Category Archives: Ñspel

Clasics in Ñspel: Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 107

Sonit 107: Nt mîn ǒn firz, nr ɖ pṛfetic soul

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Nt mîn ǒn firz, nr ɖ pṛfetic soul
V ɖ wîd wrld drīmñ on ʈñz t cm,
Cn yt ɖ līs v mî tru luv cntrol,
S’pozd az forfit t a confînd dūm.
Ɖ mortl mūn hʈ hr iclips indyrd,
N ɖ sad ōgrz moc ɖer ǒn prisej;
Insrtntiz nǎ crǎn ɖmslvz aśurd,
N pīs pṛclemz olivz v endlis ej.
Nǎ wɖ ɖ drops

v ɖs most bāmi tîm,

Mî luv lcs freś,

n Deʈ t m sbscrîbz,

Sins, spît v him,

I’l liv in ɖs pur rîm,

Ẃl h insults ’r dul n spīćlis trîbz:
N ɖǎ in ɖs ślt fînd ɖî mońmnt,
Ẃn tîṛnts’ crests n tūmz v bras

r spent.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on the pandemic’s educational impact: make good learning losses

‘Research, including from Ofsted, has shown that very young children were among the worst affected by the pandemic.’ Photograph: Fredrick Kippe/Alamy
‘Rsrć, includñ fṛm Ofsted, hz śoun ɖt vri yuñ ćildṛn wr amñ ɖ wrst afctd bî ɖ pandemic.’ Foṭgraf: Fredrick Kippe/Aḷmi

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ pandemic’s edyceśnl impact: mc gd lrnñlosz

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 24 Nov. 2022)

Incrisñ numbrz v prîṃri-ej pyplz r misñ targits. Nrṣriz az wel az scūlz nīd rzorsz t cać p

Ʈrzde 24 Nvmbr 2022

Ćildṛn in Ñgḷnd śd hv lrnt t rīd bî ej sevn. Gvn an ej-aproprịt bc, ɖe r xpctd t b ebl t foc̣s on unḍstandñ – hu ɖ stori z abt, ẃt z haṗnñ – rɖr ɖn xpnd eḟt on sǎndñ ǎt indivijl wrdz. Litṛsi, ńmṛsi n sośl n fizicl scilz r ɖ blocs on ẃć ol lrnñ z bilt. So it z cnsrnñ ɖt ɖ lêtist rsrć on ɖ pandemic’s ifcts śoz ɖt ɖ numbr v vri lo atenrz in rīdñ, in ɖ ʈrd yir v scūlñ, hz mor ɖn tripld.

In a sampl v 6,000 pyplz fṛm 81 scūlz, ɖ pṛporśn hu fél b’lo xpctd levlz rouz fṛm 2.6% t 9.1% btwn 2017 n ɖs yir. Ɖr wz olso a marct dclîn in maʈs, wɖ vri lo atenrz incrisñ fṛm 2.6% t 5.5% v ɖ totl. Ẃl ɖr wr sm sînz v a rcuṿri in ɖ 12 munʈs t sprñ 2022 – a pirịd ẃn scūlz rmend opn, wɖ caćup scīmz in ples – ɖ hed v ɖ Edyceśn-Indǎmnt Fǎndeśn, Pṛf. Beci Fransis, sz ɖt iniqoḷti xasbetd bî ɖ pandemic z nǎ ɖ “bigist ćalinj” fesñ scūlz oṿol.

In retṛspect, Boris Jonsn’z rfyzl t fund ɖ postpandemic pacij rec̣mndd bî ɖ xprt hîrd fr ɖ prṗs in 2021, Sr Cevn Colinz, lcs īvn mor śortsîtd n mīn-mîndd ɖn it dd at ɖ tîm. Mr Jonsn ofrd les ɖn 10% v ɖ £15bn ɖt Sr Cevn sd wz nīdd. Hǎ mć betr fr ɖ guvnmnt t hv invstd in ɖ fyćr ɖen, bî ptñ in ples a comprihnsiv rcuṿripacij.

