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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the Gray report: a diagnosis of sick government

‘Mr Johnson is wrong if he thinks people are ready to “move on” from questions about parties.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
‘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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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: not in control of his own premiership

‘The prime minister’s inflated sense of entitlement rankles with the public. More than 120 fines were issued for law-breaking in Downing Street.’ Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
‘Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z infletd sns v intîtlmnt ranclz wɖ ɖ public. Mor ɖn 120 fainz wr iśùd fr lwbrecñ in Dǎnñ Strīt.’ Foṭgraf: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Preswîr/Rx/Śuṭstoc

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Boris Jonsn: nt in cntrol v hiz ǒn premịrśp

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Thursday 19 May 2022)

Ɖ locdǎn brīćz śo jst hǎ ǎt v tuć ɖ prîm̦inistr hz bcm. Tori MPz òt t rmuv him fr ɖer parti’z – n ɖ cuntri’z – sec

Ʈrzde, 19 Me 2022

Hz Boris Jonsn rigld fri v Partiget? Ɖ nyz ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr wl nt rsiv eni frɖr fainz ovr ɖ scandl sjsts h mt. Bt Mr Jonsn z nt ǎt v denjr. Ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs’z invstgeśn cnfrmz ɖt Dǎnñ Strīt hld būzi partiz ẃl ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri wz undr strict Covid locdǎn. Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z atmts t doj blem in frunt v MPz rvild hiz dsoṇsti.

Nxt wīc wl brñ ɖ pubḷceśn v ɖ mć-awêtd rport bî Su Gre, a vetṛn sivl srvnt, intu ɖ partiz at Dǎnñ Strīt. Ɖs wl gv a fŭlr picćr v ɖ brīćz v ɖ criminl lw ɖt tc ples in Nu 10. Ẃn ɖ priṿlijzcmiti bginz its wrc, Mr Jonsn wl bcm ɖ onli prîm̦inistr t b invstgetd ovr clemz ɖt h intnśṇli msléd parḷmnt, in rleśn t ɖs scandl.

Tori MPz cd fors Mr Jonsn fṛm ofis. F h svîvz, it wd b îronic f Sr Cir Starmr gz. Ɖ Lebr līdr sd ɖt h wd stic bî hiz prínsiplz n rzîn f h z faind bî Duṛm cnstabyḷri fr brecñ Covid rūlz. Sć an ǎtcm wd līv poḷtics purr n unḍlîn Mr Jonsn’z lac v scrūplz. Śd bʈ men ste in ples, hvr, it wl b ɖ prîm̦inistr hu fesz a cntinywñ ʈret v ivix́n fṛm hiz pziśn.

Mr Jonsn z nt in cntrol v hiz ǒn premịrśp. Ɖs z cmpǎndd bî hiz lac v graṿti in a crîsis. Wɖ stagfleśn setñ in, Mr Jonsn z mor inṭrestd in slognz ɖn substns. H hz yt t ofr concrīt meźrz t tacl ɖ cost v livñ crîsis. Votrz’ peśns z wẹrñ ʈin. Ɖ Tōriz r slipñ frɖr bhnd Lebr in ɖ poulz.

Ɖ trubl z ɖt Mr Jonsn hz litl tîm fr slf-rflex́n. Last yir h wontd t bcm ɖ longist-srvñ Britiś prîm̦inistr v modn tîmz. Hybris z ɖ foli v a līdr hu ʈru cnsit ćaḷnjz ɖ godz. It z foloud ultiṃtli bî neṃsis. Mr Jonsn’z aṛgns n cmplesnsi in ɖ fes v mǎntñ probḷmz wl hv ilectṛl consiqnsz.

Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z infletd sns v intîtlmnt ranclz wɖ ɖ public. Mor ɖn 120 fainz wr iśùd fr lwbrecñ in Dǎnñ Strīt. Mr Jonsn – n hiz ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac – wr in Epril faund t hv brocn locdǎn rūlz bî holdñ ɖ prîm̦inistr’z brʈde parti indorz ẃn ordnri votrz cd nt īvn hold dayñ luvd wnz. Dd ɖe nt nǒ ɖ rūlz ɖe set fr ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri? Ignṛns mt b a dfns fr a prîm̦inistr; stypidti z nt.

Mor plōẓbl z ɖt Mr Jonsn dd nt cer abt ɖ rūlz, or phps ʈt ɖt ɖe onli aplaid t unḍlñz. Ɖ p’līs axptd, smẃt bzarli, ɖt Mr Jonsn cd hv hd a “rīzṇbl xks” t atnd ilīgl gaɖ̇rñz ẃn jūńr ofiślz cd nt. Ɖs me b bcz ɖ prîm̦inistr cn aford betr loyrz ɖn hiz stāf. Bt dubl standdz c’rupt public lîf fṛm ɖ top dǎn.

Fr Mr Jonsn, layñ in poḷtics z az naćṛl az swimñ in wōtr. Ɖ prîm̦inistr agrìd t a custmzbordr in ɖ Îriś Sì t gt Brexit dn. H nǎ pritndz h dd nt. Ɖ locdǎn brīćz śo jst hǎ ǎt v tuć Mr Jonsn hz bcm. Tori MPz mst nǒ ɖt ɖer parti hz lost its we. T rgen prṗs n oʈoṛti, fr ɖ cuntri’z sec az wel az ɖer ǒn, Cnsrṿtivz wl nīd a ny līdr.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The Convict blusters but the only cause in which he truly believes is his own survival

When she could get a word in edgeways, Susanna Reid questioned the prime minister’s honesty on Good Morning Britain. Photograph: ITV
Ẃn ś cd gt a wrd in éjwez, Sūzana Rìd qsćnd ɖ prîm̦inistr’z oṇsti on Gd Mornñ Britn. Foṭgraf: ITV

Ɖ Convict blustrz bt ɖ onli cōz in ẃć h trūli b’livz z hiz ǒn svîvl

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 3 May 2022)

Boris Jonsn’z cmpaśn-fri GMB inṭvy wnt fṛm carcraś t pîl-up az h mansplend awe hiz dsoṇsti

John Crace

Jon Crês, Tyzde, 3 Me 2022

Fr a ẃl it lct az f Boris Jonsn mt hv bn hîdñ in a frij fr a secnd tîm. Gd Mornñ Britn’z inṭvy wɖ ɖ prîm̦inistr hd bn scejld t start at 8.15 n bî 8.25 ɖr wz stl no sîn v him. Bac in ɖ ITV stydio, Rićd Mêdli wz hvñ t fil tîm wɖ a Zūm inṭvy wɖ Patric Cīlti. Ɖ Îriś cmīdịn n prizntr yzd ɖ ded er t rmînd evrwn ɖt Jonsn wz a layr so ɖ tîm wz’nt intîrli westd.

It srtnli tìd ʈñz p nîsli fr Sūzana Rìd ẃn a crumpld n pesti-fest Jonsn ivnć̣li jônd hr in hiz Dǎnñ Strīt studi jst bfr 8.30. Aftr rmîndñ him ɖt it hd bn 1,791 dez sins h hd last apird on GMB, Rìd cut t ɖ ćes. “R y onist, prîm̦inistr?” ś asct. “Yes,” rplaid ɖ Convict. Ɖ inṭvy hd run fr les ɖn 20 secndz, n Jonsn hd olrdi tld hiz frst lai.

Rìd gev him a secnd ćans t rīʈnc hiz ansr. Nɖr ś nr Boris sīmd t ʈnc it at ol unyźl ɖt ɖ frst ʈñ ś wd wont t asc a prîm̦inistr aftr fîv yirz wz ẃɖr h wz a layr. Bʈ ń ɖ prizumśn wz ɖt h wz. Ɖt’s hǎ lo w’v sunc. A cuntri rdyst t ɖ levl v a śalo narssist. Ɖ Convict blustrd, trayñ t hej hiz bets. It wz’nt ɖt h wz layñ, mor ɖt h wz a contṛvrṣ́list. In hiz drīmz. H’z jst a tîrd joc ɖt’s no longr funi. A wośt p end v ɖ pír act.

Īvn so, Jonsn cd’nt hlp digñ. A man olwz despṛt t g lowr stl. “I d mî bst t repriznt feʈḟli n akṛtli ẃt I b’liv,” h sd. Ɖs wz telñ. Bʈ fr ɖ admiśn ɖt ɖ truʈ dz nt cm īẓli t him, ɖt at tîmz ɖr z an unbriɉbl gap btwn fanṭsi n riaḷti in hiz conśsnis, n ɖ implisit acnolijmnt ɖt ɖ onli cōz in ẃć h trūli b’livz z hiz ǒn svîvl. N ɖt fr him ɖr z a worpt nbiḷti in biyñ dsonist in psyt v ɖt end. Īvn nǎ h c’nt brñ himslf t admit ɖt h dlibṛtli msléd parḷmnt ovr Partiget. Dspt hvñ atndd mni v ɖ partiz himslf. Ɖt’s nt jst layñ. It’s a pʈoḷji.

Aftr a brīf dip intu Ycren – Jonsn wz aḍmnt ɖ Ruśnz wr grūmñ ćildṛn az slīpr ejnts, ẃć wz ẃ ɖ YC wz insistñ on vīzaz fr ol refyjīz – Rìd muvd on t ɖ cost v livñ. Ɖ Convict wz aḍmnt ɖ guvnmnt wz dwñ evrʈñ it cd, apart fṛm ɖ eriaz in ẃć it cd b dwñ mor. H dd’nt īvn apir t notis h hd jst contṛdictd himslf. So mć fr hiz feṃs Oxḟd Yńn dbetñscilz. Rɖr, h wz mostli intnt on tōcñ ovr Rìd n trayñ t wînd dǎn ɖ cloc on ɖ inṭvy. Īvn h cd si ɖ inṭvy wz trnñ intu a carcraś, n hiz legz wîdnd frɖr apart ɖ mor h traid t mansplen hiz we ǎt v it.

