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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on political portraiture: putting faces to history

David Harewood with his photographic portrait by Ashley Karrell in Harewood House, Leeds. Photograph: Ashley Karrell/PA
Devid Herwŭd wɖ hiz fotgrafic portrit bî Aśli Caṛl in Herwŭd Hǎs, Lìdz. Foṭgraf: Aśli Caṛl/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on p’liticl portrićr: ptñ fesz t hisṭri

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 8 September 2023

Ɖ motivz bhnd ny picćrz v ɖ formr prîm̦inistr T’rīza Me n ɖ actr Devid Herwŭd me b difṛnt, bt bʈ yz art t srv repyteśn

Frîde, 8 Sptmbr 2023

Tū portrits, tū vri difṛnt storiz v Britn. Saied Dai’z pentñ v T’rīza Me, unveild ɖs wīc, z ɖ lêtist xampl v ẃt hz bcm a standd onr fr formr prîm̦inistrz, az mć part v ɖ afṭmaʈ v pǎr az afṭdinr spīćz n a s’kṛtitīm. Mnẃl at Herwŭd Hǎs in Wst Yorx́r, a fremd portrit v ɖ actr Devid Herwŭd bî ɖ ftogṛfr Aśli Caṛl hz gn on vy. Mr Herwŭd’z ansestrz wrct az inslevd ppl on a śŭgrplanteśn ǒnd bî ɖ secnd Rl v Herwŭd, Hnri Lascelles. F ɖ formr PM’z portrit cnfrmz ɖ old ordr, Mr Herwŭd’z qsćnz it.

Yt bʈ portrits olso pruv ɖt w’v nvr bn mor paśṇt n ingejd wɖ ɖs enćnt artform. Ẃt’s in a pentd or foṭgraft fes? A lījn v cntstd valyz n hisṭriz. Onli a fy yirz ago, portrićr wz sìn bî ɖ cogṇsenti az a sili old źãra, v inṭrest onli t corpṛtbosz. Tde it cn sīm ɖt evri ny portrit z nyz, mnli fr its p’liticl n sośl mīnñ. Ɖ rioṗnñ v ɖ Naśnl Portritgaḷri hz bn ɖ artistic ivnt v ɖ yir, its dsplez ptñ ny n marjiṇlîzd fesz intu ɖ naśnl stori. Nr z ɖs an xclusivli Britiś obseśn. Americn artists sć az Cehinde Wîli n Emi Śeṛld r yzñ portrićr t trnsform repriznteśnz v rês n îdntti.

Tde’z portritmeńa homz in on ɖ most cnsrṿtiv n cnvnśnl aspect v portrićr: its psivd eņoḅlñ v ɖ sitr. Ɖ picćrz v Mr Herwŭd n Msz Me hv ɖs in comn, īvn ɖo ɖe pt vri difṛnt twists on it. Ɖt z ɖ mesij v ɖs wīc’s tū ofiśl unveilñz. Ẃl Msz Me jônz ɖ guvnmnt art-c’lex́n, Mr Herwŭd infltrets ɖ Jorjn stetli hom bilt on hiz faṃli’z forst lebr. Artistic portrićr z ɖ oṗzit v a slfi: evrʈñ abt it z forml n imfatic, nt caźl at ol. Ɖt signiḟceśn v steṭs n onr hz nǎ bcm ẃt inṭrests artists n ɖ public alîc. Hvñ yr portrit in a public ples or c’lex́n hz bcm a pǎrfl, simbolic act.

Yt ɖ risc in ǎr obseśn wɖ ɖ poḷtics v portrićr – cnsrṿtiv or radicl – z ɖt ɖ artistic qoḷti v an imij bérli matrz. Ɖ ny portrits bʈ gt hî marcs fr recgnîẓbiḷti bt, bynd ɖt, wl îɖr b rmembrd az art? Ɖ srj v inṭrest in ɖ cntmprri mīnñ v portrićr mcs s fget ɖt it cn olso b a nuanst n mstirịs art, huz mīnñz r mć hardr t xplen or xōst.

Gret artists fṛm Titian t Lūśn Freud tc portrićr t strenj, poetic hîts. Bt it’s hard t si eni ny Freudz amñ tde’z portritists. It z a bitr îṛni ɖt stydnts wr dscurijd fr decedz fṛm tecñ pentñ sirịsli, bfr faśn ćenjd. Nǎ ɖr’z a rej fr pentñz, bt a śalo reẓvwar v ɖ rqîrd scilz.

Portrićr śd’nt b a ćīp we t mc a pônt. Devid Lascelles, etʈ Rl v Herwŭd, cmiśnd a foṭgraf v Mr Herwŭd, rɖr ɖn gtñ a top pentr at top muni. Y wd ʈnc h mt aford a mor ambiśs wrc v art gvn h md £5.7m last yir simpli fṛm selñ wn Veronese fṛm hiz faṃli c’lex́n. Z ɖs bargin resttyśn? F w riyli wont t ćenj ɖ fesz v Britn, w nīd t fînd n nrćr gret portritists, hu cn pent ɖ truʈ fr ol tîm, nt jst a hedlîn.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Brexit borders: a slow dawning of economic reality

Cars and lorries queue at Dover. ‘The bilateral structures that might bring the UK and EU into closer political and economic alignment barely even exist.’ Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA
Carz n loriz k at Dovr. ‘Ɖ bîlatṛl strucćrz ɖt mt brñ ɖ YC n YY intu closr p’liticl n ic̣nomic alînmnt bérli īvn xist.’ Foṭgraf: Gaṛʈ Fŭlr/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Brexit bordrz: a slo dōnñ v ic̣nomic riaḷti

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 3 September 2023

A patn z imrjñ v qayt ajustmnts ɖt rec̣gnîz ɖ cost v tecñ Britn ǎt v ɖ YY sngl marcit

Súnde, 3 Sptmbr 2023

Ɖ  guvnmnt, cnsiḍrñ ẃn t impoz a costli ny custmzbyrocṛsi, anǎnst last wīc ɖt nǎ z nt ɖ rît tîm. Post-Brexit ćecs on gdz enṭrñ Britn fṛm ɖ YY wr frst s’pozd t b impḷmntd in Jańri 2021. Aftr sirịl psponmnts, ɖe wr dy t bgin nxt munʈ. Nǎ it w’nt hapn bfr 2024.

Gdz muvñ in ɖ uɖr d’rex́n r olrdi subjict t custmz peprwrc, mcñ lîf dificlt fr YC xportrz n pśñ sm ǎt v biznis oltgɖr. Ministrz hv rec̣gnîzd ɖt Britiś cnsymrz n bizṇsz cd d wɖt ɖ sem penlti biyñ aplaid t imports. Ɖ guvnmnt admits ɖt importćecs wd stǒc infleśn. Ɖs z a qayt acnolijmnt ɖt frix́n btwn ɖ YC n ɖ tredñ blóc on its dorstep z a drag on ɖ icoṇmi. Bt Riśi Sūnac, ɖ prîm̦inistr, canot se so alǎd bcz ɖt wd cnsid ɖ foli v qitñ ɖ sngl marcit in ɖ frst ples.

Olso last wīc, ɖ guvnmnt agrìd t pṛtct wrcples rîts at risc v ireźr ẃn YY lw z xpunjd fṛm YC statyts. Undr YY trītipṛviźnz, wimin r intîtld t b peid ɖ sem az men dwñ iqivḷnt wrc az loñ az ɖr z a comn “sors” – a cndiśn ɖt pṛtcts implôīz v ǎtsors pṛvîdrz. Lebr hz cmitd t repḷcet ɖt pṛtx́n in YC lw n ɖ guvnmnt hz bn śemd intu plejñ ɖ sem.

Rlịr ɖs yir, it dlūtd ɖ lw ɖt wd hv sìn mni uɖr sośl pṛtx́nz ōṭmaticli xpunjd fṛm ɖ statyt-bc at ɖ end v ɖs yir. Ɖs wz a cnseśn t invstrz hu prifŕd conṭnywti v xistñ rūlz t ɖ Yrosceptic fanṭsi v a vast reğletri bonfîr.