Instd, scūlz wr left hî n drî, lacñ ɖ rzorsz t mc p fr lost lrnñ n t s’port ɖ ćildṛn most trubld bî ɖ dsrupśn. Īvn ɖ naśnl tyṭrñprogram wz boćt frst tîm rnd, wɖ ɖ contract gvn t a prîṿt cumṗni ɖt cd nt dlivr. Uɖr rsrć, includñ fṛm Ofsted, hz śoun ɖt vri yuñ ćildṛn wr amñ ɖ wrst afctd bî ɖ pandemic, wɖ incrist sośl n imośnl dificltiz n dlez. Unṣprîzñli, evidns pônts t ɖ most sirịs consiqnsz biyñ sufrd bî ɖoz hu olrdi hd līst – n hu spent locdǎnz in oṿcrǎdd hǎzñ, wɖ adults hu wr les ebl t s’port ɖm.

Agnst ɖs bacdrop, ɖ incris in scūlfundñ promist ɖs munʈ bî ɖ ćanslr, Jeṛmi Hunt, ofrd sm rlif. An adiśnl £2.3bn a yir fr tū yirz z xpctd t brñ fundñ bac t rufli ẃr it wz in 2010 – n mīnz tīćrz’ pe rîzz wl no longr hv t b fundd via cuts. Bt ɖ dsiźn t plug ɖ gap in scūlz’ bujits ẃl ignorñ nrṣriz n frɖr edyceśn coḷjz z unfgiṿbl. Yirz v reṭric fṛm s’xesiv ministrz abt scilz, n ny voceśnl rùts az oltrṇtivz t yṇvrṣti, hv bn xpozd az hot er.

Edyceśnl dvîdz r starc. Īvn bfr ɖ pandemic, eḟts at clozñ ɖ gap btwn ćildṛn fṛm wlʈi n pur hǎsholdz hd stōld. Ɖ rli-yirz sectr wl nīd invstmnt f ɖs z t ćenj. So wl pṛviźn fr pyplz wɖ speśl nīdz. Ɖ pyplprīmịm śd olso incris, t gv scūlz wɖ ɖ most dprîvd intecs adiśnl rzorsz. Mor mst b dn t rcrūt, rten n moṭvet tīćrz. Ɖ damij ròt bî Covid-19 z obvịs. Bt ɖ Cnsrṿtivz d nt hv a gd stori t tel sevn-yir-olds, or enwn els, abt ẃt hz hapnd t scūlz in Ñgḷnd ʈrt ɖer yirz in ofis.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Clasics in Ñspel: When in the chronicle of wasted time – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 106

Sonit 106: Ẃn in ɖ cronicl v westd tîm

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ẃn in ɖ cronicl v westd tîm
I si dscripśnz v ɖ fẹrist wîts,
N byti mcñ bytifl old rîm,
In prêz v lediz ded n luvli naits,
Ɖen, in ɖ blezn v swīt byti’z bst,
V hand, v ft, v lip, v î, v brǎ,
I si ɖer antīc pén wd hv xprest
Īvn sć a byti az y mastr nǎ.
So ol ɖer prezz r bt prof̣siz
V ɖs ǎr tîm, ol y prīfiġrñ;
N fr ɖe lct bt wɖ dvînñ îz,
Ɖe hd nt scil inuf yr wrʈ t sñ:
Fr w, ẃć nǎ bhold ɖz preznt dez,
Hv îz t wundr, bt lac tuñz t prêz.

• • •

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on crony capitalism: a moral corruption stalks parliament

‘The revelations about Lady Mone show just how much strain the upper house and British state institutions have been put under by the current political dispensation.’ Photograph: PA
‘Ɖ reṿleśnz abt Ledi Mǒn śo jst hǎ mć stren ɖ upr hǎs n Britiś stet insttyśnz hv bn pt undr bî ɖ cuṛnt p’liticl dispnseśn.’ Foṭgraf: PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on cronicapiṭlizm: a moṛl c’rupśn stōcs parḷmnt

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 24 Nov. 2022)

Ɖ cuntri z in trubl f jrñ a naśnl imrjnsi ɖ icoṇmi cd b so īẓli rigd t fevr cnctd insîdrz

Ʈrzde 24 Nvmbr 2022

Cronicapiṭlizm in ɖ Hǎs v Lordz z nt a gd lc fr Britn. Yt jrñ ɖ Covid crîsis, ɖr apird t b a stroñ ces ɖt p’liticl axes alaud priṿlijd indivijlz t xtract a gret dīl v wlʈ fṛm ɖ stet. On Wnzde, ɖ Gardịn pṛdyst astoṇśñ evidns fr ɖoz wśñ t proṣkt ɖs arğmnt. It sjstd ɖt Miśél Mǒn, a Tori pir, hr huzbnd, Dugḷs Baromn, n hr ćildṛn sīcṛtli rsivd £65m oriɉnetñ fṛm ɖ profits v PPI Medpro, a cumṗni ɖt wz awordd larj guvnmntcontracts jrñ ɖ pandemic aftr ś rec̣mndd it t ministrz. F capiṭlizm jrñ a naśnl imrjnsi cn b so īẓli rigd t fevr cnctd insîdrz ɖen ɖ cuntri z in trubl.

