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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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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 Gardịn: For brazen cynicism, I have seen nothing like Sunak’s plan in 40 years

Smiling his way into Number 10? Rishi Sunak on his way to the Cabinet meeting before his spring statement on 23 March 2022. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street
Smîlñ hiz we intu Numbr 10? Riśi Sŭnac on hiz we t ɖ Cabiṇt mītñ bfr hiz sprñstetmnt on 23 Marć 2022. Foṭgraf: Andru Parsnz/Nu 10 Dǎnñ Strīt

Fr brezn siṇsizm, I hv sìn nʈñ lîc Ṣŭnac’s plan in 40 yirz

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 27 March 2022)

Jusṭfaid hostiḷti t hiz sprñstetmnt rvild ɖ xtnt v Sŭnac’s mscalkleśn

Will Hutton

Wil Hutn, Súnde 27 Marć 2022

Ɖ  Cnsrṿtiv parti’z cnsit z ɖt it z ɖ cuntri, spīcs fr ɖ cuntri n z ɖ custodịn v ɖ cuntri’z tru valyz. Ɖ comḅneśn v a frst-past-ɖ-post votñsistm, a dvîdd n ofn nt vri ilectbl opziśn n a playnt mīdia srtnli mīnz it’s mor ofn ɖn nt in guvnmnt, so apaṛntli woṛntñ ɖ cnsit.

Bt ɖt dz nt mīn ɖt ɖ cnsit z jusṭfaid. Britn z a mć mor inetli pṛgresiv, jenṛs n fer-mîndd cuntri ɖn ǎr parti v ɖ rît evr imajinz. Bt fr an ambiśs Tori poḷtiśn, ɖ fōlsnis v ɖ iqeźn dz nt matr. Ẃt cǎnts z ɖ gdwil v bac-bnć MPz n cnstitẏnsi asośieśnz. Nt onli r ɖe sìn in ɖ Tori trîbl ecoćembr az proxiz fr mênstrīm public opińn, ɖe r ɖ votrz hu wl cnfŕ ɖ partilīdrśp n ɖus prîm̦inistrśp. Hv ɖm on yr sîd n ɖ prîm̦inistrśp z yrz.

So ɖ ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac, mst hv ʈt az h priperd a sprñbujit huz hōlmarcs wr fiscl dsit, p’liticl siṇsizm n an astǎndñ lac v imaɉneśn. H prizntd himslf az f in a tît spot, bt in truʈ h wz in enʈñ bt. Ɖ rîz in fōrcast infleśn t 7.2% n fōlñ bac onli slǒli ɖr-aftr, inṭactñ wɖ hiz pri’nǎnst poḷsi v frizñ incmtax alawnsz n a strongr ic̣nomic rcuṿri ɖn xpctd, mīnz ɖt borowñ wl b an astǎndñ £72bn lowr ovr ɖ nxt for yirz ɖn h ʈt onli last Octobr. Ɖ fōrcast bujitdeḟsit in for yirz wl b ɖ lǒist fr 25 yirz. Hǎ wz ɖt larjes t b aḷcetd?

Sirịs ćôsz wr aveḷbl, bt Sŭnac tc s fr fūlz. H asymd ɖt a 5p cut in fyldyti, liftñ ɖ ʈreśhold fr naśnl-inśuṛns contṛbyśnz n ɖ promis v a peni of ɖ standd ret v incmtax in 2024 wd dlud ɖ public at larj n hiz bac-bnćrz in ptiklr intu ʈncñ h wz a tax-cutñ ćanslr. Ɖs, īvn az ɖ wîdr taxtec z rîzñ t postwar hîz. Hvñ sucrd ɖm intu ʈncñ h wz dwñ az mć az poṣbl wɖn hiz arṭfiṣ́li crietd cnstrents, wɖ Tori MPz wevñ ɖer ordrpeprz joysli, h cd līv un’drest, n wɖ litl protest, ɖ cmñ bigist drop in hǎshold incmz fr 66 yirz. It wz dsit pozñ az vrću.