Last munʈ, ɖ guvnmnt abandnd planz t rqîr a YC-sṗsific qoḷti’śuṛns marc fr gdz sold in Britn, recgnîzñ ɖt ɖ Yṛpiyn CE marc wl sfîs “indefiṇtli”. Ɖt wz a b’letd recgniśn ɖt xportñ bizṇsz wd nīd ɖ Yṛpiyn srtiḟceśn enwe n nn wontd ɖ adiśnl cost v a sūprflụs YCQA marc – a pôntlis simbl v holo sovṛnti.

A patn v dscrit Brexit dlūśn z imrjñ. Ć clîmdǎn cnfrmz hardlîn Yrosceptic sspiśn ɖt ɖer drīm z biyñ btreid. Mr Sūnac z còt btwn a p’liticl obḷgeśn impozd bî hiz parti t pritnd ɖt līvñ ɖ YY wz a gret aćivmnt n ɖ ic̣nomic rqîrmnt impozd bî riaḷti t paliet ɖ cost v rupćr fṛm ɖ continnt. H cn ssten ɖs lūdicṛs posćr onli bcz ɖ opziśn z cmitd t a similr cntorśn – plejñ closr proxiṃti t ɖ YY wɖt sbstanśl riinṭgreśn.

Ɖs wd b a maniɉbl probḷm f ɖ pen fṛm Brexit wr stebl or lîcli t īz. Bt ɖ oṗzit z tru. Brexit wz nt an ivnt, it set a tṛjectri. It z nt an obsṭcl t b wrct arnd, bt a cors t b c’rectd.

Ɖt wl tec tîm. Ɖ bîlatṛl strucćrz ɖt mt brñ ɖ YC n ɖ YY intu closr p’liticl n ic̣nomic alînmnt bérli īvn xist n ɖr z nt yt ɖ p’liticl wil t cunjr ɖm intu biyñ. Bt ɖ oltrṇtiv z wrsnñ ic̣nomic dbiḷteśn fr ɖ sec v a doctrin avaud bî a dwindlñ numbr v ppl. Ɖ tasit incroćmnt v riaḷti-best ʈncñ intu Mr Sūnac’s Yṛpiyn poḷsi z a welcm śift. Ɖ momnt ẃn ɖt riaḷti z xprest wɖ a fŭlr vôs canot cm tù sn.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on crosswords: not just a hobby for men like Inspector Morse

Carly Rae Jepsen created a crossword to promote her latest album. Photograph: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
Carli Re Jepsn crietd a croswrd t pṛmot hr lêtist albm. Foṭgraf: Jowl C Rayn/Inviźn/AP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on croswrdz: nt jst a hobi fr men lîc Inspctr Mors

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 27 August 2023

In ɖ rît handz, criptic puzlz cn edycet az wel az entten. Jst asc sm v ɖ wimin hu set ɖm

Súnde, 27 Ōġst 2023

It z an old sō in ɖ nyzpepr biznis ɖt ẃl y cn gt olmst enʈñ roñ – ɖ scorrz in ɖ cupfînl, ɖ winr v ɖ 4.10 at Hêdoc – n fy rīdrz wl bat an îlid, f y mc a mstec in ɖ croswrdpuzl ɖen y wl b dīlñ wɖ cmplents fr wīcs. Croswrdluvrz r obsesiv, n ɖer hǎlz v dspleźr f y pt in ɖ roñ ansr fr sevn acrs wl b enʈñ bt criptic.

Bî ɖer folowrz, setrz r rgardd az smʈñ acin t fochiroz, īvn f ɖe r onli noun t most bî ɖer ełsz. Ẃn ɖ gret Gardịn setr Jon Greym, yṇvrṣli noun bî hiz nom de plume Araucaria, anǎnst in a siriz v cluz in wn v hiz puzlz ɖt h hd trminl cansr, it unlīśt a flud v afx́n amñ rīdrz. Wn sd h hd plantd a muncipuzl tri in onr v Mr Greym’z monicr. Az a Cembrij-edycetd pilr v ɖ istabliśmnt, Greym – a Ćrć v Ñgḷnd prīst – fitd ɖ yźl mntl imij v a croswrḑeṿtī, or crūṣvrḅlist. Colin Dxtr, ɖ crietr v Inspctr Mors, wz anɖr inʈyziast n nemd hiz dtctiv aftr a felo cmpettiv solvr, ɖ Lôdz Banc ćermn Sr Jeṛmi Mors.

Bt ɖs picćr z dsptiv: wimin r recnd t b in ɖ mjoṛti ẃn it cmz t gtñ a dêli croswrdfix. It z in setñ n cmpettiv solvñ ɖt men doṃnet. Ɖ irońs bt pvesiv tîpcastñ me xplen ɖ xîtmnt amñ crūṣvrḅlists at a rīsnt twīt bî ɖ Cnedịn sñr-soñraitr Carli Re Jepsn. “Wns upn a tîm I wz ɖ ansr in ɖ Ny Yorc Tîmz croswrdpuzl,” ś inʈyzd. “A tru c’rirhîlît. Mî faɖr n I ʈt I hd pīct.” Ś apndd hr ǒn puzl, plugñ hr lêtist albm t hr 9.3 miłn Twitr folowrz.

Ɖo croswrdz cn tres ɖer rūts bac t ɖ midl v ɖ 19ʈ snć̣ri, ɖe riyli tc of a snć̣ri ago wɖ a “wrdcros” puzl set bî ɖ Ñgliś-born jrṇlist Arʈr Wín in ɖ Crisṃs 1913 iśu v ɖ Ny Yorc Wrld nyzpepr. Wrdcrosz morft intu croswrdz, n wɖn a fy yirz evri nyzpepr in ɖ YS hd wn, wɖ ɖ xpśn v ɖ Ny Yorc Tîmz, ẃć in 1924 dscrîbd ɖm az ɖ “utrli fytîl fîndñ v wrdz”.

Fîv yirz lêtr, it boldli dclerd: “Ɖ croswrdpuzl, it sīmz, hz gn ɖ we v ol fadz.” In 1942, it fîṇli rec̣gnîzd its err n intṛdyst wn, at ɖ promtñ v Marġrit Farar, ɖ prsn hu dd most t popyḷrîz ɖm. Ś recnd ɖe wd hlp tec Americnz’ mîndz of ɖ wor, n ɖ Ny Yorc Tîmz croswrd, ẃć ś eḍtd fr olmst 30 yirz, bcem ɖ YS’z fōrmost puzl.

Ɖ rīsnt deʈ v anɖr croswrd-luvñ Marġrit – Marġrit Ŕvin, hu set croswrdz fr ɖ Gardịn az Nutmeg (n elsẃr az Mês) – wz olso cmeṃretd ʈru a croswrd bî hr colīg, Aracni (riyl nem: Sẹra Hêz). 1 acrs: Incmpaṛbl ledi inʈrōlñ ol at last (8); 5 acrs: Eṿgrīn hed grl (6). In an rlịr inṭvy, Mz Hêz rvild ɖ unixpctd valy v croswrdz in xpozñ n ćaḷnjñ preɉdis. Ɖ iśu arouz ovr a clu involvñ fīmel drîvrz, ɖ riax́n t ẃć apird t sjst an astoniśmnt ɖt ɖe xistd. Sins ɖen, ś sd, ś hd md a ptiklr eḟt t “yz fīmelz in cluz”. Ɖs z nt jst enttenmnt bt p’liticl edyceśn.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on the British Museum losses: a diplomatic own goal

A visitor views the Parthenon marbles at the British Museum in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP/Getty Images
A vizitr vyz ɖ Parʈ̇nón marblz at ɖ Britiś Ḿziym in Lundn. Foṭgraf: Dańl Leal/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Britiś Ḿziym losz: a dipḷmatic ǒn gol

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 25 August 2023

Ɖ dis’piṛns v arṭfacts hz dlivrd a propganḍcù t neśnz campenñ fr ɖ rtrn v historicl treźrz

Frîde, 25 Ōġst 2023

Az ǒn golz g, ɖ reṿleśnz abt ɖ dis’piṛns v arṭfacts fṛm ɖ Britiś Ḿziym ɖt léd t Frîde nît’s reẓgneśn v its d’rectr, Hartwig Fischer, r î-popñ. Most v ɖ misñ objicts mt nt b v gret valy: nirli a ʈǎznd cem fṛm a bqst md bî ɖ faṃli v an 18ʈ-snć̣ri c’lectr, n hd bn stord awe in a dror wɖt īvn biyñ indivijli caṭlogd.