Ɖ guvnmnt lūbṛcetd sć qsćṇbl dīl-mcñ bî setñ p a “VIP len” intu ẃć s’playrz rec̣mndd bî poḷtiśnz or ofiślz wr fast-tráct. PPI Medpro’z biznis wz rfŕd t ɖ VIP len aftr Ledi Mǒn cntactd ɖ ministrz Mîcl Gove n Lord Agny t ofr hlp in Me 2020. A fy wīcs lêtr, ɖ guvnmnt cntractd t pe ɖ frm £203m fr pṛtctiv iqipmnt fr ɖ NHS. A cort lêtr sd ɖt ɖ VIP len wz unlwfl. Phps wrs, it wz inifctiv. Ɖ guvnmnt z nǎ in dspyt ovr miłnz v srjicl gǎnz s’plaid bî PPI Medpro ɖt it sz wr nt p t scrać. PPI Medpro insists its products pást inspx́nz.

Ledi Mǒn wz apôntd az a lîftîm pir bî Devid Camṛn in 2015. Hr arîvl on ɖ Tori bnćz rezd îbrǎz, gvn hr prīvịs s’port fr Lebr. Uɖrz qsćnd hr bizniscṛdnślz, gvn hr lãẓ́ribiznis hd lost muni (it wnt undr in 2018). Bt ɖ Tori pir wz unditŕd, selñ juwlri on a hom-śopñ ćanl n pṛmotñ hrslf az a criptocuṛnsi xprt. Ledi Mǒn’z cnspiḳs s’xes hz bn hard t mis rīsntli, wɖ a laviś lîfstîl v lux̣́riyotñ, an xpandñ proṗtiportfolio, a hunimūn in ɖ Indịn Ośn n a wedñ fīćrd in Hlo! maġzīn. Ɖ pir, hvr, dnîz bcmñ fntasticli rić bî proḟtñ fṛm a cumṗni ś lobid t b awordd stetcontracts.

Ledi Mǒn z biyñ invstgetd bî ɖ Lordz cmiśnr fr standdz aftr biyñ akzd v felñ t dcler an inṭrest in PPI Medpro. Ɖ frm z olso biyñ psyd bî HM Reṿny n Custmz, apaṛntli fr unpeid taxz. It sz ɖt it wl “pe in fl” f eni ǎtstandñ muniz r oud. Ɖ Mǒn faṃliproṗtiz hv bn rêdd bî ɖ Naśnl Crîm Ejnsi, ẃć z invstgetñ ptnśl frōd rletñ t ɖ cumṗni. Ɖ Naśnl Ōdit Ofis ʈt ɖt £1.4bn v spendñ ʈru ɖ VIP len z “at risc” v nt aćivñ valy fr muni.

Ɖ hol episod rìcs v a cntmt fr guvnmnt. Piṛjz śd nt b jst a mīnz t prsnl – or îdịlojicl – endz. Nɖr śd ɖe b dǒld ǎt t wlʈi biznis ppl in rtrn fr bancrolñ p’liticl partiz. Ɖ Lordz hz bcm imprudntli blǒtd, nǎ wɖ ovr 800 pirz. Līcs sjst ɖt Sr Cir Starmr wl aboliś ɖ upr hǎs n rples it wɖ a ny ilectd ćembr az part v planz t “rstor trust in poḷtics”. Mni pirz pform a vałbl rǒl bî cāmli scrūṭnîzñ n amndñ lejsleśn ɖt hz ofn bn ruśt ʈru ɖ Comnz. Hvr, ɖ reṿleśnz abt Ledi Mǒn śo jst hǎ mć stren ɖ upr hǎs n Britiś stet insttyśnz hv bn pt undr bî ɖ cuṛnt p’liticl dispnseśn. Moṛl c’rupśn at ɖ hart v ɖ Britiś parḷmnt z a morbid simtm fr libṛl dmocṛsi itslf.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Clasics in Ñspel: Let not my love be called idolatry – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 105

