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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it

Britain’s attorney general Suella Braverman - ‘a Brexiter of the true faith’ - attends a cabinet meeting. Photograph: WPA/Getty Images
Britn’z atrnijenṛl Suela Braṿmn – ‘a Brexitr v ɖ tru feʈ’ – atndz a cabiṇtmītñ. Foṭgraf: WPA/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ atrnijenṛl’z ofis wz wrɖi v rspct. Suela ɖ stūj dsgresz it

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Saturday 14 May 2022)

Induljñ ɖ PM on ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol z t hold hr ǒn rǒl in cntmt

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, Saṭde 14 Me 2022

Îrḷnd wz ɖ sīn v a Boris Jonsn mastrclas in dspśn. In ɖ 2019 ilex́n, h fūld miłnz intu b’livñ hiz “uvn-redi dīl” wd “Gt Brexit Dn!” n w nīd nt wuri abt ɖ wornñz v Jon Mejr, Toni Bler n T’rīza Me v ɖ ʈret t ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd setlmnt. Jonsn’z stret lî ɖt hiz wɖdrwl agrīmnt wd nt pt a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì – “ovr mî ded bodi!” h craid n yt ɖ bordr z ɖr n Jonsn stl livz – fūld ɖ s’pozidli hard-nozd Deṃcratic Yńnist parti. Fîṇli, h cónd ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn intu b’livñ h wz a man v hiz wrd ẃn h sînd a trīti cnfrmñ Norɖn Îrḷnd’z speśl steṭs ɖt h hd no intnśn v oṇrñ.

At evri stej, ɖ atrnijenṛl, Suela Braṿmn, hz cuvrd hiz bac. Ś hz dsgrest hrslf, hr ofis, hr pṛfeśn n hr cuntri.

Ɖ atrnijenṛl z wn v mni pkłrli Britiś consttyśnl ćecs on arbitrri pǎr Jonsn hz bloun awe. On ɖ wn hand, ɖ AJ z a poḷtiśn. On ɖ uɖr, h or ś mst uphold ɖ rūl v lw n act indipndntli v guvnmnt. Jonsn riylîzd ɖt nwn cd stop him apôntñ a sic̣fant hu wd d az h plizd. Braṿmn wz jst ɖ stūj h nīdd.

“Ś’z onli ɖr bcz ś’z a Brexitr v ɖ tru feʈ,” sd wn līgl figr hu, lîc ol mî contacts fṛm ɖ inṭsx́n btwn lw n guvnmnt, spouc on cndiśn v anniṃti. Jonsn “lct fr małbl līgl figrz hu wd d hiz bidñ n faund Suela”, sd a secnd. “I wz at a Brexit mītñ ś hostd n it wz staġrñ t riylîz ś dd nt unḍstand eni v ɖ probḷmz,” a ʈrd add. “I s’poz ɖt’s ẃ Jonsn lîcs hr.”

Last wīc, Braṿmn jusṭfaid Jonsn’z dsiźn t ignor ɖ mjoṛti v votrz in Norɖn Îrḷnd az h traid t rgen ɖ trust v ɖ Deṃcratic Yńnist parti poḷtiśnz h hd so spectaklrli ćītd bî ripñ p ɖ inṭnaśnl trīti h hd so snsirli promist t onr. Y dd nt nīd t b a loyr t grasp ɖ spīśsnis v hr speśl plīdñ.

Braṿmn clemd ɖt – “penḟli” – it wz nesṣri t cansl ɖ dīl bcz ɖ YY hd crietd “a tredbarịr in ɖ Îriś Sì”. Bt it wz Jonsn hu bcem prîm̦inistr bî rjctñ Me’z plan t cīp ɖ hol v ɖ YC clos t ɖ YY custmzyńn n sngl marcit. Jonsn pṛpozd ptñ a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì so ɖ rest v ɖ YC cd hv a hard Brexit. Jonsn tc ɖ îdīa t ɖ YY, wún a jenṛl ilex́n on it, hd hiz sivl srvnts drw p a trīti ɖt dlivrd it n sînd it intu inṭnaśnl lw.

Braṿmn sd ɖ YY implimnteśn v ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol wz “unrīzṇbl n dispṛporśṇt”. I dfî y t rīd ɖ proṭcol n śo m ẃr ɖ YY hz brocn ɖ agrīmnt Jonsn wontd. Ś cncludd bî dspleyñ a cntmt fr hr ōdịns, n unḍstanḍbli hrslf, bî seyñ ɖt “tred z biyñ dvrtd”. Obvịsli, tred z biyñ dvrtd. Norɖn Îrḷnd z in ɖ sngl marcit n custmzyńn. Its bizṇsz r dwñ wel ǎt v it. So wel, indd, ɖt bizṇsz in ɖ rest v ɖ YC me wont t jôn ɖm.

Hana Arendt wz nt onli dscrîbñ dictetrśps ẃn ś sd: “Ttaḷtẹrịnizm in pǎr inverịbli rplesz ol frst-ret taḷnts, rgardlis v ɖer simṗʈiz, wɖ ɖoz cracpots n fūlz huz lac v intelijns n crịtivti z stl ɖ bst gaṛnti v ɖer loylti.”

Eni hîrarccl orġnîześn undr oʈoṛterịn līdrśp dz ɖ sem. T unḍstand hǎ Braṿmn rouz t an ofis ɖt sṗsificli dmandz ɖ holdr dsplez indipndnt ʈt, hr fnaṭsizm n mīdiocṛti mst b baḷnst.

In 2020, I rportd on ɖ fōls acǎnt ś gev v hr lîf. Ś ingreśietd hrslf wɖ ɖ rīdrz v ɖ CnsrṿtivHom websait bî clemñ ɖt, ẃn ś startd az a baristr in Lundn: “I wz ɖ śî Tori in mî ćembrz v ‘rît-on’ hymn-rîts loyrz. Dspt ɖ sośl stigma, I wz inspîrd bî Cnsrṿtiv valyz v frīdm fṛm an inṭvnśnist stet.”

Bt ɖ ćembrz ɖt ś jônd aftr līvñ Cembrij Yṇvrṣti wr enʈñ bt “rît-on”. Ś wrct at 2-3 Gre’z Ín Sqer, ẃć wz fild wɖ reğlr baristrz fîtñ dspyts abt ɖ lîsnsñ v pubz n betñśops, nt hymn-rîts lw. Wn v ɖ s’pozd “rît-on” leftiz wz a formr Tori MP.

Ɖ p’liticl advantjz v pozñ az a victim v a snoti libṛl ilīt wr obvịs. Bt sinicl c’ririzm dz nt xplen evri muv. Vaṇti cn matr az mć. Braṿmn hd an ordnri c’rir at ɖ bar, ẃć ś traid t mc sǎnd grandr ɖn it wz bî clemñ t hv cntribytd t oʈorittiv līgl txt-bcs. On inspx́n ɖe bòr no tres v hr nem.

Hr bṛvādo sjsts ɖt at sm levl ś me ʈnc ɖt a śadǒi libṛl ilīt hd stîmid hr rîz in ɖ lw.

Jonsn ofrd hr ɖ ćans fr vnjns ẃn h md hr ɖ cuntri’s fōrmost lw ofisr. Nǎ ś cd śo ol ɖoz snirñ libṛlz hu b’livd in e’ri-fẹri consepts sć az guvnmnts oṇrñ ɖer wrd abrōd n telñ ɖ truʈ t ɖer votrz at hom hu wz bos.

“A slf-rspctñ atrnijenṛl wd hv rzînd bî nǎ,” a formr lw ofisr tld m. Bt Jonsn ćouz wel ẃn h apôntd Braṿmn. F h ʈt ś wd tec a stand on prínsipl, h wd nvr hv gvn hr ɖ job. Īqli, f h dǎtd fr a momnt ɖt ś wz nt cmitd t atacñ ɖ YY, jdiśl rvy n ɖ Hymn-Rîts Act, ś wd hv rmend an obskr bacbnćr.

Hr wilñnis t c’lud wɖ a brīć v inṭnaśnl lw sīmz a smōl matr. Tẹrñ p ɖ agrīmnt wɖ ɖ YY wl ʈretn wstn yṇti ẃn w śd b standñ tgɖr agnst Ruśa. Ɖ YY me rspond bî startñ a tredwor, ẃć wl ʈump an icoṇmi olrdi suḟrñ fṛm ɖ baṭrñ Brexit, infleśn n Covid administrd.

In Norɖn Îrḷnd, ɖ Britiś guvnmnt’s dsiźn t tec a necidli secterịn stans in fevr v a hardcor Protistnt mnoṛti me ʈretn ɖ frajîl pīs.

Ɖ c’laps v ǎr insttyśnz z stl wrʈ noṭsñ, hvr. Fr ol its contṛdix́nz, ɖ ofis v atrnijenṛl wns dmandd rspct. Nǎ it z no betr ɖn biyñ consiłeri fr a smōl-tîm crŭc.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Every day Boris Johnson clings on, our democracy rots a little bit more

Boris Johnson at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi, India, on Friday. Photograph: Manish Swarup/AP
Boris Jonsn at ɖ Indịn preẓdnśl palis in Ny Déli, India, on Frîde. Foṭgraf: Maniś Swaṛp/AP

Evri de Boris Jonsn clñz on, ǎr dmocṛsi rots a litl bit mor

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Friday 22 April 2022)

Īvn hiz ministrz se it’s a matr v ẃn, nt f, h gz. Bt ɖ damij Partiget z dwñ mcs hiz rmuvl rjnt

Jonathan Freedland

Joṇʈn Frīdḷnd, Frîde 22 Epril 2022

W  c’nt nǒ fr srtn hǎ loñ Boris Jonsn wl svîv az prîm̦inistr or ẃɖr hiz dparćr z indd, az wn v hiz ministrz ẃisprz, “a matr v ẃn, nt f”. Bt ɖr r tū ʈñz w d nǒ, bcz ɖe r tru rît nǎ. W sw vivid evidns v bʈ ɖs wīc. Ɖ frst z ɖt hiz oʈoṛti z śot. Ɖ secnd z ɖt hiz cntinyd prezns in ofis z olrdi c’rodñ n c’ruptñ ǎr deṃcratic sistm, n ɖt ɖs z nt a hîṗʈeticl ʈret awêtñ s in ɖ fyćr. It z olrdi hir.

Ɖ prūf v hiz vaniśt oʈoṛti cem 13 minits bfr MPz wr dy t dbet a Lebr mośn t invstget Jonsn on ɖ grevli sirịs ćarj v dlibṛtli mslidñ parḷmnt. Jonsn n hiz tīm hd hopt t ordr Tori MPz t bloc it, or at līst t dle it. Bt tù mni Cnsrṿtivz rfyzd t d az ɖe wr tld. Ɖe dd’nt fansi gwñ intu ɖ nxt ilex́n wɖ ɖer fesz on opziśnlīflits, alñsd a rmîndr ɖt ɖe hd votd t cuvr p Jonsn’z lîz abt partiyñ jrñ locdǎn. Dǎnñ Strīt wz lêt gtñ ɖt mesij. So lêt ɖt, wɖ jst minits t g, it hd t bac dǎn n let Lebr hv its we.

Ɖs, rmembr, z ɖ ny, s’pozidli strīmlînd Nu 10 oṗreśn instōld bî Jonsn t rples ɖ prīvịs crǎd, hu wɖ Jonsn at ɖ hlm trnd ɖ sīt v guvnmnt intu a frathǎs jrñ ɖ frst fêz v ɖ pandemic. It sīmz incompitns n lac v nǎs – startñ wɖ ɖ most eḷmntri p’liticl scil, nemli an abiḷti t cǎnt – hv bn rstord t Dǎnñ Strīt. Rmembr, tù, ɖt ɖs z a guvnmnt ɖt wún an 80-sīt mjoṛti a litl ovr tū yirz ago. Yt nǎ it canot rlî on its ǒn MPz t d its bidñ. N so, on Ʈrzde, it hd t woć az Lebr tc bac cntrol.