Rìd wz nt so īẓli dflectd n wundrd hǎ Elsi wz s’pozd t gt bî. Elsi wz a 77-yir-old pnśnr hu cd nǎ aford t īt onli wn mīl a de n hd tecn t yzñ hr buspas t rîd ɖ busz ol de jrñ of-pīc aurz t cīp worm. A hint v recgniśn fṛm Ɖ Convict. “I bròt in ɖ Frīdmpas az Lundn mẹr,” h ćipt in. H hd’nt v cors, bt ɖ lai wz ɖ līst v it.

Ɖ riyl gv’we wz ẃt ɖs sd abt Jonsn. Ɖr wz no cmpaśn fr Elsi n ppl lîc hr hu wr struġlñ, nt jst t gt bî bt t ste alîv. No sns v dyti t or rsponsbiḷti fr ɖ cuntri h pṛfest t srv. Jst an īgrnis t tec ɖ credit fr mcñ it poṣbl fr pnśnrz t spend ɖer dez cīpñ worm at ɖ buscumṗni’s xpns. Az f ɖs wz smhǎ a briłnt guvnmnt iniṣ́tiv fr ẃć ɖ lîcs v Elsi òt t b gretfl. Nxt p ɖ Convict wl b clemñ ɖ nîțyb wz dzînd az acoṃdeśn fr ɖoz hu c’nt aford hītñ. Ɖ concrīt z gd fr ǎr bacs. Luci, luci s.

Bî nǎ Jonsn wz viẓbli struġlñ. Eni ʈts v a trîumfnt, soft priilex́ns inṭvy hd loñ sins craśt n brnd az h ramt p hiz dvrśnri tactics. Bt Rìd steid foc̣st. Hǎ mć hd ɖ cerrz’ alawns gn p bî? Boris hd’nt a clu. N dd’nt riyli cer. H jst wontd hiz ordīl t end. Bt hiz īgrnis t gt awe onli trnd ɖ carcraś intu a multipl pîl-up.

Eṇjicumṗniz cd’nt poṣbli b xpctd t pe a windfōl tax az BP wz struġlñ t gt bî on £6bn profits fṛm ɖ last qortr. Ppl lîc Elsi śd’nt b so grīdi. It wz tîm fr hr t stop wunḍrñ ẃt ɖ guvnmnt cd d fr hr n t start biyñ a bit mor altruistic. Bî ītñ wns evri uɖr de, fr xampl. N f ś cd lrn t ʈnc v taxrîzz az taxcuts ɖen ś’d hv mor muni t spend n wd’nt nīd t west ẃt wz left v hr lîf gwñ bcwdz n fwdz on ɖ Sǎʈ Srklr. Most v ol, Elsi śd unḍstand ɖt 10% infleśn wz hr fōlt so ś śd b ɖ wn hu sufrd.

Fr ɖ last fy minits – ẃn ś cd gt a wrd in éjwez – Rìd rvrtd t ɖ Convict’s oṇsti. Hǎ cm w hd a prîm̦inistr hu wz ɖ sntr v a wn-man crîmwev? N ẃ dd evrwn els hu wz gilti v brecñ ɖ lw hv t rzîn ẃn h steid pt? Jonsn mumbld smʈñ abt biyñ prǎd v ẃt h hd aćivd – imajin ɖ cogṇtiv diṣnns – bfr Rìd cōld tîm. “Lren’z wêtñ,” ś sd.

“Lren hu?” asct Jonsn. Fr wns, ɖs wz’nt an act. H jenyinli hd no îdīa hu Lren Celi wz. It wz olmst az f h sspctd ɖt ITV mt hv rusld p yt anɖr luvr wɖ a ptrṇtisūt. Ɖ Convict’s dez az ɖ slf-stîld man v ɖ ppl r loñ gn. N it wl b wel mor ɖn fîv yirz bfr h agriz t anɖr GMB inṭvy. Ẃr wz a frij ẃn y nīdd wn?

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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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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: hanging on by a thread

‘There is no quick fix for the Conservatives. British voters now believe the government is handling almost every issue badly.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
‘Ɖr z no qc fix fr ɖ Cnsrṿtivz. Britiś votrz nǎ b’liv ɖ guvnmnt z hanḍlñ olmst evri iśu badli.’ Foṭgraf: Andi Rên/YPE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Boris Jonsn: haññ on bî a ʈred

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Thursday 21 April 2022)

Aftr an abject de fr ɖ Tori parti, MPz wl nǎ gt t dsîd f ɖ prîm̦inistr msléd parḷmnt

Ʈrzde 21 Epril 2022

Frst ɖ Cnsrṿtivz opozd ɖ mośn. Ɖen ɖe wnt alñ wɖ it. Nxt ɖe traid t amnd it. Ɖen ɖe pld ɖer ǒn amndmnt. In ɖ end, n aftr a pṛsijṛli ceotic de at Wsminstr, Tori MPz steid qayt n nodd ɖ opziśnmośn ʈru. Ɖ forml rzult z ɖt ɖ cmiti v priṿlijz wl xamin ẃɖr Boris Jonsn msléd parḷmnt abt Dǎnñ Strīt’s locdǎn partiz. Ɖ informl rzult z ɖt Mr Jonsn hz agn lost cntrol v hiz parti n phps ɖs tîm lost its confidns tù.

Amd ɖ cnfyźn v ɖ prisidñ 48 aurz, ʈri ʈñz stand ǎt. Frst, Mr Jonsn z nǎ frɖr ɖn evr fṛm śecñ of partiget. Secnd, ɖ s’pozidli impruvd Dǎnñ Strīt mśīn z anɖr rait-of. N ʈrd, ɖ Lebr līdr, Cir Starmr, hu md wn v hiz bst spīćz on Ʈrzde, hz wún a sgnificnt vicṭri. Fr ɖ Tōriz, bî contrast, ɖ s’xes v ɖ Lebr mośn pṛvîdd an abject clîmax t an abject de.

It wz a de ɖt leid bér ɖ tru depʈ v Cnsrṿtiv dviźnz ovr Mr Jonsn’z līdrśp. It xpozd ɖ indyrñ vulnṛbiḷti v ɖ parti ẃl h rmenz līdr. It inflictd īvn mor repyteśnl harm t an olrdi damijd parḷmnt. Wrst v ol, fṛm ɖ pônt v vy v Mr Jonsn’z ǒn naro slf-inṭrest, it md ʈñz īvn wrs p’liticli ɖn ɖe olrdi wr. P’liticli, ɖs z a form v livñ deʈ.

Dámñ spīćz fṛm hiz ǒn sîd fṛm MPz sć az Stīv Becr n Wiłm Rág wr importnt evidns v ɖ incrisñli dsperñ Tori mūd. Bt so wz ɖ xtrordnri emtinis v ɖ Tori bnćz, wɖ olmst nwn spīcñ p fr ɖer damijd līdr n fy parti MPz īvn boɖ̇rñ t atnd. Ɖ Tori parti ɖt hd wns trnd t him in 2019 z nǎ śot ʈru wɖ unhapinis abt ɖer līdr. Az loñ az h rmenz, ɖr wl b īvn mor v it.

Mr Jonsn nvr hd ɖ s’port in ɖ frst ples v ɖ reḷtivli fy libṛl Tōriz hu rmen. Mni in ɖ parḷmntri rancs hv dīp msgivñz tù. Sgnificntli, ɖ prîm̦inistr z nǎ olso biyñ abandnd bî sm on ɖ rît, lîc Mr Becr, hu hd std bî him untl nǎ. Olɖo h wz in India on Ʈrzde, cntinywñ t act az ɖo ɖ arğmnt at hom z a sîdśo, Mr Jonsn wl nǒ ɖt hiz pziśn z irodñ, ɖt ɖ bel z tolñ mor lǎdli, n ɖt Mr Starmr z rmorslisli huntñ him dǎn.

Ɖ de hd bgun wɖ ɖ Tori hîrarci foc̣st on pasñ a dleyñ amndmnt t Lebr’z mośn rfŕñ Mr Jonsn’z Comnz stetmnts on locdǎn partiz t ɖ priṿlijzcmiti. Lebr’z mośn wz draftd in modṛt trmz n hld ǎt a hand t Tori critics v ɖ prîm̦inistr bî proṃsñ t dle ɖ rfŕṛl untl ɖ end v ɖ p’līs invstgeśnz. Lêt on Wnzde, ɖ guvnmnt pt dǎn an amndmnt t xtnd ɖ dle stl frɖr. Bî Ʈrzde mornñ it wz clir ɖt mni duznz v Tori MPz wd nt vot fr it n ɖr wd b a fri vot on ɖ Tori sîd. Az wɖ ɖ Own Paṭsn afer, Mr Jonsn léd hiz parti unŕñli intu ɖ mîr.