Ɖs p’red v hiz dvośn t Ʈać̣rît vrćuz v ʈrift, lowrñ dét n cmitmnt t “fiscl rsponsbiḷti” wd, h hopt, frɖr s’mnt hiz repyteśn wɖ hiz ci cnstitẏnsi. V cors, ɖoz prínsiplz mst mīn h śd hōrd ɖ £30bn v fnanśl hedrūm wɖ ẃć h cd hv dn mor in ɖs yir alon. Bt evri poẓtiv opśn wz stubnli rfyzd.

A dǎn pemnt t gt leṿlñ-up gwñ sirịsli, t capćr ɖ prîz v an icoṇmi £2.5tn bigr in a jeṇreśn’z tîm? No ćans – it wz’nt īvn mnśnd. Liftñ dpartmnts’ caśspendñ totlz t compnset fr hayr infleśn, so avôdñ a rpit v Jorj Ozbōrn’z osteṛti? Fget it – n Sŭnac wl b ɖ arbitr v guvnmntpoḷsi untl ɖ ilex́n, az dpartmnt aftr dpartmnt wl cm plīdñ t him t rstor ɖ spendñpǎr ɖe ʈt ɖe hd last Octobr. Amezñli, īvn dfnșpendñ z t fes a riyl-trm cut in 2022-23. An uplift in yṇvrsl credit or a promis t indx beṇfits t compnset fr hayr infleśn az faṃliz fes riyl poṿti? No we – ɖz r ɖ undizrvñ pur hu hardli vot, n f ɖe d vot ɖe d’nt vot Tori. Ɖe cn twist in ɖ wind.

Ol ɖt matrd wz t gard jeḷsli ɖt hōrd, ofr no s’port t ɖ b’līgrd prîm̦inistr in hiz flagśp poḷsi n no adiśnl hlp t miłnz v hǎsholdz fesñ a frɖr £800 jump in eṇjibílz ẃn ɖ prîscap z liftd in Octobr. Ɖ muni z irmarct fr taxcuts in 2024, emñ t bai ɖ Tōriz ɖ ilex́n n Sŭnac ɖ prîm̦inistrśp. Fr brezn siṇsizm, I hv witnist nʈñ lîc it in mor ɖn 40 yirz v comntñ on bujits.

Wrs, taxcuts hv bn eḷvetd t bcm ɖ alfa n oṃga v poḷsi – a standñ ɖe d’nt dzrv in ʈiyri or practis. Plenti v hî-tax icoṇmiz pform vri wel. Ẃt drîvz groʈ z îdīaz, axes t opn n growñ marcits, wel-run cumṗniz, fit-fr-prṗs insttyśnz, trênd wrcrz, smart, loñ-trm fînans, insṗreśnl līdrz n clevr, iṇvtiv guvnmnt nt obsest bî capñ dét. Most v ɖs ɖ guvnmnt z simpli nt ceṗbl v dwñ sisṭmaticli or īvn v graspñ inṭlecć̣li.

Ptñ sm musl bhnd leṿlñ-up or drîvñ t net ziro cd b caṭlitic, bt nɖr z ǒnd bî Sŭnac or ɖ parti at larj. Indd, in ci eriaz, w r gwñ bcwdz. Ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti dlivrd a sceɖñ vrdict on hǎ Brexit hz indyst a c’laps in ǎr xports t n imports fṛm ɖ YY. It calklets ɖt tred’z śer in YC GDP hz fōḷn 12% sins 2019 – tū-n-haf tîmz mor ɖn eni uɖr G7 cuntri.

Brexit z ɖ cōz, nt rmotli compnsetd fr bî eni v ɖ mć-vōntd tred dīlz ǎtsd ɖ YY. Fōlñ tred z a drag on groʈ – n wìcnz frmz’ indysmnt t rêz prodctivti. Bad n bad, olɖo ɖ rên v sîḷns on Brexit – n ɖt vri mć includz y, Lebr parti – mīnz ɖt ɖ damij gz uņotist n uncriṭsîzd.