Ɖ los v oʈoṛti strećz far bynd Wsminstr. A YGuv poul ɖs wīc faund ɖt 78% v Brítnz b’liv Jonsn hz laid ovr Partiget. Īvn amñ Tori votrz, onli 17% se h’z tld ɖ truʈ. It sīmz laḟbl t spīc v “moṛl oʈoṛti” n “Boris Jonsn” in ɖ sem sntns, bt it z nǎ plen ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr hz nn.

V cors, ɖr r sm hu stl credit Jonsn wɖ Hūdīni pǎrz v esc̣poḷji. Ɖe lc t nxt munʈ’s locl ilex́nz n sspct ɖt Jonsn’z critics hv ŕd bî proḟsayñ a Tori wîpǎt. Enʈñ les ɖn ɖt, n ɖ PM wl bost v hiz rziłns in dfayns v ɖ “glūmstrz”. Ɖe not, tù, ɖt ɖ Comnz invstgeśn bî ɖ priṿlijzcmiti cd streć intu ɖ ōtm, bayñ ɖ PM preśs tîm.

Bt ɖr r plenti v Cnsrṿtivz, nt ol v ɖm loñtîm eṇmiz v ɖ PM, hu b’liv ɖt “ɖ dîl hz śiftd”, ɖt ɖ Jonsn premịrśp z nǎ in a stet v irivrsbl dce. A tremr wnt ʈru mni wɖ Ʈrzde’z decḷreśn bî Stīv Becr ɖt “ɖ gig z p”. It’s nt jst ɖt Becr z a strîdnt Brexitr: uɖrz v ɖt afilieśn hv abandnd Jonsn olrdi, most noṭbli Devid Devis wɖ hiz “In ɖ nem v God, g” spīć in Jańri. No, ẃt matrz abt Becr z nt ẃt h sd, bt ẃt h mt d. “H’z ɖ most līʈl orġnîzr,” sz wn Comnz colīg. H w’nt b saṭsfaid wɖ a simpl stetmnt v wɖdrwn s’port fr Jonsn. “H’l b instōlñ ɖ teḷfonz.” Ad t ɖt ɖ prospect v mor fixt-penlti noṭsz – wɖ rports lêt Frîde ɖt a ny bać v fainz hz startd t land in Dǎnñ Strīt inboxz – n, az wn Tori MP pts it, līct foṭgrafs v ɖ PM “dansñ on ɖ Dǎnñ Strīt fotocopịr”, n ɖe rmen cnvinst ɖt Jonsn’z rmuvl z onli a matr v tîm.

Cnsrṿtivz hd bn bancñ on ɖr biyñ no mor fainz btwn nǎ n locl ilex́n de. Ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs sd on Ʈrzde ɖt, hlpḟli, it wd anǎns no sć sañśnz untl aftr 5 Me. Ɖt rɖr astoṇśñ poḷsi me nǎ b unraṿlñ, bt it pônts t ɖ secnd p’liticl srtnti, wn ɖt awêts no frɖr conḟmeśn bt ẃć z olrdi istabliśt: ɖt ɖs scandl n Jonsn’z rfyzl t līv Dǎnñ Strīt r c’rodñ ǎr sistm v guvnmnt.

In a hlʈi dmocṛsi, ɖ p’līs wd invstget locdǎn partiz in Dǎnñ Strīt ɖ sem we ɖe invstget eni uɖr crîm. Bt ɖt z nt ẃt hz hapnd. Az Adm Vāgnr, a baristr hu hz bcm a speṣ́list on Covid rūlz, pts it: “Ẃ hz ɖ scedyl v ɖs invstgeśn bn so heṿli inflụnst bî ẃt z cnvińnt t ɖ guvnmnt?”

Ɖ patn z strîcñ, startñ wɖ ɖ iniśl Mét rfyzl t invstget Dǎnñ Strīt partiz at ol, a pziśn onli rvrst aftr a līgl ćalinj. Ɖen cem ɖ dsiźn nt t inṭvy ɖoz involvd, instd mirli prizntñ ɖm wɖ a qsćner. “Evrʈñ ɖ’v dn hz md it lc lîc speśl trītmnt,” Vāgnr tlz m.

T b śr, p’līsgîdns sjsts ofisrz śd avôd dwñ enʈñ ɖt mt “afct or inflụns ɖ ǎtcm v [an] ilex́n”, bt a fy pejz lêtr ɖt sem gîdns mcs ɖ obvịs pônt ɖt “dleyñ an anǎnsmnt cd itslf inflụns ɖ p’liticl ǎtcm”. Ɖ Mét cd hv gn îɖr we. It dsîdd t g wɖ ɖ cors v ax́n most fevṛbl t ɖ guvnmnt.

Ɖ ćaritbl rīdñ z ɖt ol v ɖz dsiźnz – includñ ɖ iniśl wn, tecñ on trust Dǎnñ Strīt’s insistns ɖt no rūlz hd bn brocn, n ɖrfr cncludñ no p’līs invstgeśn wz nesṣri – arouz bcz ɖ p’līs, in Vāgnr’z wrdz, “wr nt priperd fr a sićueśn ẃr ɖ guvnmnt itslf wz ɖ lwbrecr”. It’s ɖ sem probḷm wɖ ɖ miṇstirịl cod, ẃć, custm dmandz, z inforst bî ɖ prîm̦inistr. Ol v ɖz cnvnśnz r predcetd on an asumśn ɖt ɖ PM obez ɖ rūlz n ɖ lw.

Nn v ɖt wrcs ẃn a man sć az Jonsn sits at ɖ epx v ǎr sistm. On ɖ contrri, hiz prezns ɖr z xpozñ ɖ fetl flw in ẃt Pītr Heṇsi cōlz ɖ “gd ćaps ʈiyri v guvnmnt”, ɖ sem flw ɖt Doṇld Trump rvild in ɖ YS consttyśn: it z nt iqipt fr a bad ćap n a parti ɖt rmenz loyl t him.

Evri de ɖt Jonsn stez, hiz prezns cntaṃnets isnśl parts v ɖ deṃcratic bodipoḷtic, ɖ rot spredñ ʈru ǎr insttyśnz. Confidns in ɖ p’līs wl snc lowr: ɖ’v md ɖmslvz lc p’liticli parṭzan. Ʈancs t ɖm, feʈ in ɖ īvn-handidnis v ɖ lw z dminiśt. Wn ministr wundrz f sivl srvnts r cntinywñ t wrc fṛm hom in part bcz ɖe r dmoṛlîzd: ɖe wrc fr a guvnmnt huz cnsymñ prṗs hz bcm nʈñ mor ɖn “ɖ svîvl v Boris Jonsn”.

W d’nt nīd t ple ɖ Wsminstr gesñgem abt eni v ɖs. Ɖs damij hz olrdi bn dn. Ɖr z smʈñ rotn in ɖ stet v Britn – n its nem z Boris Jonsn.

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Joṇʈn Frīdḷnd z a Gardịn coḷmnist

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: We were leaked the Panama Papers. Here’s how to bring down Putin’s cronies

The Russian cellist Sergej Roldugin, godfather of Putin’s eldest daughter, has been described as the key to tracing Putin’s hidden fortune. Photograph: Valentin Antonov/EPA
Ɖ Ruśn ćelist Serge Roldūgin, godfaɖr v Pūtin’z eldist dōtr, hz bn dscrîbd az ɖ ci t tresñ Pūtin’z hidn fortyn. Foṭgraf: Valentin Antonov/YPA

W wr līct ɖ Paṇmā Peprz. Hir’z hǎ t brñ dǎn Pūtin’z croniz

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 27 March 2022)

Ɖ jṛsdix́nz ɖt hlp clepṭcrats liv in lux̣́ri on stoḷn asets mst stop śīldñ c’rupt ilīts

 

Frederik Obermaier n Bastian Obermayer, Tyzde 29 Marć 2022

Sevn yirz ago, an anoniṃs sors hu wnt bî ɖ nem “Jon Do” pṛvîdd s wɖ ɖ deta ɖt bcem ɖ Paṇmā Peprz – 2.6 teṛbaits v līct dokmnts fṛm ɖ Paṇmeńn lwfrm Mosac Fonseca. Ɖ līc trnd ǎt t hv qt an impresiv Ruśn cmponnt. W faund śelcumṗniz cnctd t Vḷdīmir Pūtin’z jūdofrendz, Boris n Arcādi Rotenberg, t ɖ oḷgarc Aliśer Ŭzmanov n ɖ wîf v ɖ Cremlin spocsmn Dmītri Pescov. Bt, most sgnificntli, w stumbld acrs Serge Roldūgin, a pṛfeśnl ćelist n godfaɖr v Pūtin’z eldist dōtr, hu hd a sntṛl rǒl in a netwrc v sīcrit ofśordīlz n vast lounz wrʈ $2bn, dscrîbd at ɖ tîm az ɖ ci t tresñ Pūtin’z hidn fortyn.

Ol ɖs hidn wlʈ matrd ẃn w publiśt ɖ Paṇmā Peprz in 2016, tū yirz aftr Ruśa hd anxt ɖ Crîmiyn pninsyla. Nǎ, aftr ɖ fl-scel inveźn v Ycren, it matrz mor ɖn evr. Lwmecrz in ɖ YC, ɖ YY, ɖ YS n Caṇda hv sañśnd Ruśn bancs, Ruśn cumṗniz n indivijlz clos t Pūtin. Ɖs includz Ruśn oḷgarcs, az wel az Pūtin’z frendz, s’portrz n admîrrz hu hv hlpt fsiḷtet hiz cleptocṛsi bî hîdñ hiz wlʈ in acǎnts undr ɖer ǒn nemz or jst ćampịnñ hiz cleptocṛsi fr ɖer ǒn ilisit inrićmnt. Indivijlz lîc ɖ ćelist Serge Roldūgin, ɖ Rotenberg bruɖrz n Ŭzmanov.

Nǎ, ɖ wstn wrld hz dsîdd ɖt ɖe wont Pūtin’z frendz t b sañśnd fr ɖ cleptocṛsi n harm ɖe hv fsiḷtetd n fṛm ẃć ɖe hv beṇfitd. Proṣktrz n invstgetrz az wel az speśl p’līs ynits r nǎ huntñ fr ɖ rićz v Pūtin’z frendz. Ɖe r sizñ yots, grǎndñ pleinz n conḟscetñ laviś vilaz. Yt ẃt ɖe wl fînd z probbli onli ɖ tip v ɖ îsbrg. T riyli hit Pūtin n hiz frendz ẃr it hrts, wn mst g t Switṣḷnd, t Paṇmā, Sîpṛs n ɖ Britiś Vrjin Îḷndz. Unforćṇtli, invstgetrz wl probbli nt gt mć hlp ɖr – az sīcṛsi z ẃt ɖoz cuntriz sel.

Icoṇmists lîc t cōl ɖm taxhêvnz or sīcṛsi jṛsdix́nz. Bt “blac houlz” wd b mor aproprịt fr ɖz plesz ẃr grīdi loyrz, tax advîzrz, cnsultnts n uɖr crŭcs hlp ɖ rić n pǎrfl t hîd or, az ɖe pt it, “fns” ɖer asets. Ɖz wilñ hlprz asist ɖ oḷgarcs t mc ɖer fortynz vaniś fṛm ɖ vy v lw inforsmnt.

Ẃn w rsivd ɖ līc ɖt bcem ɖ Paṇmā Peprz, w faund – apart fṛm Roldūgin – duznz v filʈi rić Ruśnz. Ẃn w rsivd ɖ Paṛdîs Peprz, anɖr ofśor deṭlīc, ɖ nemz v oḷgarcs Romān Abramović, Aliśer Ŭzmanov n Oleg Deripasca apird in ɖ deta, az dd Olga Śŭvalova, ɖ wîf v Ruśa’z frst depyti prîm̦inistr. Mor ɖn a yir ago w got hold v ɖ Suisse Sīcrits, yt anɖr līc, n ɖr wz ɖ sistr v Aliśer Ŭzmanov n a fortyn v abt 2bn Swis francs.

Sañśnz r a pǎrfl tūl in foṛn poḷsi. Sm īvn cōl ɖm a “tūl v modn wor”. W unḍstand ɖ îdīa t pt preśr on Pūtin’z inr srcl n Ruśa’z icoṇmi. Bt ẃ stop ɖr? Let’s adres ɖ probḷm n nt onli its simtmz. Let’s ćenj ɖ sistm so guvnmnts d nt hv t rlî on sañśnz t privnt Pūtin n uɖr cleptocṛsiz fṛm genñ mor pǎr.

