In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: not in control of his own premiership

‘The prime minister’s inflated sense of entitlement rankles with the public. More than 120 fines were issued for law-breaking in Downing Street.’ Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
‘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.

Instroduction to Ñspel

20/05/2022

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