Public inḍgneśn abt hiz locdǎn partiz, plus ɖ inexṛbl wrsnñ v ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis, mīnz ɖt ɖr z no qc fix fr ɖ Cnsrṿtivz. Britiś votrz nǎ b’liv ɖt ɖ guvnmnt z hanḍlñ olmst evri iśu badli – bî reśoz v mor ɖn ʈri t wn in ɖ ces v infleśn, taxeśn, iṃgreśn, hǎzñ n ɖ NHS. Onli 20% ʈnc Mr Jonsn unḍstandz ɖ impact v ɖ cost-v-livñ incrisz on ordnri ppl. Ɖz r ɖ figrz v a brocn līdr n a wūndd parti. Mr Jonsn’z prîm̦inistrśp z agn haññ bî a ʈred.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Starmer makes no attempt to conceal his hatred and contempt for The Convict

Keir Starmer was in no mood to let Johnson off the hook. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
Cir Starmr wz in no mūd t let Jonsn of ɖ hc. Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PE Jon Crês, Wnzde 20 Epril 2022

Starmr mcs no atmt t cnsil hiz hetrid n cntmt fr Ɖ Convict

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 20 April 2022)

Jonsn wz cīn t tōc abt enʈñ bt Partiget, az Tori fruntbnćrz wśt ɖe wr enẃr bt bhnd him

John Crace

Jon Crês, Wnzde 20 Epril 2022

Ɖ  lcs on ɖ Tori fruntbnć sd it ol. Doṃnic Rāb, Aloc Śarma, Liz Trus n Sajid Javid cd bérli brñ ɖmslvz t īvn glans at Boris Jonsn. Ɖer îz wr ded, ɖer fesz xpreśnlis. Jst wśñ ɖe wr enẃr bt in ɖ Comnz fr prîm̦inistr’z qsćnz. Bīm m p. Riylîzñ ɖe wr stuc in ɖer līdr’z ǒn nîtmer. Partiget wz’nt gwñ awe eni tîm sn. It wd b wɖ ɖm fr munʈs yt. Slǒli dragñ evrwn dǎn wɖ it. Ɖ Convict’s śem wz nǎ ɖer śem.

Jonsn wz cīn t muv on. H wz despṛt t tōc abt ɖ cost v livñ crîsis – īvn ɖo it’s gtñ wrs bî ɖ de undr hiz guvnmnt. At ɖs ret, haf ɖ cuntri wl b ītñ fṛm fūdbancs bî ɖ end v ɖ yir. Ɖt’s f enwn cn aford t yz a ccr.

Enʈñ bt foc̣s on hiz ǒn criṃnaḷti. Boris hd md an apoḷji v sorts ɖ īvnñ bfr. It hd bn dvôd v eni riyl cntriśn, bt so ẃt? It wd hv t d. Riyl rpntns wd sjst a dzîr t ćenj. N h flt no sć ʈñ. Ol Ɖ Convict wz riyli sori fr wz hvñ got còt. Ɖ lw wz nvr mnt fr ppl lîc him.

Bt it wz nvr gwñ t wrc ǎt so īẓli fr Jonsn. Ɖr wd b mor fainz fr far mor sirịs ofnsz. Tori MPz hu hd gn ǎt on a lim t dfnd him fr hiz brʈde parti – ɖ cnd v gaɖ̇rñ ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr hd sd wz ilīgl on an olmst nîtli besis jrñ hiz locdǎn presconfṛnsz – wd nǎ fînd ɖmslvz ʈroun undr a bus az ɖe wr asct t xplen ol ɖ uɖr pis-ups.

Cir Starmr wz in no mūd t let Jonsn of ɖ hc. H bgan wɖ a simpl qsćn. Wn t ẃć h ń Ɖ Convict hd no ansr. Ẃ hd h axptd Alegra Stratn’z reẓgneśn? F ɖr hd nvr bn eni partiz, az h hd frīqntli tld MPz, ẃ wz ɖr eni nīd fr hr t līv Nu 10? Boris mumbld inc̣hiṛntli n tugd Ɖ Todlr Hercut. Hiz fes wz pesti n h wz lcñ lîc carịn. It’s a s’prîz nwn hz sjstd h gz fr hiz ǒn gd, nvr mînd ɖ cuntri’z.

Ɖs wz a visṛl crosixaṃneśn. Ɖ Lebr līdr yst t trî t cīp PMQz on a stricli pṛfeśnl wrcñbesis. Ɖ f’renzic semi-dtaćt loyr. Bt nǎ h mcs no atmt t cnsil hiz hetrid n cntmt fr Jonsn. It drips lîc asid fṛm evri sntns. N z ol ɖ mor dedli fr it. It’s nt ɖ ramḅlñ, śambolic dslîc ɖt Boris hz fr Starmr n enwn els hu derz ćalinj him. It’s d’rectd wɖ lezr prisiźn.

Aftr listñ uɖrz hu hd peid fr ɖer rūl-brecñ wɖ ɖer jobz, Starmr rtrnd t Jonsn’z bhevyr ɖ prīvịs de. Hvñ pt on a śo fr ɖ TV camraz in ɖ Comnz v apoḷjîzñ fr hvñ bn faund gilti v brecñ ɖ lw – it’s stl nt clir f h riyli b’livz h brouc a lw, or f h ʈncs ɖ lw aplîz t him – h śoud hiz tru culrz in a prîṿt mītñ v Tori MPz.

Ɖ strugl v biyñ on hiz bst bhevyr fr tū aurz hd bn tù mć, n Ɖ Convict hd let rip. H’d nvr riyli bn gilti v enʈñ. Ɖ rūlz wr stypid n h’d b śr t gv a pìs v hiz mînd t huevr hd md ɖm. Wrst v ol wr ɖ BBC n ɖ arćbiṣ́p v Canṭbri, hu hd bn tufr on ɖ guvnmnt’s iṃgreśnpoḷsi ɖn ɖe hd on Pūtin’z inveźn v Ycren.

Jonsn cnfctd ǎtrej. Starmr wz nʈñ bt a Corḅnista in an Izlñtn sūt, h blustrd. It stl dd’nt wrc ẃn h traid ɖ lîn a secnd tîm. Nwn b’livz Starmr z a Corḅnista n it wz Jonsn hu yst t ǒn ɖ £3.75m Izlñtn hǎs. P untl ɖ pônt h got sluñ ǎt fr hvñ yt anɖr afer. Layñ n dsit r Ɖ Convict’s lîfblud.

H ɖen dd a bit v PR fr ɖ Rwandan tŭristbōrd. Ɖ cuntri wz besicli wn big hoḷdecamp n f hiz plan dd hv a fōlt, it wz ɖt refyjīz wd b clogñ p Cnt bīćz in ɖer desṗreśn t gt a fri erticit t Cgāli. Bt īvn ɖen, ɖ Rwandnz wd b ʈrild t gt so mni imigṛnts. It wz olmst az f h b’livd ɖt iṃgreśn cd b beṇfiśl t a cuntri.

Ɖen Ɖ Convict trnd hiz atnśn t ɖ BBC. H hd nvr sd ɖ BBC wz bayst in its jrṇlizm. It hd jst bn a stori invntd bî ɖ … ’r, Dêli Teḷgraf. Tel ɖt t ɖ prîm̦inistr’z preșpocsprsn, hu brīft ɖ hacs. Tori MPz hu hd onli jst got yst t ɖ îdīa ɖt ɖ Bīb wr īvl leftiz hu śd hv ɖ lîsnsfī wɖdrwn lct unḍstanḍbli nonplust bî ɖs sudn rvrsl bt ćouz t rol wɖ it. Evrʈñ wz a lî, h insistd. H hd bn slandrd. Ɖ îṛni v Boris akzñ uɖrz v layñ dd’nt iscep enwn.

Bî nǎ Jonsn wz c’rirñ ǎt v cntrol n h bérli svîvd ɖ rest v ɖ seśn az wn opziśn MP aftr anɖr pôntd ǎt ɖt h cd’nt b trustd t tel ɖ truʈ abt enʈñ. Īvn ɖ most vocl Tori bacbnćrz fél sîḷnt az it graɉli dōnd on ɖm ɖt ɖer ćampịn wz nǎ ɖer lạbiḷti. Ɖe jst wontd it ol t stop. Bt it hd bérli jst bgun. Ɖr wz onli wn endñ t ɖs. N it wd’nt b priti fr Ɖ Convict.

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Fṛm ɖ Gardịn │ Tories – for the good of the nation, save your party from this moral void

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Iḷstreśn: Mát Céńn/Ɖ Gardịn

Tōriz – fr ɖ gd v ɖ neśn, sev yr parti fṛm ɖs moṛl vôd

(Transcription of an Observer article of 17 April 2022)

I nvr vot Tori, bt ɖt’s nt ɖ pônt. Boris Jonsn’z toxiṣti pôznz ol v ǎr poḷtics

John Harris

Jon Haris, Súnde 17 Epril 2022

Boris Jonsn’z dsgres z onli dīṗnñ. On Tyzde, ɖ Hǎs v Comnz wl hír a ny prîm̦iṇstirịl stetmnt on so-cōld Partiget, treld ovr ɖ wīcend az “a pli fr pspctiv”. Bt fṛm eni rīzṇbl standpônt, h wl śrli lc śemd n despṛt. Jonsn rportidli fesz mor fainz fr brecñ hiz ǒn locdǎn lwz – n, bî impḷceśn, frɖr prūf v hiz lîz. Me’z locl ilex́nz, n nǎ a bîilex́n in red-wōl Wecfīld, drw closr. N az h dogidli hañz on t pǎr, ɖ vakm at ɖ hart v hiz guvnmnt z nǎ imposbl t ignor.

Loñ spelz in pǎr tnd t līv partiz śort on îdīaz n dvôd v eni sns v prṗs. Bt ʈancs partli t ɖ prîm̦inistr’z intîrli slf-sntrd unḍstandñ v poḷtics, ɖs guvnmnt’s sns v moṛl n p’liticl rot z smʈñ els agn. A qsćn nǎ scrīmz ǎt fr an ansr ɖt nwn sīmz ebl t pṛvîd: six yirz on fṛm ɖ 2016 reḟrendm n nirli ʈri yirz intu Jonsn’z tîm at ɖ top, ẃt z left v Britiś Cnsrṿtizm?