Sonit 105: Let nt mî luv b cōld aidoḷtri

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Let nt mî luv b cōld aidoḷtri,
Nr mî b’luvid az an aidl śo,
Sins ol alîc mî soñz n prezz b
T wn, v wn, stl sć, n evr so.
Cînd z mî luv tde, tmoro cînd,
Stl constnt in a wundṛs x’ḷns;
Ɖrfr mî vrs t constnsi cnfînd,
Wn ʈñ xpresñ, līvz ǎt difṛns.
Fer, cînd, n tru, z ol mî arğmnt,
Fer, cînd, n tru,

vẹriyñ t uɖr wrdz;

N in ɖs ćenj z mî invnśn spent,
Ʈri ʈīmz in wn,

ẃć wundṛs scop afordz.

Fer, cînd, n tru, hv ofn livd alon,
Ẃć ʈri tl nǎ, nvr cept sīt in wn.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on unsafe housing: underinvestment costs lives

Awaab Ishak, who died aged two due to respiratory problems caused by mould in his family’s flat. Photograph: Family handout/PA
Awāb Iśac, hu daid ejd tū dy t rspiṛtri probḷmz cōzd bî mǒld in hiz faṃli’z flat. Foṭgraf: Faṃlihandǎt/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on unsef hǎzñ: unḍinvstmnt costs livz

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 21 Nov. 2022)

Ɖ mǒld ɖt cōzd ɖ deʈ v Awāb Iśac z wîdspred in sbstandd sośl homz

Munde 21 Nvmbr 2022

Ɖ  dītelz rvild at ɖ inqest v Awāb Iśac, hu daid ejd tū in Dsmbr 2020 dy t rspiṛtri probḷmz cōzd bî mǒld growñ in hiz faṃli’z flat, wr śocñ. Hiz faɖr hd rpitidli cmplend t ɖer landlord, Roćdel Buṛwîd Hǎzñ. A hlʈvizitr hd snt tū letrz wornñ v ɖ riscs. Bt nʈñ wz dn.

Aftr last wīc’s vrdict blemd ɖ todlr’z deʈ on mǒld, wɖ ɖ coṛnr seyñ ɖt ɖ traɉdi śd b a “dfînñ momnt”, ɖ hǎzñḿćl iniṣ́li hld on t its ćīf xektiv, Gaṛʈ Sworbric, bt ɖen fîrd him at ɖ wīcend. Ẃl hiz public dsgres me aford sm saṭsfax́n t Awāb’z grīvñ reḷtivz, n t uɖr tennts añśs t si hǎzñbosz hld acǎntbl, ɖ sirịs probḷmz in Ñgḷnd’z sośl-hǎzñ stoc g far bynd wn man n wn orġnîześn.

In 2020, 2.2m homz in Ñgḷnd hd at līst wn caṭgri 1 haẓd – ɖoz wɖ ɖ hîist riscs – n 941,000 hd sirịs damp. In ɖ yir t Epril 2022, cmplents t ɖ sośl-hǎzñ omḅdzmn abt damp, mǒld n līcs olmst dubld. Ɖs sićueśn z xpctd t dtirịret frɖr az a rzult v rîzñ eṇjibilz, ẃć wl līd t sm tennts cīpñ ɖer hītñ of. Ɖ sićueśn in ɖ prîṿt-rentd sectr – ẃr tennts hv no rcors t ɖ omḅdzmn – z sgnificntli wrs.

Ny lwz promist aftr ɖ Grenfél Tǎr dzastr hv bn tù loñ in cmñ, az Mîcl Gov, ɖ leṿlñ-up secṛtri, hz admitd. Ɖ sośl-hǎzñ reğleśnbil z yt t g ʈru its cmitistej in ɖ Comnz. Bt wns pást, it śd mc it īzịr t îdnṭfî sośl landlordz hu r felñ ɖer tennts. Inspx́nz wl olso bcm mor r’bust. Bt ɖ bil dz nt g far inuf, n śd b amndd t enśur ɖt hǎzñmanijrz r qoḷfaid. Cuṛntli, ɖr z no rqîrmnt fr eni pṛfeśnl trenñ, ẃć z roñ gvn ɖ pǎr ɖt landlordz wīld ovr ppl’z livz, includñ ɖer hlʈ.

