr, mor metṛpolitn formr hartlandz. Ɖ nagñ fir sm Cnsrṿtivz hv ɖt a dayt v slīz, culćrworz n ʈrets t ter p ɖ Brexit dīl wl onli lūz ɖm Tori vots in Wrɖñ or Suri hz jst pleid ǎt on a big scrīn Dǎn Undr, pṛdysñ rufli ɖ cnd v ilectṛl ri’lînmnt ɖe fir.

Ẃt mcs ɖs uɖ̇wz far’we ilex́n fīl closr t hom z ɖt ɖ Ostrełn rît’s ʈncñ rmenz cor t Boris Jonsn’z project. Priti Ptél’z plan t xport asîḷmsīcrz t Rwanda mirrz an Ostrełn scīm t snd refyjīz t Papya Ny Gini, n ś rīsntli hîrd ɖ man hu ngośietd ɖt dīl t līd a rvy v Britn’z Bordrfors. Lintn Crozbi, ɖ 65-yir-old Ostrełn campenzgŭru hu injôz nir-lejnḍri steṭs in ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti, dz’nt prsṇli run campenz eni mor bt h stl tecs ɖ od foncōl; hiz proṭźe Îzac Levido ran Jonsn’z s’xesfl 2019 campen, munʈs aftr hlpñ dlivr a s’prîz vicṭri fr Morisn. Devid Canzini, ɖ ny depyti ćīf v stāf instōld at Dǎnñ Strīt t rstor ordr post-Partiget, hz olso wrct closli wɖ Crozbi. Inṭrestñli ɖ sem qsćnz asct in rīsnt yirz abt Crozbi’z cumṗniz n ɖer past rleśnśps wɖ ɖ fosilfyl inḍstri r nǎ biyñ asct in Ẃîthōl, az ɖ guvnmnt reslz wɖ ẃt t d abt sōrñ gasbilz.

Ɖ Treẓ́ri z viẓbli wormñ t ɖ îdīa v a windfōl tax on ôl n gas cumṗniz, jst so loñ az it dz’nt lc lîc Lebr’z windfōl-tax plan. Bt rports ɖt Dǎnñ Strīt cnsidrz sć a muv “un-Cnsrṿtiv” hv set rūmrz swrlñ. Jonsn hz nvr notisbli cerd ẃɖr smʈñ z or z’nt cnsrṿtiv, f it’s popylr. Bt Canzini cerz. H z clos t ɖ pro-Brexit, lo-tax, stroñli îdịlojicl Tori rît in Britn, sm v hūm olso hapn t b hostîl t ɖ net-ziro ajnda n me prifŕ t si fylbilz cut bî scrapñ grīn taxz (ẃć fund ɖ dveḷpmnt v rnywbl eṇjiz in ɖ longr trm) ɖn intṛdysñ ny taxz.

Ɖ ǎtcm v ol ɖs ranġlñ obvịsli matrz most t ppl hu c’nt pe ɖer hītñbilz, bt it’s a litṃs tst v Dǎnñ Strīt’s intnśnz tù. F ɖ windfōl tax dz’nt hapn sm me bgin t wundr – az an uņemd MP sjstd rīsntli t ɖ Tîmz – abt ɖ guvnmnt’s cmitmnt t ban ɖ insṭleśn v ny gasbôlrz bî 2035. Dz Jonsn riyli wont t g intu an ilex́n argywñ wɖ ǎtrejd pnśnrz hu c’nt aford t rples ɖer sntṛl hītñ? Or z ɖs bold clîṃtpoḷsi tù at risc v biyñ dīmd a “barṇcl on ɖ bot”, ɖt feṃs Crozbi śorthand fr enʈñ ɖt criets uņesṣri frix́n or mudiz ɖ mesij?

Contrri t popylr b’lif, Crozbi dsîplz d’nt jst blîndli run ɖ sem hard-rît campen evri tîm. Instd hiz hōlmarc z claṛti, or ɖ diṣplind reṗtiśn v wn ci mesij cerḟli teilrd t ilectṛl srcmstansz, xcludñ evrʈñ els. Ɖt wz az tru v ɖ Lundn meṛl campen h ran, pićñ Jonsn az a cudli libṛl, az v Levido’z tubʈumpñ “Gt Brexit Dn” campen. Bt campenz r ultiṃtli jst straṭjz fr hlpñ a parti svîv in ofis; ɖ’r nt nesseṛli abt pṛvîdñ ẃt a cuntri acć̣li nīdz. Ẃt’s inṭrestñ abt Ostreła z ɖt votrz sīm t hv bn pragmaticli foc̣st on ɖ latr.

