In Ñspel: The Guardian view on the Brexit debate: no scrutiny, no choice

Boris Johnson speaks during the debate in the House of Commons on the EU bill. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AP
Boris Jonsn spīcs jrñ ɖ dbet in ɖ Hǎs v Comnz on ɖ YY bil. Foṭgraf: Jesica Teilr/AP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Brexit dbet: no scrūṭni, no ćôs

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 30 December 2020)

A truncetd parḷmntri seśn, les ɖn 48 aurz bfr ɖ end v ɖ trnziśnpirịd, wz tù litl, tù lêt

30 Dsmbr 2020

In a dámñ asesmnt v Wenzde’z tocn dbet on Boris Jonsn’z Brexit treḑīl, ɖ Hansard Ssayti’s sīńr rsrćr dsmist it az “a fars.” Az wn v ɖ most dpresñ n śambolic pirịdz in Britiś p’liticl hisṭri rīćz a dnūmã, phps ɖt śd hv cm az no s’prîz.

MPz wr alotd fîv aurz t dscus ɖ 1,246-pej trīti, agrìd last wīc, ẃć cmplits Britn’z dparćr fṛm ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn. Sć a d’rîsri levl v scrūṭni, sd Hansard’z Brijid Fǎlr, wz “an abdceśn v parḷmnt’s consttyśnl rsponsbiḷtiz.” Xudñ insūsịns, ɖ līdr v ɖ Hǎs v Comnz, Jecb Rīz-Mog, qcli rvild ɖ guvnmnt’s cntmt fr sć nośnz. Ɖ riẓbli śort seśn, h tld MPz, wz mirli ɖ “îsñ on ɖ Crisṃs cec ɖt ɖ prim̦inistr dlivrd fr ɖ neśn”. So mć, ɖen, fr ɖ resṭreśn v parḷmntri sovṛnti, ɖ lǒdstar ɖt s’pozidli gîdd ɖ Brexit project. In ɖ absns v eni oltrṇtiv, bar a dzastṛs no-dīl xit on Ny Yir’z De, ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn (fyćr rleśnśp) bil wz ruśt ʈru bî a mjoṛti v 448. Cogniznt v its mirịd flwz, Mr Jonsn hd gd grǎndz fr wontñ it t b wevd ʈru on ɖ flî.

Ɖ prim̦inistr coc̣li asrtd ɖt hiz dīl wz a trîumf v “cecizm”, rstorñ fl sovṛnti t ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm ẃl inśurñ fri axes t Yṛpiyn marcits. It dz nʈñ v ɖ sort. Ɖo Mr Jonsn śemf̣li rfyzz t b onist abt it, ɖr wl b brdnsm n xpnsiv ny leyrz v byrocṛsi fr xportrz t dīl wɖ. Ɖ trīti olso plez t ɖ streñʈs v ɖ YY rɖr ɖn ɖ YC, prîoṛtîzñ ɖ tred v gdz n of̣rñ nxt t nʈñ t Britn’z pǎrfl srvișectr, ẃć consttyts 80% v ɖ icoṇmi. Naśnl s’kṛti z unḍmaind bî xcluźn fṛm crūśl YY criminl deṭbesz.

Dminiśt frīdmz t liv n wrc in ɖ YY incapsylet ɖ hymn cost v a gṛćuiṭs limitñ v hrîznz. N omiṇsli fr wrcrz’ rîts n ɖ invîrnmnt, ɖ pro-Brexit zeḷts v ɖ Yṛpiyn Rsrć Grūp hv cncludd ɖt levl-pleyñfīld cmitmnts in ɖ trīti cn b sìn of bî a “r’bust” guvnmnt. On ɖt besis, ol bt tū YRG MPz sînd p on ɖ dotd lîn.

Far mor contṛvrśli, so dd most Lebr MPz, hu wr undr instrux́n t d so fṛm ɖer līdr. Wenzde’z dbet wz smʈñ v an ordīl fr Sr Cir Starmr, hu pleid a mejr rǒl in ɖ batl fr a secnd ref̣rendm on Brexit. Onli wn Lebr MP jônd ɖ SNP, ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrats n ɖ DYP in rjctñ ɖ guvnmnt’s bil. Bt 36 abstend n ʈri fruntbnćrz rzînd.

Ɖ Lebr reblz pônt ǎt ɖt Mr Jonsn wl glīf̣li xplôt Sr Cir’z bacñ, compṛmîzñ atmts t atac ɖ dīl’z consiqnsz. Bt ɖ Lebr līdr rluctntli ćouz ɖs paʈ in ordr t gen hiz parti ɖ spes t rny itslf. H wz rît t juj ɖt Lebr cd nt aford t b asośietd, hvr unferli, wɖ prifŕñ “no dīl” t Mr Jonsn’z unsaṭsfactri wn. At a dīpr levl, f Lebr z t win bac ɖ crūśl red-wōl cnstitẏnsiz ẃć dzrtd ɖ parti at ɖ last ilex́n, a clir signl wz rqîrd t śo ɖt it axptd ɖ rzult v ɖ 2016 ref̣rendm. Aftr for yirz v dviźn, ceos n stṛtījic fełr on Brexit, Lebr nǎ hz ɖ ćans t rīśep ɖ naśnl convseśn. Sr Cir’z līdrśp wl b jujd on hǎ s’xesf̣li h dz ɖt. Az ɖ old joc gz: “I wd’nt start fṛm hir…”. Bt nn v s, includñ ɖ Lebr līdr, nǎ hv eni ćôs in ɖ matr.

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31/12/2020

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