In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the parliamentary session: a low, dishonest year

‘The readiness of many MPs, led by the prime minister, to ignore other rules seems undiminished.’ Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
‘Ɖ redinis v mni MPz, léd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, t ignor uɖr rūlz sīmz undiminiśt.’ Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ parḷmntri seśn: a lo, dsonist yir

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Thursday 28 April 2022)

Wsminstr plúmd ny depʈs v scandl ovr ɖ past 12 munʈs. Bt ɖ cruwl n slapdaś lejsleśn it pást wz īvn wrs

Ʈrzde, 28 Epril 2022

At lunćtîm on Ʈrzde parḷmnt wz pṛrogd – līġli fr wns – bfr ɖ stet oṗnñ n Qīn’z spīć on 10 Me. So endd wn v ɖ lǒist, most dsonist n most dscredtbl parḷmntri seśnz v modn tîmz. It wz a seśn marct bî ɖ frst cnvix́n fr a criminl ofns bî a sitñ prîm̦inistr, bî ɖ reṿleśn ɖt ɖ ćanslr v ɖ xćecr’z wîf yzd non-Dóm taxsteṭs, n bî ɖ unraṿlñ v ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti’z eʈicl sns az ministrz atmtd t sev an MP’z scin aftr h hd bn faund gilti v lobiyñ. It wz olso marct bî ɖ sntnsñ v a Lebr MP t a sspndd 10-wīc priznsntns fr haṛsmnt n ɖ cnvix́n v a Tori MP fr moḷsteśn.

Ɖ seśn hz culṃnetd in an xtrordnri wīc v scuriḷs scandlz ɖt sīm ol tù repriznttiv v ɖ dsrepytbl n emoṛl culćr xpozd bî ɖ aḷgeśnz v rīsnt dez. It wz rvild ɖs wīc ɖt 56 MPz – alejidli includñ guvnmnt n śado ministrz – hv bn rfŕd t ɖ Comnz oʈoṛtiz ovr iśuz v sx́l haṛsmnt n uɖr msconduct. On ɖ vri mornñ v proṛgeśn, a Tori MP wz iśùd wɖ a criminl ćarj v felñ t stop aftr an axidnt, n a formr Lebr ministr wz sspndd fr bŭliyñ. F evr ɖ cuntri wz wel rid v a parḷmntri seśn ɖen it wz śrli ɖs wn.

Grimli, ɖs wz olso a seśn in ẃć parḷmnt cntinyd t pas oʈoṛterịn n riax́nri lwz p untl ɖ last minit. Ɖs wīc, sevṛl mejr bilz ẃć hd bn bérli scrūṭnîzd in dītel in ɖ Comnz n hd bn sbjctd t multipl impruvmnts bî ɖ Hǎs v Lordz wr fîṇli scrabld intu lw az ɖ upr hǎs baud ɖ ni. Ɖz includ ɖ ilex́nzbil, ẃć intṛdysz ID ćecs on votrz n gvz ɖ guvnmnt mor oʈoṛti t cntrol ɖ prīvịsli indipndnt Ilectṛl Cmiśn, a muv dscrîbd ɖs wīc bî a formr lord ćīf justis az rpugnnt; ɖen ɖr wr ɖ p’līs, crîm, sntnsñ n corts bil, an oʈoṛterịn atmt t impoz nīdlis xtra cndiśnz on rîts v asmbli n protest, n ɖ jdiśl rvy n corts bil, dzînd t crb scrūṭni v ɖ lwflnis v guvnmnt ax́nz. Wɖ sm îṛni, ɖs pást intu lw jst az ɖ hî cort rūld ɖt ɖ guvnmnt’s Covid-ira cerhom-disćarj poḷsi, in ẃć mor ɖn 12,500 ppl daid, hd bn unlwfl.

Ɖ wevz v slapdaś n oṿmîti ny lwz pást in ɖs seśn n huridli cmplitd ɖs wīc dd nt end ɖr. Ɖe olso includ ɖ hlʈ n cer bil, ẃr a fy Cnsrṿtiv MPz rbeld t ɖ end, bt un’velñli, t trî t stop ɖ guvnmnt’s eḟt t scrap ɖ reğlr indipndnt asesmnt v NHS stafñnīdz. Anɖr ɖt wnt t ɖ wîr wz ɖ naṣ́naḷti n bordrz bil, ẃr pirz hv votd rpitidli t enśur ɖt ɖ lwz on asîḷmsīcrz in ɖ ny lejsleśn rmen in lîn wɖ ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm’z trīti obḷgeśnz twdz refyjīz; nvɖles, on Tyzde, Tori MPz votd t gt rid v ɖ clōz n pmit Britn t brīć its inṭnaśnl cmitmnts yt agn. It wz a crǎnñ dsgres on a loñ list v lejsḷtiv śem.

It me wel nt b ɖ last wn. Ɖr z no gaṛnti ɖt ɖ nxt parḷmntri seśn wl b difṛnt. Ɖ damij t public trust blīdz evr on. Ɖ leġsi v Partiget hz nt pleid ǎt yt; mć mor z t cm. Ɖ redinis v mni MPz, léd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, t ignor uɖr rūlz sīmz undiminiśt. N ɖ test fr cruwl n sliṗri lejsḷtiv iṇveśn wl incris az ɖ guvnmnt’s popylaṛti slîdz frɖr – az it so rićli dzrvz t d, nt līst in nxt wīc’s locl ilex́nz.

Instroduction to Ñspel

29/04/2022

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