Morisn wz faund wontñ in ʈuṛli practicl wez bî clîṃt imrjnsiz n Covid. Sm v Le Pen’z wîldr îdīaz abt tac̣lñ ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis fél apart undr scrūṭni. Doṇld Trump dd nt mc America gret agn. Simpl ansrz t complex probḷmz apil, bt ɖe d’nt acć̣li wrc, n ẃn ɖt bcmz penḟli obvịs – ẃɖr bcz wîldfîr smoc z ćocñ yr Melbōrn suburb, or bcz yr xportbiznis z c’lapsñ ʈancs t Brexit – ɖen popylists bcm vulnṛbl. Phps ɖ most ysfl lésn t tec fṛm Ostreła z ɖt bad poḷtics cn stl mlt on contact wɖ incnvińnt truɖz. Ɖt fīlñ y vegli rec̣gnîz, bt c’nt qt pt a fngr on? Ɖt wd b hop.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on swallows and swifts: nature’s messengers

A swallow feeding chicks in Scotland. ‘These are worrying times. Billions of birds are disappearing.’ Photograph: Thomas Hanahoe/Alamy
A swolo fīdñ ćics in Scotḷnd. ‘Ɖz r wuriyñ tîmz. Biłnz v brdz r dis’pirñ.’ Foṭgraf: Toṃs Haṇho/Aḷmi

Ɖ Gardịn vy on swoloz n swifts: nećr’z mesinjrz

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Sunday 22 May 2022)

Mîgṛnt brdz cari inḟmeśn arnd ɖ glob. Ẃn ɖer arîvl z dleid, w śd wuri

Súnde, 22 Me 2022

Swifts r bac in YC scîz, ptñ an end t ɖ ańl hieṭs ẃn nećr sīmz t hold its breʈ, awêtñ s’xesiv wevz v mîgṛnt brdz huz twiṭrñ z ɖ sǎndscep v sumr. Bt ɖz r wuriyñ tîmz. Ɖ swift hz jônd ɖt tṛdiśnl heṛld v sumr, ɖ ccu, on ɖ RSPB’z lêtist red list v indenjrd spīśīz, folowñ a 58% fōl in ɖer numbrz sins 1995.

Biłnz v brdz r dis’pirñ, acordñ t a rport rlist ɖs munʈ. “Brdz trūli r ɖ cnẹri in ɖ colmain az indcetrz fr ɖ hlʈ v ǎr planit, gvn ɖer snṣtivti t īcosistmćenjz, ɖer ybiqti arnd ɖ planit, n hǎ wel studid ɖe r,” sd Ptriśa Zurita, v BrdLîf Inṭnaśnl.

Ɖ frêz “cnẹri in ɖ colmain” hz a ny potnsi in ǎr tîm v invîrnmntl crîsis. Colmainrz carid cejd cnẹriz t worn v līʈl gasz, in an inḍstri ɖt z nǎ itslf larjli xtñt, bt hz left a dedli leġsi in ɖ er ɖt w briɖ. Hvr, ɖ imij hz rizn abv its oṛjinz, marcñ ɖ c’lectiv conśsnis. “Ɖ cejd brd sñz / wɖ a firfl tril / v ʈñz uņoun,” rout Maia Anɉlu, trnñ it intu an embḷm v ɖ sivl-rîts muvmnt in ɖ YS.

Ǎtsd cejz, brdz hv a difṛnt mīnñ. “Ɖ flayñ brd z ɖ ultiṃt simbl v frīdm. Ɖe d’nt nǒ bordrz, ɖe nīd no vīzaz or pmiśnz,” rout Olexandr Rŭćcó, hu hz bn līdñ brdwoćñ turz in Lviv fr refyjīz fṛm hiz cuntri’z śatrd sitiz, in a cuntridayri coḷm fr ɖ Gardịn. In tîmz v trōma, ɖ rtrn v brdz – in ɖs ces ɖ storc – hz olwz bròt hop. In ɖ Old Tsṭmnt, it wz a duv ɖt śoud Noa ol wz nt lost, bî cariyñ an olivbranć t ɖ arc.