Tori îdīaz n attydz ɖt wns dfînd ɖ parti hv bn dscardd, or drasticli wìcnd. Ɖ old strand v sntŗît, “wn neśn” poḷtics ɖt riyli wz cnsrṿtiv – scepticl, nonîdịlojicl n yẓ́li opozd t eni radicl ćenj – stl xists, bt z a marjnl prezns, frst sîdlînd bî Ʈać̣rizm, ɖen dlt anɖr blo bî ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti’z fyrịs imbres v Brexit. Ɖ fri-marcit credo Ʈaćr yzd t riinvnt hr parti stl hz plenti v hî-profîl dsîplz (Liz Trus n Riśi Sŭnac amñ ɖm), bt it nǎ fīlz mor lîc a nstaljic cumḟtblancit ɖn a vîbṛnt set v îdīaz – sirịsli wìcnd nt jst bî its lac v ansrz t 21st-snć̣ri probḷmz, bt bî Jonsn’z pṛfest b’lif in ic̣nomic inṭvnśnizm, n ɖ we ɖ pandemic hz średd no end v Tori śiḅleʈs, nt līst ɖer b’lif in lo taxeśn.

Amd ɖ “wor on wouc” n ɖ ranc nastinis v Priti Ptél’z Hom Ofis, Devid Camṛn n Jorj Ozbōrn’z brīf atmt t “moḍnîz” ɖer parti n aqent it wɖ libṛl sośl attydz sīmz lîc enćnt hisṭri. Mnẃl, mni v ɖ s’pozd big ny îdīaz bròt t post-Brexit Cnsrṿtizm sīm t hv olrdi wiɖrd awe, az evidnst bî ɖ gret anticlîmax v “leṿlñ p”: a bit v spendñ hir n ɖr, bt nẃr nir ɖ gret ic̣nomic reḟmeśn votrz wr promist.

T cap it ol, Jonsn’z conduct – or, mor t ɖ pônt, hiz parti’z axptns v it – nǎ ʈretnz īvn its most besic articlz v feʈ. F ɖe wev ʈru lwbrecñ n layñ t parḷmnt, hǎ cn Cnsrṿtivz stl clem t b’liv in lw n ordr n ɖ sañtti v Britiś insttyśnz? Az ɖ damij cōzd bî Brexit pîlz p, ɖ îdīa ɖt ɖ Cnsrṿtivz r ɖ parti v biznis z olso fedñ fast. Fr ɖ fōrsiybl fyćr, ɖr òt t b plenti v rūm in Britiś poḷtics fr a parti v ɖ sntŗît cumftbl wɖ mdrṇti, n ataćt t proṗti ǒnrśp, liṃtd guvnmnt, a cōśs aproć t sośl ćenj n ɖ promis – hvr iluẓri – ɖt ɖ beṇfits v capiṭlizm r opn t evrwn. Bt ɖ Tōriz sīm t b gwñ mć ɖ we v ɖ YS Rpublicn parti, trnsformd ovr 30 or 40 yirz fṛm p’liticli stebl pṛtctrz v ɖ steṭs qo intu a voḷtîl mes v olmst ńrotic obseśnz n aṇmoṣtiz, n cuṛntli jst abt stild bî a c’lectiv b’lif in wn ol-pǎrfl indivijl.

Dspt ɖer sns v p’liticl dce, a mixćr v factrz – ej, deṃgrafics, Brexit, ǎr crīcñ ilectṛl sistm n ɖ fełrz v ɖ Lebr parti – hz cept ɖ Tōriz in pǎr. Bt mni v ɖz ʈñz wl nt last. Ɖ reḷvnt numbrz r starc: olmst haf v Tori votrz r nǎ ovr 65, n 83% r ovr 45. Fr yungr ppl, ɖ ic̣nomic modl crietd bî Ʈaćr n hr érz hz inteild ɖ imposbiḷti v hom ǒnrśp, n ɖr z fedñ inṭrest in ẃt ɖ Tōriz hv t ofr, śrli axeḷretd bî Brex̣ti nstalja n nastinis: in 1983, ɖ Cnsrṿtivz wún ɖ s’port v 42% v ɖoz ejd 18 t 24, bt bî 2019, ɖt figr hd hāvd.

Gvn ɖt dgri-levl edyceśn nǎ sīmz t tilt ppl awe fṛm ɖ Tōriz, ɖ fact ɖt 50% v yuñ ppl in Ñgḷnd nǎ g t yṇvrṣti z a big drîvr v ɖt śift. It z olso wrʈ notñ dīp ćenjz in ɖ culćr n poḷtics v mni plesz ɖt wns gev ɖ Tōriz ɖer most loyl s’port: az hîlîtd bî ɖ parti’z dclînñ fortynz in evrẃr fṛm sbrbn Gretr Manćestr t ɖ sǎʈ-īst cḿtr blt, an incrisñli larj ćunc v ɖ Ñgliś midl clas z nǎ soṣ́li libṛl, īcomîndd n rpulst bî ɖ Tōriz’ incrisñli riax́nri instñts.

Smẃr in ɖer c’lectiv soul, a lot v Cnsrṿtivz prizyṃbli nǒ ɖt ɖer cuṛnt p’liticl luc wl sn run ǎt, bt ɖt nagñ rịlîześn onli mcs sm v ɖm mor dtrmind t uptrn az mni ʈñz az ɖe cn, ẃl ɖe stl hv ɖ ćans. Ɖ rzult z ɖt paṛnôd, flelñ stîl v poḷtics ɖt Jonsn hz dsîdd z hiz bst mīnz v steyñ on top. Eni dstñśn btwn sbstanśl poḷsi n despṛt gimics hz loñ sins dzolvd. Ɖ prîm̦inistr n hiz alîz sīm t hv preśs litl t se abt ɖ evride riaḷtiz v ppl’z lîvz. Evrʈñ sntrz on hiz apaṛntli emoṛl attyd t pǎr n a growñ are v eṇmiz: jujz, “left-wñ loyrz”, brōdcastrz, tīćrz. Ɖ abîdñ impreśn z v ppl wɖ a rebid dsden nt jst fr ɖ cnvnśnz v poḷtics n pǎr, bt fr libṛl dmocṛsi itslf.

In 2020, ɖ Britiś p’liticl raitr Edṃnd Fòsit publiśt a cmpelñ wrc v hisṭri tîtld Cnsrṿtizm: Ɖ Fît fr a Tṛdiśn, huz stori runz fṛm ɖ 19ʈ snć̣ri t ɖ preznt de. “T svîv, let alon fluriś, libṛl dmocṛsi nīdz ɖ rît’s s’port,” h rout. “It nīdz, ɖt z, cnsrṿtivz hu axpt libṛl n deṃcratic grǎndrūlz … Ẃn, az nǎ, ɖ rît heẓtets or dnîz its s’port, libṛl dmocṛsi’z hlʈ z at risc.”

H add: “Wɖ ɖ left in rtrit, bʈ inṭlecć̣li n in partitrmz, ɖ rît cmandz poḷtics at preznt. Bt ẃć rît z ɖt? Z it ɖ brōdli libṛl cnsrṿtizm ɖt unḍpind libṛl dmocṛsi’z post-1945 s’xesz or an ilibṛl hard rît clemñ t spīc fr ‘ɖ ppl’?” Ẃn I rīréd ɖoz wrdz last wīc, ɖ homsecṛtri wz in Rwanda, anǎnsñ a poḷsi on refyjīz sīmñli inspîrd bî a wrc v dstopịn fix́n, ẃl ɖ prîm̦inistr cntinyd t ʈnc h òt t b alaud gt awe wɖ brecñ ɖ lw n ɖen endlisli layñ abt it. Wns agn, it wz obvịs ẃć sîd ɖe hd pict.

Fr eni Cnsrṿtivz hu rmen jenyinli cnsrṿtiv, ɖt òt t b an rjnt rīzn t gt rid v ɖer līdr n at līst atmt t rīc̣nct ɖer parti wɖ chiṛns, sns n ɖ besic rsponsbiḷtiz ɖt cm wɖ pǎr. Mbi ɖ rot z nǎ tù dīp; phps xpctñ eni moṛl cors v ax́n fṛm a p’liticl fors so yst t śemlisnis n cruwlti z a ven hop. Bt f onli t pl ǎr sistm v guvnmnt bac fṛm a cmplit moṛl vôd, f conśnsz wns agn str n a fy Tōriz start t muv, ɖ rest v s òt t qaytli ćir ɖm on.

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Jon Haris z a Gardịn coḷmnist

MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Farewell, Rishi Sunak, parliament’s Icarus who has finally crash-landed

Rishi Sunak visiting Caunton Engineering, a steel manufacturing business in the East Midlands, in March 2022. Photograph: Simon Walker Hm Treasury
Riśi Sŭnac viẓtñ Cauntn Enɉnirñ, a stīlmańfacćrñ biznis in ɖ Īst Midḷndz, in Marć 2022. Foṭgraf: Sîmn Wōcr HM Treẓ́ri

Férwel, Riśi Sŭnac, parḷmnt’s Ic̣ṛs hu hz fîṇli craś-landd

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

Fṛm oṿsiyñ masfrōd t mesñ p frlo, ɖ ćanslr’z mstecs r mni. It’s amezñ hiz popylaṛti hld so loñ

Aditya Chakrabortty

Adića Ćacṛborti, Ʈrzde 14 Epril 2022

Ẃn ɖ Tîmz last pt Riśi Sŭnac on ɖ cuvr v its Saṭde maġzīn, in Ōġst 2020, it yzd a picćr ɖt wz olmst norml. Ɖr std ɖ ćanslr bhnd a grīn leɖr ćer, wẹrñ a nevi sūt n prpl tî – bt Fotośopt abv hiz hed wz wn xtra dītel: a gold helo, az f t se hir z no mir fînansministr, bt an envô fṛm God.