Tufr inspx́nz n streñʈnd tennts’ rîts wl rêz ɖ preśr on landlordz, n cd līd t impruvmnts. Bt ɖe canot fix ɖ unḍlayñ probḷm v unḍinvstmnt. Mć v Ñgḷnd’z hǎzñstoc z hoplisli ǎt v det, n standdz on ny-bildz hv nt bn hî inuf. Ɖ asōlt on reğleśn iniśietd bî Devid Camṛn, az part v ɖ cọliśn’z osteṛtiprogram, mnt ɖt cnstrents on dveḷprz wr wìcnd at ɖ sem tîm az locl-oʈoṛti hǎzñbujits wr slaśt. Public invstmnt in hǎzñ hz nvr rtrnd t its pri-2010 levl.

Arnd 1.2 miłn ppl r on wêtñlists, ẃl sm hǎzñ’sośieśnz, in ɖer ruś t xpand, sīm t hv abandnd ɖer sośl prṗs. Bujits fr bildñ ny homz n fixñ old wnz r far tù lo, n unlîcli t rîz in ɖ fōrsiybl fyćr. F enʈñ, ɖe r mor lîcli t śrinc, sins ɖ 7% cap on rentrîzz z lowr ɖn infleśn. Mr Gov rout t hǎzñpṛvîdrz at ɖ wīcend t se ɖt h wz ptñ ɖm “on notis”. Gvn ɖ guvnmnt’s rǒl in runñ dǎn ɖ neśn’z hǎzñstoc, ɖ sem mesij cd b snt t Mr Gov n hiz cabiṇtcolīgz.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Clasics in Ñspel: To me, fair friend, you never can be old – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 104

Sonit 104: T m, fer frend, y nvr cn b old

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

T m, fer frend, y nvr cn b old,
Fr az y wr ẃn frst yr î I aid,
Sć sīmz yr byti stl. Ʈri wintrz cold,
Hv fṛm ɖ forists śc ʈri sumrz’ prîd,
Ʈri bytịs sprñz t yelo ōtm trnd,
In proses v ɖ sīznz hv I sìn,
Ʈri Epril prfymz

in ʈri hot Jūnz brnd,

Sins frst I sw y freś, ẃć yt r grīn.
Ā! yt dʈ byti lîc a dîlhand,
Stìl fṛm hiz figr, n no pes psivd;
So yr swīt hy,

ẃć mīʈncs stl dʈ stand,

Hʈ mośn, n mîn î me b dsivd:
Fr fir v ẃć, hír ɖs ɖǎ ej unbred:
E’r y wr born wz byti’z sumr ded.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Clasics in Ñspel: Alack! what poverty my Muse brings forth – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 103

Sonit 103: Alac! ẃt poṿti mî Ḿz brñz fʈ

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Alac! ẃt poṿti mî Ḿz brñz fʈ,
Ɖt hvñ sć a scop t śo hr prîd,
Ɖ arğmnt ol bér z v mor wrʈ
Ɖn ẃn it hʈ mî add prêz bsd!
Ǒ! blem m nt,

f I no mor cn rait!

Lc in yr glas, n ɖr apirz a fes
Ɖt oṿgz mî blunt invnśn qt,
Dulñ mî lînz, n dwñ m dsgres.
Wr it nt sinfl ɖen, strîvñ t mnd,
T mar ɖ subjict ɖt bfr wz wel?
Fr t no uɖr pas mî vrsz tnd
Ɖn v yr gresz n yr gifts t tel;
N mor, mć mor,

ɖn in mî vrs cn sit,

Yr ǒn glas śoz y ẃn y lc in it.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Brexit heresy in the government: reality begins to bite

‘Rishi Sunak was obliged to spend much of his visit to the CBI conference in Birmingham denying suggestions that the government was hoping to pivot to a closer Swiss-style relationship with the European Union.’ Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters
‘Riśi Sūnac wz oblîjd t spend mć v hiz vizit t ɖ CBI confṛns in Brmñm dnayñ sjsćnz ɖt ɖ guvnmnt wz hopñ t piṿt t a closr Swis-stîl rleśnśp wɖ ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn.’ Foṭgraf: Fíl Nobl/Rôtrz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Brexit heṛsi in ɖ guvnmnt: riaḷti bginz t bît