Bt brdz r olso uņowbl crīćrz, huz īvluśn dvrjd fṛm ɖt v mamlz in ɖ dîṇsor ira, n huz svîvl scilz ćalinj comn nośnz v intelijns. In ɖ absns v īẓli c’lectbl evidns, ɖ Cnedịn orṇʈoḷjist Louis Lefebvre fél bac on aṇcdot in cnstructñ ẃt wd bcm ɖ frst scel v evịn intelijns. H rcordd cǎbrdz ɖt pict ʈru duñ wɖ twigz, heṛnz ɖt fiś wɖ flîz az beit, n vulćrz ɖt prćt on barbd wîr abv maind land, wêtñ fr pasñ anṭlops t blo ɖmslvz p. “Mni v ǎr ćeriśt formz v inṭlect apir t hv ivolvd in brdz qt sepṛtli n artḟli rît alñsd ǎr ǒn,” rout Jenifr Ackerman in hr bstselñ bc Ɖ Jīńs v Brdz.

Ɖ swifts ɖt md ɖer we bac fṛm suɖn Africa nvr land xpt t le n hać ɖ nxt jeṇreśn. Ɖe cn cloz wn î n snd haf v ɖer bren t slīp in ordr t cmplit ɖer epic flît. “Swifts r majicl in ɖ manr v ol ʈñz ɖt xist jst a litl bynd unḍstandñ,” raits Heḷn Mcdonld in hr pǎrfl esec’lex́n Vsprflîts. So mni sć mîgṛnts hv bn omiṇsli lêt ɖs yir. Ɖ ʈt ɖt wn de ɖe mt nt rtrn at ol z wn ɖt w ignor at ǎr peṛl.

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ Les 2 Garçons, London: ‘Designed specifically to be your comfort zone’ – restaurant review

Les 2 Garçons, Lundn: ‘Dzînd sṗsificli t b yr cumḟtzon’ – resṭront rvy

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on 22 May 2022)

Ɖs z a clasic Frenć bistro gaṛntìd t spred dlît

Jay Rayner

Je Rênr, Súnde, 22 Me 2022

Les 2 Garçons, 143b Crǎć Hil, Lundn N8 9QH (0208 347 9834). Startrz £8.95-£12.50, mênz £16-£30, dzrts £8, wîn fṛm £25 a botl

Ol resṭronts atract trîbz, n hir at Les 2 Garçons a vri ptiklr trîb hz cm ǎt t ple. W cn rīć fr obtys yḟmizmz f w lîc, mangl ɖ lanḡj in srć v oriɉnaḷti, bt “ɖ ćaṭrñ midl clasz” priti mć cuvrz it. Phps ɖe hv a sbscripśn t ɖ LRB ɖt ɖe wuri ɖe d’nt rīd inuf v, or a membrśp t ɖ Royl Acaḍmi ɖt ɖe fir ɖe d’nt yz az reğlrli az ɖe śd.

‘Garlic butter made with fields of fresh herbs’: escargot. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer
‘Garlic butr md wɖ fīldz v freś hrbz’: escargot. Foṭgraf: Sfīa Evnz/Ɖ Obzrvr

Ɖe ador BBC Redio 4, apart fṛm ɖ 6.30pm coṃdiśoz, ẃć ɖe nvr laf at. Ɖe luv gd cofi n wel-md sǎrdou. Ɖe dsper v ɖ guvnmnt, hop Cir Starmr z ɖ riyl ʈñ n fanṭsîz abt gwñ on hoḷde t Frans. Francli, ɖ’d g ɖr mor reğlrli f sć bhevyr dd’nt mc ɖm fir ɖt, wɖ ej, hd cm intrenćt habits. Ɖe mt wel b dǎn t onli wn v ɖer ǒn hips. Ɖe r ɖs nyzpepr’z rīdrz. Ǒ, sod it. Ɖe r m.