Bac ɖen, lots v ppl ʈt ɖ ćanslr wz simpli dvîn. Ɖs wz ɖ ira v “diśi Riśi”, v pundits grġlñ in dlît ovr a pṛfeśṇli kretd Insṭgram fīd, v JK maġzīn mūnñ ovr ɖ 40-smʈñ az an “unlîcli stîlhiro”. “R Sŭnac’s sūts riyli ol ɖt gd? Or am I biyñ blîndsîdd bî ɖoz cînd îz n ɖt flwlis cmplex́n?”, ḿzd its stîld’rectr, lîc a caṛctr fṛm a Jūdi Blùm novl. It mt hv bn onli tū yirz bac, bt it fīlz lîc an itrṇti ago.

Bad nyz nǎ clñz t Sŭnac lîc brz t a dog aftr a wōc in ɖ wŭdz. Frst, ɖ rzǎndñ emtinis v last munʈ’z sprñstetmnt, īvn az ɖ cuntri wz slîdñ intu a historic sośl n ic̣nomic crîsis. Ɖen last wīc’s reṿleśnz ɖt hiz wîf dz’nt pe YC tax on hr inṭnaśnl incm n ɖt ɖ ćanslr himslf hld a YS grīn card ẃl livñ in Dǎnñ Strīt. N on Tyzde, ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs slapt him wɖ a fain fr atndñ a brʈde parti fr Boris Jonsn. Sŭnac’s alîz r telñ jrṇlists h z fyrịs abt ɖ p’līs dsiźn, seyñ h onli wnt t ɖ cabiṇtrūm t si ɖ prîm̦inistr abt smʈñ els. Ɖs me b tru. Ẃt z fōls z ɖ ćanslr’z clem ɖt h brouc no rūlz n ɖt h “dd nt atnd eni partiz”. Jst lîc hiz bos, h hz laid t bʈ ɖ public n parḷmnt.

It z nǎ olmst imposbl t si Sŭnac az a sirịs cntndr fr Nu 10, az h wz jst a fy munʈs ago. Hiz abstīmịs dilijns ofrd a contrast t Jonsn’z xūbṛnt śemlisnis. H spouc fluwnt spredśīt ẃl dǒlñ ǎt rletbl content on sośl mīdia. Jrñ ɖ pandemic, h slogd awe at hiz dsc ẃl hiz colīgz wnt padlbōrdñ or smūćt in ɖer miṇstirịl oḟsz. H wz a tecnocrat in an ej v popylizm, a grounup amñ a cabiṇt v suḷn bumblrz. H wz a Devid Camṛn proṭźe hu’d ʈrîvd in ɖ Jonsn ira, gwñ fṛm rŭci MP t secnd-top job in guvnmnt in jst fîv yirz. H wz slic, śarp, sīmñli sntrist. H wz, in śort, ɖ prîm̦inistr fr ɖoz hu clemd t b p’liticli homlis.

Or so wnt ɖ pić. I hv nvr bòt it. Ʈrt hiz tîm at No 11, Sŭnac hz vird btwn mîopia n cruwlti. H wz lêt t spot jst hǎ sirịs Covid wd pruv t b, dliṿrñ a bujit in mid-Marć 2020 ɖt hd t b pld apart n updetd, wīc aftr wīc. Hiz crǎnñ aćivmnt wz t intṛdys ɖ frloscīm, ẃć h waund p wɖ sć indīsnt hest ɖt h wz ɖen forst t xtnd ɖ scīm, at wn pônt onli fîv aurz bfr it wz dy t xpîr.

In orġnîzñ ɖ £46bn “bans-bac lounscīm”, h hz oṿsìn ɖ gretist amǎnt v frōd v eni ćanslr – so bad ɖt wn v hiz ǒn ministrz, Lord Agny, rzînd in dsgust. Cnsiḍrñ ɖ sumz v public muni involvd, ɖs scandl śd b on evri fruntpej in Britn: tnz v ʈǎzndz v lounz handd t ptnśl frōdstrz, n an esṭmetd figr v p t £20bn lost fṛm ɖ public prs. Phps £4bn v ɖt wl b ritn of az frōd – rufli az mć az Sŭnac hz ćopt of ɖs yir’z foṛn-ed bujit.

Ɖ apaṛntli non-îdịlojicl Cnsrṿtiv, az Wiłm Hêg dubd him, hz alaud ǎt-v-wrc beṇfits t fōl ɖs munʈ t a 50-yir lo. Ɖ man hu cd’nt sort ǎt ɖ sic-pe sistm at a tîm ẃn unpresdntd numbrz wr fōlñ sic, instd dremt p Īt ǎt t hlp ǎt, ẃć cost taxpeyrz £840m ẃl olso incuṛjñ Covid t spred. Acordñ t ɖ lêtist iśu v ɖ pir-rvyd Ic̣nomic Jrnl, ɖ scīm “cn acǎnt fr btwn 8% [n] 17% v ol ny [Covid-19] infx́nz” jrñ ɖ pirịd in ẃć ɖ scīm wz activ, (n lîcli mni mor non-dtctd esimṭmatic infx́nz). Bt it dd yīld a gret fotoóp, in ẃć evrwn’z feṿrit x-hejfundr pt in a śift wêtñ teblz at Waġmama.

No Lebr ćanslr cd hv got awe wɖ westñ sć vast sumz. No poḷtiśn śd gt of ɖ hc fr inactñ poḷsiz ɖt mc ppl il. N no prîm̦iṇstirịl wd-bi śd b alaud t hv no planz t dīl wɖ ɖ sōrñ cost v fyl n gdz. Ɖoz r ɖ ćarjz fr ẃć ɖ ćanslr śd b arend, nt ćiṛpñ Hapi Brʈde wɖ Cári Jonsn.

Yt, p untl vri rīsntli, Sŭnac hz injoid an amezñ lac v scrūṭni. H sits at ɖ vri sntr v ɖ krịs nex̣s btwn ɖ Spectetr n Dǎnñ Strīt. H wz bst man at ɖ wedñ v ɖ maġzīn’z p’liticl editr – ɖ wîf v hūm wnt on t bcm Sŭnac’s spoucswmn. Ɖ nyzpeprz trītd ɖs cozinis az mir hapi cǒinsidns. Hiz bacgrǎnd in śadobancñ, hiz £10m portfolio v hǎzz, hiz antilocdǎn poḷtics: nn v it rezd so mć az an îbrǎ. H marid intu ɖ faṃli v wn v ɖ most importnt biznisṃn on ɖ planit, Narîana Mrti v Infosis, bt ɖ ćanslr’z faɖr-in-lw hz arǎzd bérli eni krioṣti in ɖ Britiś pres. Yt az ɖ raitr Emiliano Mellino pônts ǎt in hiz lêtist Substac, ɖ man hu Sŭnac cōlz “wundrfl” opozz ɖ formñ v tred yńnz in India’z IT inḍstri n hz cōld fr wrcrz t pt in 60-aur wīcs.

Sŭnac wz ɖ Ic̣ṛs v ɖs parḷmnt, ɖ man hu craśt t Rʈ bt śd nvr hv bn alaud t flî so hî in ɖ frst ples. N nǎ ɖ comṗtiśn t rples Jonsn wl g on wɖt him, its ny fruntrunrz xpozñ jst hǎ strenj n swivl-aid tde’z Cnsrṿtiv parti riyli z. Liz Trus, enwn?

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Adića Ćacṛborti z a Gardịn coḷmnist

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Deeply disappointed Shapps defends honourable art of lying

It seemed that what saddened Grant Shapps most was that the prime minister had been caught. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA
It sīmd ɖt ẃt sadnd Grant Śaps most wz ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr hd bn còt. Foṭgraf: Gaṛʈ Fŭlr/PA

Dīpli dis’pôntd Śaps dfndz onṛbl art v layñ

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 13 April 2022)

Ministr sīmd t implî y hd t b cmplitli hartlis nt t axpt slf-pitiyñ cntriśn v PM

John Crace

Jon Crês, Wnzde 13 Epril 2022

Cumiʈ ɖ aur, cumiʈ ɖ man. In ɖ end it hd cm dǎn t a tū-hors res btwn Nedīn Dōriz n Grant Śaps t tec on ɖ mornñ mīdịrǎnd az ɖe hd bn ɖ onli membrz v ɖ Tori Wancocṛsi stypid inuf t ansr ɖer fonz. Īvn Jemz Clevrli, ōna Jimi Dimli, hd rmembrd t swić hiz mobîl t sîḷnt.

N ẃl ɖr wz litl t ćūz btwn Nedīn’z n Grant’s abject, nīdi loylti t Boris Jonsn, Nu 10 ʈt ɖt on baḷns Śaps wz ɖ betr bet. Nedīn wz jst tù mć v a lạbiḷti n cd laś ǎt – ś mt īvn imbaṛs hrslf bî ʈreṭnñ t cut ITV’z public fundñ – ẃl Grant wz jst prfict. In hiz Mîcl Grīn gt-rić-qc prsona, h hd jst ɖ qoḷtiz rqîrd. Nwn cd tōc śit qt so śemlisli. N wɖ sć utr cntmt fr hiz ōdịns.