Frst n fōrmost, sīcṛsi jṛsdix́nz ɖmslvz nīd t b tarġtd. It z nt inuf t g aftr ɖ proḟtirz v ɖz cuntriz, bt ɖ jṛsdix́nz ɖmslvz. F nesṣri, ɖ blac houlz ɖmslvz nīd t b sañśnd – t brñ ćenj nt onli t ɖ wor in Ycren, bt wrldwîd.

Ruśa’z oḷgarcs r nt ɖ onli wnz hu injô a lux̣́ri lîfstîl fînanst wɖ stoḷn muni. Cleptocṛsi n c’rupśn r far fṛm a ynīcli Ruśn fnominn.

Ʈnc Veṇzwela. Ʈnc Ćîna. Ʈnc Angola.

Adresñ ɖ sstemic cōzz v cleptocṛsi n c’rupśn wl inevitbli mīn tarġtñ bʈ ɖ līgl strucćrz n pṛfeśnlz in ɖ wst ɖt fsiḷtet cleptocṛsi: lwfrmz, cnsultnts n asetmanijrz in Zŭrih, Lundn n Ny Yorc hu reğlrli lend a hlpñ hand t clepṭcrats. Ɖe profit fṛm jṛsdix́nz lîc ɖ Cemn Îḷndz n Switṣḷnd – n yes, ɖ YS – ẃć stl ofr sīcṛsi on a grand scel. Ɖe profit fṛm jṛsdix́nz wɖt public reɉstriz v hu ǒnz riyl istet n cumṗniz.

Dfndrz v sīcṛsi clem ɖer rîts t priṿsi matr most. Bt let s fes ɖ facts: fnanśl sīcṛsi z ɖ enjin v globl c’rupśn n cleptocṛsi. It mcs it tù īzi fr c’rupt ilīts t plundr hol continnts, fr traficrz v drugz n ppl t lōndr ɖer muni, n it hlps t fînans brūtl worz. It hlps Pūtin n hiz frendz.

Forćṇtli, in lêt 2020, ɖ Ynîtd Stets guvnmnt fîṇli pást lejsleśn ɖt rqîrz a beṇfiśl-ǒnrśp reɉstri fr YS cumṗniz. Similr reɉstriz xist in duznz v cuntriz, bcz forsñ cumṗniz t rvil hu ultiṃtli beṇfits fṛm ɖm mcs it far mor dificlt fr clepṭcrats n ɖer croniz t hîd ɖer ilisit muni. Bt ɖ YS lejsleśn, ɖ Corpṛt Trnspaṛnsi Act, dz nt g far inuf. It forsz ɖ ultiṃt beṇfiśl ǒnrz t b rvild onli t ɖ oʈoṛtiz n onli undr srtn srcmstansz.

Bt nt t ɖ public. N ɖs z a hyj mstec.

Az loñ az w rlî on oʈoṛtiz n lw inforsmnt alon, clepṭcrats, ōṭcrats n Pūtin’z frendz wl hv an īzịr tîm ivedñ sañśnz n cntinywñ t hîd ɖer il-gotn genz. Ḿćl līgl asistns btwn naśnl lw-inforsmnt ejnsiz tecs yirz, n dz nt peṇtret ɖ ńmṛs leyrz v sīcṛsi yzd bî īṿlduwrz arnd ɖ glob. Jrṇlists n sivl ssayti grūps hv prūvn t b far mor ifctiv. Ɖe cn c’laḅret qcli n ifctivli acrs bordrz, ɖe cn wrc wɖ līct deta (smʈñ lw inforsmnt stl hz t lrn) n cnct it wɖ pubḷcli aveḷbl deta. Ny guvnmnt tascforsz set p lêt in ɖ de t ćes Pūtin’z croniz’ caś wl b inṣfiśnt. Guvnmnts śd opn p ɖ reɉstriz: cumṗnireɉstriz, śipreɉstriz, pleinreɉstriz, riyl-istet reɉstriz. Gv ɖ invstgtiv pǎr t ɖ ppl – n w bet: y wl nt b dis’pôntd.

Abv ol, let’s fîṇli gt rid v ɖoz blac houlz.

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Frederik Obermaier n Bastian Obermayer r invstgtiv jrṇlists wɖ ɖ Jrmn pepr Süddeutsche Zeitung. Ɖe iniśietd ɖ 2016 Paṇmā Peprz az wel az ɖ 2017 Paṛdîs Peprz reṿleśnz n ɖ 2022 Suisse Sīcrits. Obermaier z cofǎndr v ɖ Anti-C’rupśn Deṭc’lectiv (https://acdatacollective.org), Obermayer on ɖ bōrd v Fbidn Storiz (https://forbiddenstories.org).

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Far right and far left alike admired Putin. Now we’ve all turned against strongmen

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right Rassemblement National party, with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2017. Photograph: Sputnik/Reuters
Marine Le Pen, līdr v Frans’z faŗît Rassemblement National parti, wɖ Vlajīmir Pūćin in Mosco in 2017. Foṭgraf: Spŭtńīc/Rôtrz

Faŗît n farleft alîc admîrd Pūćin. Nǎ w’v ol trnd agnst stroñmen

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Frîday 4 March 2022)

Aftr ɖ Ycren inveźn, hiz formr dfndrz r ruśñ t distns ɖmslvz

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, Saṭde 5 Marć 2022

Ɖ  wrst ppl in ɖ wst wr pro-Pūćin. Ɖe xkzd hiz impirịlist îdioḷji n crîmz agnst hymaṇti n nvr peid a prîs fr būtlicñ a dictetrśp. On ɖ contrri, ɖe tc Britn ǎt v ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn n tc ovr ɖ Lebr parti. Ɖe wún ɖ prezidnsiz v ɖ Ynîtd Stets n ɖ Ćeh Rpublic n sizd cntrol v poḷtics n ɖ mīdia in Hunġri.

Ɖ savijri v Vlajīmir Pūćin’z asōlt on Ycreńn dmocṛsi hz snt ɖm intu hedloñ rtrit. Nʈñ betr iḷstrets ɖer panic ɖn Marine Le Pen hvñ t dnî ɖt ś hd ordrd ɖ dstrux́n v 1.2m ilex́nlīflits ɖt fīćrd picćrz v hr gvñ Pūćin a frm hanśec, az f t ʈanc him fr ol ɖ muni h hd lound hr.

Anɖr Frenć faŗît līdr, Éric Zemmour, anǎnst hiz afiṇti wɖ ɖ fasist tṛdiśn bî dfndñ Vichy’z c’laḅreśn wɖ ɖ Natsiz n ɖ prṣktrz v Alfred Dreyfus. Wɖ ɖ frst rǎnd v ɖ Frenć preẓdnśl ilex́n oṗnñ on 10 Epril, h rtrnd ɖ s’port ɖ Cremlin hz gvn him bî seyñ ɖt ɖ Frenć śd nt trīt Pūćin’z victimz az refyjīz bcz ɖe wd “sbmrj” Frans undr a wev v iṃgreśn.

Éric Zemmour, far-right candidate for French presidential election, is suffering for his anti-Ukraine comments. Photograph: Luc Nobout/via Zuma Press/Rex/Shutterstock
Éric Zemmour, far-rît canddet fr Frenć preẓdnśl ilex́n, z suḟrñ fr hiz anti-Ycren coments. Foṭgraf: Luc Nobout/via Zuma Pres/Rex/Śuṭstoc

Ćīrñli, Zemmour’z imij v Ycreńnz pśñ Frenć hedz undr wōtr, az f ɖe wr agresrz rɖr ɖn victimz, dd nʈñ t stop ɖ dclîn in hiz s’port. In Hunġri, ɖ vicṭri v ɖ Pūćin woṇbi Viktor Orbán in ɖ ilex́nz on 3 Epril no longr sīmz ɖ srtnti it wns wz.

In ɖ YC, ɖ Lebr līdrśp ordrd MPz fṛm ɖ rump v ɖ Corbin left t dis’sośiet ɖmslvz fṛm a letr blemñ Pūćin’z wor on Nato or lūz ɖ ẃip. Īvn Doṇld Trump n Nîjl F’rāź r bacñ awe fṛm Pūćin nǎ, n ẃn rats ɖt sîz abandn śip w nǒ w r in unćartd wōtrz.

Raitrz hv strugld t fînd a lebl fr ɖ muvmnts ɖt hv trnsformd ɖ wst. “Popylist” z tù veg. “Naśṇlist” wrcs wel untl y rmembr ɖt ɖe het larj numbrz v ɖer felo sitiznz n r mor ɖn wilñ t alî wɖ ɖer neśnz’ eṇmiz. “Resist”? Srtnli in sm cesz bt hǎ dz ɖt oft-rpitd insult cuvr ɖ rlijs s’cterịnizm v a Modi or Erdoğan? “Fasist?” In ɖ r’toricl ecoz n comn heṛtij, v cors, bt nt in gūștepñ fact.

Bt ɖe hv ol bn “Pūćinist”, n nt onli bcz ɖe hv flatrd ɖ Cremlin.

Ɖ apil v ɖ Ruśn empîr t parts v ɖ farleft rmenz bʈ a cōz v ǎtrej n a pitịbl demnstreśn v moṛl n inṭlecćl dce. Fṛm Carl Marx t Oscr Waild, evri 19ʈ snć̣ri libṛl n soṣ́list ń impirịl Ruśa wz ɖ gretist fortris v Yṛpiyn riax́n. (Waild wz so muvd bî ɖ strugl agnst it h rout Vira; or, Ɖ Niḥlists, a fgotn n trūli teṛbl ple t onr an atmt t asaṣnet ɖ tsarist guvnr v St Pīṭzbrg.)

Ɖ apil v Pūćin’z rvîvl v tsarizm t ɖ modn faŗît me b gṛtesc bt at līst it mcs sns. Pūćin z antideṃcratic n so r ɖe, az Orbán’z qāzidictetrśp n Trump’s atmts t oṿtrn ilex́nz śo. Pūćin dspîzz hymn rîts n so d ɖe. Pūćin tredz on a darc nstalja n so d ɖe. Abv ol, Pūćin z a stroñman n it z az ɖ tufgaiz hu mc ɖer cuntriz gret agn ʈru a śir act v wil ɖt ɖe hv sold ɖmslvz t tnz v miłnz v votrz.

Dd I cōl ɖm ɖ “faŗît”? Fgiv m, fr “faŗît” dz’nt qt cuvr it. Az I sd, ɖ Lebr mênstrīm yzd ɖ inveźn t muv agnst ɖ t’raṇfîl left. W hv sìn nʈñ cmpaṛbl on ɖ s’pozidli mênstrīm rît.

No pìsz in ɖ Meil or Teḷgraf aġnîzñ ovr hǎ ɖe evr cem t b fūld bî F’rāź n Aṛn Bancs. No spīćz fṛm Boris Jonsn wornñ agnst ɖ sdux́nz v t’ranicl ʈncñ n pǎrwrśp. Ɖ sîḷns śoz ɖt ɖ bordr btwn ɖ sntŗît n ɖ faŗît hz fōḷn intu disṛper.

Fr Jonsn olso lîcs t pǒz az a stroñman, hu cn gt Brexit dn. H tù woloz in nstalja fr ɖ past rɖr ɖn hop fr ɖ fyćr n dfînz himslf agnst a larj porśn v hiz felo cuntriṃn: ɖ rmonrz, ɖ nêseyrz, ɖ libtardz n ɖ wouc.

In ɖ most despṛt v srcmstansz, Ycren crîz t b alaud intu ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn, ɖt sem Yṛpiyn Yńn a jeṇreśn v unfgiṿbli trivịl Tōriz hv dedcetd ɖer lîvz t dstroyñ. Pūćin śoz hiz fir v Ruśnz lrnñ ɖ truʈ abt hiz wor bî blocñ ɖer axes t ɖ BBC, ɖ sem BBC ɖt Jonsn unḍfundz n proṃsz t ruin ẃnvr h nīdz t tos red mìt t ɖ Tori rît.