Ɖs tîni Frenć bistro, tuct in at ɖ botm v norʈ Lundn’z Crǎć Hil, hz jst 22 sīts. Ɖr r bér florbōrdz, net crtnz hafwe p ɖ windoz n a lot v blacbōrdz fr ɖ scriḅlñ p v bgîlñ speślz. It cd hv bn dzînd wɖ bʈ ɖm n m in mînd. It z a prfict xpreśn v ǎr luv fr a srtn cnd v clasic, unfusi bt luśs Frenć cc̣ri, lūbṛcetd bî gd butr, pǎrd bî ćopt garlic n fistfuls v freś grīn hrbz. Evri meny dscripśn cunjrz p an imij v hǎ hapi y wl b ītñ it. Nt a sngl wn lets y dǎn. Ɖ diśz hir cd hv bn srvd at eni tîm ovr ɖ prīvịs nîn decedz. Ɖe jst mt nt olwz hv bn qt so gd.

It’s ẃt y wd xpct v ɖz tū ptiklr garçons. Śef Roḅt Rìd hz clasicl Frenć ćops forjd in ɖ gretist v Frenć cićnz: h cct at Roger Verge’z Moulins de Mougins on ɖ Riviera, at au Crocodile in Strazbrg n Joel Robuchon’z Jamin in Paris, bfr rtrnñ t Lundn. Ɖr, h bcem hed śef at Marco Pier Ẃît’s Ocrūm ẃn it hld ʈri Michelin starz. At ɖ Ocrūm h met Jean-Christophe Slowik, a frunt-v-hǎs vetṛn hu hd wrct at Le Manoir n at Harvi’z, Pier-Ẃît’s orijinl lōnćpad, bfr oṗnñ hiz ǒn nebrhd resṭront, L’Absinʈ, in Primroz Hil. Ɖz c’rirz r acin t ɖoz v vetṛn gitarists n beisists hu, btwn ɖm, hv pleid wɖ Yes n Soft Mśīn, Pnc Flôd, Jeʈro Tul, Cñ Crimzn n Jeṇsis: les monstrz v roc ɖn monstrz v stoc.

‘In its prime’: asparagus. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer
‘In its prîm’: aspaṛġs. Foṭgraf: Sfīa Evnz/Ɖ Obzrvr

Ɖs īvnñ ɖ rūm z fl, īvn ɖo it z onli a litl aftr six. Ɖ dînrz sīm dlîtd t b ɖ frst sitñ, srtn in ɖ nolij ɖe cn d ɖ fl resṭrontʈñ n stl b bac hom bî 8.30pm, djstñ dinr ẃl slumt in frunt v BBC4. Slowik, custmri scarf taid at hiz nec, wrcs ɖ teblz wɖ olmst comic Galic ćarm, dpoẓtñ glasz v kir wɖ jst a bluś v cassis, n tōcñ p ɖ blacbōrd speślz. Rìd z olso ǎt hir, pleyñ ruśgoli, blu n ẃît strîpt epṛn ovr hiz ẃîts, Marco-stîl. H tecs ordrz n dlivrz diśz fṛm ɖ cićn at ɖ bac, ẃr ɖr r a cupl v uɖr ccs. It z a tît oṗreśn, az it nīdz t b wɖ so fy teblz. It trnz ǎt ɖt uɖr nyzpeprz olso hv resṭrontcritics. Hu ń? Wn v ɖm hd jst stumbld upn ɖ ples. I asc Slowik f ɖt’s ẃ it’s so fl so rli. No, h sz. It’s bn lîc ɖs sins ɖe opnd in ɖ ōtm last yir. It jst filz p a litl qcr nǎ.

So ẃt dd w īt? Ǒ, y nǒ. Ol ɖ gd stuf. Snelz r srvd ǎt v ɖ śel, in a firsmli hot dimpld cast-ayn tre, wɖ garlic butr md wɖ fīldz v freś hrbz, mor torn ɖn ćopt. W r gvn a brǎn pepr bag v slîst worm bgét ɖt qcli bcmz a viycl fr ol ɖ hrbi butr. Fṛm ɖ speślzbōrd cmz aspaṛġs in its prîm, wɖ a saḷd v freśli podd piz in a dresñ v lemn n trufl. D I nīd tel y ɖr r olso duc rillettes n steic tartare n an uńn sūp graṭnetd wɖ maximm intnt? Na, y wd hv wrct ɖt ǎt.
‘Impeccable pedigree’: chicken breast. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer
‘Impecbl peḍgrī’: ćicnbrest. Foṭgraf: Sfīa Evnz/Ɖ Obzrvr