Bt ɖ naṛtiv z devstetñ. Ẃn ɖ dror wz opnd, it hz bn rportd, onli sevn îtmz rmend. Ɖ ḿziym hd bn wornd in 2021 ɖt objicts fṛm its c’lex́n hd bn trnñ p fr seil, bt Mr Fischer sd ɖt, aftr an intrnl invstgeśn, h wz confidnt ol hd bn acǎntd fr. It wz onli ẃn ɖ bōrd v d’rectrz wz alrtd ɖt frɖr ax́n wz tecn. Bî ɖ tîm ɖ ʈefts wr md public last wīc, a sīńr stāfmembr hd bn sact n ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs cōld in. Nǎ ɖ d’rectr himslf hz gn, tù.

Dez lêtr, ɖ hed v ɖ Asośieśn v Grīc Arcioḷjists pǎnst, seyñ ɖ ḿziym cd no longr mnten ɖt it wz betr ɖn Grīs at pṛtctñ Grīc culćṛl heṛtij. Dspīna Cǒtsūmbá wz, v cors, rfŕñ t ɖ loñ-runñ dspyt ovr ǒnrśp v ɖ Parʈ̇nón marblz. Grīs’z culćrministr, Līna Mendoni, tld ɖ nyzpepr T Vima ɖt ɖ insidnt “riinforsz ɖ prṃnnt n just dmand v ǎr cuntri fr [ɖer] dfiṇtiv rtrn”.

It wl nt hv gn uņotist bî Jorj Ozbōrn, ɖ ćer v ɖ Britiś Ḿziym trustīz n formr ćanslr v ɖ xćecr, ɖt ɖs z ɖ lanḡj v a dipḷmatic pǎns. H wz rdyst t fībli pariyñ ɖt ɖ insidnt “onli riinforsz ɖ ces fr ɖ riimaɉneśn v ɖ ḿziym w hv imbarct upn”.

Dītelz v ɖs biłn-pǎnd “riimaɉneśn” – ẃć includ a mejr rībild n a cmitmnt t bcm a net ziro-carbn ḿziym – r dy t b rvild ɖs ōtm. Bt ɖ fremwrc, leid ǎt bî Mr Ozbōrn in a spīć t trustīz last yir, md it clir hǎ imposbl it z fr eni sć viźn t flot fri v clemz fr resttyśn v, in hiz wrdz, “ɖ treźrz w hold in trust fr ol hymncînd”.

Pndñ ɖ rzults v ɖ p’līs invstgeśn, it z imposbl t nǒ hǎ xtnsivli ɖs trust hz bn brocn. Tim Lōtn, ćer v ɖ ol-parti parḷmntri grūp on ɖ Britiś Ḿziym, akzd Grīs ɖs wīc v “bletnt oṗtynizm.” Bt ɖ rūmrmil hz bn ćrnñ, wɖ aṇcdotl rports ɖt insîdrʈeft fṛm YC ḿziymz hz bn wîdspred fr yirz.

Ɖ vast mjoṛti v stāf r undǎtidli onist n dedcetd t a voceśn ɖt z abt rsrć az wel az dsple: caṭlogñ z an xōstiv n ongwñ proses, n ɖ ḿziym hz sd ɖt mni v ɖ misñ objicts wr hld mnli fr acdemic prṗsz. Bt Mz Cǒtsūmbá hz a pônt. Ɖ ces drwz atnśn t ɖ probḷmz v rsponsbli cẹrñ fr n kretñ a c’lex́n v mor ɖn 8m objicts fṛm ol ovr ɖ wrld, sm v ẃć śd b rtrnd.

Ɖs z nǎ a dfînñ crîsis fr ɖ 21st-snć̣ri Britiś Ḿziym. Ɖ ćôs v Dr Fischer’z s’xesr z piṿtl. Ɖ ḿziym wl nīd t b sìn t pt its hǎs in ordr swiftli n dsîsivli f it z t pswed uɖrz t folo its riimaɉnñ v itslf az – in Mr Ozbōrn’z wrdz – a custodịn v ǎr comn hymaṇti.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on canals: a national success story under threat

The Rochdale Canal near Todmorden. ‘The modern Conservative party just doesn’t understand the value of public goods.’ Photograph: ID5720598/GuardianWitness
Ɖ Roćdel Cnal nir Todmordn. ‘Ɖ modn Cnsrṿtiv parti jst dz’nt unḍstand ɖ valy v public gdz.’ Foṭgraf: ID5720598/GardịnWitnis

Ɖ Gardịn vy on cnalz: a naśnl s’xeștori undr ʈret

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 22 August 2023

A guvnmntplan t cut fundñ t ɖ ćaṛti ɖt maṇjz inḷnd wōtrwez z śortsîtd n ǎt v step wɖ ɖ tîmz

Tyzde, 22 Ōġst 2023

Ɖ  resṭreśn v mć v Britn’z vast cnal netwrc hz bn a noṭbl n upliftñ s’xeștori. Orijiṇli sevd in ɖ 1960z fṛm Bīćñ-stîl cloźrz bî Lebr’z transportsecṛtri, Barbra Casl, mni v ɖz formrli wrcñ n p’lūtd wōtrwez hv bcm modn ŕbn oesīz.

Otrz, cñfiśrz n dragnflîz cn b glimst alñ ɖ 100 mîlz or so v Brmñm’z cnalz. In Manćestr, barjyzrz n wōcrz cn tres ɖ oṛjinz v ɖ Industrịl Reṿluśn alñ inṭsctñ rùts ɖt cris-cros ɖ siti. Acrs ɖ cuntri, cnalsîd rjeṇreśn hz trnsformd ŕbn lansceps, partli inebld bî ɖ ʈǎzndz v unpeid voḷntirz hu reskd abandnd ćanlz fṛm deṛlix́n n pevd ɖ we fr Casl’z viźn v “leźrwez” t bcm a riaḷti.

Invîṛnmnṭli rić, historicli faṣnetñ n a sors v hymn welbiyñ, ʈrîvñ cnalz śd b a treźrd fīćr v ǎr grīnr fyćr. Ɖ guvnmnt, hvr, apirz t hv uɖr îdīaz. Hvñ prīvịsli frozn fundñ fr ɖ Cnal & Rivr Trust (CRT) – ɖ ćaṛti ɖt in 2012 tc ovr ɖ manijmnt v 2,000 mîlz v stet-ǒnd cnalz – ministrz nǎ plan cuts v ovr £300m t its fînansz, bginñ in 2027.

Az ɖ CRT z forst t sīc oltrṇtiv sorsz v caś, ɖs śortsîtd dsiźn wl streć rzorsz bynd brecñpônt. Voḷntirz olrdi hv t b rlaid on fr clīn-up wrc n uɖr tascs, n trustlīdrz hv sd ɖt ɖ śarp rdux́n in fundz wl pt at risc “invałbl naćṛl haḅtats, historic infṛstrucćr n ćeriśt public spesz”. Sm cnalz, ɖe worn, me hv t cloz. Last wīc, a grūp v caunsļīdrz rout t ɖ secṛtri v stet fr ɖ invîrnmnt, T’rez Cófi, notñ ɖt larj strećz v Lundn’z netwrc wl b afctd, includñ Litl Venis.

Ɖr r mni gd rīznz t wont t si ɖ bac v ɖs guvnmnt, bt wn v ɖ most imośṇli cmpelñ z its dstest fr ɖ cnd v public infṛstrucćr ɖt mcs lîf betr fr ppl. It rmenz t b sìn ẃɖr ministrz wl ćūz t ignor ɖ oṿẃlmñ opziśn t planz t clos relwe-steśn ticit ofisz. Bt ɖer apaṛnt wilñnis t indenjr ɖ spectaklr rnesns v ɖ cuntri’z cnalz z evidns v ɖ sem îdịlojicl blîndspot: ɖ modn Cnsrṿtiv parti jst dz’nt unḍstand ɖ valy v public gdz.

A 2019 rport, Wōtrwez in Progres, publiśt bî ɖ Inḷnd Wōtrwez Asośieśn, memṛbli dscrîbz Britn’z cnalz az “a linịr naśnl parc”. Amñ uɖr ceștudiz, ɖ oʈrz hîlît ɖ sośl n ic̣nomic beṇfits dlivrd bî ɖ resṭreśn v a fîv-mîl streć v ɖ Ćsṭfīld cnal, in ẃć a formr lochǎs nǎ hosts a cafe, a mītñrūm, śǎr-fsiḷtiz n a ple n picnic eria. Mć v ɖs wz md poṣbl bî Ẃîthōl muni rlist az part v ɖ Cḿṇti Asets program.