W r guvnd bî uncrietiv oṿclemrz obsest bî Ʈać̣rît śiḅleʈs – hetñ Yṛp, feṭśîzñ taxcuts n “fiscl rsponsbiḷti” n wilḟli cerlis v ɖ cndiśn v ɖ ppl. Sŭnac’s dzastṛs sprñbujit wz a sêizmic ivnt, bt h wz onli mcñ ćôsz feʈfl t ɖ cnsit ɖt ɖ Tōriz’ prîoṛtiz n valyz r ɖoz v ɖ cuntri.

Ɖ nir-yṇvrṣli hostîl riax́n wz tstiṃni t jst hǎ ǎt v tuć ɖs naro trîb hz bcm. Britn z nt ecñ fr taxcuts or eṿlastñ enṃti wɖ Yṛp. It wonts a guvnmnt ɖt hz its bac n unḍstandz its instñts fr fernis n wonts t si a crietiv fremwrc ɖt wl stiḿlet groʈ n livñstanddz. Ɖ mesij fṛm last wīc z unambigẏs. Ɖz Cnsrṿtivz hv run ǎt v îdīaz n rod. Ǎr stricn ssayti n felñ icoṇmi nīd so mć mor.

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Wil Hutn z an Obzrvr coḷmnist

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The UK’s poorest people have been utterly abandoned by this ideological chancellor

‘Rishi Sunak seemed taken aback that so many of the questions put to him focused on those who will struggle most to bear the cost of living crisis.’ Photograph: Simon Walker Hm Treasury
‘Riśi Sŭnac sīmd tecn abac ɖt so mni v ɖ qsćnz pt t him foc̣st on ɖoz hu wl strugl most t ber ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis.’ Foṭgraf: Sîmn Wōcr HM Treẓ́ri

Ɖ YC’z purist ppl hv bn utrli abandnd bî ɖs îdịlojicl ćanslr

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 25 March 2022)

H cd hv ʈroun ɖm a lîflîn. Instd, h z pśñ ʈǎzndz mor intu ɖer rancs

Paul Kissack

Pōl Cisac, Frîde, 25 Marć 2022

I  c’nt rcōl a wrs fiscl ivnt ɖn Wnzde’z sprñstetmnt.

It hd nʈñ mīnñfl t se on ɖ big stṛtījic ćaḷnjz ǎr icoṇmi fesz. Acordñ t ɖ prîm̦inistr, leṿlñ p z ɖ dfînñ miśn v ɖs guvnmnt. Ɖ ćanslr cd’nt brñ himslf t īvn mnśn it. Ɖr wz similrli nʈñ t lrn abt net ziro or ɖ YC’z prodctivtićalinj.

It wz fisc̣li inc̣hiṛnt. Īvn ɖ mîld-manrd Insttyt fr Fiscl Studiz wz left śǎtñ “Ǒ fr gdnis sec” at ɖ nyz ɖt Sŭnac z rezñ naśnl inśuṛns ẃl cutñ incmtax, incrisñ taxz on ppl hu wrc t pṛtct ɖ incmz v ɖoz hu ofn d’nt, includñ landlordz n wlʈi pnśnrz.

Az a set-pìs ivnt, it unravld wɖn aurz. Sŭnac wouc on Ʈrzde t a fl spred v hostîl fruntpejz. Jrñ mīdia inṭvyz ɖt mornñ, h bcem incrisñli ratld n teći. H sīmd tecn abac ɖt so mni v ɖ qsćnz pt t him foc̣st on ɖoz hu wl strugl most t ber ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis.

Ɖs śd nt hv cm az a s’prîz. Ɖ rîzñ cost v isnślz afcts s ol, bt nt īqli. Ppl on ɖ lǒist incumz r at gretist risc, bcz un’vôḍbl spendñ on eṇji n fūd tecs p a hayr pṛporśn v ɖer bujit ɖn eni uɖr grūp. Olrdi ɖe hv nʈñ t cut bac on.