A proprli crispt leg v duc̦onfit slumps intu a bed v ẃît bīnz n lardnz, wɖ a litl saḷd t hlp y sǒc p ol ɖ luvñli sać̣retd animlfats n mc y fīl ɖt yr dayt z baḷnst. A ćicnbrest v impecbl peḍgrī z prizntd in a limpid broʈ v vejtblz wɖ, t hlp it ol alñ, a raṃcin v sōs gribiche, ɖt briłnt egi sōs wɖ musṭd n cornichons n so on, ẃć impruvz most ʈñz. W cd hv hd steic frites wɖ béarnaise sōs or rost sìbas wɖ ny ptetoz, or śerd a rost leg v Piṛniyn lam wɖ a gratin dauphinoise n wîld muśrumz. W cd hv dn ol v ɖt, bt w dd’nt.

Aftr ɖ dis’pôntmnt v ɖ clumẓli md rumbaba at ɖ LaLee a fy wīcs bac, it z a jô t hv ɖ riyl ʈñ, md bî a man hu hz bn mcñ ɖm fr hiz intîr wrcñlîf. Ɖ tōl mufin v a savarin hz xacli ɖ rît, lît txćr. It hz bn sǒct inʈyziasticli in siṛp n split vrticli dǎn ɖ midl so it lîz nǎ on its bac, srendrd. Rum hz bn add n ɖen ignîtd so ɖt ɖ diś sits bfr m wɖ guṭrñ blu flemz. Ɖ scūp v crème Chantilly mlts jntli in ɖ hīt. A milcćocḷt mùs, dotd swītli wɖ a rñ v butnz, z a rmîndr ɖt a ćocḷtpot dz nt olwz hv t b a darc, dns ʈñ ɖt sucs ɖ vri lît fṛm ɖ yṇvrs.
‘Exactly the right, light texture’: rum baba. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer
‘Xacli ɖ rît, lît txćr’: rumbaba. Foṭgraf: Sfīa Evnz/Ɖ Obzrvr

Ɖ wînlist z a p’red v botlz fṛm Brgndi n Alsace, ɖ Languedoc n ɖ Rhône. It z an intîrli unṣprîzñ c’lex́n. Ẃć z ɖ pônt v a resṭront lîc ɖs; indd, v ɖ intîr tṛdiśn v ẃć it z a part. A tru bistro z nt ɖr t s’prîz or dazl. It z nt mnt t ples y ǎtsd yr cumḟtzon. It z dzînd sṗsificli t b yr cumḟtzon. Les 2 Garçons z abt az cmplit n dlîtfl an xpreśn v ɖt az I hv cm acrs in a vri loñ tîm.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Gardening will keep you fit and happy

Green for go: get outside to practise mindfulness, work out and surround yourself with nature’s favourite mood-enhancing colour. Photograph: Jacky Parker/Getty Images
Grīn fr go: gt ǎtsd t practis mîndflnis, wrc ǎt n srǎnd yrslf wɖ nećr’z feṿrit mūd-inhansñ culr. Foṭgraf: Jaci Parcr/Geti Iṃjz

Garḍnñ wl cīp y fit n hapi

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

Spes, tîm, fizicl wrc n ɖ culr grīn… It’s no wundr ɖt garḍnñ fīdz bʈ bodi n soul

James Wong

Jemz Woñ, Súnde, 15 Me 2022

Ovr ɖ yirz, mni ʈiriz hv popt p t atmt t xplen ẃ spendñ tîm in grīn spes cn rdys fīlñz v stres n añzayti, impruv slf-imij n, in sm studiz, īvn meźṛbli rdys ɖ nīd fr penmeḍceśn. Fṛm ɖer pportd abiḷti t clīn ɖ er, t alejidli mūd-liftñ compǎndz imitd bî sôlbactiria, t sm mstirịs ifct ɖt simpli siyñ ɖ culr grīn hz on ǎr brenz, let’s lc at hǎ ɖ evidns stacs p.