Ɖs z ɖ cnd v riimaɉnñ v wōtrwez ɖt Casl – a bot inʈyziast hu reğlrli travld on ɖ Roćdel cnal – fōrsw. Notñ ɖer ptnśl fr leźrys in ɖ Trnsport Act v 1968, ś istabliśt public bodiz t pṛmot “cruzñ, fiśñ n uɖr recrieśnl prṗsz” on ɖ cnalz. Fîv decedz on, ɖ progres hz bn rmarcbl. Ɖ guvnmnt hz a rsponsbiḷti t enśur ɖt it z mntend, rɖr ɖn unḍmaind bî fundñcuts dīpli at odz wɖ ɖ spirit n d’rex́n v ɖ tîmz.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on the Women’s World Cup: the best so far

The England team celebrate after a goal during the Women's World Cup 2023 semi-final against Australia in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: AAP
Ɖ Ñgḷnd tīm seḷbret aftr a gol jrñ ɖ Wimin’z Wrldcup 2023 semifînl agnst Ostreła in Sidni on Wnzde. Foṭgraf: OAP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Wimin’z Wrldcup: ɖ bst so far

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 18 August 2023

Ostreła n Ny Zīḷnd hv pṛvîdd a trṇmnt ɖt hz śǒcest ɖ streñʈ in depʈ v ftbōl acrs ol continnts

Frîde, 18 Ōġst 2023

For yirz ago, ɖ 2019 Fifa Wimin’z Wrldcup, wún bî ɖ YS, wz hêld az a piṇcl momnt fr wimin’z ftbōl. Ɖ ac̣led wz dzrvd. Bt f 2019 wz a piṇcl, ẃt cn b sd abt ɖs yir’z īvn mor rmarcbl contest? Ɖ 2023 Wrldcup rīćz a pīc in Sidni on Súnde, ẃn Ñgḷnd n Spen fes ć uɖr in ɖ fînl. Yt f ɖ contest ovr ɖ last munʈ pruvz wn big ʈñ, it z ɖt, in wimin’z ftbōl, evri piṇcl n pīc stl cnsilz anɖr īvn hayr wn ɖn ɖ sumit jst rīćt.

Ɖ aćivmnts v 2023 g bynd īvn Ñgḷnd’z unḍstanḍbl dlît n xîtmnt at rīćñ – n hopḟli winñ – a frst ftbōl Wrldcup fînl sins ɖ men’z nǎ loñ distnt vicṭri in 1966. Ɖ most importnt v ɖz wîdr s’xesz z ɖs trṇmnt’s wundrfl conḟmeśn v riyl streñʈ in depʈ in ɖ wimin’z gem on evri continnt. Olɖo tū Yṛpiyn sîdz wl contest ɖ fînl, ɖ globl atenmntgap z evrẃr narowñ. Ostreła, C’lumbia n Jpan dzrvidli rīćt ɖ last et (n Ostreła wnt frɖr). Jmeca n Nîjiria cem clos t jônñ ɖm. Ćîna, Mroco, ɖ Fiḷpīnz, Sǎʈ Africa n Zambia ol wún grūpstej gemz. It cn onli b a matr v tîm bfr an Africn, Eźn, Caṛbiyn or Osiańn tīm gts t ɖ fînl.

Tṛdiśnl bǎnḍriz hv bn brīćt in uɖr wez tù. Ɖ brecʈru amñ ɖ Ostrełn n Ny Zīḷnd publics hz bn neśnwîd n inclūsiv, wɖ unrîvld irupśnz v ingejmnt. Sgnificntli, mć grǎndwrc hz bn dn ǎt v sît ovr loñ yirz, in scūlz n amñ mîgṛntcḿṇtiz, wɖt ɖ big sponsrśp n marc̣tñ ɖt foloz men’z rugbi or Ostrełn-rūlz ftbōl. Īvn so, in bʈ v ɖz sports-mad neśnz, crǎdnumbrz hv bn hî n TV vywñfigrz hv brocn olmst evri record. A pīc v 11.2 miłn Ostrełnz – ǎt v a popyleśn v 26 miłn – tynd in t woć Wnzde’z semifînl agnst Ñgḷnd. Ɖr r globl lésnz hir abt ɖ ptnśl v ny marcits fr wimin’z sport.

Nn v ɖs z t pritnd ɖt evrʈñ abt ɖ 2023 Wrldcup hz bn ɖ vri bst ɖt it cd poṣbli b. Ɖ qoḷti v ple, n ɖ xîtmnt v ɖ contests, hv bʈ bn ʈrilñli hî. Ɖ bytifl gem hz rpitidli bn sìn at its bst. Bt ɖr hz olso bn evidns v sm v ɖ siṇsizm n pṛfeśṇlizm ɖt cn infct ɖ men’z gem. Fǎlz, dîvz, tîmwestñ n negtivti r no longr cnfînd, f ɖe evr wr, t men’z ftbōl. Nr, of ɖ pić, z hîpŕḅle.

Iniqoḷti stl rmenz ɖ gem’z bigist scandl n ɖ prîoṛtićalinj ɖt mst b oṿcm. Tru, pǎrfl lobiyñ v Fifa, wrld ftbōl’z guṿnñbodi, bî Ynîtd Stets wimin hz hlpt s’kr sgnificnt incrisz in ɖ Wimin’z Wrldcup prîzmuni ɖs yir. Tīmz wɖ negliɉbl fînanśl bacñ, lîc Hêti n Jmeca, hv jenyinli beṇfitd.

Bt ɖ nīd t cntiny t gro ɖ wimin’z gem z hld bac bî strucćṛl fînanśl iniqoḷti. Ɖ dspaṛti in Fifa’z prîzmuni – £86m fr ɖ Wimin’z Wrldcup agnst £344m fr last yir’z men’z contest in Ctār – rmenz bʈ hyj n indifnsbl. Fifa sz its “ambiśn” z t aćiv pêpaṛti bî ɖ nxt Wrldcups in ɖ 2026 n 2027 contests. Ɖt nīdz t b trnd fṛm an asṗreśn intu an aćivmnt ɖt cn ɖen b riinvstd at ɖ grasrūts. F it z, ɖ nxt Wimin’z Wrldcup me b an īvn gretr piṇcl ɖn ɖs wn.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on new North Sea drilling: misreading the mood

Rishi Sunak on a visit to Aberdeenshire on 31 July. ‘The Sunak government is easing up on its green commitments under pressure from the rightwing press and the party grassroots.’ Photograph: WPA/Getty
Riśi Sūnac on a vizit t Aḅdīnśr on 31 Jlî. ‘Ɖ Sūnac guvnmnt z īzñ p on its grīn cmitmnts undr preśr fṛm ɖ rîtwñ pres n ɖ parti grasrūts.’ Foṭgraf: WPA/Geti

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ny Norʈ Sī drilñ: msrīdñ ɖ mūd

Transcription of a Gardian editorial of 31 July 2023

Riśi Sūnac’s dsiźn t moʈbōl hiz grīn cmitmnts riscs dwñ no gd t enwn, includñ ɖ Tori parti

Munde, 31 Jlî 2023

Ɖ  hotist munʈ in wrldhisṭri hz jst endd. It z onli dez sins ɖ Ynîtd Neśnz jenṛl secṛtri, António Guterres, wornd ɖt ɖ ira v globl wormñ hz nǎ bcm ɖ ira v globl bôlñ. Clîṃtcrîsis hōnts ol neśnz wɖt xpśn. Ɖ ces fr a rīduḅlñ v eḟts t crb grīnhǎs gasz cd hardli b mor starc ɖn tde.

So ẃt cnd v līdrśp dz Britn’z prîm̦inistr ofr in rspons t ɖs crîsis? Ansr: h anǎnsz an xpanśn in drilñ fr ɖ ôl n gas ɖt r drîvñ ɖ imiśnz ɖt r trnsformñ ɖ wrld’z clîṃt. In uɖr wrdz, ẃl ɖ planit brnz, Riśi Sūnac standz akzd v porñ fyl on ɖ flemz.

