In Ñspel: The Guardian view on the PM and the police: this show needs to end

Boris Johnson and Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, in 2019. ‘The Met now has a crucial role to play.’ Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA
Boris Jonsn n Metṛpolitn p’līscmiśnr, Cresida Dic, in 2019. ’Ɖ Mét nǎ hz a crūśl rǒl t ple.’ Foṭgraf: Eṛn Ćǒn/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ PM n ɖ p’līs: ɖs śo nīdz t end

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 23 January 2022)

Ɖ guvnmnt’s reclis attyd gz bynd partiz at Dǎnñ Strīt. Wɖ ɖ Mét nǎ invstgetñ, public trust z at stec

Tyzde, 25 Jańri 2022

Ẃt hz ćenjd? Hvñ prīvịsli sd ɖt ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs wd nt invstget Dǎnñ Strīt partiz, Dem Cresida Dic cnfrmd on Tyzde ɖt hr fors wd lc intu ɖ srcmstansz srǎndñ et gaɖ̇rñz ɖt r alejd t hv tecn ples at Dǎnñ Strīt n uɖr Ẃîthōl preṃsz, in brīć v c’roṇvîṛs reğleśnz. Wns agn, ɖ tmpṛćr hz bn rezd in Wsminstr, n ɖ norml biznis v guvnmnt z dsplest bî fīṿriś spekleśn.

Fr ɖ prîm̦inistr’z s’portrz t d’rect ppl t ignor ɖs, az sm hv traid t on ɖ grǎndz ɖt uɖr iśuz r mor importnt, z bʈ r’dikḷs n insultñ. Untl ɖ qsćn v ẃɖr Boris Jonsn n hiz staf brouc ɖ lw z dfiṇtivli ansrd, it wl cntiny t b asct – n rîtli so. At līst ɖ wêt me sn b ovr, wɖ ɖ rport bî sivl srvnt Su Gre xpctd t b publiśt śortli, in advans v ɖ p’līs’z inqîriz.

Undinaybli, ɖ hol sāga hz elimnts v sopoṗra, wɖ Mr. Jonsn’z eṇmiz apaṛntli drip-dripñ inḟmeśn acordñ t ɖer ǒn vrśn v Nu 10’z nyzmanijmnt grid. Bt dvrtñ az ɖ specṭcl me b t sm, az reṿleśnz v ilisit seḷbreśnz cntiny t pîl p, it z devstetñ t uɖrz hu gev p so mć jrñ ɖ locdǎnz. Ɖ denjr z ɖt wns ɖ stori hz run its cors, ɖ afṭtest wl b bitr. Ɖ hipocṛsi v a līdr hu sz wn ʈñ n dz anɖr, n hu rfyzz t axpt ɖt rūlz hiz guvnmnt tld uɖrz t stic t (on pen v fainz p t £10,000) olso aplî t him, z nt onli promtñ angr wɖ him bt cd pôzn attydz t poḷtiśnz n public lîf mor jenṛli.

Ɖ caṿlir attyd t standdz z nt liṃtd t partiyñ n wōlpepr. Rzînñ fṛm ɖ guvnmnt in ɖ Hǎs v Lordz on Munde, Lord Agny akzd ministrz v “aṛgns” n “scūlbô errz” in ɖer aproć t dtctñ frōd. Mor ɖn 1,000 cumṗniz ɖt rsivd guvnmnt s’port wr nt īvn tredñ at ɖ tîm ɖe rsivd Covid lounz. Az Lebr’z Rećl Rīvz pt it, biłnz v pǎndz (HMRC esṭmets £5.8bn) hv bn “giftd t criṃnlz”.

Ɖ rjnsi v ɖ pandemic rspons no mor jusṭfîz ɖs ɖn it dd ɖ scandl srǎndñ pṛkrmnt v prsnl pṛtctiv iqipmnt. Last munʈ, a hîcort juj rūld ɖt a sīcrit “VIP len”, ʈru ẃć miṇstirịl contacts oḟrñ s’plîz wr fast-tráct, wz unlwfl. Ɖ guvnmnt nǎ nt onli standz akzd v dzastṛs mshanḍlñ v public muni, bt v iḷgaḷti n rfyzñ t pt errz rît. Ɖ contrast t ɖ añśs meṣjz abt fiscl prūdns ɖt folo eni sjsćn v incrisñ beṇfits, or uɖr public spendñ, cd hardli b mor glẹrñ.

Flwz in ɖ prîm̦inistr’z caṛctr, includñ dsoṇsti, r nt nyz. Ɖ Mét nǎ hz a crūśl rǒl t ple, n mst pruv t ɖ public ɖt ɖ okpnts v hî ofis r subjict t ɖ sem lwz az evrwn els. Bt ẃtvr ɖ cncluźn v partiget, wîdr cnsrnz abt ɖ conduct v ɖ guvnmnt r unlîcli t g awe. Proḅti, rsponsbiḷti n cer fṛm ɖer līdrz r ẃt ɖ public nīdz, at ẃt rmenz fr mni an xtrimli dificlt tîm. Tori MPz hld bac fṛm trayñ t topl ɖer līdr last wīc, nrṿs fr gd rīzn abt hiz most lîcli rplesmnts. Ɖt me wel ćenj wɖ ɖ lêtist dveḷpmnts. It z śrli evidnt ɖt ɖs prîm̦inistr z unfit fr ofis.

Instroduction to Ñspel

26/01/2022

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