Fṛm Đ Gardịn: This is the last exit to Brexit. But in truth, there was only ever one road

‘Boris Johnson has pounded away at the domestic side of Brexit and distorted the shape of British politics.’ Johnson poses with a sign in Benfleet, Essex, December 2019. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
‘Boris Jonsn hz pǎndd awe at ɖ dmestic sîd v Brexit n dstortd ɖ śep v Britiś poḷtics.’ Jonsn pozz wɖ a sîn in Benflīt, Esix, Dsmbr 2019. Foṭgraf: Ben Stansl/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖs z ɖ last xit t Brexit. Bt in truʈ, ɖr wz onli evr wn rod

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 8 December 2020)

Eni dīl wl b a tred-of btwn wlʈ n sovṛnti – ɖ pṛporśn n tîmscel r ɖ onli cnsiḍreśnz

Rafel Bẹr, 8 Dsmbr 2020

Ɖr z wn Brexit dīl. Ɖr hz onli evr bn wn. It hz bn ɖr fṛm ɖ start, olɖo hard t si ʈru ɖ fog. Its ǎtlîn hz bn dsrṇbl bhnd plūmz v reṭric n misinf̣meśn bilowñ ǎt fṛm ɖ Wsminstr p’liticl mśīn. It wz ɖr on ɖ hrîzn ɖ mornñ aftr ɖ ref̣rendm. It hz nt muvd jrñ ɖ ʈǎzndz v aurz v dbet ɖt foloud.

Ɖ dīl wz olrdi cntend in articl 50. It wz in evri bil in evri lêt-nît Comnz vot. It wz in T’rīza Me’z bacstop n Boris Jonsn’z oltrṇtiv. It z ɖ hard crṇl v a soft Brexit n ɖ soft unḍbeli v a hard wn. It z ɖ capitl v Norwījn, Cnedịn n Ostrełn-stîl Brexits. It z ɖs: ɖ YC wl gv p wlʈ in xćenj fr sovṛnti. .

In ẃt pṛporśnz n ovr ẃt tîmscel z ɖ onli riyl subjict v ngośieśn. Ẃɖr ɖt xćenj śd b md at ol z ɖ isnśl difṛns btwn līvrz n rmenrz. Ɖ s’nario w nǎ cōl “no dīl” z a we v dscrîbñ ɖ hîist prîs fr ɖ larjist porśn v sovṛnti. Ɖ trīti ɖt Jonsn mt agri in an 11ʈ aur trip t Bruslz dscrîbz a difṛnt trnzax́n yzñ ɖ sem forḿla.

Ɖ wlʈ-fr-sovṛnti xćenjret z nt dtrmind bî campenproṃsz, nr z it pegd t ɖ lebîl mūd v Cnsrvtiv MPz. It z a fuñśn v ic̣nomic n stṛtījic graṿti – ɖ difṛns in tredñmas btwn ɖ YC on its ǒn n ɖ cmbînd heft v 27 YY cuntriz. Brex̣tirz hd plenti v tūlz fr śepñ ɖ we ɖt rleśnśp wz psivd bî a Britiś ōdịns, bt ɖr wz nʈñ in ɖ box ɖt cd ćenj ɖ acćl dispziśn v forsz, nr enʈñ t pswed Yṛpiyn līdrz t sspnd ɖer ǒn aprezl v riaḷti.

Folowñ ɖ prínsipl ɖt evrʈñ lcs lîc a nêl t a man wɖ onli a hamr, Jonsn hz pǎndd awe at ɖ dmestic sîd v Brexit n dstortd ɖ śep v Britiś poḷtics. Cnvnśnz hv bn flatnd; lojic hz bn twistd; truɖz hv bn pulṿrîzd. Bt stl ɖ facts ɖt mc ɖ dīl r unćenjd.

Līvrz startd fṛm a pziśn v dnayl ɖt sovṛnti hd eni prîs at ol – ɖt Brexit wz ol upsîd. Ɖt ces restd on tū pilrz. Frst wz ɖ îdīa ɖt YY membrśp wz a drag on Britn, an unwontd sbscripśnsrvis ɖt cd b cansld n ɖ muni rīdirectd t betr cōzz.

Secnd wz ɖ b’lif ɖt Yṛpiynz wd b so sad t lūz axes t Britiś marcits ɖt ɖe wd agri t cntiny smʈñ lîc ɖ old srvis wɖt ćarj. Ɖoz ʈñz wr nt tru, bt ɖ Brex̣tirz b’livd ɖe cd b md tru bî fors v cnvix́n n a mor agresiv ngośietñstans.

Mnẃl, rmenrz sw ɖ hol dīl az a scam. Ɖ prîs wz tù hî n ɖ sovṛnti biyñ bòt wz wrʈlis. It cd nt mc Britn hefti inuf in ɖ wrld t rîvl Wośñtn or Bêźñ. Ɖr wz mor globl līṿrij aveḷbl fṛm a sīt at YY sumits in Bruslz. Ɖ bst dīl on sovṛnti wz ɖrfr ɖ wn ɖt invstd ɖ hol pot in ɖ Yṛpiyn project.