Śaps bgan evri inṭvy bî seyñ hǎ dis’pôntd h hd bn. H nvr md clir ẃt it wz xacli ɖt h wz dis’pôntd abt, ɖo ɖ longr h wnt on, ɖ mor it sīmd ɖt ẃt sadnd him ɖ most wz ɖt ɖ Convict hd bn còt. Boris’z riyl crîm wz gtñ faund ǎt. In ɖ Pḷtonic Jonsońn wrld t ẃć Grant wz a peid-up sbscrîbr, ɖ gd gaiz wr ɖ bad gaiz hu olwz got awe wɖ it. T b coḷrd bî ɖ Mét n b faind £50 wz nt part v ɖ script. H dd’nt īvn mc a pritns v trayñ t dfnd Riśi Sŭnac. Ɖ ćanslr z tost, hvñ nt hd ɖ slf-wrʈ t rzîn.

It wz lîc ɖs, sd Śaps. Ɖ prîm̦inistr wz morṭfaid t hv bn còt brecñ ɖ lw n hd apoḷjîzd fr ɖt. N f Śaps cd fînd it in hiz hart t axpt ɖt apoḷji n fgiv him, ɖen ɖ rest v s òt t b ebl t d so tù. H sīmd t implî y hd t b cmplitli hartlis nt t axpt ɖ slf-pitiyñ cntriśn v a sirịl layr. Aftr ol, ɖ Convict hd īvn peid ɖ fixt-penlti notis. Śaps sd ɖs az f it wz in sm we s’prîzñ n wz smʈñ fr ẃć w śd b pṛfǎndli gretfl. Phps w śd. Boris z’nt noun fr reḍli peyñ hiz déts.

Hvñ dn hiz utmost t miṇmîz ɖ crîm, Śaps wnt on t trivịlîz it stl frɖr. Ol ɖt Jonsn hd dn wz wōc intu ɖ roñ rūm bî mstec. F h hd onli jst cept gwñ n gn p t hiz flat, ɖen nn v ɖs wd hv hapnd. Instd h hd wondrd intu ɖ cabiṇtrūm t fînd himslf ambśt bî cec, būz, colīgz, hiz wîf n ɖ intirịr dzînr. N poṣbli Diḷn ɖ dog. So h hd naćṛli asymd h wz in yt anɖr, unscedyld wrcmītñ.

Grant’s cilr lîn wz ɖt w hd t rmembr ɖ prîm̦inistr wz a totl idịt hu cd’nt rec̣gnîz a parti ẃn h wz at wn. Ɖr hd nvr bn eni intnśn fr ɖ Convict t atnd eni v ɖ partiz fr ẃć h wz undr invstgeśn. H wz jst a teṛbli unluci ingenu wɖ a bad tracrecord v trnñ p in ɖ roñ ples at ɖ roñ tîm. It wz a totl cǒinsidns ɖt h hd bn at so mni partiz. Nt ɖt h hd bn at eni uɖr partiz. Or ɖt hiz brʈde parti hd bn a parti. It wz p t ɖ p’līs t dsîd ẃt wz a parti, ɖo h hopt ɖ’d d a betr job v it in ɖ fyćr ɖn ɖe hd manijd on Tyzde.

“It wz’nt hiz intnśn t lî,” Śaps cntinyd. “Ɖr wz no malis in enʈñ h dd.” Jonsn hd nvr set ǎt t brec ɖ lw. It hd jst nvr ocŕd t him ɖt ɖ lw mt olso aplî t him. H hd olwz asymd ɖ rūlz wr fr ɖ Litl Ppl. Az fr ɖ lîz, ɖ Convict cd’nt b xpctd t hlp himslf. Layñ wz ẃt h olwz dd. H hd laid t hiz faṃli, h hd laid t hiz frendz n h hd laid t ɖ cuntri. N f h hd laid t ɖ Qīn abt ɖ proṛgeśn, ɖr wz evri posbiḷti ɖt ɖ “Layn v Cyīv” hd olso laid t Prezidnt Zelensci. So layñ t parḷmnt wz no big dīl. Jst gro p n gro sm. Jonsn wz an Onṛbl Man. An Onṛbl Layr.

Hir wz ɖ dīl: śr, Jonsn mt hv brocn ɖ lw n laid abt it n evrʈñ els. Enwn fr 42 ny hospitlz? Bt hiz tracrecord spouc fr itslf.

It srtnli dd. Ɖo nt in ɖ we Śaps mt hv hopt. Infleśn z crīpñ p munʈ bî munʈ. Ɖ cost v livñ n eṇji prîsz r nǎ criticl. Brexit z a dzastr wɖ xports dǎn n lori teilbacs fṛm Dovr. Ɖ icoṇmi z tancñ n ol ɖ Convict cn d z tec pleźr in ɖ fełr v Sŭnac’s sprñstetmnt. Ɖ onli eria in ẃć Jonsn cn tec credit z hiz hanḍlñ v ɖ wor in Ycren. Ɖo ɖt wz no rīzn fr nt rplesñ him wɖ smwn wɖ a besic rspct fr ɖ rūl v lw. N ɖ cuntri.

W śd b gretfl t hv sć a briłnt līdr, Śaps dclerd. I’d het t si ẃt a pis-pur līdr lct lîc. Bt Grant wz of on wn, ruśñ on az h waund p sevṛl inṭvyz fṛm ẃć h hd imrjd reḷtivli unsceɖd. It trnz ǎt ɖt layñ z’nt sć a bad plan aftr ol. Jecb Rīs-Mog wz dscuṿrñ mć ɖ sem ʈñ on TōcRedio. Ɖ rūlz wr roñ n Jonsn hd set an xampl bî brecñ ɖm. W cd’nt hv a līdrśp contest bcz w wr at wor – nyz t ol v s – n in eni ces w nīdd ɖ Convict far mor ɖn h nīdd s. Ẃt w hd dn t dzrv sć a layr n a śarḷtn h dd’nt se.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on partygate: a test of our democracy

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are to receive fixed-penalty notices for attending illegal lockdown gatherings. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
Boris Jonsn n Riśi Sŭnac r t rsiv fixt-penlti noṭsz fr atndñ ilīgl locdǎn gaɖ̇rñz. Foṭgraf: Jesica Teilr/YC Parḷmnt/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on partiget: a tst v ǎr dmocṛsi

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Tuesday 12 April 2022)

Boris Jonsn n Riśi Sŭnac flǎtd ɖ lwz ɖe md. It z p t Cnsrṿtiv MPz t śo ɖt ɖr z a prîs bynd ɖ p’līsfain

Tyzde 12 Epril 2022

Ɖ  prîm̦inistr n ɖ ćanslr brouc ɖ lw. Ɖt z ɖ fîndñ v ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs invstgeśn, ẃć wl rzult in fixt-penlti noṭsz fr ɖ tū men. T b mor prisîs: Boris Jonsn brouc ɖ lîfsevñ rūlz ɖt h set, n ẃć uɖrz md imeźṛbl sacṛfîsz t folo, in ɖ vri ples ẃr ɖe wr forḿletd – ɖen dnaid hvñ dn so. Ʈru hiz ax́nz n hiz subsiqnt rmarcs, h hz trītd ɖ public wɖ cntmt.

Ẃl partiz tc ples in Ẃîthōl, hundṛdz v peṛnts, spǎzz, siblñz n frendz wr dayñ ć de. Faṃliz wr unebl t si vulnṛbl reḷtivz in cerhomz. Doctrz n nrsz on ɖ fruntlîn cd nt gaɖr t cumḟt ć uɖr aftr gruwlñ śifts. Ɖ Mét z invstgetñ no fywr ɖn 12 gaɖ̇rñz, n hz handd ǎt 50 fixt-penlti noṭsz; wɖ ɖ prîm̦inistr alejd t hv atndd az mni az six ivnts, h cd yt fes mor fainz. Ɖ Covid-19 B’rivd Faṃliz fr Justis grūp obzrvd: “It z stl unḅliṿbli penfl ɖt Boris Jonsn wz partiyñ n brecñ hiz ǒn locdǎn rūlz, ẃl w wr unebl t b at ǎr luvd wnz’ sîdz in ɖer dayñmomnts, or in mizṛbl fynṛlz wɖ onli a hanfl v ppl.”

Ɖt Mr Jonsn śd hv laid ẃn ćalinjd ovr hiz bhevyr z hardli s’prîzñ, gvn hiz record. Bt ɖ miṇstirịl cod v conduct z clir: “Ministrz hu nwñli mslid parḷmnt wl b xpctd t ofr ɖer reẓgneśn.” Mr Jonsn tld parḷmnt ɖt h hd bn rpitidli aśurd ɖt ɖr wr no partiz n ɖt no Covid rūlz wr brocn. Asct abt tū ivnts in lêt 2020, Riśi Sŭnac aśurd MPz: “I dd nt atnd eni partiz.” Ɖ opziśn z rît t se ɖt ɖe śd g. Acordñ t a snap YGuv poul, 57% v votrz agri.

