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

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

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

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

Zoe Williams

Zǒi Wiłmz, Munde 19 Sptmbr 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instroduction to Ñspel

20/09/2022

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