Fest wɖ ɖ gretist ʈret t livñstanddz fr jeṇreśnz, it z imposbl t jusṭfî ɖ dsiźn t līv olmst evrwn at ɖ śarp end v ɖ crîsis ǎt in ɖ cold. Rɖr ɖn streñʈn ɖ s’port aveḷbl, h ćouz t cut beṇfits in riyl trmz, līvñ hǎsholdz in poṿti £445 ǎt v pocit fr ɖ yir ahd; 600,000 mor ppl wl b pld intu poṿti bî ɖs dsiźn. Arnd a qortr v ɖm r ćildṛn.

Ɖ ny taxćenjz ɖt wr anǎnst dlivr nʈñ fr ppl hu r unebl t wrc n ɖoz rnñ tù litl t pe tax or naśnl inśuṛns. Mni lo rnrz hu rn jst inuf t gen fṛm ɖ rîz in ɖ naśnl-inśuṛns ʈreśhold wl fînd mor ɖn haf ɖ gen teprd awe ʈru ɖ subsiqnt rdux́n in ɖer yṇvrsl credit.

Ɖ ćanslr’z rspons t ćaḷnjz on hiz lac v ax́n wz ɖt h hd prîoṛtîzd ppl in poṿti in hiz bujit last ōtm. Ɖt, y mt rcōl, wz ẃn h cut yṇvrsl credit bî £20 a wīc, in ɖ fes v wîdspred opziśn, includñ fṛm mni v hiz ǒn bacbnćrz. Sm prîoṛtîześn.

Dīlñ wɖ a cost-v-livñ crîsis v ɖ cuṛnt scel wz nvr gwñ t b an īzi tasc. It cōld fr ɖ bst tūlz aveḷbl. Ɖ adiśnl £500m anǎnst fr ɖ hǎshold-s’port fund z dworft bî ɖ cut t beṇfits n ɖ scel v nīd ɖt caunslz nǎ xpct t si. Īqli fṛstretñ z ɖ dificlti ppl hv axesñ ẃt litl s’port ɖr z. It mst b sòt ǎt, aplaid fr, n difṛnt crîtiria naṿgetd dpndñ on ɖ locl eria. Mni v ɖoz hu jump ʈru ɖz hūps wl fînd ɖe r ineliɉbl fr eni s’port.

G on ɖ guvnmnt’s ǒn websait n y wl fînd a clu t anɖr tūl aveḷbl. In ansr t ɖ qsćn “ẃt z yṇvrsl credit?” ɖ websait sz it z “a pemnt t hlp wɖ yr livñcosts”. Ɖ guvnmnt spent sevṛl yirz n mni miłnz v pǎndz bildñ ɖ sistm. In ɖ pandemic, it śoud ɖt ɖ guvnmnt riyli wz’nt hlplis in ɖ fes v a crîsis n cd pṛvîd a lîflîn t ɖoz at risc v biyñ dragd intu poṿti. Bt nǎ ɖ ćanslr’z îdịlojicl rzistns t yzñ ɖt tūl mīnz h z cutñ ppl adrift.

Ɖ besic ret v sośl s’kṛti wl sn b at a 35-yir lo. Ɖ impact v ɖs hz bn steḍli growñ clirr. Īvn bfr ɖ pandemic, desttyśn wz rapidli growñ in scel n intnṣti. On ɖ brinc v ɖ pandemic, a larj n incrisñ numbr v ćildṛn wr growñ p in vri dīp poṿti. Ɖ pandemic itslf hd dzastṛs n wel-dokmntd ifcts. Bt most wuriyñ v ol r ɖ pridix́nz fr ɖ yir ahd, az infleśn rīćz a 30-yir hî. Ɖ fact ɖt fūdbancs hv wns agn bn cōld upn t dlivr ɖer vrdict on ɖ ćanslr’z stetmnt śd tel s ol w nīd t nǒ.