Mr Sūnac cnfrmd on Munde ɖt ɖ YC z t pres ahd wɖ a ny fêz v Norʈ Sī ôl n gas xpḷreśn n pṛdux́n. “Hundṛdz” v lîsnsz wl b grantd in Sptmbr n in subsiqnt rǎndz v lîsnsñ. Ɖ em z xplisit. Rɖr ɖn wîndñ dǎn ɖ inḍstri n cīpñ ɖ rzorsz in ɖ grǎnd az part v ɖ trnziśn t ɖ net-ziro targit, Mr Sūnac wonts t max ǎt pṛdux́n v ɖ Norʈ Sī’z rmenñ rzrvz.

H clemd ɖt ɖ ny drilñ z nīdd bcz v ɖ ʈret t eṇji s’plîz fṛm Vladīmir Pūtin n uɖr tîṛnts. F so, ɖt z an indîtmnt v ɖ śortsîtd we in ẃć ɖ YC hz manijd its ôl n gas, n ɖ reṿnyz fṛm ɖm, fr decedz. Bt ɖ truʈ z olso ɖt Cnsrṿtiv guvnmnts hv a hisṭri v caẓ́li rnegñ on clîṃtcmitmnts. “W’re nt gwñ t sev ɖ planit bî ptñ ǎr cuntri ǎt v biznis,” Jorj Ozbōrn snird in 2011. Mr Sūnac’s dsiźn z in ɖt vein. Ɖ ny drilñ z a marc v ɖ lo – nt ɖ hî – prîoṛti ɖt YC guvnmnts hv gvn t Britn’z naśnl nīdz.

Ɖ prîm̦inistr cupld hiz ny lîsnsñ oṗtyṇtiz fr ôlcumṗniz wɖ anǎnsmnts v tū mor carbncapćr ysij n storij sntrz. Ɖz r partli dzînd t śo ɖt ɖ guvnmnt cntinyz t trīt its clīn-tecnoḷji n net-ziro targits sirịsli. Bt ɖz r marjinl iniṣ́tivz cmperd wɖ ɖ xtndd dpndns on fosilfylz. Ɖe amǎnt t letñ eṇji cumṗniz of ɖ hc n rfyzñ t implimnt dificlt dsiźnz.

Ɖ botmlîn mesij fṛm Munde z stretfwd. Ɖ Sūnac guvnmnt z īzñ p on its grīn cmitmnts undr preśr fṛm ɖ rîtwñ pres n ɖ parti grasrūts in ɖ hop ɖt ɖs cn rvîv Tori fortynz in ɖ jenṛl ilex́n. It z part v ɖ larjr ćenj in Cnsrṿtiv pziśnñ sins ɖ parti s’prîzd itslf bî winñ ɖ Uxbrij n Sǎʈ Rîslip bîilex́n aftr campenñ agnst Lundn’z clīnr-er meźrz. Bt it z nt an impuls-dsiźn.

Ɖ Tori parti hz bn muvñ in an angrịr n mor libterịn d’rex́n fr mni yirz ovr mni iśuz. Ɖ impeśns wɖ xprts ɖt Mîcl Gov xprest ovr Brexit wz ecoud jrñ ɖ Covid pandemic, n z rcŕñ ovr CO2 imiśnz. Mr Sūnac me se ɖt ɖ parti rmenz cmitd t its clīnr-car n net-ziro targits, bt ɖ riaḷti z ɖt ɖz r nǎ biyñ moʈbōld untl aftr a jenṛl ilex́n ɖt me stl b 15 munʈs awe. It z a teribl lc n it z a teribl aproć – nt līst bcz it unḍesṭmets ɖ public, huz attydz on ɖz iśuz r ofn wîzr ɖn ɖoz v poḷtiśnz.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Observer view on the brilliance of Sinéad O’Connor’s greatest song

Sinead O'Connor performing in Amsterdam, March 1988. Photograph: Paul Bergen/Redferns
‘Sinéad O’Conr pformñ in Amsṭdam, Marć 1988. Foṭgraf: Pōl Bergen/Redfrnz

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on ɖ briłns v Sinéad O’Conrz’z gretist soñ

Transcription of an Observer editorial of 30 July 2023

Ɖ êjlis imośnl pǎr v Nʈñ Cmperz 2 Y z rūtd in a ćîldhd-pen ptiklr t ɖ sñr

Súnde, 30 Jlî 2023

Wn v ɖ ʈñz ɖt md ɖ deʈ v Sinéad O’Conr so pṛfǎndli sad wz ɖt ɖ nyz cem wɖ a prīricordd sǎndtrac. Ɖ sñr md gret ḿzic ovr mni yirz, bt ɖ fîv minits n 10 secndz v hr vrśn v Prins’z soñ Nʈñ Cmperz 2 Y r, fr mor ɖn wn jeṇreśn, ɖ dfiṇtiv sǎnd v hartbrec.

Ɖ nyz cōzd miłnz v s t pres ple on ɖt trac’s hōntñ intṛdux́n n t hír its oṗnñlînz wns agn in ǎr hedz: “It’s bn sevn aurz n 15 dez, sins y tc yr luv awe…” Ɖt spnteńs act prompts an ej-old qsćn: hǎ xacli d gret soñz – Let It B or Ovr Ɖ Renbo or Evrbdi Hrts – bcm ɖ śorthand v sć pǎrfl imośn? It cmz az no s’prîz ẃn y lc intu ɖ qsćn ɖt O’Conr’z baḷd hz smtmz itslf bn yzd bî sîcoḷjists n ńrosayntists rsrćñ meḷdi n ɖ bren. Aftr ol, ɖ impiricl evidns fr ɖ imośnl ifct v ɖs ptiklr trac cd nt b plenr: bî ol acǎnts ɖ tirz ɖt rold dǎn O’Conr’z ćīcs in ɖ indeḷbl vidio ɖt acumṗnid its rlis wr a s’prîz īvn t hr.

Az ś xplend in hr 2021 memwar Rmemḅrñz, ś hd startd crayñ bcz ɖ lirics n meḷdi v ɖ fînl vrs hd trigrd oṿẃlmñ ʈōts v hr trubld n abysiv muɖr, hu hd daid in a carcraś fîv yirz rlịr (“Ol ɖ flǎrz ɖt y plantd, mama/In ɖ bacyard/Ol daid ẃn y wnt awe”).

In rīsnt yirz, sayntists hv traid t dīcnstruct n qonṭfî ɖ wez in ẃć soñz cn pṛvoc n ampḷfî sć imośnz. Wn v ɖ most sgnificnt v ɖoz studiz brouc dǎn ɖ mec̣nizm v ḿzic intu cmponnt parts ɖt includd “brenstem rīflexz”, “imośnl cntejn”, “viźl imijri” n “ḿzicl xpctnsi”. Ɖt last qoḷti hz bn v ptiklr inṭrest t rsrćrz, hu si parts v ɖ bren asośietd wɖ pleźr n pen lît p ẃn ɖe “hír” cōrdz n nots ɖt dīviet fṛm pridictbl harṃni. “Ǎr brenz r wîrd t pic p ɖ ḿzic ɖt w xpct,” wn pṛfesr v ḿzicsîcoḷji xplend v ɖz studiz. “So ẃn w’re liṣnñ t ḿzic, ǎr bren z constntli trayñ t ges ẃt cmz nxt. N jenṛli ḿzic z consnnt rɖr ɖn diṣnnt, so w xpct a nîs cōrd. Ẃn ɖt cōrd z nt qt ẃt w xpct, it gvz imośnl frīsõ, bcz it’s unixpctd.”

Lisn t O’Conr’z pformns agn wɖ ɖs in mînd, n its ton n frezñ roñ-fts sć xpcteśnz constntli, in tîni wez, crietñ a kḿḷtiv ifct v unsrtnti n cntińl fṛstretd reẓluśn.

Bt cn sć rsrć evr riyli xplen ɖ misṭri v ɖ gretist soñz? F it cd, an alġriɖm mt ivnć̣li pt soñraitrz ǎt v biznis. Ɖt it w’nt rlîz on anɖr cmponnt v ḿzic ɖt w trust instñtivli: ɖ îdīa v hart-flt oʈntiṣti.