Probbli ɖ most comn clem I si z ɖt plants, ptiklrli hǎsplants, clīn ɖ er. Ẃl ɖe d indd d ɖs on a planitri scel, ɖ lêtist rsrć nǎ sjsts ɖt in indor spesz ɖ śir volym y wd nīd t aćiv ɖs mcs it implōẓbl. Qt hǎ mni? Wel, sevṛl hundṛd p’ sqer mītr v livñspes t aćiv ɖ sem beṇfit v simpli oṗnñ a windo. Īvn I c’nt cǒp wɖ ɖt.

Anɖr wn v ɖ most indyrñ mīmz on sośl mīdia z ɖt sôlbactiria, inheld intu ǎr bludstrīm, hz bn prūvn t impruv ǎr mūd. Intrīgd, I wnt t trac dǎn ɖ sạntific pepr. Ɖs wz a sngl studi ẃr ɖ bactiria wr injctd d’recli intu ɖ brenz v lîv labmîs. Unls y’r a cejd mǎs, ɖs xperimnt dz’nt riyli cnfrm vri mć n īvn ɖen ɖ meʈ̇d v admiṇstreśn dz’nt sǎnd lîc mć fun.

Ẃt w d nǒ, hvr, z ɖr z smʈñ unyźl abt ɖ culr grīn ɖt sīmz t afct hǎ ǎr brenz fuñśn. Rsrćrz invstgetñ ɖ ifct v x’sîz on mntl hlʈ hv faund ɖt siyñ vyz v ɖ naćṛl wrld pṛjctd on t scrīnz hd adiśnl beṇfits ovr n abv ɖ wrcǎt alon. Hvr, ẃn ɖe mnipyletd ɖ culr v ɖz scrīnz t śo ɖ sem vyz in blac n ẃît or in śêdz v red, ɖ ifct wz marcidli rdyst cmperd t ɖ orijinl grīn. Ɖs me mīn ɖt yzñ eṿgrīn spīśīz or, ptnṣ́li, īvn smʈñ az simpl az pentñ yr fns grīn mt cntribyt t its ifct.

Similrli, dzînñ yr gardn t b hayr-menṭnns so ɖt it z nt simpli smẃr t súnbeɖ in sumr me impruv ɖ beṇfiśl ifct bî incuṛjñ jntl wrcǎts. W nǒ ɖt lo-impact, pṛloñd x’sîz, sć az garḍnñ, cn brn mor caḷriz ɖn a hard-hitñ jimseśn, dspt fīlñ īzịr. It z a we v biyñ activ ɖt me apil t far mor ppl – f fr no uɖr rīzn ɖn it’s biyñ ǎtsd in ɖ freś er n z’nt az bren-numñli borñ az lcñ at ɖ flaśñ lîts v ɖ tredmil, ẃć brñz m t mî fînl pônt…

Garḍnñ z olso a clasic form v pracṭsñ mîndflnis, ẃć cn hlp t foc̣s ǎr ʈts on ɖ hir n nǎ, dstractñ s fṛm eni wuriz or stresz. It’s nt mî ʈñ, bt mîndflnis x’sîsz r wel dokmntd t hv a poẓtiv impact on mntl hlʈ, n r īvn rec̣mndd bî ɖ NHS. So dić dul, lo-menṭnns scīmz sć az hbeśs plants fr a mor abzorbñ dzîn wɖ a bacbon v eṿgrīnz, n y cd trn yr gardn intu a welcmñ, ʈeṛpytic spes.

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‘Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z infletd sns v intîtlmnt ranclz wɖ ɖ public. Mor ɖn 120 fainz wr iśùd fr lwbrecñ in Dǎnñ Strīt.’ Foṭgraf: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Preswîr/Rx/Śuṭstoc

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Boris Jonsn: nt in cntrol v hiz ǒn premịrśp

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Thursday 19 May 2022)

Ɖ locdǎn brīćz śo jst hǎ ǎt v tuć ɖ prîm̦inistr hz bcm. Tori MPz òt t rmuv him fr ɖer parti’z – n ɖ cuntri’z – sec

Ʈrzde, 19 Me 2022

Hz Boris Jonsn rigld fri v Partiget? Ɖ nyz ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr wl nt rsiv eni frɖr fainz ovr ɖ scandl sjsts h mt. Bt Mr Jonsn z nt ǎt v denjr. Ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs’z invstgeśn cnfrmz ɖt Dǎnñ Strīt hld būzi partiz ẃl ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri wz undr strict Covid locdǎn. Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z atmts t doj blem in frunt v MPz rvild hiz dsoṇsti.

