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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on Marine Le Pen’s surge: alarm bells ring

Marine Le Pen ‘has a good chance of achieving the far right’s best election result since her father founded the Front National in 1972’. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP
Marine Le Pen ‘hz a gd ćans v aćivñ ɖ faŗît’s bst ilex́n rzult sins hr faɖr fǎndd ɖ Front National in 1972’. Foṭgraf: Michel Euler/AP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Marine Le Pen’z srj: alarmbelz rñ

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Wednesday 6 April 2022)

Emmanuel Macron z stl ɖ lîcli winr v ɖs munʈ’z preẓdnśl ilex́n. Bt h wl nīd ɖ s’port v ɖ left

Wnzde 6 Epril 2022

In hr prîzwinñ memwar Ɖ Yirz, ɖ oʈr Annie Ernaux rcōld ɖ c’lectiv panic on ɖ Frenć left in 2002, ẃn Jean-Marie Le Pen unixpctidli md it t ɖ runof in ɖt yir’z preẓdnśl ilex́n. “Bfr w hd tîm t ʈnc,” ś rout, “w wr swept intu ɖ frenzi v a masmoḅlîześn t sev Frenć dmocṛsi.” A hesṭli asmbld rpublicn frunt enśurd ɖt Jacques Chirac, ɖ sntŗît canddet fr ɖ Élysée, wún an oṿẃlmñ 82% v ɖ vot in ɖ secnd rǎnd. Pṛgresiv votrz hld ɖer nozz n dd ɖ nesṣri. Az Mz Ernaux pt it: “Betr a vot ɖt stncs ɖn a vot ɖt cilz.”

Tū decedz lêtr, it sīmz lîcli ɖt Emmanuel Macron wl nīd t rlî on a similr spirit in ɖs munʈ’s preẓdnśl ilex́n. Aftr a slo n frax́s start t Marine Le Pen’z campen, poulz nǎ sjst ś hz a gd ćans v aćivñ ɖ faŗît’s bst ilex́n rzult sins hr faɖr fǎndd ɖ Front National in 1972. Wn rīsnt srve plest hr onli ʈri psntijpônts bhnd Mr Macron in a ptnśl secnd-rǎnd runof. In a nyzpepr coḷm dzînd az an rjnt wec-up cōl, ɖ formr Frenć prîm̦inistr Manuel Valls rout last wīcend: “It’s wn minit t midnît … Marine Le Pen cd b ilectd prezidnt v ɖ rpublic.”

Ɖt dîr ǎtcm – ẃć wd hv sêizmic consiqnsz fr Yṛp at a tîm v multipl crîsīz – rmenz unlîcli. Ɖ poulz hv tîtnd partli bcz ɖ bǎns Mr Macron injoid aftr hiz dipḷmatic eḟts ovr Ycren hz sbsîdd, bt h stl injôz a cumftbl līd in most. N ẃl ɖ tbu on votñ fr ɖ faŗît mt nt cari ɖ fors it dd in 2002, it stl xists: in wn srve, 50% v Frenć votrz sd ɖe wd nvr vot fr Mz Le Pen. Nvɖles, cmperd wɖ 2017, ẃn ś wz hymilietd bî Mr Macron in dbet n lost ɖ secnd-rǎnd vot bî a 66% t 34% marjin, ś hz m’mntm, n vîtl factrz hv alînd in hr fevr.

Ɖ obsesiv Izlaṃfobia n resizm v Mz Le Pen’z faŗît rîvl, ɖ teḷviźn p’leṃsist Éric Zemmour, hz alaud hr t preznt hrslf az ɖ modṛt fes v naśṇlizm. Īvn mor importntli, a stṛtījic stumpfoc̣s on ɖ icoṇmi n ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis – ɖ numbr wn cnsrn fr Frenć votrz – hz pruvd spectaklrli wel-tîmd n trboćarjd ɖs rībrandñproses. Ẃl Mr Macron z dtrmind t rêz ɖ pnśn ej t 65 n tufn p welféŗūlz, Mz Le Pen hz sd ś wl alǎ rtîrmnt at 60 n plejd t incris ɖ prć̣sñpǎr v ɖ les wel of. Lrcñ in ɖ bacgrǎnd, ɖ faŗît asṗreśnz at ɖ hart v Mz Le Pen’z program rmen az dvîsiv n dscriṃnetri az evr. Radicl anti-imigṛnt pṛpozlz n ny bordrcntrolz wd ples Frans in conflict wɖ YY lw, n a plej t pṛtct “ɖ compziśn n îdntti v ɖ Frenć ppl” ćanlz ɖ asumśnz v ẃît-rplesmnt ʈiyri. Bt ś hz larjli parct ɖ toxic stuf ofstej, s’xesḟli wîḍnñ hr apil n norṃlîzñ hr poḷtics.