Wn v ɖ krioṣtiz v Nʈñ Cmperz 2 Y z ɖt its speśl pǎr wz nt, it sīmz, rec̣gnîzd bî Prins himslf. H rcordd it on a sîdproject albm in 1985 n nvr ʈt t rlis it az a sngl. Ɖt’s nt t se, hvr, ɖt its jeṇsis dd nt includ ɖ crṇl v ćîldhd-pen ɖt O’Conr’z cuvr so dṛmaticli unloct. In an unfiniśt memwar, Prins notd hǎ aftr hiz peṛnts split p h yst t lisn, ejd sevn n et, t hiz muɖr plīdñ wɖ hiz faɖr t rtrn. “Ś’d pt on brecup ḿzic, hv a drinc n ɖen mc ɖ foncōl,” h rout. “I ʈnc ɖt’s ẃ I cn rait sć gd brecup soñz, lîc Nʈñ Cmperz 2 Y.”

Cn sć imośnl xtrīmz b ifctivli sīdd in a soñ, wêtñ fr tîm n srcmstans t jrṃnet ɖm? Last wīc’s traɉdi tndz t cnfrm a feʈ ɖt ɖe cn.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Observer view on how the climate crisis should not be used as a political football

Protesters opposed to the expansion of London's ultra-low emission zone demonstrate outside BBC Broadcasting House on 22 July in London. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
Pṛtstrz opozd t ɖ xpanśn v Lundn’z ultra-lo imiśnz̦on demnstret ǎtsd BBC Brōdcastñhǎs on 22 Jlî in Lundn. Foṭgraf: Cris J Ratclif/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on hǎ ɖ clîṃtcrîsis śd nt b yzd az a p’liticl ftbōl

Transcription of an Observer editorial of 22 July 2023

Ɖ Uxbrij bîilex́n hz riopnd arğmnts abt hǎ far t pś a grīn ajnda, bt globl hītñ cōlz fr a nonparṭzan aproć

Saṭde, 22 Jlî 2023

Nʈñ fīlz az gd az winñ. It’s bn a loñ tîm sins Lebr injoid a vicṭri az ʈumpñ az ɖ wn it scord ɖs wīc in Slbi n Ênsti, a wns solidli Cnsrṿtiv pać v rṛl Yorx́r, n Cir Starmr dzrvz t sêvr ɖ momnt. In litl ovr ʈri yirz, h hz trnsformd a dfitd n dsperñ parti intu a guvnmnt in wêtñ. Ɖr hv bn sm dīpli penfl compṛmîzz alñ ɖ we, bt fîṇli h cn argy ɖt ɖe r startñ t pe of.

Ed Dêvi z īqli intîtld t b glīfl abt rīcapćrñ Suṃtn n Frūm fr ɖ Lib Démz, cnfrmñ ɖt hiz parti z wel n trūli bac fṛm ɖ wilḍnis. Ɖ scel v tacticl votñ in bʈ contests sjsts ɖt an ayn rzolv z formñ amñ antīTori votrz t d ẃtvr it tecs. Ẃr ɖe cn run az insrjnts agnst an unpopylr guvnmnt, pṛgresivz r rîdñ hî. Bt ẃt hapnd in Uxbrij n Sǎʈ Rîslip sjsts limits t ɖt aproć.

Aftr Boris Jonsn slúnc awe in dsgres, mni asymd hiz old sīt wz Lebr’z fr ɖ tecñ. Instd, ɖ Toriz scrept bac in bî trnñ ẃt cd hv bn a reḟrendm on ɖer hanḍlñ v ɖ icoṇmi intu a reḟrendm on anɖr incumbnt: Lundn’z mẹr, Sdīc Cān, n hiz dsiźn t xtnd ɖ capitl’z ultṛlo imiśnzon t ǎtlaying buraz fṛm Ōġst, forsñ ǒnrz v oldr n mor p’lūtñ viyclz t pe a £12.50 dêli ćarj or bai ny carz. Lebr strugld t land its mesij abt ɖ puṇśñ cost v livñ wɖ votrz hu blemd ɖer mẹr fr hlpñ t pś it p.

Starmr’z sjsćn ɖt Cān śd “rflect” on ɖ unpopylaṛti v Úliz, isnṣ́li a public rbyc, rvilz dīp fṛstreśn wɖn ɖ śadocabiṇt at misñ ǎt bî onli a fy hundṛd vots. Bt sm tec a dīpr lésn fṛm ɖs ultiṃtli vri loc̣lîzd scrmiś. Ɖ Uxbrij rzult hz riopnd smolḍrñ arğmnts insd bʈ mn partiz ovr hǎ far t pś grīn poḷsiz in ɖ midl v a cost-v-livñ crîsis.

Ɖ ces fr cutñ carbn imiśnz hz nvr bn mor blîndñli obvịs in ɖs sumr v frīc hītwevz arnd ɖ glob. In ɖ YS stet v Aṛzona, hospitlz r trītñ peśnts suḟrñ svir brnz fṛm contact wɖ becñ pevmnts. Foristfîrz r raṿjñ Grīs, n Antartic sīîs levlz hv fōḷn t record loz fr Jlî. W r teṛfayñli clos t ɖ tipñpônt v ẃć sayntists hv so loñ wornd, n ɖ fṛstreśn z ɖt w nǒ fl wel ẃt t d abt it. Ɖr z no oltrṇtiv t trnziṣ́nñ az fast az hymnli poṣbl fṛm fosilfylz t rnywblz, gas sntṛl hītñ t hītpumps n solr panlz, n petṛl or dīzl carz t ilectric wnz. (Ẃl Úliz n uɖr clīn-er zonz arnd ɖ cuntri r stricli spīcñ public-hlʈ poḷsiz, dzînd t rdys dedli er-p’lūśn rɖr ɖn carbn, ɖe d nuj moṭrists t rīʈnc ɖer rlayns on carz.) Bt sm hǎsholdz simpli c’nt aford ɖ stīp upfront costs v rplesñ carz n bôlrz, hvr mć ɖe wont t. Poḷtiśnz hu ignor ɖt hard riaḷti wl fes a baclaś.

Ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi crîz ǎt fr a nonparṭzan aproć, wɖ p’liticl partiz pŭlñ tgɖr in ɖ naśnl inṭrest az ɖe hv ovr Ycren. Instd, grīn poḷsi riscs biyñ weṗnîzd fr p’liticl gen. Olrdi, rîtwñ vôsz r rjñ Riśi Sūnac t trīt Uxbrij az ɖ modl fr a Cnsrṿtiv fîtbac: scrap ɖ pland ban on seilz v ny petṛl n dīzl carz fṛm 2030, rīstart ɖ wor on wouc, brand Lebr “ɖ p’liticl wñ v Jst Stop Ôl” – az ɖ Cabiṇt ministr fr net ziro, Grant Śaps, pts it. It’s les a straṭji fr winñ ɖn fr liṃtñ Tori losz, ẃl mcñ ɖ job v an incumñ Lebr guvnmnt infiṇtli hardr.

Fr ɖ risc v cicñ ɖ clîṃtcan dǎn ɖ rod, az s’xesiv Cnsrṿtiv admiṇstreśnz hv dn, z ɖt inṭvnśn mst b mor drastic t hv ɖ nesṣri ifct. Ćenjz ɖt cd hv bn īzd in jntli ovr ɖ past 13 yirz me nǎ nīd t hapn mor abrupli. Bt f enʈñ, Uxbrij me mc Starmr īvn wẹrịr v sm v hiz śado clîṃtćenj secṛtri Ed Miḷband’z mor radicl instñts.

Tnśnz btwn grīn ultraz n ɖer mor cōśs śadocabiṇt colīgz r hard t rzolv bcz bʈ sîdz hv a pônt. Ɖ Miḷbandîts r rît ɖt ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi canot b dúct, n ɖt bacslîdñ cd opn p ɖ parti’z left flanc t ɖ Grīnz (hu incrist ɖer votśer in ol ʈri bîilx́nz, ptnṣ́li at Lebr’z xpns in Uxbrij). Bt ɖ pragṃtists r rît ɖt midl Ñgḷnd z īẓli spūct bî ʈrets t ɖer wolits or lîfstîlz. In Uxbrij, ɖ Toriz portreid Úliz az a big-siti s’lūśn lofṭli impozd on a vri difṛnt wrld; fîn fr Tesla drîvrz or yuñ ŕḅnîts nir a Tyb stop, bt les so fr sbrbn faṃliz on ɖ scūlrun n ɖ hard-prest wrcñclasz. It wz’nt jst abt ɖ cost, bt ɖ sns ɖt Siti Hōl dd’nt unḍstand.