Pridictñ enʈñ in ɖs heliś wīc z a fūl’z indevr bt v wn ʈñ I am śr: Pūćin hz dstroid ɖ apil v stroñman poḷtics in ɖ 2020z az ifctivli az Adolf Hitler n Yosef Stalin dd in ɖ 1930z.

Ɖ c’rir v Volodimir Zelensci xplenz ẃ. H hz nt pleid ɖ Pūćinist gem v dvîd n rūl or crietd a prṣnaḷticult. At hiz inōğreśn, h asct guvnmntwrcrz t end ɖ Sovịt practis v ptñ picćrz v ɖ rūlr on ɖer ofiswōl. “Hañ yr cidz’ fotoz instd n lc at ɖm ć tîm y r mcñ a dsiźn,” h sd.

Jst bfr Pūćin’z forsz atact, Zelensci apild t Ruśnz in ɖer ǒn lanḡj t rjct Pūćin n emḟsîzd hiz dtrṃneśn t pṛtct Ruśn mnoṛtiz in Ycren. Ɖ brōd apil v hiz līdrśp hlpt criet ɖ brōd rzistns t inveźn.

Tom Tugendhat, ɖ ćer v ɖ foṛn-aferz s’lect cmiti, tld m ɖr wz nʈñ sópi abt līdrz dwñ ol in ɖer pǎr t sīc naśnl yṇti. A neśn’z rziłns dpndz on guvnmnts sīcñ t avôd nīdlis dvîdñlînz. “W mst ynît ɖ cuntri in pīstîm so w cn dfnd ǎrslvz in an imrjnsi.”

W r nǎ in an ic̣nomic wor ɖt wl snd fyl n fūd prîsz evr hayr. Ɖ purist wl hrt ɖ most, n in ɖ nem v naśnl yṇti ɖe dzrv imrjnsi hlp. Wrs me b on ɖ we ɖn infleśn n rseśn. Az ʈñz stand, ɖ most fitñ eṗtaf t ɖ Trumps, F’rāźz n Le Penz hu pṛstretd ɖmslvz bfr Pūćin z ɖt f ic̣nomic wor z ol h brñz dǎn on s, w cn cǎnt ǎrslvz luci.

• Nic Cown z an Obzrvr coḷmnist

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The new statesmanlike Boris quickly gives way to the old self-centred one at PMQs

‘It’s not for me to comment on individual cases,’ said the Suspect. Er… hello? Why the hell not? Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/AP
‘It’s nt fr m t coment on indivijl cesz,’ sd ɖ Suspect. ’r… hlo? Ẃ ɖ hel nt? Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/AP

Ɖ ny stetsmnlîc Boris qcli gvz we t ɖ old slf-sntrd wn at PMQz

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 2 Marć 2022)

Ɖ Suspect dojd dificlt qsćnz abt oligarcs, ɖen lost hiz tmpr. Nt ol Ruśn muni wz drti muni, h śǎtd

John Crace

Jon Crês, Wnzde 2 Marć 2022

Ɖ  prîm̦inistr’z parḷmntri prîṿt secṛtriz wr ol dect ǎt in blu n yelo. Az wr T’rīza Me n sevṛl SNP MPz. Ɖe cd ol hv cm stret fṛm a Rayner cnvnśn. Elsẃr in ɖ ćembr, MPz setld fr rɖr mor sobr blu n yelo ribnz. Bt ɖ sntimnt wz xacli ɖ sem.

Ɖs wz a Hǎs v Comnz ynîtd in its s’port fr Ycren. Ẃn ɖ Spīcr anǎnst ɖt ɖ Ycreńn ambasdr, Vadim Pristîco, wz in ɖ gaḷri, ɖ hǎs rouz az wn t gv him a pṛloñd n hart-flt standñ oveśn. It wz az muvñ az it wz unpresdntd. Ɖo NHS wrcrz mt pônt ǎt ɖt clapñ smtmz cmz ćīp fṛm poḷtiśnz.

Fr ɖ last wīc or so, Boris Jonsn hz gvn tuf spīćz n gn on trips t ɖ Yṛpiyn mênland t xpres soḷdaṛti. Ol v ẃć hz pleid wel wɖ a hom ōdịns. Ɖ Ruśn inveźn hz nt bn a conflict on ẃć it hz bn dificlt t pic sîdz. Betr stl, ol v hiz dmestic probḷmz sīm t hv mltd awe. Fr ɖ tîm biyñ at līst. Ẃl ppl r dayñ in a cruwl wor, it sīmz olmst tù trivịl t mnśn ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr cd’nt b boɖrd t folo hiz ǒn Covid rūlz.

Bt at prîm̦inistr’z qsćnz ɖ masc bgan t crac. Ɖ Suspect wz no longr biyñ asct t jst Tōc ɖ Tōc. H wz olso biyñ asct t Wōc ɖ Wōc. N h jst cd’nt d it. Ɖs z’nt a līdr lîcli t folo ɖ Tîwan prezidnt’s xampl v gvñ wn munʈ v hiz saḷri t Ycreńn hymaṇterịn cōzz. Wel, nt unls h cd gt Lord Brǎnlo t cof p agn on hiz bhaf. Dir, dir Devid. Wn mor tîm, old ćap.

Bac cem ɖ blustr n ɖ śiftinis. Ɖ tugñ on hiz Todlrz R S hercut. Ɖ ćîldiś ǎtbrsts v narssistic rej ɖt h c’nt cntrol ẃn ćalinjd. Enʈñ ɖt z nt on hiz trmz canot b toḷretd. Cm ɖ end v PMQz ɖ ny, nt intîrli cnvinsñ, stetsmnlîc Boris wz bginñ t lc vri mć lîc ɖ old slf-sntrd Boris.

Cir Starmr bgan bî riiṭretñ ɖt Lebr wr ynîtd wɖ ɖ guvnmnt agnst Ruśn agreśn. Jst so ɖr wz no rūm fr cnfyźn. H dd’nt wont Jonsn t gt ɖ roñ end v ɖ stic. Ẃt h riyli wontd t nǒ wz ẃ ɖ YC wz lagñ so far bhnd ɖ YS n ɖ YY in impozñ sañśnz on Ruśn oligarcs. Hǎ abt Roman Abramović? H wz on a Hom Ofis list az a prsn v inṭrest n z nǎ in ɖ proses v trayñ t sel Ćlsi. Ẃ nt g aftr him bfr h tc ɖ muni n ran?

“It’s nt fr m t coment on indivijl cesz,” sd ɖ Suspect. ’r … hlo? Ẃ ɖ hel nt? Śrli it’s prisîsli ẃt a prîm̦inistr z ɖr fr, t tōc truʈ t muni. F h c’nt, ɖen hu cn? Ɖr agn, Jonsn z on record ɖt h fîndz it ‘inixplicbl’ ɖt oligarcs r’nt dwñ mor – enʈñ – t cndem ɖ wor. Ɖ rest v s mirli fînd ɖer sîḷns t b intîrli on brand.

Ɖ Lebr līdr muvd on. Ẃt abt ɖ tū Wsminstr flats v Igor Śūvolov, Vladīmir Pūćin’z formr depyti prîm̦inistr? W hd onli got t fînd ǎt h ǒnd ɖ proṗti ʈru a pôznd Ruśn disidnt. Ẃć bròt him on t hiz nxt qsćn. Ẃ wz ɖ guvnmnt cicñ its hìlz ovr ɖ ic̣nomic-crîmz bil? It sīmd t b gwñ ǎt v its we t mc it īzịr fr drti muni t b tecn ǎt v ɖ cuntri bî gvñ evri clepṭcrat an 18-munʈ hedstart.

Jonsn hd no ansr uɖr ɖn t tōc abt cutñ of ɖ Swift pemntșistm n banñ Eroflot. Ẃć wz bsd ɖ pônt az nwn hd eni probḷm wɖ him hvñ dn ɖt. “W’r līdñ Yṛp,” h mumbld. Xpt w’r nt. At a tîm ẃn w’r lcñ fr hiroz – n hu betr fits ɖ bil ɖn Volodimir Zelensci? – ɖ YC guvnmnt lcs az f it z runñ scerd.

F ɖ Suspect wontd t pruv mni ppl’z sspiśnz ɖt ɖ Tori parti z in hóc t Ruśn muni, h cd’nt hv md a betr job v it. At ɖ vri līst h md it lc az f h wz’nt ɖt boɖrd abt Lundn’z steṭs az ɖ wrld’z lōndṛmat. Or abt ɖ xtnt v Ruśn inflụns in Britiś poḷtics.

Ɖs wz a pônt Lebr’z Bil Esṭsn md ẃn h invîtd Jonsn t dnet ɖ £2m ɖ Tōriz hv rsivd fṛm Lubov Ćernūcin, ɖ wîf v Ruśa’z formr depyti ministr v fînans, t ɖ Ycreńn wor eḟt. Jst t clir ɖ er n t śo ɖt ɖ Cnsrṿtivz hd nʈñ t hîd. Nǎ Boris lost hiz tmpr. Nt ol Ruśn muni wz drti muni, h śǎtd. Qt rît. Ɖo mbi Ćernūcin’z lincs t ɖ Ruśn stet mt hv rezd sm îbrǎz. Ɖen mbi ɖ Suspect b’livz ɖt evri oligarc md ɖer muni ʈru hard wrc or pleyñ ɖ loṭri.

Wɖ ol Tōriz, apart fṛm Bob Sīli, stirñ clir v dificlt qsćnz abt oligarcs n sañśnz, ɖ seśn driftd t a cloz wɖ Jon Pénroz wunḍrñ ẃt hd hapnd t Brexit. Rmembr ɖt? Jonsn wevd hiz armz n sd w’d b siyñ sm beṇfits jst az sn az Jecb Rīz-Mog hd got rnd t îdnṭfayñ eni. Jst d’nt hold yr breʈ. Mnẃl in ɖ gaḷri, Pristîco wz añśsli ćecñ hiz fon. Woćñ Britiś poḷtiśnz tred wrdz hd a liṃtd apil ẃn hiz cuntriṃn wr fîtñ fr Ycren strīt bî strīt.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Our tolerance of Russian corruption in Britain fatally clouded our judgment

Workers being decontaminated after the chemical weapons attack in 2018 against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA
Wrcrz biyñ dīcntaṃnetd aftr ɖ cemicl wepnz atac in 2018 agnst Srge n Yuła Scripal in Sōlzḅri. Foṭgraf: Andru Maʈyz/PA

Ǎr tolṛns v Ruśn c’rupśn in Britn feṭli clǎdd ǎr jujmnt

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 27 February 2022)

Sdyst bî muni, n ɖen îṣletd bî Brexit, ɖ YC hz fōrgon its ćans t līd in ɖ rspons t ɖ Ycren crîsis

Dominic Grieve

Doṃnic Grīv, Súnde 27 Febrri 2022

Unls a miṛcl ocŕz, w r witṇsñ ɖ dstrux́n v Ycren az a fri n deṃcratic stet v 44 miłn sitiznz at ɖ handz v a dictetr. Vlajīmir Pūćin rfŕz t Ycren az “a dagr pôntd at ɖ hart v Ruśa” nt bcz v eni militri ʈret it hz evr pozd t hiz cuntri, bt bcz v ɖ valyz its form v guvnns repriznts.

Fr ɖ wst, ɖs z ɖ bigist fełr v stetcraft n dteṛns sins 1939. Nwn in ɖ YC guvnmnt śd b s’prîzd at ẃt hz hapnd. I rmembr sitñ rnd ɖ tebl v ɖ Naśnl S’kṛticaunsl in 2014 aftr Pūćin’z vayḷnt anxeśn v ɖ Crîmīa, ẃr w cncludd ɖt, in ɖ lît v ɖs gros vạleśn v inṭnaśnl lw, h wd rpit sć an ax́n f gvn a ćans.

