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‘Mr Jonsn z roñ f h ʈncs ppl r redi t “muv on” fṛm qsćnz abt partiz.’ Foṭgraf: Andi Ren/YPE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Gre rport: a dạgnosis v sic guvnmnt

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Wednesday 25 May 2022)

Boris Jonsn’z clemz t b tecñ rsponsbiḷti r mīnñlis ẃn h canot śo snsir cntriśn or emṗʈi

Wnzde, 25 Me 2022

V  ɖ mni ʈñz Boris Jonsn hz tld ɖ Hǎs v Comnz, phps ɖ līst creḍbl v ol z Wnzde’z clem t b “humbld” bî Su Gre’z rport intu Dǎnñ Strīt partiz jrñ ɖ pandemic.

Ɖr wz no hymiḷti in ɖ subsiqnt dbet or presconfṛns on ɖ topic. Mr Jonsn, a practist layr, canot īvn fec cntriśn. Ɖ Gre rport dscrîbz sstemic brīćz v Covid reğleśnz in Dǎnñ Strīt, cmitd nwñli n wɖ cntmt fr ɖ îdīa v pṛfeśnl guvnmnt.

Ɖr wz xesiv drincñ, bginñ rli in ɖ de n endñ lêt at nît. Ɖr wz voṃtñ n fîtñ. Stāf wr wornd t bwer v camraz, t līv bî bacdorz, fr fir v ɖer bhevyr biyñ rvild. A sīńr ofiśl spouc v “gtñ awe wɖ” wn ivnt. Clīnñ n s’kṛti stāf wr trītd wɖ disrispct. Ɖ carioci mśīn wz s’plaid bî ɖ prîm̦inistr’z advîzr on eʈics.

Ol v it wd b un’xptbl in eni sirịs wrcples. In ɖ sīt v guvnmnt, it z an afrunt t dmocṛsi. Bt ɖt z nt ɖ limit v ɖ ofns. Ɖ rūlz biyñ flǎtd wr dvîzd t sev lîvz in a naśnl imrjnsi. Ɖer obzrvns bî ɖ jenṛl public cept b’rivd faṃliz fṛm gaɖ̇rñ at fynṛlz n privntd reḷtivz viẓtñ ɖ bedsîdz v dayñ luvd wnz. It z hard t cnsiv v a mor igrījs insult t ɖoz hu sufrd ʈru ɖ pandemic ɖn ɖ dscuṿri ɖt ɖer sacṛfîs wz biyñ moct in ɖ prîm̦inistr’z ofiśl rezidns. Onli hiz in’biḷti t śo jenyin rmors maćz it fr cruwlti.

On Wnzde, Mr Jonsn tld MPz h tc rsponsbiḷti, bt feld t xplen hǎ. Ɖ asrśn wz no mor cnvinsñ ɖn hiz afcteśn v hymiḷti. Most v hiz Comnz pformns wz tecn p wɖ boġs xksz, caṿlñ, dflex́n n dsmḅlñ. H cd nt cnsil ɖ slf-piti, cnsiḍrñ himslf t b a victim v xesiv, prurịnt inteṛgeśn. H lct mor bord ɖn sori.

Īvn ẃn ɖ objict v ɖ x’sîz wz t adres public angr, ɖ prîm̦inistr cd nt cnsil hiz impeśns at biyñ md t ansr fr enʈñ t enwn. Ɖt comḅneśn v aṛgns n intîtlmnt z ɖ oṛjin v ɖ hol scandl. Mr Jonsn’z dfns rlîz on ɖ asrśn ɖt h wz un’wer v rūlbrecñ, ẃć z improbbl gvn hiz proxiṃti t ivnts, n absrd gvn ɖt hiz indiṣplind n diṣlut caṛctr gev hiz stāf ɖ pmiśn t d az ɖe plizd.

Mr Jonsn z roñ f h ʈncs ppl r redi t “muv on” fṛm qsćnz abt partiz. H canot grasp ɖ graṿti v hiz ofns, bcz dwñ so rqîrz emṗʈi wɖ ɖoz hu fīl ɖer hard wrc n prsnl sacṛfîsz jrñ ɖ pandemic hv bn b’litld.

Ɖr z a lîn v trnzmiśn fṛm ɖ līdr’z narssistic indifṛns t ɖ inṭrests v enwn bt himslf t ɖ patn v ceotic guvnmnt, unīql t ɖ sirịs ćaḷnjz it fesz.

Cnsrṿtiv MPz hu cntiny t s’port ɖer līdr, s’pozñ ɖt ɖ preznt trbyḷns z a sqōl ɖt cn b naṿgetd t rīć a mor compitnt fêz v guvnmnt, r dluźnl. Ɖe r olso dgredñ ɖmslvz n ɖer parti ʈru cmpliṣti wɖ a prîm̦inistr huz toxic unfitnis fr ofis z a c’rosiv substns, ītñ awe at ɖ fǎndeśnz v Britiś dmocṛsi.

Ɖ Gre rport canot brñ an end t ɖ matr bcz it dscrîbz simtmz v an ongwñ sindrom – a moṛl dbiḷteśn in poḷtics ɖt spredz ǎtwdz fṛm ɖ prîm̦inistr. Tori MPz hv it in ɖer pǎr t stop ɖ cntejn bî rmuvñ ɖer līdr, bt ɖe d nt. It z a fełr v curij n conśns fr ẃć ɖe mst wn de pe a hevi ilectṛl prîs.

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