Rīdñ tù mć intu eni bîilex́n z olwz denjṛs, n ɖ lésn hir fr Lebr z abṣlutli nt t rtrit on net ziro. Bt it z t gt ɖ īc̣nomics rît – ẃć mīnz mor fînanśl hlp fr hǎsholdz rplesñ carz or bôlrz – n, crūṣ́li, ɖ ton. Sañtiṃni z dedli, ẃn ppl r riyli struġlñ.

Riśi Sūnac śd rflect on ɖ leġsi h wonts t līv bhnd, mć az T’rīza Me dd ẃn ś yzd hr fînl wīcs in ofis t inśrîn net-ziro targits in lw. Ǎr frajîl planit mst nt b trītd lîc a p’liticl ftbōl.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Europe’s heatwaves: warnings from Hades

A man puts his head in the water to cool off at the fountain in Piazza del Popolo in Rome. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images
A man pts hiz hed in ɖ wōtr t cūl of at ɖ fǎntn in Piatsa del Popolo in Rom. Foṭgraf: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Yṛp’s hītwevz: wornñz fṛm Hedīz

Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 18 July 2023

Sirñ tmpṛćrz fṛm Spen t Grīs unḍlîn ɖt ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi canot b pt on hold ẃl uɖr crîsīz r prîoṛtîzd

Tyzde, 18 Jlî 2023

Ɖ  weɖrmap v suɖn Yṛp rmenz a dīp, sinistr red, az ɖ hīt sōrz abv 40C in plesz n closr t 50C in Siṣli n Sardińa. In Mdrid, sm nîts r eqtorịl rɖr ɖn tropicl, az ɖ tmpṛćr stez abv 25C. Jūn wz ɖ hotist munʈ rcordd on Rʈ fr 120,000 yirz. Ɖ hotist wīc cem rli ɖs munʈ. “Vri denjṛs loñ-jreśn hīt”, t yz ɖ lanḡj v ɖ rīsnt alrt iśùd bî ɖ YS Naśnl Weɖrsrvis in Aṛzona, sumz p ɖ xpirịns v ɖ last fy wīcs acrs mć v ɖ norɖn heṃsfir. Xtrim hīt, wîldfîrz n fludz r raṿjñ parts v ɖ YS, Caṇda, Jpan, Sǎʈ C’rīa, India n Ćîna.

Globl hītñ z nt ɖ sol xpḷneśn fr ɖ heliś impact v Serḅṛs n Carón, ɖ hītwevz nemd aftr miʈicl deṇznz v Hedīz. Az in 2016 – ɖ hotist yir evr rcordd – an imrjñ El Niño weɖrpatn z hlpñ drîv ɖ b’romitr upwdz. Bt ć tîm ɖs naćṛl n sṗradic ivnt rcŕz, tipicli adñ 0.2C t ɖ aṿrij globl tmpṛćr, it hīts p a planit ɖt z olrdi wormr ɖn bfr az a rzult v grīnhǎs-gas imiśnz.Ɖ hotr ɖ Rʈ gts, ɖ gretr ɖ denjr v fīdbac lūps n unantiṣpetd ivnts. In Yṛp, an istabliśt hî-preśr sistm in ɖ sǎʈ z cuṛntli trapñ ɖ rījn undr a hītdom, n unyẓ́li hî srfis-tmpṛćrz in ɖ Mediṭreńn r hlpñ t loc in ɖ hīt on land. Wɖ Serḅṛs, w hv entrd, acordñ t ɖ Wrld Mītịṛlojicl Orġnîześn, “unćartd teritri”. Az sn az ɖs yir or nxt yir, se sm sayntists, globl tmpṛćrz cd brīć ɖ ol-importnt 1.5C ʈreśhold prîoṛtîzd bî ɖ Inṭguvnmntl Panl on Clîṃtćenj (IPCC). Los v lîf, masmîgreśn, croplosz n sōrñ fūdprîsz az a rzult v xtrim weɖr r olrdi a starc ny riaḷti. Wrs z olmst srtnli t cm.

At an intywtiv levl, w nǒ ɖs. Bt fest wɖ ɖz c’losl n imīɉt ćaḷnjz, Yṛpiyn poḷtics z śowñ alarming sînz v drift. Ɖ afṭmaʈ v ɖ pandemic, ɖ wor in Ycren n ɖ eṇjicrîsis, n ɖ spectr v ic̣nomic rseśn, r cmbînñ t dren m’mntm fṛm net-ziro targits. Last wīc, a cor pìs v ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn’z grīn dīl wz onli pást bî ɖ narǒist v marjinz, aftr biyñ heṿli wōtrd dǎn. In ci eriaz fr rīćñ clîṃtńtraḷti, sć az trnsport, lîfstîlz n agriculćr, progres z tù slo.

In Jrṃni, Spen, ɖ Neɖrḷndz n elsẃr – az Gordn Brǎn hz notd – ɖ radicl naśṇlist rît z s’xesḟli trnñ ɖ grīn ajnda intu a batlgrǎnd fr its culćrworz. In Britn, it hz bcm dpresñli clir ɖt ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi z nt a prîoṛti fr Riśi Sūnac. Ɖ Lebr parti hz mnẃl rvîzd ɖ tîmtebl v its ptnṣ́li trnsforṃtiv £28bn-a-yir grīn-trnziśn plan.

Aftr so mni IPCC rports, Cop sumit cḿṇcez n p’liticl stetmnts v intnt, ɖ îdīa ɖt ɖz hītwevz cd b cnsidrd a wec-up cōl fr Yṛp’s guvnmnts n popyleśnz sīmz smẃt otioz. Serḅṛs n Carón r sirñ rmîndrz ɖt ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi canot b pt on hold az uɖr crîsīz r adrest. Yṛp z hītñ fastr ɖn eni uɖr continnt, bt its poḷtics z nt cīpñ pes. Tîm riyli z runñ ǎt; pṛgresiv poḷtiśnz nīd t rīdiscuvr ɖ curij v ɖer cnvix́nz n a sns v rjnsi.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on a water crisis: Uruguay points to a wider issue – and to solutions

Low water level in the Santa Lucía River as it flows past Florida in Uruguay. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP
Lo wōtrlevl in ɖ Santa Lucía Rivr az it floz past Florida in Yṛḡî. Foṭgraf: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on a wōtrcrîsis: Yṛḡî pônts t a wîdr iśu – n t s’luśnz

Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 16 July 2023

Ɖ Sǎʈ Americn cuntri z runñ drî. Bt it cn drw upn a hisṭri v sośl n p’liticl orġnîześn t pṛtct axes

Súnde, 16 Jlî 2023

Olmst tū decedz ago, Yṛḡî léd ɖ we az ɖ wrld’z frst cuntri t inśrîn ɖ rît t clīn wōtr in its consttyśn. Nǎ it z parćt n despṛt. Rezidnts cn cros ɖ reẓvwar srvñ Montevideo on ft. Ɖ capitl hz dclerd a wōtr imrjnsi, wɖ ofiślz wornñ ɖt it z a matr v dez bfr it runz drî. Fr munʈs ɖe hv bn īcñ ǎt tapwōtr s’plîz bî adñ braciś esć̣riwōtr, telñ pregnnt wimin n ppl wɖ sirịs hlʈcndiśnz nt t drinc it. Oʈoṛtiz hv cut taxz on botld wōtr n r dstribytñ it fr fri t ɖ esṭmetd wn in sevn ppl fr hūm it z un’forḍbl. Uɖrz r trnñ t welz.

Ɖ mn culprit z ɖ wrst drǎt in mor ɖn 70 yirz. Ɖo Yṛḡî z naćṛli rić in wōtr, renfōl z hîli verịbl dy t ɖ impact v La Niña n El Niño weɖrpatnz. Ɖ probḷmz r xasbetd bî globl hītñ, ẃć mcs drî yirz drîr n reni yirz wetr, az wel az incrisñ ivaṗreśnlosz. Neḅrñ Arjntīna z bset bî śorṭjz olrdi. Mni mor cuntriz arnd ɖ wrld fes similr ćaḷnjz – or sn wl.