Yt in ɖ et yirz ɖt hv foloud, w hv feld intîrli t craft an adiqt rspons t Pūćin. Nɖr ɖ rīsnt Britiś program t tren n ingej wɖ ɖ Ycreńn militri, nr ɖ emti last-minit miṇstirịl reṭric ćaḷnjñ ɖ Ruśn līdr’z ʈrets, cn cnsil ɖ truʈ: ɖt w hv alaud Pūćin t cnclud ɖt ɖ dstrux́n v Ycren cmz at an aforḍbl prîs.

Ɖs fełr z starcli iḷstretd bî ǎr attyd t Ruśn inflụns n c’rupśn in ɖ YC. Ɖ intelijns n s’kṛti cmiti inqîri on Ruśa, huz opn rport ɖ prîm̦inistr s’prest fr nîn munʈs on an intîrli boġs prītxt, wz prizntd wɖ ɖ clirist evidns ɖt Ruśa sw no dstñśn btwn ic̣nomic n stet inṭrests, n ɖt it yzd elimnts v its diasṗra in ɖ YC t frɖr its inṭrests.

Mnẃl, w toḷretd ɖer fnanśl c’rupśn, n incurijd ɖ ys v Lundn az a sntr t lōndr ɖ prosīdz.

Ɖs in trn rendrz ɖ eʈicl standdz v ǎr ǒn ssayti n poḷtics laybl t biyñ unḍmaind bî ɖ atrax́nz v Ruśn muni, n criets dpndnsiz ẃć clǎd jujmnts. N w witnist campenz v disinḟmeśn, sîbrcrîm n ɖ tarġtñ n asaṣneśn v oponnts, az wel az ńmṛs criminl acts agnst uɖr Yṛpiyn partnrz.

Yt ǎr eḟts t rūt ǎt ɖ c’rupśn n sañśn ɖoz wɖ lincs t Pūćin hv bn wǒḟli inadiqt. In ɖ lît v ẃt z nǎ unfoldñ in Ycren, ɖe rmen so, dspt ɖ rīsnt anǎnsmnts.

T ɖs w hv t ad ɖ consiqnsz v Brexit. Ɖ ci actrz in ɖ rspons t ɖs Yṛpiyn crîsis r ǎr formr YY partnrz evri bit az mć az ɖ YS. Yt ǎr bhevyr ovr Brexit damijd ǎr standñ, n f’mntd dǎts ɖt w wl obzrv ǎr bîndñ ingejmnts wɖ ɖm.

W r no longr alñsd ɖm at ɖ tebl, n hv lost a līdrśp rǒl in ǎr nir abrōd. W wr spectetrz t ɖ Minsc proses v ingejmnt wɖ Ruśa, léd bî Frans n Jrṃni. W hv md it hardr fr ǎrslvz t pswed ɖ YY stets t xclud Ruśa fṛm ɖ Swift pemntsistm. W hv ćozn t snd worśips n ercraft on a tocn vizit t ɖ Indo-Psific ẃn w scersli hv a creḍbl dteṛnt in ǎr ǒn wōtrz n erspes.

It me nǎ b tù lêt t sev Ycren. Bt ɖz ivnts śd b a wec-up cōl fr s. Ruśa hz t b trītd az ɖ eṇmistet it z. W me hv dsîdd ɖt w canot rzist its cuṛnt agreśn bî fors, bt w mst – az a start – rmuv its inflụns dmesticli az w rībild ǎr damijd rleśnz wɖ ɖ nebrz hu śer ǎr valyz.

Ɖt mīnz frizñ Ruśn asets in ɖ YC n rqîrñ eni Ruśn sitizn huz prezns z nt cndysiv t ǎr public inṭrest t līv.

It mīnz îṣletñ ǎrslvz so far az poṣbl fṛm cmrśl contact or dpndnsi on Ruśnz, axptñ ɖ ic̣nomic dǎnsîd ɖs wl inevitbli inteil, n setñ an xampl t uɖrz t d lîcwz.

Ɖs mīnz wrcñ intnsivli wɖ ǎr alîz bfr Pūćin’z nxt act v agreśn foloz ǎr fełr t ćec him tde.

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Ẃt prîs Britiś dmocṛsi ẃn a rić ilīt hz ɖ guvnmnt’s ir?

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 23 February 2022)

Ɖ inflụns v ultrrić Tori donrz z mor xtrim ɖn at eni tîm in livñ meṃri

George Monbiot

Jorj Monbio, Wnzde 23 Febrri 2022

Imajin ɖt a hostîl pǎr manijd t infltret ɖ YC’z guvnmnt. Imajin ɖt it set ǎt t dmoṛlîz n dbiḷtet ɖs cuntri, dstroyñ ǎr sns v comn prṗs, unḍmainñ ǎr stbiḷti n traśñ ɖ lîvz v mni v ǎr sitiznz.

Imajin ɖt it hd t oṗret b’lo ɖ redar, wɖn ɖ strucćrz v a nomiṇli deṃcratic sistm. Let’s folo ɖs ʈt xperimnt fr a momnt. Ẃt wd sć a hostîl fors set ǎt t d?

It wd sīc, frst v ol, t dstrô trust. Ɖ ppl it plantd in ɖ guvnmnt wd lî pṛlificli, ɖen lî abt ɖ lîz, untl w wr so disorịntd w no longr ń ẃt t b’liv. Ɖe wd damij ǎr sns v naśnl chīźn wɖ a bletnt disrigard fr ɖ rūlz ɖ rest v s mst folo. Ɖe wd sīc t enśur ɖt w lost feʈ in ɖ p’liticl sistm n sīst t b’liv ɖt ɖoz hu guvn s hv ǎr bst inṭrests at hart.

Ɖ hostîl pǎr wd olso set ǎt t dstrô, ʈru sutl n insidịs cuts, ǎr sośl infṛstrucćr: ɖ ifctiv dlivri v hlʈ, edyceśn, sośl, invîrnmntl n locl srṿsz. It wd alǎ ǎr fizicl infṛstrucćr – public trnsport, suwrij, public bildñz n uɖr isnśl srṿsz – t dtirịret untl, in sm cesz, it cem clos t c’laps.

It wd atac n unḍmain crūśl simblz v naśnl prîd, sć az ɖ NHS, ɖ BBC, ɖ Naśnl Trust n ɖ yṇvrṣtiz. It wd frɖr harm ǎr sns v neśnhd bî traśñ mć v ẃt w treźr n luv, sć az clīn rivrz, ɖ grīn blt n wel-pland sitiz.

It wd sǒ dviźn bî pṛmotñ iniqoḷti, ineḅlñ a prospṛs ilīt t akḿlet evr mor v ɖ cuntri’z wlʈ. Aftr ol, az Jorj Orwél rmarct jrñ ɖ secnd wrldwor, “ɖ ledi in ɖ Rolz-Rôs car z mor daṃjñ t mral ɖn a flīt v Goering’z bomñpleinz”.

It wd impid tredñ rleśnz wɖ ǎr nebrz n mejr ic̣nomic partnrz, in ɖ hop v cutñ s of fṛm ɖ wrld. It wd unḍmain pīs’grīmnts n impoz intrnl bordrz. It wd alǎ crîm t run rampnt, pmitñ an xploźn v devstetñ frōd n fnanśl crîmz sć az munilōnḍrñ ɖt frɖr harm ǎr inṭnaśnl standñ n ɖ consept v iqoḷti bfr ɖ lw.

Far fṛm stampñ ǎt proḟtirñ jrñ a naśnl crîsis, ɖ hostîl pǎr wd criet a speśl ćanl, ineḅlñ fevrd inṭrests t guzl public muni. It’s hard t ʈnc v a betr poḷsi fr dstroyñ trust in public lîf n ɖ sns ɖt w r ol in ɖs tgɖr.

Y cn si ẃr ɖs z gwñ. It smtmz sīmz t m ɖt f ɖs guvnmnt hd set ǎt t harm ǎr cuntri, it cd scersli hv dn a betr job. It sīmz pvrsli cmitd t ɖ dstrux́n v sivic lîf, naśnl prîd n a sns v b’loññ. Y cn mor or les pridict Tori poḷsi on eni iśu bî ascñ yrslf: “Ẃt’s ɖ most toxic n harmfl straṭji ɖe cd hop t gt awe wɖ?”

So ẃt z gwñ on? Hz a hostîl pǎr manijd t inḟltret ɖ YC guvnmnt? In a we, yes. Ɖt pǎr z oligarcic capitl.

At ɖ wīcend, ɖ Súnde Tîmz rportd ɖt ppl hu hv dnetd at līst £250,000 t ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti hv bn invîtd t jôn an “advîzri bōrd”, wɖ speśl axes t ɖ prîm̦inistr, cabiṇtministrz n sīńr guvnmnt’dvîzrz. Ɖe hv yzd ɖs axes t lobi fr ćenjz in guvnmntpoḷsi. Ɖ 14 îdnṭfaid membrz v ɖ grūp hv a cmbînd wlʈ v at līst £30bn, n hv dnetd £22m t ɖ Cnsrṿtivz. Amñ ɖm r proṗtitîcūnz, fnansịrz, tū ppl wɖ cnx́nz t ɖ Cremlin, a tbacomagnet n an inṭnet ontṛpṛnŕ cuṛntli fesñ trîl fr rep n sx́l asōlt (bʈ v ẃć h dnîz).

Ɖ grūp n its ajnda hd hiɖrtu bn cept sīcrit. Ɖ Súnde Tîmz rportñ wz best on a trov v līct dokmnts. Ɖ advîzrigrūp apirz t cros ɖ lîn ɖt seṗrets partibiznis fṛm guvnmntbiznis, ispeṣ́li az ɖ ofiśl fasiḷtetñ it z on ɖ public pêrol.

W hv olso bn tld ɖt ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti z hlpñ its donrz t aplî fr ci guvnmntpziśnz, ẃć lcs lîc anɖr obvịs trnzgreśn v ɖ lîn. Anɖr trānś v līct dokmnts sjst ɖt oḟrñ a goldn ladr t prestijs public apôntmnts z yzd az līṿrij ẃn pswedñ ɖm t part wɖ ɖer muni.

P’liticl fundñ hz loñ bn a mīnz bî ẃć ɖ vri rić cn x’sîz inordṇt inflụns ovr public poḷsi. Bt ɖs inflụns nǎ sīmz t hv bcm crūdr n mor xtrim ɖn at eni tîm in livñ meṃri. Far fṛm sīcñ t cnten plūṭcratic pǎr, Boris Jonsn hops t strip ɖ Ilectṛl Cmiśn v its pǎrz t stop abysz v ɖ fundñsistm.

Big donrz r nt ɖ onli oligācs wɖ inordṇt inflụns ovr ɖs guvnmnt. Doṃnic Cumñz clemd ɖt Boris Jonsn rfŕd t ɖ Teḷgraf, ǒnd bî ɖ biłner Freḍric Barcli, az “mî riyl bos”. Rūṗt Mrdoc n hiz sīńr xektivz hv hld sevṛl prîṿt mītñz wɖ Jonsn n membrz v hiz cabiṇt.

R ɖ vri rić dlibṛtli trayñ t harm ǎr cuntri? In sm cesz, phps. Ɖr z a strand v capiṭlizm ɖt wonts t jeṇret crîsīz, ɖen sīz naśnl asets at fîrseil prîsz. Bt no sć intnśn z rqîrd t xplen ɖ jenṛl damij inflictd bî oligarcic capitl. It z simpli ɖt ɖ inṭrests v ɖ vri rić r nt ɖ sem az ɖ inṭrests v ɖ neśn. W śd nvr fget ẃt ɖ biłnerstocbrocr Pītr Hargrīvz, hu dnetd £3.2m t wn v ɖ līvcampenz, sd abt Brexit: “W wl gt ǎt ɖr n w wl bcm increḍbli s’xesfl bcz w wl b inṣkr agn. N inṣkṛti z fntastic.”

No rsponsbl guvnmnt wd alǎ ɖ dmandz v ɖ ultrrić t oṿrîd ɖ nīdz v ɖ neśn. Bt w hv no rsponsbl guvnmnt.

