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‘If Mr Johnson’s outrage were sincere, he would have demanded the inquiry when reports of the party first emerged.’ Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/EPA
‘F Mr. Jonsn’z ǎtrej wr snsir, h wd hv dmandd ɖ inqîri ẃn rports v ɖ parti frst imrjd.’ Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/YPA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Boris Jonsn: a strenjr t oṇsti

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 8 December 2021)

Ɖ scandl v a Dǎnñ Strīt parti in locdǎn rvilz smʈñ rotn at ɖ vri hart v guvnmnt

Wenzde, 8 Dsmbr 2021

Boris Jonsn’z c’rirpaʈ z pevd wɖ fōlshd. H wz fîrd fṛm hiz frst jrṇlizmjob fr fabṛcetñ a qot. Az a corispondnt in Bruslz, h tredd in gṛtesc Yrosceptic miʈoḷji. In 2004, h wz sact fṛm ɖ Cnsrṿtiv fruntbenć fr lîz h hd tld t Mîcl Hawd, ɖen opziśnlīdr, abt an xtṛmaṛtl afer.

In ɖ 2016 reḟrendmcampen, h msléd ɖ public ovr ɖ cost v YY membrśp. In ɖ 2019 jenṛl ilex́n, h bostd abt ɖ qoḷtiz v a Brexit dīl h nǎ wonts t rīṇgośiet. Nwn hu hz foloud ɖ prim̦inistr’z dsfuñśnl rleśnśp wɖ ɖ truʈ nǎ b’livz him ẃn h dnîz nolij v a Crisṃs parti in Dǎnñ Strīt on 18 Dsmbr 2020, in contṛvnśn v pandemic rstrix́nz.
Ɖ prim̦inistr tld MPz on Wenzde ɖt h wz “sicnd” bî vidio evidns ɖt sć an igrījs brīć v ɖ rūlz ocŕd n bî ɖ sît v hiz staf mcñ lît v it. Alegra Stratn, ɖ spocsprsn còt on camra, hz rzînd. Ɖ cabiṇtsecṛtri z dy t invstget. Mr. Jonsn clemz t śer public fyri.
Ɖt z dǎtfl. Most ppl obeid ɖ rūlz, forgowñ tîm wɖ frendz n faṃli. Mni cd nt vizit sic reḷtivz. Sm wr dnaid ɖ ćans t se férwel t dayñ luvd wnz. T nǒ smʈñ v ɖer pen ɖen, n ɖer fīlñz v btreyl nǎ, Mr. Jonsn wd hv t nǒ olso ɖ pǎr v emṗʈi n ẃt it mīnz t x’sîz prsnl rsponsbiḷti. Bt h z a strenjr t ɖoz ʈñz. Ɖe canot b alaud t impid hiz ambiśn n vaṇti.
F Mr. Jonsn’z ǎtrej wr snsir, h wd hv dmandd ɖ inqîri ẃn rports v ɖ parti frst imrjd n nt wêtd untl ɖ evidns forst hiz hand. H wd nt hv tld MPz last wīc ɖt no rūlz hd bn brocn, nr snt hiz spocs-ppl ǎt t iśu stl mor brezn dnaylz in ɖ folowñ dez. Ɖoz ranc fōlshdz nǎ hañ ovr Dǎnñ Strīt, bfǎlñ ɖ p’liticl er.
Az a jrṇlist, Mr. Jonsn wz ebl t practis dsoṇsti alon. Bt a prim̦inistr nīdz a tīm. Eḷvetñ cntmt fr ɖ truʈ intu a guṿnñ īʈos z a corpṛt enṭprîz. MPz mst hold ɖ lîn. Cabiṇtministrz r xpctd t dfnd it on teḷviźn. Ofiślz mst implimnt poḷsiz cnsivd in dfayns v gd jujmnt. Eidz mst practis misdirex́n, az wz capćrd in ɖ vidioclip ɖt plunjd Nu 10 intu ceos. Loyl srvnts r nīdd t tec ɖ rap fr ɖer bos, az Mz Stratn hz dn.
Ɖ ifct, ovr tîm, z an evr-wîḍnñ srcl v siṇsizm ɖt infcts ɖ public, c’rodñ feʈ in ɖ p’liticl proses n dgredñ ɖ ofis v prim̦inistr. Ɖ specṭcl v Mr. Jonsn lrćñ btwn dnayl n afctd cntriśn wd b uneḍfayñ in eni srcmstansz. At ɖ cuṛnt juñćr, ẃn rstrix́nz r biyñ riimpozd in Ñgḷnd, it z pṛfǎndli daṃjñ. Ɖ prim̦inistr’z brezņis in rfyzñ t adres ɖ qsćn v trust ẃn anǎnsñ ɖ ny meźrz on Wenzde īvnñ wl nt mc ɖoz qsćnz g awe.
Pandemic reğleśnz wl b impozd bî lw, bt public cmplayns ʈru ɖ wintr rqîrz wilñ aqiesns n rspct fr ofiśl wornñz. Ɖt nīdz confidns in ɖ motiv n integṛti v poḷtiśnz hu mc ɖ rūlz, plus peśns n a spirit v c’lectiv sośl rsponsbiḷti. Ɖoz cndiśnz r hard t mīt wɖ a līdr hu hz no cnspśn v proḅti n cn onli siḿlet cmpaśn. It z hard ẃn ɖ prim̦inistr z a layr.
Ɖr z a grim absrdti in ɖ prospect v an inqîri, léd bî ɖ cabiṇtsecṛtri, intu an ivnt ɖ vri xistns v ẃć hz bn dnaid bî Dǎnñ Strīt. Ɖr z no nīd fr an inqîri t unḍstand ɖ oṛjin v ɖ p’liticl crîsis ɖt ɖs parti hz trigrd. It sprñz fṛm moṛl fełr at ɖ top. It z a sindrom ɖt rediets dsoṇsti ǎtwd fṛm ɖ vri hart v guvnmnt. Ɖt sindrom hz a nem. It z Boris Jonsn.

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