Clịmatic factrz r onli wn part v ɖs probḷm. Rsrćrz n campenrz hv bn wornñ fr yirz ɖt ɖ growñ impact v xport-léd agriculćr n foṛstri wz unssteṇbl. Onli a smōl pṛporśn v Yṛḡî’z wōtr z yzd fr hymn cnsumśn. In 2019, rîs, wŭdpulp, soibīnz n mìt – ɖ mn xports – yzd mor ɖn 50 tîmz az mć az wnt t drincñ s’plîz. Ɖr z olso angr abt ɖ cnstrux́n v a ny Gūgl deṭsntr, ẃć critics se wl yz miłnz v lītrz v wōtr a de, ɖo ofiślz se ɖt ɖ planz hv bn rvîzd.

Xprts se ɖt 2004’z consttyśnl ćenjz léd t mejr impruvmnts in ẃt hd bn a hîrarcicl n fragmntd wōtrmanijmnt sistm. Bt intgreśn in planñ hz nt bn maćt in implimnteśn. S’xesiv guvnmnts hv feld t adiqtli invst in mntenñ n oṿhōlñ infṛstrucćr, phps in part bcz in prīvịs drǎts, ren arîvd jst az matrz wr gtñ riyli despṛt: “W ol fél aslip,” admitd José Mujica, prezidnt fṛm 2010 t 2015. Bt opziśn fṛm big biznis, az wel az cmplesnsi, hz pleid a sgnificnt rǒl in ɖ fełr t istabliś a saṭsfactri loñ-trm straṭji.

Ɖt wl hv t ćenj f ɖ cuntri z t fînd lastñ s’luśnz. Ɖr z rīzn t b opṭmistic. Ɖ 2004 consttyśnl rformz, apruvd bî mor ɖn 60% v ɖ popyleśn in a reḟrendm, olso inśrînd public manijmnt v wōtr s’plîz, n wr motvetd in larj part bî ɖ prîṿtîześn v drincñwōtr n saṇteśnsrṿsz. A cọliśn v sivl ssayti n p’liticl grūps, ɖ Naśnl Cmiśn fr ɖ Dfns v Wōtr n Lîf, îdnṭfaid profit-drivn wōtrmanijmnt n grīd az a funḍmntl ʈret t ɖ besic rîts v sitiznz. Ɖs wz a grasrūts iniṣ́tiv ɖt s’xidd in ɖ fes v indifṛns fṛm p’liticl līdrz n ɖ mīdia – n ǎtrît opziśn fṛm biznis inṭrests.

In a cuntri ɖt hz bn ranct az ɖ most deṃcratic in ɖ Americaz, sivl ssayti cd ple an isnśl rǒl in fîndñ s’luśnz agn. Ɖ importns v axes t clīn wōtr z a top prîoṛti fr ɖ public wns mor. Yṛḡî’z crîsis tde z ɖ fyćr fr mor n mor neśnz. Ɖe cd lrn a lot bî lcñ t its past.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

In Ñspel: The Guardian view on public sector pay: higher taxes on the rich are needed to fix broke Britannia

‘Rishi Sunak argues that the state’s wage bill must be paid for by cuts to the services that workers deliver.’ Photograph: Henry Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images
‘Riśi Sūnac argyz ɖt ɖ stet’s wejbil mst b peid fr bî cuts t ɖ srṿsz ɖt wrcrz dlivr.’ Foṭgraf: Hnri Niclz/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on public-sectr pe: hayr taxz on ɖ rić r nīdd t fix brouc Britańa

Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 13 July 2023

Huevr winz ɖ nxt ilex́n wl hv t spend muni t rper ɖ damij dn aftr 13 yirz v Cnsrṿtiv-parti rūl

Ʈrzde, 13 Jlî 2023

It z unlîcli ɖt śampencorcs wl b popñ in guvnmnt oḟsz, scūlclasrūmz n NHS hospitlz. Bt ɖe probbli r in ɖ Siti. Ẃl ɖ public sectr z ofrd a b’lo-infleśn pêhîc v 6%, wejgroʈ in fînans n biznis srṿsz z runñ at 9%. Ɖ prîṿt sectr cn rêz its prîsz t pe fr hayr saḷriz or jst t mc mor muni. Ɖ public sectr canot. Instd Riśi Sūnac argyz ɖt ɖ stet’s wejbil mst b peid fr bî cuts t ɖ srṿsz ɖt wrcrz dlivr. Mr Sūnac’s dsiźn mīnz ɖt pyplz wl hv fywr bcs, n peśnts r left sicr, bcz tīćrz n doctrz nīd xtra pe. Rîzñ inṭrestrets mīn osteṛti fr public srṿsz n pen fr morgijholdrz, bt ɖe mc fr gd biznis in ɖ Sqer Mîl az YC gílt yīldz bcm mor atractiv t invstrz.

“It wz ɖ bst v tîmz, it wz ɖ wrst v tîmz,” bginz Ćarlz Dicinz’z A Têl v Tū Sitiz, a cōśnri stori abt wîḍnñ dviźnz in ɖ run p t ɖ Frenć Reṿluśn. Britn z, ʈancḟli, in a far les fīṿriś momnt. Ɖ icoṇmist Olivie Blanćard hz notd ɖt infleśn z “funḍmnṭli ɖ ǎtcm v ɖ distṛbyśnl conflict btwn frmz, wrcrz, n taxpeyrz”. Sm yńnz hv rîtli fòt fr, n wún, an axptbl dīl. Bt wîdr tnśnz r nt biyñ adiqtli manijd t alǎ fr brōdr, snṣbl ngośieśnz in ẃć ɖ pen z śerd. Instd Mr Sūnac, n ɖ Banc v Ñgḷnd, tilt ɖ scelz in fevr v prîṿt biznis inṭrests n a rseśn bî rlayñ sol̦i on inṭrestrets. Ongwñ strîcs r a simtm v sć a straṭji.

Ɖ guvnmnt’s ces z ɖt hayr taxz n mor borowñ wd b ruiṇs. Ɖs îdīa z unforćṇtli riinforst bî a qsćṇbl fōrcast md bî ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti (OBR), ẃć pridicts ɖ naśnl dét v ɖ YC triṗlñ bî 2070. In truʈ it z ɖ guvnmnt ɖt dsîdz hǎ far ɖ inṭrest peid on its dét śd b dtrmind bî dmand in ɖ munimarcits. Mr Sūnac b’livz ɖt dmand śd b prîṃri n hz wovn a fiscl stretjacit, ʈru ɖ Treẓ́ri’z dzîn v ɖ asetprćis fsiḷti n bî selñ infleśn-linct bondz: ɖ mor ɖ stet struglz, ɖ tîtr ɖ bîndñ bcmz.

Baḷnst-bujit îdīaz, dpresñli, hv faund s’preṃsi in Britiś poḷtics. Yt fy ʈñz matr mor ɖn lîf n deʈ. F lîf xpctnsi n “hlʈi lîf xpctnsi” – a meźr v ɖ yirz ppl liv in dīsnt hlʈ – r mor importnt meźrz v hǎ a cuntri z dwñ, ɖ OBR hz sm soḅrñ nyz. Ɖ YC hz ɖ lǒist hlʈi lîf xpctnsi at brʈ v eni mejr dveḷpt icoṇmi bar ɖ YS, n z fōlñ bhnd Iṭli, Jpan, Frans n Caṇda in trmz v lîf xpctnsi.

Huevr winz ɖ nxt ilex́n wl hv t spend muni t rper ɖ damij dn bî cronic stet unḍfundñ bî ɖ Cnsrṿtivz on top v Brexit, ɖ pandemic, n ɖ Ycren wor – az wel az rīwîr ɖ icoṇmi t dīl wɖ an ejñ popyleśn n net ziro. Bt wɖt cerfl dzîn ɖs spendñ wl b infleṣ́nri: post-Covid Britn sw hǎ qcli s’plî-dsrupśn trnzletd intu rîzñ prîsz; hǎ lebrśorṭjz cd snd wejz śūtñ p; n hǎ ɖr wz litl rstrent on cumṗniz hîcñ prîsz. Guvnmnt xpndićr, it sīmz, cn onli incris in a non-infleṣ́nri we f fiscl spes hz bn crietd bî rdysñ prîṿt dspoẓbl incm, îdiyli ʈru hayr taxz on ɖ wlʈiist.

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"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925