A far closr rês mīnz ɖt f Súnde’z frst-rǎnd vot dz dlivr anɖr hed-t-hed runof btwn Mr Macron n Mz Le Pen, ɖ prezidnt wl b rlaynt on ɖ left’s vots t win it. Bt olmst haf ɖ hard-left s’portrz v ɖ ʈrd-plest canddet, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, hv sd ɖe wd absten instd. Sm sntŗît votrz hv mnẃl indcetd ɖe wd opt fr Mz Le Pen. Cmperd wɖ 2002, n īvn 2017, ɖ tṛdiśnl rpublicn frunt z ɖus lcñ denjṛsli batrd n bruzd. Bt gvn ɖ oʈoṛterịn, zeṇfobc nećr v ɖ oltrṇtiv, it z crūśl fr Frans n fr Yṛp ɖt it holdz.

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Fṛm ɖ Obzrvr │ Even Macron still hopes Brexit Britain will come to its senses

Keir Starmer in the Commons: Brexit is, or should be, an open goal for the opposition. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA
Cir Starmr in ɖ Comnz: Brexit z, or śd b, an opn gol fr ɖ opziśn. Foṭgraf: Jesica Teilr/PA

Īvn Macron stl hops Brexit Britn wl cm t its snsz

(Transcription of an Observer article of 28 November 2021)

Līvñ ɖ YY hz hd a teṛbl impact on ol partiz. W mst grasp ɖt it z a poḷsi ɖt canot b md t wrc

William Keegan

Wiłm Cīgn, Súnde 28 Nvmbr 2021

“Xcz m, sr, bt ẃ r y wẹrñ a popi? Rmembṛns De wz on Ʈrzde.” Ɖ spīcr wz a Spaniś jntlṃn. Ɖ sīn: ɖ brecfstrūm v a hotel in Valladolid, an aur’z trenrîd norʈ-wst v Mdrid, on Saṭde, ɖ 13ʈ v ɖs munʈ. I wz struġlñ wɖ ɖ tostr. Y nǒ hǎ it z ẃn wn arîvz at a slfsrvis brecfstrūm.

I rplaid ɖt I olwz wòr a popi untl Rmembṛns Súnde, ẃn ɖr wz ɖ tṛdiśnl Seṇtaf p’red in Lundn. “Ā,” h sd. “Fgiv m, bt ẃ on rʈ dd yr cuntri vot ɖ we it dd?”

It trnd ǎt ɖt mî inṭloktr wz a hisṭripṛfesr at Mdrid Yṇvrṣti. H pṛsidd t por hiz hart ǎt abt ɖ traɉdi v Brexit, n ɖ apōlñ impact it z hvñ on Britn’z rleśnz wɖ ɖ cuntriz ɖt Boris Jonsn rfŕz t – aftr ol ɖ ićnomic n dipḷmatic carnij hiz Brexitrz r inflictñ – az “ǎr Yṛpiyn partnrz.”

Viẓtñ Spen aftr olmst tū yirz v absns fṛm ɖ continnt wz an olmst yforic xpirịns. Yṛp! A fîn historic Spaniś siti, nn ɖ wrs fr biyñ reḷtivli uņoun – xpt, phps, fr its ftbōltīm – t ɖ Brits hu fevr ɖ Costa del Brexit. Ẃt a trīt t b rīviẓtñ ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn w bcem part v undr mor inlîtnd Cnsrṿtiv līdrz ɖn ɖ preznt śǎr.