Ć de ɖt Mr Jonsn rmenz in ples, h dmiṇśz ɖ hîist ofis in ɖ land. Yt nwn xpcts him t d ɖ onṛbl ʈñ n, cnvińntli fr ɖoz cnsrnd, ɖ Mét hz iśùd ɖz fainz ẃl parḷmnt z in Īstr rīses. Ɖ integṛti v Britiś guvnmnt z nǎ in ɖ handz v Cnsrṿtiv MPz. Ẃl cabiṇtministrz pruvd noṭbli qayt on Tyzde, bac-bnćrz hu hd prīvịsli dmandd hiz reẓgneśn drù bac fṛm ɖ brinc, sáitñ Ycren – ɖo Britn hz prīvịsli ćenjd prîm̦inistrz īvn ẃn at wor itslf. Uɖrz pônt t ɖ pōṣti v sūṭbl rplesmnts. Mni r wêtñ fr ɖ jujmnt v ɖ public in Me’z locl ilex́nz.

Mnẃl, Mr Sŭnac, hu lct lîc a rîzñ star ẃn handñ ǎt frlocaś, ɖs wīc asct fr an invstgeśn intu hiz ǒn fnanśl aferz aftr nyz v hiz wîf’s non-Dóm taxsteṭs n ɖ cupl’z YS grīn cardz imrjd. Ɖr cd hardli b a mor glẹrñ contrast ɖn ɖ wn btwn hiz trītmnt v ɖ cuntri’s purist az ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis tecs hold – snaćñ bac ɖ £20 būst t yṇvrsl credit – n hiz faṃli’z gíldd lîfstîl.

Ɖ locdǎn brīćz wl magṇfî growñ public angr at ɖ cnd v cuntri ɖs guvnmnt z crietñ: ɖ sns ɖt ɖr z wn set v rūlz fr ɖoz in pǎr n anɖr fr ɖ rest v s; ɖ fīlñ ɖt it z ɖer wrld, bilt bî ɖm n fr ɖm, in ẃć ɖ rest cn onli strugl bî. It z hard t ʈnc v a cncluźn mor c’rosiv t dmocṛsi, n t a ssayti olrdi dīpli rivn. Tori MPz cn ćūz t ignor ɖ miṇstirịl cod v conduct, traśñ ɖ standdz v guvnmnt. Ɖe cn ćūz t ignor Mr Jonsn’z ax́nz. Bt ɖe śd rmembr ɖt ɖ public wl ultiṃtli juj ɖm az wel az ɖer bos f ɖe gv him a fri pas – n rîtli so. Trīt votrz wɖ cntmt n y śd xpct ɖm t rspond in cnd.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: They broke the law and are disgraced. Whatever they do now, shame will cling to Johnson and Sunak

‘Breaking the law and lying about it would have seen any other prime minister and chancellor resign instantly.’ Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street, December 2021. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
‘Brecñ ɖ lw n layñ abt it wd hv sìn eni uɖr prîm̦inistr n ćanslr rzîn instntli.’ Riśi Sŭnac n Boris Jonsn ǎtsd 10 Dǎnñ Strīt, Dsmbr 2021. Foṭgraf: Andi Rên/YPA

Ɖe brouc ɖ lw n r dsgrest. Ẃtvr ɖe d nǎ, śem wl clñ t Jonsn n Sŭnac

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 12 April 2022)

Ɖe wl b fr evr foloud bî têlz v ppl hu abîdd bî ɖ Covid rūlz n daid alon – ẃl Dǎnñ Strīt partid

Polly Toynbee

Poli Tônbi, Tyzde 12 Epril 2022

Ɖe brouc ɖ rūlz ɖe set fr evrwn els. Ɖen ɖ prîm̦inistr laid n laid agn t parḷmnt. “Nvr bfr in hisṭri hz a prîm̦inistr brocn ɖ lw,” Cris Braynt, ćer v bʈ ɖ standdz n priṿlijz cmitiz, tld m ɖs afṭnun. “Ɖz r’nt jst rūlz; ɖe brouc ɖ lw.” Jonsn’z ćanslr, asct f h hd atndd tū Dǎnñ Strīt Crisṃs partiz, tld ɖ Comnz: “No, Mr Spīcr, I dd nt atnd eni partiz.”

Brecñ ɖ lw n layñ abt it or mslidñ ɖ hǎs wd hv sìn eni uɖr prîm̦inistr n ćanslr rzîn instntli. Bt nʈñ cn mc ɖm g f ɖe clñ t ɖer posts. Onli ɖer ǒn MPz cn aust ɖm, wɖ a fluri v ɖoz feṃs letrz t ɖ bac-bnć 1922-cmiti ćer. Ɖr śd b kz formñ ǎtsd Sr Greym Brêdi’z dor rît nǎ, bt d’nt hold yr breʈ. Instd, y hír calkletñ pplex̣ti: wɖt ɖm, hu wd b ǎr winñ līdr? Bt fr ɖ sec v ɖer repyteśnz, ɖz MPz śd onli cnsidr ɖ proḅti v ɖer parti.

Mor sntenśsli, ɖe pritnd cnsrn fr ɖ cuntri: a wor z no tîm t dić a līdr. Riyli? In bʈ wrldworz, inadiqt līdrz wr dumt unseṛmońsli fr smwn betr sūtd fr ɖt sirịs n dsîsiv rǒl. Nn v ɖm s’lectd Boris Jonsn xpctñ him t mc a worlīdr. God nz hǎ loñ ɖ wor in Ycren me last, bt ɖ tîm me cm, bfr loñ, ẃn sitiznz acrs Nato cuntriz wl b asct t mc sacṛfîsz, in eṇji, in s’plîlînz, in taxz. An imoṛl lwbrecr hu hz feld t acnolij ɖ grīṿsnis v hiz ǒn bhevyr z hardli ɖ man t cōl on uɖrz t tîtn ɖer blts in ɖ naśnl inṭrest.

Ɖs guvnmnt pritndz Covid hz gn awe, bcz it wśz it hd. It hz ćozn t ignor ɖ hundṛdz v deʈs a de, ɖ hospitlz n ambyḷnșrṿsz oṿẃlmd, pritndñ it’s ol ovr. Bt ẃrvr Jonsn n Riśi Sŭnac g, f evr agn ɖe der fes an unscriptd ōdịns, smwn wl stand p n se, “Mî muɖr daid alon, bcz w obeid ɖ lw” or “Mî ćildṛn hd t se gdbî t ɖer dayñ muɖr on a tablit, bcz w ol obeid ɖ lw ẃl y hld 12 partiz.” Imajin trayñ t doj evri ordnri sitizn hu mt hv a stori t tel jrñ an ilex́ncampen.

Braynt hz a cnstitẏnt, a yṇvrṣtistydnt, hu wz faind £2,100 fr atndñ – nt orġnîzñ – a parti jrñ locdǎn. Mni uɖrz wl wundr ẃ ɖz tū got of so lîtli. T ɖ hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz wɖ penfl Covid storiz, ɖoz Dǎnñ Strīt partiz wl olwz b an afrunt, nt a mir baġtel az ɖ lîcs v Jecb Rīs-Mog pritnd. N fr nn v ɖm wl ol ɖs fed awe bî ɖ nxt ilex́n.

Tori MPz nīd t hír lǎd n clir fṛm ol ɖer ilectrz. Ɖe nīd a frîṭnñ aṿlanć v īmeilz n letrz, tde, rît nǎ. Nʈñ els wl str ɖm t d ẃt ɖer parti wd srtnli hv dn at eni uɖr pônt in its hisṭri.

Poli Tônbi z a Gardịn coḷmnist.

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr: Boris Johnson may think that partygate is a laughing matter. Outraged voters don’t

‘Mr Johnson feels neither genuine shame nor sincere remorse for the rampant lockdown-busting in Downing Street.’ Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock
‘Mr Jonsn fīlz nɖr jenyin śem nr snsir rmors fr ɖ rampnt locdǎnbustñ in Dǎnñ Strīt.’ Foṭgraf: Tayfun Salcı/ZUMA Preswîr/REX/Śuṭstoc

Boris Jonsn me ʈnc ɖt partiget z a lafñmatr. Ǎtrejd votrz d’nt

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 3 April 2022)

It z apōlñ inuf ɖt ɖ p’līs hv faund a patn v criṃnaḷti at ɖ vri hart v guvnmnt. It z wrs ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr trīts ɖs scandl az a joc

Andrew Rawnsley

Andru Rōnzli, Súnde 3 Epril 2022

H  ʈncs h z gwñ t gt awe wɖ it. Ẃn Boris Jonsn adrest a rīsnt dinr wɖ hiz parḷmntri parti, h pǒct fun at ɖoz Tori MPz hu wr so dsgustd bî partiget ɖt ɖe traid t rmuv him. Ɖ cñ v cras coṃdi qipt ɖt ɖe śd b gretfl ɖt ɖe dd nt liv in Ruśa ẃr Vḷdīmir Pūtin hz “nbdi t rait 54 letrz t Sr Greymski Bredīski”. H wz ispeṣ́li mocñ v ɖoz Cnsrṿtiv MPz hu rout t dmand a confidnsvot n ɖen wɖdru ɖer letrz aftr ɖ inveźn v Ycren. Ɖz misvz wr “ilastic – ɖe g in n y cn pl ǎt”.

Jst a fy wīcs ago, h std on ɖ preṣpis v luzñ ɖ premịrśp. Smwn hu òt t nǒ tlz m ɖt ɖ numbr v letrz sbmitd t Sr Greym got clos t ɖ ʈreśhold ɖt wd hv trigrd a confidnsvot. Nǎ ɖ prîm̦inistr fīlz ebl t wîn, dîn n crac wîz wɖ hiz MPz. N t d so in ɖ vri sem wīc ɖt ɖ Metṛpolitn p’līs startd iśuwñ penltiz fr lwbrecñ at Numbr 10, impozñ 20 fainz in ɖ frst wev n wɖ mor xpctd t folo. It z apōlñ inuf ɖt ɖ Mét hz faund a patn v criṃnaḷti at ɖ vri hart v guvnmnt. It z wrs ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr trīts ɖs az a lafñmatr. Wn sīńr Tori preznt at ɖ dinr sz: “Ɖ numbr v jocs Boris dvotd t partiget śoud ɖt h z îɖr mońmnṭli insnṣtiv or mońmnṭli slf-confidnt.” Or bʈ.