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Ɖ “partiget” scandl hîlîts ɖt Mr Jonsn w’nt cnsid ɖt ɖ xektiv z subjict t ɖ lw n īql t its sitiznz bfr it. Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on a bad prim̦inistr: hǎ t gt rid v Boris Jonsn

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

A fiś rots, it z sd, fṛm ɖ hed dǎn. Wɖ clemz v blacmeil, bŭliyñ n resizm, it sīmz so tù dz a pliticl parti

Súnde, 23 Jańri 2022

F  a Britiś ministr nwñli mslidz parḷmnt, ɖe r xpctd t rzîn az a consttyśnl cnvnśn. Śd a ministr rfyz, ɖen ɖe cd līġli cari on in ofis, bt it wd b unconsttyśnl. Boris Jonsn sīmz nt t cer. Last wīc, h breznli rfyzd t axpt ɖt ɖ pliticl prínsipl śd aplî t him. Ẃt r ɖ consiqnsz v layñ t lwmecrz? Ɖ ansr cd b nʈñ mć. Ɖt hîlîts a far bigr probḷm.

Britn z guvnd bî a pliticl – rɖr ɖn a līgl – consttyśn ɖt rlîz heṿli on cnvnśnz, n līdrz wɖ a sns v dīsnsi, t wrc. Ɖ dsonist n dsitfl Mr Jonsn z ynīcli unsūtd fr ɖ top job. A fiś, it z sd, rots fṛm ɖ hed dǎn. Wɖ clemz v blacmeil, bŭliyñ n resizm, it sīmz so tù dz a pliticl parti.

Ɖ Britiś consttyśn z sd t b unritn. Ɖs z onli partli tru. Ritn acts v parḷmnt d reğlet xektiv pǎr. Ɖ Yṛpiyn Cḿṇtiz Act 1972 tc ɖ YC intu ɖ YY n alaud jujz t dis’plî lejsleśn in conflict wɖ Yṛpiyn lw. Hvr, parḷmnt rmend ultiṃtli sovrin in ɖ sns ɖt it dd, undr Mr Jonsn, rpil ɖ act in līvñ ɖ YY.

Ɖ despot hu dīmz ɖmslvz t b abv ɖ lw wz spozd t b dn awe wɖ bî a consttyśnl moṇci. Bt Mr Jonsn śoz ɖ nīd t b pṛtctd fṛm ǎr ilectd repriznttivz az mć az ǎr formr royl rūlrz.

In Britn ɖs denjr z hîtnd bî ɖ pǎr v a Comnz mjoṛti, ẃt Lord Hêlśm dscrîbd in 1976 az an “ilectiv dictetrśp”. Hiz ansr wz mor dmocṛsi, nt les. Ɖ pir’z pṛpozlz fr a fedṛl Britn n an ilectd secnd ćembr hv mć t cmnd ɖm tde. Ɖ Hymn Rîts Act, cuṛntli menist bî Mr Jonsn’z pṛpozlz t holo it ǎt, flfilz Lord Hêlśm’z cōl fr a bil v rîts. Ultiṃtli, ɖ formr Tori lordćanslr blivd onli a ritn consttyśn cd baḷns parḷmntri pǎr.

Britn cd mudl intu a ny consttyśn, unḍgrdd bî ɖ rūl v lw. Ɖr wd b no rqîrmnt fr a sepṛt consttyśnl cort ɖt cd strîc dǎn prîṃri lejsleśn. Bt jujz cd act f ɖ rūl v lw wz ʈretnd – az ɖe dd ẃn Mr Jonsn ilīġli atmtd t pṛrog parḷmnt.

Similrli, ɖ corts wd step in f a prim̦inistr traid t leɉslet fr a longr parḷmnt ɖn fîv yirz t hold on t pǎr or rig ilex́nz bî rstrictñ ɖ franćîz. Ɖ rūl v lw cd b intrenćt sć ɖt onli a suṗmjoṛti in parḷmnt cd rpil it. Sć a pìsmīl aproć mt b hǎ a ny consttyśn imrjz.

Ɖ “partiget” scandl hîlîts ɖt Mr Jonsn w’nt cnsid ɖt ɖ xektiv z subjict t ɖ lw n īql t its sitiznz bfr it. Ɖ prim̦inistr hz litl rspct fr ɖ sivl srvis, locl guvnmnt or parḷmnt. H me, śemlisli, mc a fou cntrît apoḷji ɖs wīc in ɖ wec v a rport bî ɖ Cabiṇt Ofis’z Su Gre intu iligl Dǎnñ Strīt partiz. Az arbitr v ɖ miṇstirịl cód, ɖ prim̦inistr dsîdz hiz ǒn fet. Ɖ betñ z h w’nt sác himslf. Ɖr r fy wez – bar a vot v no confidns – t gt rid v a bad prim̦inistr. Ɖr z no lw agnst cabiṇtneṿri. Mbi ɖr śd b.

Mr Jonsn wns ʈt impićmnt, last yzd in 1806, wz a dūmzde wepn agnst a prim̦inistr. H traid t impić Toni Bler ovr ɖ Irac wor. Phps MPz śd b ebl t hold a conṣqnśl Comnz vot on ɖ conduct v ɖ prim̦inistr, az wn v Lord Hêlśmz Lebr sxesrz, Lord Fōlcnr, sjsts in a ny bc, fr ofndñ ɖ consttyśnl prínsipl v ɖ rūl v lw. F sć a tst hd xistd, Mr Jonsn wd hv feld it loñ ago – n ɖ cuntri wd hv bn mć betr of.

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Freś prospect v criminl inqîri fr Boris Jonsn aftr Jenifr Arcŭri agriz t asist eʈicswoćdog

(Transcription of an Observer article of 20 November 2021)

Ɖ Americn biznis-wmn, n ɖ prim̦inistr’z xluvr, z t let ofiślz at Lundn Sitihōl si xtracts fṛm hr dayriz

Marc Tǎnzend n Vnesa Ʈorp, Saṭde 20 Nvmbr 2021

A  freś inqîri hz opnd intu Boris Jonsn’z rleśnśp wɖ Jenifr Arcŭri aftr ɖ YS biznis-wmn dṛmaticli agrìd t asist ofiślz, pevñ ɖ we fr ɖ prim̦inistr t fes poṣbl criminl invstgeśn.

Arcŭri hz forṃli ofrd t hlp ɖ Gretr Lundn Oʈoṛti (GLO) eʈicswoćdog bî alawñ it t inspct xtracts v hr dayri entriz cronic̣lñ hr afer wɖ Jonsn n agriyñ t b qsćnd fr ɖ frst tîm bî invstgetrz ovr ɖ rleśnśp.

Ɖ cntmṗreńs dayri xrpts, dsclozd in ɖ Obzrvr last wīc bî ɖ jrṇlist Jon Wér, rvil hǎ Jonsn alejidli ovŗūld ɖ advîs v staf t pṛmot ɖ biznis inṭrests v Arcŭri n win hr afx́nz.

Arcŭri’z dsiźn t cooṗret wɖ ɖ GLO moniṭrñ ofisr riopnz ɖ prospect v Jonsn fesñ an invstgeśn fr a ptnśl criminl ofns v msconduct in public ofis.

In a prīvịs invstgeśn intu Jonsn’z biznis rleśnśp wɖ ɖ ɖen 27-yir-old Arcŭri, ɖ Indipndnt Ofis fr P’līsconduct (IOPC) dd nt hv axes t Arcŭri’z handritn dayri entriz in ẃć ś md “vbetim” nots v ɖ hîlîts v hiz teḷfoncōlz n ɖer convseśnz.

Ɖ p’līswoćdog ivnć̣li cncludd it wd nt b lōnćñ a criminl inqîri intu ẃɖr Jonsn abyzd hiz pziśn az Lundn mẹr t “beṇfit n rword” Arcŭri. Invstgetrz olso nvr inṭvyd Arcŭri or rsivd tstiṃni fṛm ɖ téc ontṛpṛnŕ.

Hr evidns z ptnṣ́li īvn mor criticl bcz ɖ orijinl IOPC inqîri wz olso hamprd bî ɖ dliśn v ci īmeil n fon recordz at Sitihōl ɖt privntd ɖ woćdog fṛm “rvywñ reḷvnt evidns”.

Ɖ lêtist dveḷpmnts intu aḷgeśnz ɖt Jonsn ofrd t hlp Arcŭri lōnć hr tech biznis ẃl simlteńsli psywñ hr fr sx wl pîl mor preśr on ɖ prim̦inistr, rezñ freś qsćnz ovr hiz integṛti n lax aproć t proḅti in public lîf aftr wīcs v slīz aḷgeśnz hv ingulft hiz parti.

Aftr ɖ Obzrvr last wīc rvild sm v ɖ xplosiv entriz in Arcŭri’z dayriz, Lebr’z depytilīdr, Anɉla Rênr, rout t ɖ GLO’z moniṭrñ ofisr, Ema Strên, ascñ ɖt ś rjntli rfŕ ɖ ny evidns t ɖ IOPC t “lc agn” at its dsiźn t rūl ǎt a criminl invstgeśn.

Strên, in trn, cntactd ɖ Obzrvr fr asistns in obtenñ Arcŭri’z dayriz so ś cd ases ẃɖr ɖ iśu wz a “sirịs cmplent” ɖt apird t consttyt or involv a criminl ofns biyñ cmitd.

F Strên jujz ɖt ɖ iśu z sirịs, ś wl forṃli rfŕ ɖ matr bac t ɖ IOPC t dsîd f it wl invstget Jonsn ovr ɖ criminl ofns v msconduct in public ofis.

Aftr sevṛl dez v weyñ p ẃɖr ś wontd t asist ɖ GLO, Arcŭri fîṇli agrìd n at 7pm on Frîde snt an īmeil t Strên, hed v its eʈicswoćdog.

“I am priperd t śo y or yr invstgetrz copiz v ɖ reḷvnt pejz,” Arcŭri rout. “Hvr, I cuṛntli rzîd in ɖ Ynîtd Stets, so it wd mīn y or ɖe [ɖ IOPC] traṿlñ hir fr ɖt prṗs. In ɖt ivnt, I wd olso b priperd t b inṭvyd, f ɖt asists.”

F ɖt z nt poṣbl, Arcŭri hz oʈ̇rîzd vetṛn jrṇlist Wér, wɖ hūm ś hz “intrustd” hr dayriz, t śo invstgetrz reḷvnt pejz dītelñ hr biznisdīlñz wɖ Jonsn.

Arcŭri handd ɖ frst trānś v hr dayriz t Wér aftr ɖ 2019 jenṛl ilex́n n folowñ hiz ITV dokmntri in ẃć h akzd ɖ prim̦inistr v hvñ a “tenẏs rleśnśp t ɖ truʈ” aftr Jonsn’z rpitd insistns ɖt “abṣlutli evrʈñ wz dn wɖ fl pṛprayti” rgardñ hiz rleśnśp wɖ Arcŭri. Wér wz snt a secnd trānś v mtirịl fṛm Arcŭri in Me 2020. Wér aproćt Arcŭri aftr rīsnt coments bî Jonsn abt public proḅti n ś cnsntd t alǎ pubḷceśn v sm v hr dayri xtracts. Wn Arcŭri dayri entri rvilz hǎ Jonsn ofrd t b hr “ʈrotl” in an atmt t axeḷret hr biznis c’rir, clemz ɖt me rīopn ɖ posbiḷti v Jonsn fesñ a ptnśl criminl invstgeśn intu msconduct aḷgeśnz.

It rcōld hǎ Jonsn tld hr: “Hǎ cn I b ɖ ʈrust – ɖ ʈrotl – yr mir ftstep az y mc yr c’rir? Tel m: hǎ I cn hlp y?”

Ɖ dayri entriz olso sjst ɖt Jonsn brouc ɖ rūlz guṿnñ eʈicl conduct in public ofis in hiz dīlñz wɖ Arcŭri.

Rspondñ t ɖ Arcŭri reṿleśnz last wīc, a guvnmntspocsprsn sd: “Az mẹr, Boris Jonsn foloud ol ɖ līgl rqîrmnts in ɖ Gretr Lundn Asmbli’z [sic] cod v conduct at ɖ tîm.”

