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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Under Boris Johnson, corruption is taking hold in Britain

Boris Johnson has been ‘willing to to resort to emergency legislation to avoid awkward questions or debate in the House of Commons’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
Boris Jonsn hz bn ‘wilñ t t rzort t imrjnsi lejsleśn t avôd ōcẉd qsćnz or dbet in ɖ Hǎs v Comnz’. Foṭgraf: AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Undr Boris Jonsn, c’rupśn z tecñ hold in Britn

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 9 December 2020)

Croniizm z rîf, ǎr sistm v ćecs n baḷnsz z biyñ dsmantld, n ordnri ppl wl sn start t sufr

Jīna Milr, 9 Dsmbr 2020

Mni ppl vy ɖ guvnmnt’s hanḍlñ v Covid-19 n ɖ Brexit ngośieśnz az incompitnt n lacñ comn-sns. Bt bnʈ ol ɖ cntrovsiz abt tst n tres, PPI n dīl or no dīl, ẃt f ɖr z an îdịlojicl ajnda biyñ cunñli n sinicli x’ktd jrñ ɖs tîm v crîsis?

Boris Jonsn wns dscrîbd Covid-19 az an “inviẓbl mugr”. I’m startñ t wundr f ɖt z hǎ w wl cm t si hiz guvnmnt’s impact on ǎr cuntri. Ɖt’s bcz Jonsn hz yzd hiz parḷmntri mjoṛti, n ɖ Cnsrvtivz’ ińmṛbl biznis n mīdia frendz, t sisṭmaticli rliv s v ǎr deṃcratic ćecs n baḷnsz, n īvn ǎr frīdmz.

Cnsidr Jonsn’z ax́nz: h’z bn wilñ t rzort t imrjnsi lejsleśn t avôd ōcẉd qsćnz or dbet in ɖ Hǎs v Comnz; clōzz in ɖ intrnl marcit bil wd hv alaud him t brec inṭnaśnl lw; hiz covrt intelijnsbil (noun az ɖ “lîsns t cil” bil) impliṣtli pmits unḍcuvr ejnts t brec ɖ lw f ɖe psiv a ʈret t naśnl s’kṛti.

Frɖr t ɖs, h hz yzd hundṛdz v statytri instṛmnts (ẃć alǎ him t ived parḷmntri scrūṭni), n intṛdyst a jdiśl rvy, emd at dnayñ axes t ɖ corts fr ɖoz hu wś t ćalinj ɖ guvnmnt, n gvñ ɖ prîm̦inistr ɖ pǎr t apônt jujz. N nǎ h hz set p a rvy v ɖ Hymn Rîts Act. In adiśn t ol ɖz, Jonsn hz tecn pǎrz on himslf undr ɖ C’roṇvîṛs Imrjnsi Act – a pǎrgrab on a scel unsìn in ɖs cuntri fr 400 yirz.

Britn hz nt onli oṗretd fr snć̣riz on ɖ besis v ćecs n baḷnsz, bt ŕnd a globl repyteśn best on ɖm. It z sgnificnt ɖt ɖ s’prīm cort, nǎ in Jonsn’z lîn v fîr, faund fr m n mî līgl tīmz in ǎr ax́nz t uphold parḷmntri sovṛnti, frst agnst ɖ guvnmnt v T’rīza Me n ɖen hiz.

W hv olrdi witnist hǎ Jonsn’z ministrz rfyz t publiś rports, Covid pṛkrmnt contracts, Brexit impact studiz. Ɖe īvn scorn scrūṭni bî parḷmntri cmitiz: ɖ ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac, rfyzd t apir bfr ɖ Treẓ́ri s’lect cmiti, n ɖ biznișecṛtri, Aloc Śarma, śund ɖ Biznis s’lect cmiti.

Jonsn’z z imfaticli nt a “wn neśn” Cnsrvtiv guvnmnt, bt z biyñ gîdd bî prínsiplz v îṣleśnizm, oʈoṛterịnizm n ic̣nomic ilitizm. Hiz îdīaz cn b faund in a bclit publiśt in 2012 cōld Britańa Unćend ɖt wz wns sìn on ɖ flor v hiz car. Its oʈrz – Cwasi Cwarteñ, Priti Ptel, Doṃnic Rāb, Cris Scidmor n Liz Trus – spouc scornf̣li v Britn biyñ a blǒtd stet, wɖ tù mni taxz n reğleśnz fr bizṇsz n imployrz, n v ǎr wrcrz biyñ “amñ ɖ wrst îdlrz in ɖ wrld”. Ol v its oʈrz hv srvd in Jonsn’z guvnmnt.

In 2016 Sŭnac, ɖen a bacbnć MP, rout a rport fr ɖ rîtwñ Sntr fr Poḷsistudiz stetñ ɖt “fri ports” – eriaz wɖ litl or no tax – wr ɖ we t drîv ic̣nomic groʈ n “ri-cnct Britn wɖ its prǎd maṛtîm hisṭri”. H oṿlct hǎ ɖer lac v reğleśnz incuṛjz tax’bysz, orġnîzd crîm n munilōnḍrñ.

Ẃr ɖr z no trnspaṛnsi, c’rupśn n croniizm sn fstr. Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z fiãsé cn nawdez apônt frendz t wel-peid guvnmnt rǒlz wɖt īvn hvñ t advtîz ɖm.

Undr Jonsn w wl si a ny cnd v Britn – phps qt sn mirli ɖ rump neśn v Ñgḷnd – wɖ rdyst corṗreśntax, incm tax n sośl s’kṛti, fywr wrcr pṛtx́nz, n ɖ turbo-ćarjd prîṿtîześn v ǎr public srṿsz, endñ ɖ stet az w wns ń it.

It z nt ɖ Britiś we t mc a fus, n no dǎt ɖr r ɖoz hu ʈnc īvn nǎ ɖt ɖ guvnmnt tecñ it upn itslf t brec ɖ lw in “vri sṗsific n liṃtd wez” z’nt smʈñ t b tù cnsrnd abt. Bt sn ɖ pejz n pejz v lejsleśn ɖt hv iscept parḷmntri scrūṭni n mirli bn rubrstamt wl start t impact on ordnri ppl’z lîvz.

W me sn wont t pṛtst bt fînd īvn ǎr rîts t d ɖt hv bn crteld. Bynd ɖt, ɖr wl cm ɖ numñ n blīc rịlîześn ɖt Jonṣnizm z ultiṃtli Darwinizm: ǎrz wl b a cuntri ẃr onli ɖ strongist n rićist prospr, n ẃr ɖoz ǎtsd ɖer srcl ivnć̣li riylîz ɖ depʈ v ɖ c’rupśn v ǎr cuntri, n hǎ mć hz bn stoḷn bî ɖs inviẓbl mugr.

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Jīna Milr z a biznis-wmn n trnspaṛnsi acṭvist hu léd ɖ līgl ax́n ɖt privntd Boris Jonsn pṛrogñ parḷmnt.

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