Bt ɖt arğmnt hz nvr hd trax́n wɖ līvrz. Ɖ clem ɖt Brexit hz no valy z palṗbl nonsns t tnz v miłnz v ppl hu, bî ɖ act v votñ, bstoud it wɖ pṛfǎnd imośnl sgnificns. Sovṛnti sǎndz lîc indipndns ẃć z smʈñ ppl wont fr ɖmslvz n ɖer cuntri. Mni cd olso ʈnc v concrīt beṇfits fṛm ōtoṇmi in lw-mcñ. Ofn ɖoz ʈñz wr crīćrz fṛm Yrosceptic miʈoḷji – frīdm t d ʈñz ɖt Bruslz hd nvr stopt Britn fṛm dwñ – bt nt olwz. Enwn hu wontd a tufr iṃgreśnreźīm, fr xampl, wl gt wn fṛm Brexit. Fr libṛl rmenrz, ɖt z jst anɖr cost.

Ɖ tū trîbz meźr ɖ iśuz on cmplitli difṛnt scelz, n wl cntiny t d so. Pro-Yṛpiynz wl b dis’pôntd f ɖe antiṣpet sm dfiṇtiv momnt v vindceśn, ẃn ɖ bil landz fr ɖ holo mońmnt t sovṛnti ɖt Jonsn z irectñ at vast naśnl xpns.

Rstrictd axes t Yṛpiyn marcits wl tec a tol in jobz n forgon groʈ. Bt ɖr wl b foṛnrz n a pandemic t blem. Ɖ p’liticl frṇsz wl fîr p, insiṇretñ ɖ evidns prizntd bî icoṇmists n pumpñ ǎt ɖ sem p’lūtñ clǎd v spīśs arğmnt. A sprñtîm bǎns-bac in GDP – a sttisticl nir-srtnti gvn ɖ depʈ v ɖ Covid-indyst slump – wl b cast az a Brexit liḅreśndiṿdnd.

Ɖ tricịr part wl b cnvrtñ reğletri sovṛnti intu mtirịl pêbac t līv̦otrz. Jonsn’z śîni mońmnt canot b mltd dǎn n mintd intu cônz fr ppl huz jobz hv vaniśt bcz ɖ s’plî ćen in ẃć ɖe wrct hz bn rīrùtd via Sḷvacia. Ōtoṇmi fṛm YY rūlz afordz sm lìwe t subṣdîz inḍstri, bt most Tōriz r îdịlojicli rpeld bî ɖ îdīa v guvnmnt picñ ic̣nomic winrz. Ɖ Yrosceptic instñt tndz ɖ uɖr we, aplayñ marcitforsz az ɖ reṃdi t eni mleiz, cutñ taxz n reğleśn t prj ɖ bodipoḷtic v stet-indyst leʈ̇ji. Straṭjists in Dǎnñ Strīt nǒ ɖt sć meḍsin wd b pôzn t votrz in formr Lebr stroñholdz ɖt mc p ɖ prîm̦inistr’z ny pǎrbes.

On ɖ inṭnaśnl stej, Jonsn’z paḍlñpūl v sovṛnti wl ivaṗret in no tîm. Jo Bîdn z a frend v ɖ Yṛpiyn project n intndz t mc ɖt ɖ axis fr rnywl v alaynsz ɖt Doṇld Trump dspîzd. Paris n Brlin rsipṛcet īgrli. Wn v ɖ ynīc streñʈs v Britiś foṛn poḷsi yst t b srvñ az ɖ stṛtījic linc btwn Wośñtn n conṭnntl Yṛp. YY membrśp wz ɖ brij, n nǎ it z brnt. It canot b rbilt wɖ ɖ recrz’ tūlz. Ɖt mesij hz rīćt Nu. 10, jujñ bî Tyzde’z rtrit fṛm planz t rpydiet ɖ Brexit wɖdrwl’grīmnt, bt ɖ līgl tantṛm wl nt b fgotn qcli.

Jonsn ingejz in ɖt cnd v brincmnśp bcz h ʈncs it śoz streñʈ, bt it hz ɖ oṗzit ifct. Enwn lcñ fṛm ɖ ǎtsd cn si ɖ strucćṛl wìcnis v hiz pziśn rgardlis v ɖ hrǒic pozz h strîcs. Evri tîm h plz sm stunt t demnstret hǎ sirịs h z abt Brexit fr a dmestic ōdịns, h advtîzz ɖ foli v ɖ ʈñ in ɖ inṭnaśnl arīna. H hz boroud heṿli agnst Britn’z repyteśn az a levl-hedd, pragmatic cuntri n rlaybl alî, jst t prćis a fy mor ǎnsz v sovṛnti. It ol hz t b peid bac. Bt ɖt z ɖ dīl. Ɖt wz olwz ɖ dīl.

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