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Geoffrey Cox leaves a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, London, in February 2020. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on parḷmnṭri standdz

(Transcription of an Observer article of 14 November 2021)

Az ɖ Jefri Cox afer pruvz it’s tîm t stop ɖs necid grīd in poḷtics

Sunde, 14 Nvmbr 2021

Ɖ  2008 xpnszscandl irevcbli damijd ɖ repyteśn v Britiś parḷmnterịnz. It wz onli evr a mnoṛti v MPz hu abyzd ɖ sistm, clemñ fr duchǎzz, motclirñ n proṗtireṇveśnz. Yt ɖ reṿleśnz ɖt a sgnificnt numbr milct ɖ xpnszsistm t gt ɖ most ɖe cd wɖn ɖ letr v ɖ rūlz, n ɖt a smōl hanfl brouc ɖ lw, s’mentd mni votrz’ vyz ɖt most MPz r prîmṛli motvetd bî slf-inṭrest.

Ɖt scandl śd hv bn a rīsetmomnt, rmîndñ MPz ɖt ɖ priṿlij v ɖer ofis rqîrz ɖm t uphold ɖ hîist standdz v integṛti n t mnten ɖ spirit, nt jst ɖ letr, v ɖ rūlz. Bt ẃl ɖr wr mni loñ-oṿdy impruvmnts md t ɖ rūlz arnd xpnsz, includñ ɖ crieśn v ɖ Indipndnt Parḷmntri Standdz Oʈoṛti n gretr levlz v trnspaṛnsi, ɖ reṿleśnz abt ɖ numbr v MPz hu r fnanṣ́li beṇfitñ az a rzult v ɖer ofis ʈru qsćṇbl arenjmnts śo ɖt mni dd nt lrn ɖ lésn v ɖ xpnszscandl.

Own Paṭsn’z igrījs brecñ v ɖ rūlz on lobiyñ – n Boris Jonsn’z boćt atmt t hlp him ived acǎntbiḷti – hz pevd ɖ we fr rnyd scrūṭni intu ẃt sm MPz stl rgard az l’jitiṃt wez t top p ɖer saḷriz. Ɖ formr atrni jenṛl Sr Jefri Cox hz md at līst £6m in adiśnl incm, includñ ʈru pracṭsñ az a loyr, sins 2005 n ɖs z olmst srtnli an unḍesṭmeśn. Sm v ɖt incm hz bn d’rîvd bî reprizntñ ɖ premịr v ɖ Britiś Vrjin Îḷndz in a Britiś guvnmnt invstgeśn intu c’rupśn in ɖ oṿsìz teritri; in a vidio, h apirz t hv dn sm v ɖs wrc fṛm ɖ parḷmntri istet, ẃć wd b agnst ɖ rūlz, bt ẃć h dnîz. H spent cnsidṛbl amǎnts v tîm awe fṛm parḷmnt, in ɖ Caṛbiyn, ẃl it wz sitñ, in ordr t d ɖs wrc jrñ ɖ pandemic n md ys v pandemic-rletd proxi-votñ rūlz t repriznt hiz cnstitẏnts ẃl absnt. Cox hz olso bn rentñ ǎt ɖ Lundn hom h bòt wɖ taxpeyr asistns, instd ćarjñ taxpeyrz mor ɖn £22,000 a yir fr ɖ rent on anɖr flat. Ɖs z an arenjmnt ɖt rmenz wɖn ɖ rūlz, ẃć alǎz MPz hu olrdi ǒn Lundn proṗtiz partli fundd bî taxpeyrz undr ɖ old xpnszsistm t act az landlordz ẃl ɖe rent ǎt uɖr proṗtiz.

It z nt jst Cox. Opn Dmocṛsi hz rportd ɖt ɖ Cnsrṿtiv MP Marc̣s Fíś hz a fnanśl inṭrest in a cumṗni ɖt selz cer inśuṛns n traid t amnd lejsleśn t alǎ ɖ guvnmnt t yz fundz rezd bî ɖ hlʈ n cer levi t criet caś insntivz fr inśuṛnspṛvîdrz. Loṛns Roḅtsn, anɖr Cnsrṿtiv MP, z peid £24,000 a yir – £200 an aur – bî ɖ Betñ n Gemñ Caunsl n hz yzd parḷmntri qsćnz t worn ministrz agnst intṛdysñ strongr gamḅlñ lwz. Uɖr MPz hv tecn lūcṛtiv prîṿt sectr cnsultnsicontracts: Sajid Javid ŕnd £150,000 a yir wrcñ fr JP Morgn bfr h wz apôntd hlʈsecṛtri; Andru Mićl rnz mor ɖn £180,000 a yir fr jst ovr 30 dez’ wrc advîzñ verịs prîṿt sectr bizṇsz; Jūłn Smiʈ ŕnd £144,000 a yir wrcñ fr ʈri cumṗniz includñ a hîdṛjndistṛbyśnz cumṗni. Mni mor MPz hv ŕnd tnz v ʈǎzndz fṛm ɖer wrc ǎtsd parḷmnt.

Ɖ arğmnts fr alawñ MPz t unḍtec lūcṛtiv wrc ǎtsd parḷmnt r slf-srvñ in ɖ xtrim. W r s’pozd t b’liv ɖt unls w alǎ bac-bnć MPz t suplimnt ɖer ańl saḷri v mor ɖn £81,000 wɖ adiśnl wrc, ɖs wl compṛmîz ɖ qoḷti v ǎr ilectd ofiślz.

Ɖr z an arğmnt fr peyñ MPz mor t brñ ɖer pe intu lîn wɖ uɖr vri sīńr public sectr jobz, gvn ɖer wrcñ aurz, ɖ nećr v ɖ job n ɖer rsponsbiḷtiz. Bt f public srvis in ɖ contxt v a jenṛs rḿṇreśnpacij z nt a sfiśntli motvetñ factr fr ppl t b a MP, ɖe śd nt b in parḷmnt. W d nt hír ɖ sem arğmnts in fevr v alawñ hedtīćrz or p’līșūṗintndnts t hold secnd jobz n fr gd rīzn. Alawñ MPz t mc lūcṛtiv sumz fṛm ǎtsd wrc opnz p ɖ risc v sirịs conflicts v inṭrest ɖt impid ɖer cpaṣti t repriznt ɖer cnstitẏnts. It incuṛjz ɖm t prîoṛtîz ɖ nīdz v ɖer claynts abv ɖoz v ɖer cnstitẏnts. Ɖ îdīa ɖt sm wd nt entr parḷmnt wɖt biyñ ebl t būst ɖer rnñz ignorz ɖ fact ɖt mni r onli ebl t cmand ɖz pziśnz n ɖs levl v compnseśn bcz ɖe r MPz.

Ɖ s’lūśn z simpl: at ɖ minimm, a cap śd b intṛdyst on ǎtsd rnñz, ẃć wd alǎ MPz t unḍtec a vri liṃtd amǎnt v moḍstli peid wrc. Rūlz on lobiyñ nīd t b mor tîtli inforst n ɖ sañśnz fr brecñ ɖoz rūlz incrist t enśur MPz ŕ on ɖ sîd v cōśn in trmz v tecñ on wrc ɖt cd pǒz a conflict v inṭrest.

Bt ɖ hyj unspocn probḷm z ɖt w hv a priṃinistr hu – far fṛm setñ an xampl – z wn v ɖ wrst culprits in parḷmnt in trmz v hiz lac v integṛti n proḅti. H hz bn invstgetd bî ɖ parḷmntri standdz cmiśnr mor ɖn eni uɖr MP in ɖ last ʈri yirz; tde, w rport freś reṿleśnz abt hiz rleśnśp wɖ Jenifr Arcŭri, huz cumṗni rsivd ʈǎzndz v pǎndz v public muni ẃl h wz mẹr v Lundn. H imbodiz ɖ daṃjñ culćr v intîtlmnt ɖt nīdz t b adrest. Ẃl h me ivnć̣li pe a prsnl p’liticl cost, ɖ c’rupśn v hiz premịrśp cntinyz t damij votrz’ trust in ɖ p’liticl sistm.

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David Cameron and Lex Greensill in Saudi Arabia, January 2020.
Devid Camṛn n Lex Grīnsil in Sǎdi Arebia, Jańri 2020.

 

Ɖ ‘Tori slīz’ v old z nʈñ cmperd t ẃt ɖ rît gts awe wɖ tde

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 19 April 2021)

Ɖ scandlz undr Jonsn r a far gretr ʈret ɖn ɖ akześnz v hipocṛsi ɖt fld Jon Mejr’z guvnmnt

Zoe Williams

Zǒi Wiłmz, 19 Epril 2021

T  rīprṗs ɖ old sō abt ɖ 60z, f y ʈnc y cn rmembr 90z poḷtics, ptiklrli f y plan t trn ɖm intu a paṛbl fr tde, y’r rmemḅrñ ɖ roñ ʈñ. Rlax, I’m lecćrñ mslf mor ɖn enwn els: az ɖ wevz v Mát Hancoc’s śer ǒnrśp craśt ovr ɖ fetid wōtrz v Devid Camṛn’z Grīnsil involvmnt, wɖ ɖ Arcŕi afer standñ unrizolvd n Roḅt Jenric wōcñ rnd lîc a hymn hîprlinc (f onli y cd clic on him, t fînd ǎt mor), mî frst ʈt wz “hir w g agn”. Mor Tori slīz, bcz lepdz, spots ets.

In fact, Jon Mejr’z guvnmnt n ɖ scandlz it pṛdyst cd nt hv bn mor difṛnt t ɖoz v Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt. It wz bac-bnćrz hu wr tecñ ɖ bachandrz – MPz Greym Ridic n Devid Treḍnic, hu dd ɖ wrld’z meṃri ɖt tṛmnḍs fevr v rîmñ lîc a ridl, wr còt ǎt in a nyzpepr stñ in ẃć ɖe agrìd t asc a parḷmntri qsćn fr £1,000. No nīd t trnzlet ɖt intu tde’z muni; it s’fîsz t se ɖt f a nyzpepr, a brōdśīt at ɖt, cn aford t flot it fr a stori, it z nt hyj bīnz.

MPz Nìl Hamiltn n Tim Smiʈ wr akzd v poc̣tñ mor sgnificnt amǎnts fṛm Mhamid Al Fîed, bt it wz stl notd at ɖ tîm ɖt ɖ rīzn ɖ YC olwz scord so wel on inṭnaśnl c’rupśn indxz wz nt bcz its poḷtiśnz wr’nt bnt, bt bcz ɖe cd b bòt fr so litl. Joṇʈn Êtcn lost evrʈñ ovr a tū-nît ste at ɖ Paris Ritz.

Miṇstirịl scandlz, mnẃl, tndd t b abt sx: Devid Melr n Stìvn Milign, fr xampl. Ɖe wr scandḷs fr ɖ lŭrid dītelz, bt ɖer p’liticl bît cem fṛm ɖ discnct btwn hu ɖ parti sd it wz n hu it acć̣li wz. A MP hvñ a ge afer wz hyjli sgnificnt fṛm ɖ parti v Sx́n 28. Ol sx́l impṛprayti md a prim̦inistr huz moto wz “bac t besics” lc r’dikḷs – nt līst hiz ǒn, olɖo it wd b sm yirz bfr w’d fînd ǎt abt ɖt.

Contrast ɖs wɖ 21st-snć̣ri Cnsrṿtivz n ɖ amǎnts nǎ involvd r astṛnomicl. Devid Camṛn std t mc nirli £22m hd Grīnsil nt c’lapst. Ɖr z olso an inṭcnctidnis, nǎ, at ɖ hîist levlz v guvnmnt – croni apôntmnts, contracts sweld t hyj pṛporśnz bî ɖ xijnsiz v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs n handd t cumṗniz cnctd t ɖ Tori parti, ɖ norml ćecs n baḷnsz dzolvd az sivl srvnts wr ovŗūld bî ministrz. Ʈñz wr marcidli difṛnt in ɖ 90z, ẃć wr dfînd bî indivijlz plawñ ɖer ǒn mudi furoz.