Tru, t vizit ǎr dōtr – hu tīćz Ñgliś in Valladolid – ɖr wz an ōfl lot v fṛstretñ Brexit byrocṛsi. Ɖs wz on top v ɖ tîrsm, f hoļi unḍstanḍbl, pepr, cmpytr n smartfon wrc nseṣtetd bî Covid pricōśnz. Bt ẃt a rlif it wz t si ɖt, unlîc in Jonsn’z Ñgḷnd, mascs wr biyñ wòrn evrẃr: sm cnx́n, śrli, wɖ ɖ lo Covid caźltiret in Spen.

I hd jst réd, in an inṭvy wɖ ɖ Ny Yṛpiyn, ɖt gret Yṛpiyn Ceniʈ Clārc obzrvñ ɖt undr Jonsn, huz Brexit-inflictd damij cn no longr b cnfyzd wɖ ɖ impact v Covid, “w r nǎ gtñ denjṛsli clos t ɖ ‘ilectd dictetrśp’ ɖt Lord Hêlśm, ɖ formr lord ćanslr, wornd s abt haf a snć̣ri ago”.

Bt ɖr z hop. Ɖ wd-bi dictetr z biyñ faund ǎt. I hv bn rīrīdñ Ánṭni Pǎl’z Dans t ɖ Ḿzic v Tîm. Ɖr z a gret pasij: “Hvr, lîc most untruswrɖi prsnz, Uncl Jîlz hd ɖ gift v inspîrñ confidns in a gret mni ppl wɖ hūm h cem in contact. Īvn ɖoz hu, t ɖer cost, hd noun him fr yirz, smtmz faund dificlti in esṭmetñ ɖ leñʈs t ẃć h cd cari hiz lac v rlạbiḷti – n indd śir inćpaṣti – in matrz v biznis.” Dz ɖs rmînd y v enwn?

Ɖ gd nyz z ɖt nt onli r hiz parḷmntri colīgz n ɖoz hŭdwnct “red wōl” votrz bginñ t rumbl Jonsn: it lcs az ɖo ɖ līdr v ɖ opziśn, Sr Cir Starmr, hz fîṇli dscuvrd, in ɖ spirit v hiz gret prīdisesr Haṛld Wilsn, ɖt riḍkl z a fîn dbetñtūl.

Amñ ɖ Jonsn apôntīz hu srtnli dzrv t b riḍkld z hiz so-cōld “ngośietr”, Devid Frost. Unforćṇtli, Starmr canot gt at him d’recli bcz Jonsn caṭpultd Frost intu ɖ Hǎs v Lordz. Bt I gaɖr Lord Adonis hz a gd g at him ɖr. Frost z on record bfr ɖ reḟrendm az pôntñ t ɖ cnsidṛbl advantjz v membrśp v ɖ custmzyńn n sngl marcit, ẃć h ɖen pt at p t 8% v GDP, or £1,500 a yir p’ prsn on aṿrij incm.

H śd hv stuc t hiz gunz n nt sold hiz soul t ɖ Brexit devl. Ẃć brñz s bac t Starmr, hu wz rît t opoz Brexit, n śd olso most srtnli hv stuc t hiz gunz. Ɖ dzastr v Brexit z an opn gol fr ɖ opziśn. It z no gd ispǎzñ a poḷsi v “mcñ Brexit wrc”. Ɖ fact v ɖ matr z ɖt Brexit z’nt wrcñ n canot wrc.

Dspt ol ɖ iṛteśn Brexit hz inflictd on ǎr partnrz in Yṛp, ɖe r awer ɖt ɖ snṣbl ʈñ fr s wd b t priper ɖ we bac, olbiit wɖ ǎr teil btwn ǎr legz. Ɖ cuntriz v Yṛp nǒ ɖt ɖe beṇfitd fṛm Britiś membrśp – nt līst fṛm ɖ sngl marcit ɖt ɖ YC ćampịnd bfr luzñ its snsz.

In hiz ny bc Yṛp Bynd ɖ Yro, Ćarlz Īnoc v St Anṭni’z Colij, Oxḟd, qots Imańl Macron az seyñ: “In a fy yirz’ tîm, ɖ YC wl b ebl t fînd its ples, f it wśz” in ɖ YY – a YY ɖt wd b “rīfoc̣st on uncompṛmîzñ valyz n an ifctiv marcit.”

Mnẃl, cn enwn tel m f ɖr z eni presidnt fr ɖs dgri v naśnl slfharm?

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