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 21 Nov. 2022)

Contṛvrśl brīfñz t ɖ pres bî sīńr guvnmntfigrz rflect a ćenj in ɖ zîtgîst

Munde 21 Nvmbr 2022

Ɖ  śort, dzastṛs premịrśp v Liz Trus z bginñ t lc lîc ɖ endpônt v a p’liticl tṛjectri ɖt bgan wɖ ɖ Brexit reḟrendm in 2016. Ɖ spectaklr deṭneśn v Qāzi Qarteñ’z minībujit bî unimprest marcits wz ɖ momnt ẃn îdioḷji met riaḷti, n ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti’z sovṛntist dluźnz wr fîṇli tstd t dstrux́n. In its afṭmaʈ, ɖ hî tîd v Brexit hz gn ǎt, n a slo vôij bac t ic̣nomic saṇti at last apirz t b undr we.

On Munde, Mz Trus’z s’xesr, Riśi Sūnac, wz oblîjd t spend mć v hiz vizit t ɖ CBI confṛns in Brmñm dnayñ sjsćnz ɖt ɖ guvnmnt wz hopñ t piṿt t a closr Swis-stîl rleśnśp wɖ ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn. Switṣḷnd injôz sgnificnt n profitbl axes t ɖ sngl marcit, n ptiṣpets in YY rsrć n edyceśn programz, ẃl mcñ pemnts t ɖ YY n alînñ wɖ its lw. Acordñ t a Súnde Tîmz rport, guvnmntfigrz hv prîṿtli dscust ɖ posbiḷti v jst sć a rleśnśp fr Britn. “Let m b uniqivcl abt ɖs,” Mr Sūnac cǎntrd robustli. “Undr mî līdrśp, ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm wl nt psy eni rleśnśp wɖ Yṛp ɖt rlîz on alînmnt wɖ YY lwz … I votd fr Brexit. I b’liv in Brexit n I nǒ ɖt Brexit cn dlivr.”

Ɖr z no rīzn t dǎt ɖ prîm̦inistr’z wrd on ɖs. Olrdi vulnṛbl az h imbarcs on a program v taxrîzz, Mr Sūnac nz ɖt hardlîn Brexitrz in ɖ Tori parti (inʈyziasticli asistd bî ɖ Dêli Meil) wd atmt t brñ him dǎn rɖr ɖn cǎntinns sć a btreyl. Ẃn T’rīza Me flotd smʈñ similr t a Swis-stîl arenjmnt (ɖ dūmd Ćécrz dīl), it pruvd t b ɖ bginñ v ɖ end v hr premịrśp. Ɖ Yṛpiyn Rsrćgrūp muvd agnst hr n Boris Jonsn sizd hiz ćans.

Nr r ɖr grǎndz fr ʈncñ ɖt Bruslz wd ple bōl wɖ ẃt amǎnts t rīhītd cecizm. Az ɖ damij dn bî Brexit t ɖ Britiś icoṇmi plez itslf ǎt, ɖ YY hz no rīzn t rvizit its pziśn ɖt Britn canot injô ɖoz aspects v ɖ sngl marcit ẃć apil t it, ẃl rjctñ ɖoz ɖt d’nt – sć az ɖ fri muvmnt v ppl. Ɖr wl ɖus b no Swis-stîl acoṃdeśn wɖ ɖ YY undr ɖ preznt guvnmnt. Bt ɖ fact ɖt influenśl figrz in Mr Sūnac’s guvnmnt flt ebl t brīf sć heṛsiz t ɖ pres tlz s smʈñ importnt.

Acordñ t poulz, ɖ numbr v Brítnz hu b’liv it wz a mstec t līv ɖ YY nǎ standz at 56%, cmperd wɖ 32% hu stand bî ɖ dsiźn. Rlisñ its ic̣nomic fōrcast bfr last wīc’s ōtmstetmnt, aftr biyñ prīvịsli sîdlînd bî Mr Qarteñ, ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti stetd bòldli ɖt Brexit hd dlivrd a “sgnificnt advrs impact” on tred. Ɖ public hz olso notist ɖt Britn z ɖ onli G7 cuntri stl t hv a smōlr icoṇmi cmperd wɖ bfr ɖ pandemic, n hz ɖ wrst groʈret. Ɖ flagśp post-Brexit treḑīl wɖ Ostreła wz “nt acć̣li a vri gd dīl”, acordñ t ɖ formr invîrnmntsecṛtri, Jorj Ysṭs.