Ɖs cnfrmz ɖt Mr Jonsn fīlz nɖr jenyin śem nr snsir rmors fr ɖ rampnt locdǎnbustñ in Dǎnñ Strīt jrñ ɖ pandemic. It olso tlz s ɖt ɖs scandl hz nt ćenjd hiz isnśl caṛctr wn jot. Ɖt òt t alarm evrwn, includñ ɖ Tori MPz hu laft alñ wɖ hiz jocs.

Ɖe me hv faund ɖ prîm̦inistr funi, bt ɖr z no rīzn t s’poz ɖt ɖ cuntri fīlz enttend. On ɖer we t ɖ revlriz at ɖ Parc Plāza hotel nir Wsminstr Brij, Cnsrṿtiv MPz hd t pas a pṛtstñ grūp v b’rivd faṃliz v Covid caźltiz hu śǎtd “śem on y” n “of t anɖr parti, r w?” Ɖoz hu lost luvd wnz, ofn biyñ dnaid ɖ oṗtyṇti t hold ɖ hand v a dayñ reḷtiv fr wn last tîm or īvn t atnd ɖ fynṛl, hv nt fgotn or fgivn. Partiget cut ʈru t ɖ public mć mor wîdli n mć mor dīpli ɖn ɖ tipicl p’liticl scandl. Evrwn cn grasp ɖ starc hipocṛsi v ɖ deṇznz v Dǎnñ Strīt flǎtñ ɖ rstrix́nz ɖt ɖe impozd on evrwn els. Nr cn it b dspytd ɖt Mr Jonsn iśùd rpitd fōls dnaylz abt it t bʈ parḷmnt n ɖ public. H rmenz undr invstgeśn himslf, ɖ ivnts h atndd includñ ɖ ntorịs “brñ-yr-ǒn-būz” parti orġnîzd bî hiz prîṿt secṛtri. Ɖ prîm̦inistr’z xks, ɖt h mstŭc a gardn páct wɖ ppl ćugñ wîn fr “a wrc ivnt”, z no les riẓbl nǎ ɖn it wz ẃn h frst cncoctd ɖt aḷbî.

At Wsminstr, partiget z larjli trītd az yesṭde’z nyz. Jecb Rīs-Mog, ɖ cabiṇt’s speṣ́list at dfndñ ɖ indfnsbl, hz traid t xplôt ɖ wor t dsmis ɖ scandl az “dispṛporśṇt fluf”. Bt votrz d’nt ʈnc in ɖ sem we az poḷtiśnz n telñ ɖm ɖt ɖe wr sili t b afruntd bî partiget onli mcs ɖm crosr. Ɖ public z ceṗbl v holdñ tū ʈts in its hed at wn tîm: ɖ wor in Ycren z a grev inṭnaśnl crîsis n lwbrecñ at Numbr 10 z a grev iśu fr Britn’z dmocṛsi.

Ɖ poulñcumṗniz agri ɖt ɖ public hv setld on a vrdict ɖt z unlîcli t ćenj, ẃtvr hapnz nxt. Ɖe hv md p ɖer mîndz abt ɖ prîm̦inistr. Jemz Jonsn, a poulstr hu sampld opińn fr ɖ Tōriz ẃn T’rīza Me wz at Numbr 10, rports ɖt ɖr hz bn a “cnsistnt picćr in ol ǎr foc̣sgrūps sins ɖ start v Jańri”. H qots wn votr dscrîbñ ɖ Tori līdr az “a bfūn, a joc, an idịt n, wrst v ol, a layr. Y c’nt hv a layr.” Anɖr cōlz him “a hiṗcriticl clǎn”. A ʈrd setlz fr ɖ simpl bt sirñ “pʈetic”.

Ẃn ɖ reṿleśnz abt partiget wr at ɖer most intns, Mr Jonsn’z apruvl retñz plunjd t depʈs nt viẓtd bî eni prîm̦inistr in mor ɖn 25 yirz. Ɖe hv rcuvrd onli a litl sins ɖ bginñ v ɖ wor. H rmenz dīpli unpopylr. Ɖr’z bn scant sîn v ɖ “rali t ɖ flag” beṇfit ɖt Numbr 10 hopt wd rzult fṛm ɖ ǎtbrec v ɖ most sirịs conflict in Yṛp sins 1945. Jonsn loylists hu tōct dlirịsli abt ɖ wor pṛvîdñ him wɖ a “Fōcḷndz momnt” hv śoun ɖmslvz in nīd v a lésn in gd test, a hisṭri tytorịl n ɖ atnśn v a cḷniśn.

Tōriz r nǎ bginñ t twić abt ɖ locl ilex́nz in rli Me. “I ʈnc ɖe r gwñ t b bad, poṣbli vri bad, ispeṣ́li in Lundn,” sz wn Cnsrṿtiv MP. Ɖz tsts v public opińn wl b imīɉtli prisidd bî ɖ hîc in ɖ ret v naśnl inśuṛns bîtñ intu pêpacits fr ɖ frst tîm, a hyj jump in eṇjibilz n srjñ prîsz fr mni uɖr isnślz. Leñʈ̇nñ wêtñtîmz n stafśorṭjz hv cntribytd t an unpresdntidli śarp fōl in public saṭsfax́n wɖ ɖ Naśnl Hlʈsrvis. F ɖ Tōriz r ʈumt at ɖ baḷtbox ɖs sprñ, it wl b hard t se dfiṇtivli hǎ mć v it z dǎn t partiget n hǎ mć v it z abt ɖ stet v public srṿsz n ɖ sqīz on hǎshold bujits. Ẃt w d nǒ, fṛm past xpirịns, z ɖt votrz gt angrịr abt p’liticl scandlz ẃn ɖe r fīlñ mizṛbl abt ɖer ǒn srcmstansz. Sm Tōriz si denjr fr ɖer līdr in siɖñ fyri abt partiget cmbînñ wɖ discntnt abt ɖ cost-v-livñ crunć. Sz wn: “It wl mc sm v mî colīgz mor ssptbl t ɖ arğmnt ɖt w w’nt win ɖ nxt ilex́n f w d’nt ćenj līdr.”

Īvn sm v ɖ Jonsn loylists b’liv ɖt “h z nt ǎt v ɖ wŭdz yt”. Ɖ p’līs invstgeśn intu a duzn ivnts in Dǎnñ Strīt jrñ ɖ pandemic, at līst ʈri v ẃć wr atndd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, z far fṛm xōstd. No prīvịs Britiś prîm̦inistr hz bn faund t hv brocn ɖ criminl lw ẃl in ofis. F ɖ p’līs srv him wɖ a fain, h wl b in ɖ pziśn, olwz prīvịsli hld t b unteṇbl, v a lw-mcr biyñ xpozd az a lwbrecr. Cnsrṿtiv MPz wl ɖen hv t dsîd ẃɖr t rmuv him or mc ɖmslvz axeṣriz t ɖ crîm.

Contxt wl matr a lot t ɖer calkleśnz. “It z ol abt ɖ tîmñ,” sz wn formr Tori cabiṇt ministr. F h gts faind ẃn Ycren z stl ɖ sntr v atnśn, or f sm uɖr imrjnsi hz iruptd, ɖen ɖr wl b a rdyst ćans v Mr Jonsn biyñ dfeṇstretd bî hiz MPz. F nt, ɖen h wl b in gretr denjr v biyñ ijctd at ɖ handz v hiz ǒn parti.

Īvn f h isceps a p’līspenlti, mni v ɖ public hv olrdi cncludd ɖt ɖ prîm̦inistr z an incoriɉbli mndeśs rūlbrecr. Ɖt z a probḷm nt jst fr ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti, bt fr evrwn els tù. Wn v ɖ mni daṃjñ dmnśnz v ɖs scandl z ɖt it hz svirli compṛmîzd ɖ cpaṣti v ɖ guvnmnt t cari ppl wɖ it at a tîm ẃn ifctiv n pswesiv līdrśp z vîṭli nesṣri. In hard n periḷs tîmz, a līdr hz t b ebl t asc dificlt ʈñz v ɖ ppl in ɖ naśnl inṭrest. Ɖs z a pirịd ẃn Britn nīdz a prîm̦inistr hu cn cnvins ɖ cuntri ɖt sacṛfîsz nīd t b md fr ɖ sec v hlpñ ɖ Ycreńnz t rzist ɖ Ruśnz, in ordr t cǒp wɖ ɖ globl eṇji crîsis, or in ɖ ivnt ɖt Covid sprñz anɖr nasti s’prîz on s. Mr Jonsn canot b ɖt prîm̦inistr.

H hz lost ɖ trust v ɖ public n nt wún it bac amñ hiz ǒn MPz. Mni stl wont him gn, nt līst fr fir v ẃt mt hapn nxt f ɖ grīst piglit smhǎ maṇjz t sqrm hiz we ǎt v partiget. Wn sīńr Tori rmarcs: “F Boris gts awe wɖ ɖs, h wl ʈnc ɖt h cn gt awe wɖ enʈñ.” Ɖt’s a forḿla fr mor, n qt poṣbli wrs, ǎtrejz t cm.

Boris Jonsn me ʈnc h z dn wɖ partiget, bt ɖ angr abt it z nt dn wɖ him.

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