Yt ol ɖ storiz v ɖ Mejr yirz wr cnctd, n ɖ hol enṭprîz wz ultiṃtli bròt dǎn bî hipocṛsi. Ẃtvr y se abt tde’z Cnsrṿtivz, ɖ culćr z set at ɖ top, n Boris Jonsn hz nvr md eni pritns v valyz, besic or uɖ̇wz: h’z nvr bn enʈñ bt plêḟli dlîtd bî hiz ǒn dsoṇsti. Īvn wr h t lōnć a moṛl crūsed tde, it wd b vyd agnst ɖ bacdrop v hiz advtîzd slf, ɖ jośñ ćansrz ppl votd fr. N f ɖ dītelz v 90z scandlz – ɖ to-sucñ n so on – ignîtd ɖ neśn’z imaɉneśn, ɖt wz onli evr bcz ɖe fitd a naṛtiv v moṛlîzñ blôhardz undun bî ɖer ǒn instñts. Tde’z Cnsrṿtivz, dfînd bî impyṇti, r imposbl t imbaṛs.

Ɖt dz’nt mīn ɖ’r untuć̣bl. It jst mīnz w nīd a mor akṛt n teilrd acǎnt v ẃt w’r dīlñ wɖ. Ɖ guvnmnt, unlīśt bî ɖ rjnsi v ɖ pandemic, z eseyñ a stetcapiṭlizm in ẃć ɖ we t mc riyl muni z via prîṿt inflụns ovr guvnmntministrz. It’s a vrśn v ɖ Ćînīz consept v ḡañśi, a feṃs drîvr v c’rupśn, cnstructd at spīd. Eni insttyśn ɖt mt ʈretn a c’rectiv – ẃɖr ɖ sivl srvis or ɖ CBI – z sîdlînd in fevr v hesti dīlz wɖ hucstrz ovr ẂtsAp.

Ɖs hlps mc sns v ɖ uɖr gret cnundṛm v ɖ Jonsn guvnmnt: ẃt dz it acć̣li stand fr? F ɖ pforṃtiv petrịtizm z a dvrśn, ẃt’s it dvrtñ fṛm? Ẃt’s ɖ acćl ajnda? Wn minit ministrz r advcetñ osteṛti, ɖ nxt ɖ’r leṿlñ p; ɖ’r fîtñ clîṃtćenj on Munde n rioṗnñ colmînz on Tyzde. Ɖ’r radicl fri marc̣tirz, dstroyñ ɖer ǒn marcits; ɖ’r fiscl cnsrṿtivz, t hūm muni z no objict. Ɖ most plōẓbl anaḷsis z wn bî ɖ jrṇlist Pōl Mesn, hu ʈncs ɖ Cnsrṿtivz hv bcm a mśīn huz onli prṗs z t cīp ɖmslvz in pǎr.

Ɖt rezz anɖr qsćn – ẃt’s ɖ pônt v pǎr, wɖ no hayr prṗs? Ɖr śrli hz t b an elimnt v prsnl gen t gt y ǎt v bed in ɖ mornñ, n bî “elimnt”, v cors I mīn “śitlod”.

Ɖs modl v guvnmnt pozz a ʈret t ɖ neśn’z welbiyñ ɖt z far mor pṛfǎnd ɖn smōl-tîm crŭcs n sx́l moṛlîzrz. It rqîrz ɖ sisṭmatic degṛdeśn v ɖ srǎndñ insttyśnz n habits v dmocṛsi. Ɖ 90z anti-slīz ple-bc w’nt wrc in ɖs sićueśn. Ɖ poḷtics w’r witṇsñ nǎ r riyli qt novl, n mst b rec̣gnîzd n dscrîbd az sć. Nstalja c’nt rîz t ɖs ćalinj.

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Dominic Cummings had said on entering Downing Street that he wanted a new breed of civil servant to shake up the way Britain is run. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Doṃnic Cumñz, ɖ last ʈñ ɖ trubld sivl srvis nīdz z yr advîs

(Transcription of an Observer article of 18 April 2021)

Ɖ Grīnsil scandl śoz ɖt public srvnts hv bn feṭli compṛmîzd

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, 18 Epril 2021

Ɖ  rît z mcñ Britn a norml cuntri. I d’nt mīn ɖt az a complimnt, jst az a stetmnt v ɖ dizṃl fact ɖt in most cuntriz it’s norml fr ɖ rūlñ clīc t sīc t limit ɖ indipndns v ɖ jūdiśri, cntrol stețeḷviźn n fil ɖ taxpeyr-fundd sivl srvis wɖ cranci îdịlogz, hu wl scrīć ǎt its mesij, n dronz hu obe its ordrz.

Lîc oʈoṛterịn guvnmnts evrẃr, ɖ Jonsn admiṇstreśn wonts t rig ɖ sistm. F y ʈnc “ɖt cnd v ʈñ dz’nt hapn hir”, y r suḟrñ fṛm a snṭmntl vrśn v Britiś xpśṇlizm. F y se: “Cm on, it’s histericl t cmper Jonsn t oʈoṛterịn līdrz”, I’m afreid y hv’nt bn peyñ atnśn.

Bcz it involvz ɖ degṛdeśn v ɖ sivl srvis, ɖ Grīnsil scandl z az mć an oṗtyṇti fr Jonsn az a crîsis. Ɖ rît cn yz ɖ fełr v ɖ wrst elimnts in ɖ sivl srvis t īvn acnolij ɖ xistns v besic eʈicl standdz t jusṭfî stufñ public lîf wɖ Tori crancs n dronz.

At līst sm on ɖ rît nǒ it. Lebr cntrasts ɖ īgrnis v ministrz t invstget ɖ sivl srvis wɖ ɖer rluctns t let ɖ rest v ssayti invstget ɖm. Ɖ guvnmnt hz nt publiśt a rejistr v miṇstirịl inṭrests sins last Jlî, phps bcz ɖ fet v ɖ Covid contracts wd mc sć inṭrestñ rīdñ. Ɖ admiṇstreśn cn muv qcli ẃn it wonts t, hvr. Ɖ cabiṇtsecṛtri gev sivl srvnts jst for dez last wīc t rport eni ǎtsd inṭrests ɖt “mt conflict” wɖ sivl-srvis rūlz.

A wel-cnctd Cnsrṿtiv jrṇlist rports in Ɖ Tîmz ɖt “frendz v Doṃnic Cumñz”, hu apir t b so clos t Doṃnic Cumñz y cd olmst mstec ɖm fr Doṃnic Cumñz, wont Jonsn t foc̣s on rformñ ɖ sivl srvis. I bet “hiz frendz” d. Ɖ justiḟceśn fr seṗretñ ɖ byrocṛsi fṛm ɖ guṿnñ parti z ɖt it’s ɖ bst we fr a stet t avôd croniizm n c’rupśn. Ʈnc v ɖ patṛnij poḷtiśnz cd laviś on ɖ feʈfl f ɖs wīc’s reṿleśnz abt ɖ conflicts v inṭrest v s’pozidli ńtṛl ofiślz alǎ ɖm t gt ɖer handz on īvn a part v ɖ sivl-srvis bujit.

“Rform” śd mīn clīnñ p a sistm ẃr sivl srvnts cn b on a bancr’z pêrol n nwn in a pziśn v oʈoṛti ovr ɖm mcs a sqīc v protest. Ɖer ǒn cod, nt ɖt ɖe apir t hv réd it, stets ɖt a sivl srvnt mst “pt ɖ obḷgeśnz v public srvis abv yr ǒn prsnl inṭrests”, an îdiyl ɖt cn b trest bac t 1853 ẃn Wiłm Gladstn ordrd a rvy v ɖ c’rupśn wɖn poḷtics.

Ɖ vīnaḷti ɖt wns wurid Victorịn libṛlz z ecoud in 2021. Ɖ s’qrmnt v plesz in ɖ byrocṛsi fr ɖ p’liticli wel cnctd boɖrd ɖm az mć az stretfwd brîḅri. “Ɖ old istabliśt p’liticl faṃliz hbić̣li batn on ɖ public patṛnij,” wn v Gladstn’z advîzrz cmplend. “Ɖer sunz, l’jitiṃt n iḷjitiṃt, ɖer reḷtivz n dpndnts v evri dgri, r pṛvîdd fr bî ɖ scor.” A pṛfeśnl, imparśl sivl srvis ẃr jobz dpndd on s’xes in opn xaṃneśnz rɖr ɖn neṗtizm n p’liticl prifŕmnt wz Gladstn’z s’lūśn.

Rformrz arnd ɖ wrld rīć ɖ sem cncluźn tde. Suɖn Yṛpiynz yz ɖ absns v a prṃnnt sivl srvis t xplen ẃ c’rupśn z so prevḷnt in Spen n Iṭli. Ɖr z an old, ẃît, Anglo-Saxn protistnt preɉdis ɖt siestaz or Cʈoḷsizm md ɖoz cuntriz slīzi, an attyd y cd olso fînd in Jrṃni n ɖ Neɖrḷndz jrñ ɖ fnanśl crîsis. Suɖn Yṛpiyn p’liticl sayntists unḍstanḍbli prifŕ facts abt hǎ ɖer cuntriz wrc t Wosp condisnśn. Az wn xplend, ẃn a parti winz cntrol v a tipicl Spaniś siti, it handz ǎt jobz t hundṛdz v s’portrz. Mni v ɖm wl fīl ɖ nīd t gt rić qc bî evri aveḷbl mīnz, in ces ɖer parti luzz ɖ nxt ilex́n. Ɖer mastrz, mnẃl, r fri t inrić ɖmslvz wɖt ɖ fir ɖt indipndnt sivl srvnts wl dnǎns ɖm.

Jonsn z rvîvñ ɖ old c’rupśn v ɖ 19ʈ snć̣ri n iṃtetñ ɖ c’rupśn ɖt aflicts mć v ɖ wrld tde. Ẃn h hd pǎr, Cumñz pritndd h wontd t hîr gīci jīńsz t śec p ɖ cuntri. On closr inspx́n, hiz gīcs dd nt trn ǎt t b ɖ starz v Silicn Vali or Jef Goldblūm caṛctrz hu cd sev ɖ wrld fṛm ełn atacs. Ɖe wr crīpi, rîtwñ crancs y wd muv dǎn a tren carij t avôd. Wn obskr figr cōld Andru Sbisci hd t rzîn aftr h wz faund cmndñ yjenics. Jonsn pśt fwd ɖ betr noun bt no les pkłr Ćarlz Mōr n Pōl Decr t tec ovr ɖ reğleśn v public-srvis brōdcastñ bcz h ń h cd rlî on ɖm t flfil ɖ rît’s drīm v mcñ Britn a land ɖt cd host its ǒn vrśn v Fox Nyz.

In Ćîna, Ruśa, n evri wn-parti stet, n in Hunġri, Trci, Bṛzil, ɖ Fiḷpīnz, Poḷnd n ɖ Ynîtd Stets, an īqli importnt fuñśn v stet patṛnij z t mc it clir ɖt loylti t ɖ parti z ɖ bst we t s’kr advansmnt. Y d’nt hv t pṛclem yr s’port fr it, y jst hv t mc śr y ste on its rît sîd.

Lebr publiśt a studi yesṭde ɖt śoud Jonsn hd gvn jobz, advîzñ ɖ guvnmnt or runñ guvnmntprogramz, t 25 v ɖ 94 Cnsrṿtivz MPz hu lost ɖer sīt or std dǎn in ɖ past tū jenṛl ilex́nz. Y wd nǒ sm v ɖer nemz bt most r dronz hu wr rwordd fr gwñ alñ wɖ ɖ līdrśp.

Lebr’z Rećl Rīvz tld m an aṇcdot ẃć I faund mor rvilñ. Tù mni v hr particolīgz r rportñ ɖt biznislīdrz, acdemics n sayntists, hu r trayñ t inflụns guvnmntpoḷsi, hv wōct awe fṛm ɖm, seyñ ɖt ɖ guvnmnt wl śut ɖm ǎt v its dbets f it sspcts ɖm v tōcñ t ɖ opziśn. I’m nt seyñ Tori Ñgḷnd z a wn-parti stet. It’s a softr n mor cloyñ vrśn v oʈoṛterịnizm ɖt aflicts s: a stet ẃr ɖr z no limit on hǎ far yr stypidti cn tec y, az loñ az it sūts ɖ inṭrest v ɖ rūlñ parti, n ẃr y śd cīp on ɖ rît sîd v pǎr or lrn t liv wɖ ɖ consiqnsz.

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