Ɖ public’s tec on ɖz kḿḷtiv pìsz v bad nyz – dlivrd az ɖ cuntri priperz fr a record fōl in livñstanddz n a pṛloñd rseśn – z cọlesñ intu a ny comn-sns: ɖ hard Brexit ɖt Mr Jonsn orc̣stretd, n on ẃć Mz Trus atmtd t dubl dǎn, hz palṗbli feld. Fr Mr Sūnac, ɖ līdr v an unguvṇbl, dvîdd parti, it z – az h śrli nz – tù lêt t resk ɖ sićueśn. Bt fr Cir Starmr’z Lebr, ɖ Swis spekleśn z anɖr sîn ɖt an oṗtyṇti z oṗnñ p.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Clasics in Ñspel: My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 102

Sonit 102: Mî luv z streñʈnd, ɖo mor wìc in sīmñ

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Mî luv z streñʈnd,

ɖo mor wìc in sīmñ;

I luv nt les, ɖo les ɖ śo apir;
Ɖt luv z mrćndîzd, huz rić istimñ,
Ɖ ǒnr’z tuñ dʈ publiś evrẃr.
Ǎr luv wz ny, n ɖen bt in ɖ sprñ,
Ẃn I wz wónt t grīt it wɖ mî lez;
Az Fiḷmél in sumr’z frunt dʈ sñ,
N stops hr pîp in groʈ v rîpr dez:
Nt ɖt ɖ sumr z les pleznt nǎ
Ɖn ẃn hr mōrnfl hímz

dd huś ɖ nît,

Bt ɖt wîld ḿzic brɖnz evri bau,
N swīts groun comn

lūz ɖer dir dlît.

Ɖrfr lîc hr, I smtm hold mî tuñ:
Bcz I wd nt dul y wɖ mî soñ.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Clasics in Ñspel: O truant Muse what shall be thy amends – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 101

Sonit 101: Ǒ truwnt Ḿz ẃt śl b ɖî amndz

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

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Ǒ truwnt Ḿz ẃt śl b ɖî amndz
Fr ɖî nglect v truʈ in byti dáid?
Bʈ truʈ n byti on mî luv dpndz;
So dst ɖǎ tù, n ɖr-in digṇfaid.
Mc ansr Ḿz: wilt ɖǎ nt hapli se,
‘Truʈ nīdz no culr,

wɖ hiz culr fixt;

Byti no pensl, byti’z truʈ t le;
Bt bst z bst, f nvr inṭmixt’?
Bcz h nīdz no prêz,

wilt ɖǎ b dum?

Xkz nt sîḷns so, fr’t lîz in ɖi
T mc him mć ǎtliv a gíldd tūm
N t b prezd v ejz yt t b.
Ɖen d ɖî ofis, Ḿz; I tīć ɖi hǎ
T mc him sīm, loñ hns,

az h śoz nǎ.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement: setting a trap for Labour

Jeremy Hunt gives his autumn statement in the House of Commons on 17 November. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/Reuters
Jeṛmi Hunt gvz hiz ōtm stetmnt in ɖ Hǎs v Comnz on 17 Nvmbr. Foṭgraf: Jesica Teilr/Rôtrz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Jeṛmi Hunt’s ōtmstetmnt: setñ a trap fr Lebr

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 17 Nov. 2022)

Ɖ guvnmnt wonts votrz t ʈnc ɖ ic̣nomic qsćn z abt rdysñ dét rɖr ɖn Tori fełr

Ʈrzde 17 Nvmbr 2022

Ɖ  ćanslr, Jeṛmi Hunt, wonts t fît ɖ last wor. Bt firmunġrñ clemz abt record déts ɖt wrct fr prīvịs Tori ćanslrz, ẃn votrz cd b scerd intu votñ fr osteṛti, r les pswesiv at a tîm v rseśn. Nxt yir, unimplômnt wl jump az ɖ icoṇmi śrincs bî 1.4%. Hǎsholdz wl record ɖ bigist fōl in dspoẓbl incm sins recordz bgan, n it w’nt rtrn t prīpandemic levlz untl aftr 2028. Rents, eṇjibilz n morġjz r ol gwñ p ẃl hǎsprîsz n riyl wejz drop.

