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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: a PM without shame

‘To defend himself, the prime minister gave a perfunctory apology before playing the rousing orator. This performance ought to have fooled no one apart from loyalists.’ Photograph: NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock
‘T dfnd himslf, ɖ prîm̦inistr gev a pfuñtri apoḷji bfr pleyñ ɖ rǎzñ oṛtr. Ɖs pformns òt t hv fūld nwn apart fṛm loylists.’ Foṭgraf: NurFoto/Rex/Śuṭstoc

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Boris Jonsn: a PM wɖt śem

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 31 January 2022)

Rīdñ Su Gre’z inṭrim rport, it’s hard t b’liv ɖt ɖ ppl hu md ɖ lw hd obeid ɖ lw

Munde 31 Jańri 2022

Ɖ inṭrim fîndñz v a rport bî ɖ sivl srvnt Su Gre r dámñ v ɖ culćr at ɖ hart v Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt. Ms Gre sáitd “fełrz v līdrśp n jujmnt”; “xesiv” cnsumśn v alc̣hol in ɖ wrcples; n ofiślz caud intu sîḷns abt Covid rūlbrecñ in Dǎnñ Strīt. Ms Gre sd ś hz bn “xtrimli liṃtd” bî a p’līsinvstgeśn n wz unebl t mc frm cncluźnz abt ẃt ś hd dscuvrd. Hvr, Ms Gre’z rport sjsts ɖt sm v ɖ ivnts ś xamind dd’nt cmplî wɖ locdǎn rūlz, seyñ ɖt “a numbr v ɖz gaɖ̇rñz śd nt hv bn alaud t tec ples or t dveḷp in ɖ we ɖt ɖe dd”. Rīdñ ɖs, it’s hard t b’liv ɖt ɖ ppl hu md ɖ lw hd obeid ɖ lw.

Mr Jonsn’z arğmnt t MPz hd bn ɖt ɖ Dǎnñ Strīt partiz wr nt partiz bcz locdǎn gîdns hd bn hīdd. Ɖ Jonsn lojic wz ɖt sins ɖ rūlz sd ɖr cd b no parti, ẃtvr hapnd wz’nt a parti. Ɖ trubl wɖ ɖs rīẓnñ z ɖt Ms Gre hz amast inuf evidns fr ɖ p’līs t invstget a duzn ptnśl criminl brīćz v Covid rūlz in Mr Jonsn’z hom n ofis. Ɖ Mét hz 300 foṭgrafs n 500 pìsz v pepr fṛm Ms Gre, ẃć onli rêz ɖ stecs fr Tori MPz. Ɖs fīlz mor lîc ɖ veprtrel fṛm a crūzmisîl ɖn ɖ wispi smoc cmñ of a worm gun.

T dfnd himslf, ɖ prîm̦inistr gev a pfuñtri apoḷji bfr pleyñ ɖ rǎzñ oṛtr. Ɖs pformns òt t hv fūld nwn apart fṛm loylists hu hv bn rīhaśñ a reṗtwar v absrdtiz in Mr Jonsn’z cōz. Ɖ evidns pônts t ɖ prîm̦inistr biyñ at a parti in hiz ǒn gardn ẃn sć gaɖ̇rñz wr bánd n ẃn votrz dd nt si ɖer peṛnts fr munʈs. Wn v Mr Jonsn’z bac-bnćrz asct him in parḷmnt f h “tc s ol fr fūlz”.

Ɖ prîm̦inistr wz rdyst t śemfl smirz v Sr Cir Starmr, hu hd cōld fr Mr Jonsn t rzîn. Ɖ Lebr līdr gev phps hiz most ifctiv Comnz pformns, wɖ a spīć lêst wɖ wrdz ɖt struc hom bcz ɖe wr tru. Mr Jonsn, sd Sr Cir, z a man wɖt śem, huz rspons in a crîsis z t blem evrwn bt himslf.

Ẃt wl hapn t Mr Jonsn wl dpnd nt on Ms Gre’z indîtmnt, bt on pyr poḷtics. Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z imprvịsnis t ɖ opińnz v uɖrz n t facts ɖt dd’nt sūt him wl hv devstetñ consiqnsz on trust in gd guvnmnt. Mr Jonsn’z fet z in ɖ handz v Tori MPz, ẃć z prizyṃbli ẃ h cansld a cōl wɖ ɖ Ruśn prezidnt, Vladīmir Pūćin, in fevr v a mītñ wɖ hiz bac-bnćrz. Ɖs scrambl t cīp hiz job olso sw Mr Jonsn tec ǒnrśp v unpopylr taxrîzz at ɖ wīcend, a prîs prizyṃbli xtractd bî hiz ambiśs ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac.

Ɖoz hu cn brñ Mr Jonsn dǎn in ɖ Tori parti r ɖoz hu pld him p intu Dǎnñ Strīt – dspt ẃt ɖt mnt fr ɖ cuntri. Mr Jonsn no dǎt hops t ple on Tori firz abt ɖ los v pǎr. Hiz cntnśn hz loñ bn ɖt hiz p’liticl asent pruvd ɖt a lac v poḷsidītel n proḅti r ireḷvnt cmperd wɖ ɖ ilectṛl atrax́n v hiz śǒmnśp. F Tori MPz ćūz t cīp Mr Jonsn aftr ɖs dbācl, ɖen ɖe wl hv bn śoun t hv hd no rgard fr standdz in public lîf or integṛti in parḷmnt. Ɖt wd b bad fr Britn, bt wd tel ɖ cuntri az mć abt ɖ modn Cnsrṿtiv parti az it sz abt ɖ prîm̦inistr.

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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.

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