Nxt wīc wl brñ ɖ pubḷceśn v ɖ mć-awêtd rport bî Su Gre, a vetṛn sivl srvnt, intu ɖ partiz at Dǎnñ Strīt. Ɖs wl gv a fŭlr picćr v ɖ brīćz v ɖ criminl lw ɖt tc ples in Nu 10. Ẃn ɖ priṿlijzcmiti bginz its wrc, Mr Jonsn wl bcm ɖ onli prîm̦inistr t b invstgetd ovr clemz ɖt h intnśṇli msléd parḷmnt, in rleśn t ɖs scandl.

Tori MPz cd fors Mr Jonsn fṛm ofis. F h svîvz, it wd b îronic f Sr Cir Starmr gz. Ɖ Lebr līdr sd ɖt h wd stic bî hiz prínsiplz n rzîn f h z faind bî Duṛm cnstabyḷri fr brecñ Covid rūlz. Sć an ǎtcm wd līv poḷtics purr n unḍlîn Mr Jonsn’z lac v scrūplz. Śd bʈ men ste in ples, hvr, it wl b ɖ prîm̦inistr hu fesz a cntinywñ ʈret v ivix́n fṛm hiz pziśn.

Mr Jonsn z nt in cntrol v hiz ǒn premịrśp. Ɖs z cmpǎndd bî hiz lac v graṿti in a crîsis. Wɖ stagfleśn setñ in, Mr Jonsn z mor inṭrestd in slognz ɖn substns. H hz yt t ofr concrīt meźrz t tacl ɖ cost v livñ crîsis. Votrz’ peśns z wẹrñ ʈin. Ɖ Tōriz r slipñ frɖr bhnd Lebr in ɖ poulz.

Ɖ trubl z ɖt Mr Jonsn hz litl tîm fr slf-rflex́n. Last yir h wontd t bcm ɖ longist-srvñ Britiś prîm̦inistr v modn tîmz. Hybris z ɖ foli v a līdr hu ʈru cnsit ćaḷnjz ɖ godz. It z foloud ultiṃtli bî neṃsis. Mr Jonsn’z aṛgns n cmplesnsi in ɖ fes v mǎntñ probḷmz wl hv ilectṛl consiqnsz.

Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z infletd sns v intîtlmnt ranclz wɖ ɖ public. Mor ɖn 120 fainz wr iśùd fr lwbrecñ in Dǎnñ Strīt. Mr Jonsn – n hiz ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac – wr in Epril faund t hv brocn locdǎn rūlz bî holdñ ɖ prîm̦inistr’z brʈde parti indorz ẃn ordnri votrz cd nt īvn hold dayñ luvd wnz. Dd ɖe nt nǒ ɖ rūlz ɖe set fr ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri? Ignṛns mt b a dfns fr a prîm̦inistr; stypidti z nt.

Mor plōẓbl z ɖt Mr Jonsn dd nt cer abt ɖ rūlz, or phps ʈt ɖt ɖe onli aplaid t unḍlñz. Ɖ p’līs axptd, smẃt bzarli, ɖt Mr Jonsn cd hv hd a “rīzṇbl xks” t atnd ilīgl gaɖ̇rñz ẃn jūńr ofiślz cd nt. Ɖs me b bcz ɖ prîm̦inistr cn aford betr loyrz ɖn hiz stāf. Bt dubl standdz c’rupt public lîf fṛm ɖ top dǎn.

Fr Mr Jonsn, layñ in poḷtics z az naćṛl az swimñ in wōtr. Ɖ prîm̦inistr agrìd t a custmzbordr in ɖ Îriś Sì t gt Brexit dn. H nǎ pritndz h dd nt. Ɖ locdǎn brīćz śo jst hǎ ǎt v tuć Mr Jonsn hz bcm. Tori MPz mst nǒ ɖt ɖer parti hz lost its we. T rgen prṗs n oʈoṛti, fr ɖ cuntri’z sec az wel az ɖer ǒn, Cnsrṿtivz wl nīd a ny līdr.

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