It z īzi t si ẃ Mr Hunt ʈncs ɖt az loñ az ɖ iśu z cntrolñ infleśn or rdysñ dét, rɖr ɖn ɖ fełr v Tori ic̣nomic manijmnt, it me b ɖt ɖ guvnmnt hz a ćans t prospr. H nz ɖt ilex́nz r fòt nt btwn cnflictñ ansrz t ɖ sem qsćn, bt rɖr btwn cnflictñ qsćnz.

Yt Lebr z nt oḟrñ eni comṗtiśn fr ppl’z ʈncñ. Ɖs hz alaud Mr Hunt’s ōtmstetmnt t b drest p in Lebr cloɖz. Ɖ plan fr hayr taxz on wejz n diṿdndz az wel az an xtndd windfōl tax on ôl n gas cumṗniz z abt p’liticl pziśnñ. Mr Hunt wl d ɖ bér minimm t śltr pnśnrz, ɖ pur n p’liticli snṣtiv srṿsz bcz public opińn hz śiftd agnst spendñcuts. Bt h ʈncs sm unpopylr ćôsz cn b p’liticli ysfl. Ɖt z ẃ h admitd Britn cd nt mīt ɖ guvnmnt’s fiscl rūlz n rplest ɖm wɖ ny slf-impozd cnstrents ɖt rqîr £55bn in cuts aftr 2025.

Undr Mr Hunt’s ny fiscl straṭji, osteṛti w’nt arîv untl aftr ɖ end v ɖ cuṛnt parḷmntri trm. Ɖs z a trap. A fełr bî Lebr t sîn p t tuf fiscl poḷsiz wl xpoz, ɖ ćanslr hops, a deḟsit v comn-sns. Yt most v ɖ blt-tîṭnñ z dy t hayr dét-inṭrest costs – in ifct forsñ Britn t spend a larjr śer v its bujit peyñ bondholdrz. Ɖs z nt a flw bt a fīćr v Sūnacomics. It wz Riśi Sūnac hu az ćanslr imbrest selñ infleśn-linct naśnl dét ẃn ɖr wz no nīd.

Ẃl eṇjifrmz rîtli fes a windfōl tax, ɖ banclevi z roñli biyñ cut fṛm 8% t 3%. Yt lendrz r nǎ rsivñ 3% on ɖ rzrvz – p fṛm 0.1% last yir – ɖt ɖe hv parct at ɖ Banc v Ñgḷnd sins 2009. Ɖs, recnz ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti (OBR), costs ɖ Treẓ́ri abt £60bn. Mr Hunt hz ćozn t lc fr public-spendñ cuts instd v taxñ bancs or forsñ ɖm t hold rzrvz at ɖ Banc at a lowr – or ziro – ret.

Ɖ Cnsrṿtivz hv vri dlibṛtli n radicli ćenjd ɖ strucćr v ɖ Britiś icoṇmi t fevr ɖer inṭrests. Campenrz worn ɖt rplesñ ɖ Solvnsi II inśuṛnsreźīm ɖt wz adoptd ẃn Britn wz in ɖ YY z lîcli t wìcn cnsymrpṛtx́nz n pṛvîd a windfōl fr Siti śerholdrz. A naśnl ambiśn t rdys eṇjicnsumśn bî 15% bî 2030 z tù litl tù lêt ẃn fosilfylz r bhnd rejñ infleśn. Mr Hunt’s clem ɖt Britn hz wn v ɖ strongist seftinets in ɖ wrld z b’laid bî śrivld beṇfits. Ẃl scūlz n ɖ NHS r śīldd, uɖr dpartmnts fes brūtl spendñcuts.

Fr ol ɖ tōc v trboćarjñ ɖ icoṇmi, ɖ onli groʈbūst ɖ OBR notd wz hayr iṃgreśn. Brexit wz mnśnd wns bî Mr Hunt – a tsṭmnt t ɖt poḷsi’z growñ unpopylaṛti. Lebr nīdz its ǒn anaḷsis v ɖ Britiś icoṇmi. It z nt inuf jst t se ɖ parti in pǎr z yslis or irisponsbl. Ɖ Cnsrṿtivz’ grim record hz nt privntd ɖm fṛm winñ ilex́nz – wɖ dizṃl rzults fr ɖ cuntri.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925