In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Sunak v Starmer: time to get real

‘Not only did Mr Sunak have his guard up, he’d brought his own parries.’ The prime minister, Rishi Sunak, during prime minister’s questions. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
‘Nt onli dd Mr Sŭnac hv hiz gard p, h’d bròt hiz ǒn pariz.’ Ɖ prîm̦inistr, Riśi Sŭnac, jrñ prîm̦inistr’z qsćnz. Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Sŭnac v. Starmr: tîm t gt riyl

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 26 October 2022)

It’s ɖ ic̣nomic crîsis, stypid. N nɖr ɖ Tōriz nr Lebr r priperd

Wnzde 26 Octobr 2022

Fget Tîsn Fyri n Dionte Wîldr – Wsminstr z brêst fr its ǒn epic bǎt: “wird gai” vrss “sntrist dad”. At līst, ɖt z hǎ advîzrz t Sr Cir Starmr wd lîc it fremd: ɖ sūṗwlʈi n prīṭnaćṛli yuñ ny prîm̦inistr vrss ɖer rlaybli grounup līdr.

F Wnzde’z prîm̦inistr’z qsćnz z eni gîd, Lebr ministrz wl nīd t dīpn n brōdn ɖer atac. It’s nt ɖt ɖe lac fr mtirịl, srvd p in a rlaybli adult manr bî ɖ līdr v ɖ opziśn. Fṛm Riśi Sŭnac’z non-Dóm wîf t hiz ri’pôntmnt v Suela Braṿmn t ɖ vri ofis ś qit in dsgres jst last wīc, ol wz preznt n c’rect. Wn cn si in ɖs ɖ jrm v ɖs wintr’z p’liticl dbet – n ɖ tū big probḷmz wɖ it.

Nt onli dd Mr Sŭnac hv hiz gard p, h’d bròt hiz ǒn pariz. In ɖ ny prîm̦inistr’z vy, hiz rîvl z a norʈ Lundn rmenr hu wrśps Jeṛmi Corbin. Misñ fṛm ɖs tîrd dñ-doñ btwn Sr F’renzic n a rìdi, dwībi unḍstudi v Boris Jonsn wz ɖ fact ɖt ɖ vast mjoṛti v votrz r suḟrñ a viśs sqīz on ɖer livñstanddz.

Mnẃl, pubz n ćrćz r setñ ɖmslvz p az worm hubz, so ɖt ppl hu c’nt aford t hīt ɖer homz d nt frīz ɖs wintr. Hospitlz in Lstr hv startd fūdbancs fr ɖer ǒn wrcrz. Nt onli dz ɖ parḷmntri panṭmîm rñ ptiklrli holo in ɖs brūtl wintr, bt ɖ post-2020 dnamic v Lebr compitns agnst Cnsrṿtiv culćrwor z ovr. T rīhaś an old rūl v poḷtics: it’s ɖ ic̣nomic crîsis, stypid. N nɖr Mr Sŭnac nr Sr Cir z priperd.

In fernis t ɖ ny prîm̦inistr, h hz got wn ʈñ rît. Bî ptñ of ɖ nxt bujit untl mid-Nvmbr, h hz gvn hiz guvnmnt briɖñ n ʈncñ spes t mc mor sirịs fiscl planz. Ɖ bad nyz z h planz anɖr dzastṛs rǎnd v osteṛti. Wnzde’z most telñ ćalinj cem fṛm ɖ SNP’z līdr at Wsminstr, Iyn Blacḟd, hu asct fr a gaṛnti ɖt beṇfits wd rîz in lîn wɖ infleśn – a gaṛnti ɖ prîm̦inistr rfyzd t gv. Ɖs wl drîv t desttyśn sm v ɖ lǒist-peid Brítnz, az rec̣gnîzd bî a Tori ćanslr hu jst a fy munʈs bac swòr beṇfits wd b linct t infleśn. Ɖt ćanslr wz nn uɖr ɖn Mr Sŭnac.

Ɖ odz-on feṿrit t b ɖ nxt prîm̦inistr z v cors Sr Cir, n it z naćṛl ɖt h wl b asct mor n mor ẃt h wd d difṛntli. So far, ɖ onist ansr z: w d’nt nǒ. Lebr hz a £28bn-a-yir grīn-invstmnt pacij n a plej t scrap ɖ non-Dóm tax lūphoul. Bt it nīdz t d mor on wlʈtaxz, n it śd argy ɖt spendñcuts amd a rseśn r madnis. Far betr t pṛtct beṇfits n public srvnts’ wejz, n t le ǎt planz t gro ɖ icoṇmi. Gvn hǎ fast fūdprîsz r rîzñ, it śd olso gaṛnti mīlz fr scūlćildṛn – in n ǎt v trm.

Oṗziśnz d’nt win ilex́nz, it z ofn sd; guvnmnts lūz ɖm. Fṛm Boris Jonsn t Liz Trus, ʈru partiz n lobiyñ scandlz n fūlhardi bujits, ɖs guvnmnt hz dn its levl bst t lūz ɖ nxt ilex́n. Nǎ it’s p t Lebr t pruv ẃ it śd win.

Instroduction to Ñspel

28/10/2022

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