Pōl Cisac z ćīf xektiv v ɖ Jozif Rǎntri Fǎndeśn

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: I’ve covered countless Tory mini-budgets. The cruelty of this one shocked even me

‘Surely a chancellor wouldn’t choose to do the wrong things, knowingly, when he has the power to set the country in a better direction?’ Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Reuters
‘Śrli a ćanslr wd’nt ćūz t d ɖ roñ ʈñz, nwñli, ẃn h hz ɖ pǎr t set ɖ cuntri in a betr d’rex́n?’ Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/Rôtrz

I’v cuvrd cǎntlis Tori minibujits. Ɖ cruwlti v ɖs wn śoct īvn m

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 24 March 2022)

Hǎ nîīv I wz t ʈnc ɖt Riśi Sŭnac wd pṛtct ɖ purist fṛm ɖ heviist bloz v ɖ cost-v-livñ crîsis

Polly Toynbee

Poli Tônbi, Ʈrzde 24 Marć 2022

Ɖs wz a gret “leṿlñ dǎn”, wɖ tū-ʈrdz v Riśi Sŭnac’s gv’wez in hiz sprñstetmnt gwñ t ɖ top haf v rnrz. At līst ɖ ćanslr hd ɖ gd gres t abandn ɖ wrdz “leṿlñ-up” n “net ziro”, n h bérli īvn mnśnd “pnśnrz” az h impoṿriśt ɖ olrdi pur ẃl gvñ a litl boṇs t gas-guẓlñ SYV drîvrz.

Ẃ b śoct? God nz hǎ mni Tori bujits n minibujits I hv cuvrd in a lîftîm mostli rūld bî Tori guvnmnts, yt stl, smhǎ, I cn b tecn bî s’prîz. Ɖ śir necid vīnaḷti stl tecs mî breʈ awe. Śrli a ćanslr wd’nt ćūz t d ɖ roñ ʈñz, nwñli, ẃn h hz ɖ pǎr t set ɖ cuntri in a betr d’rex́n?

Hǎ pʈeticli nîīv t ʈnc ɖt Sŭnac wd ćūz t enśur ɖ blo dd’nt agn fōl hardist on ɖ wìcist, az w fes ɖ wrst hit t ǎr livñstanddz in ǎr lîftîmz aftr ɖ tripl bloz v fnanśl craś, pandemic n wor. I dd xpct at līst a tocn jsćr. Aftr ol ɖ yirz v Jorj Ozbōrn bujits, ɖ ifcts v ẃć I cronicld wɖ Devid Wōcr in ǎr bc, Ɖ Lost Deced, ẃt idịsi on mî part t hold on t a s’ntila v b’lif ɖt ɖ Tōriz wd’nt cīp dwñ ɖ sem ʈñ ovr n ovr agn.

“W c’nt d evrʈñ” z ɖ ćanslr’z mantra, t g alñsd blemñ Pūtin fr ol ɖ kḿḷtiv damij dn sins 2010. It sǎndz grounup n rsponsbl, n it’s hǎ Tori ćanslrz hv dsivd ɖ public evr sins Marġrit Ʈaćr cmperd ɖ naśnl icoṇmi t a hǎshold bujit, n Ozbōrn clevrli sd ɖ cuntri hz “maxt ǎt its creditcard”. V cors a ćanslr c’nt d evrʈñ! Let’s līv asd ɖ macro-ic̣nomic qsćnz v hǎ h cd, v cors, boro mor wɖ a Banc v Ñgḷnd qontittiv-īzñ program ɖt invsts in evrʈñ ɖt wd dlivr grīn groʈ. Bt wɖn hiz slf-impozd limits, ɖ ćôsz h md r obsin, az wr Ozbōrn’z. Fūdbancs r fludd wɖ faṃliz in nīd fr ɖ frst tîm; cortpṛsidñz t ivict tennts in Ñgḷnd dy t rent dfōlt r p bî 43%; n ɖ maṇjñd’rectr v Îsḷnd sz fūdbanc yzrz r trnñ dǎn rw fūd sins ɖe hv no muni t pe fr ɖ eṇji t cc it.

Ɖ ćanslr’z ǒn Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti spelt ǎt t him wɖ brūtl oṇsti hǎ mć wrs ʈñz wl gt ɖs yir. Bt stl ɖ purist fifʈ v hǎsholdz r set t rsiv jst £120, wɖ ɖ rićist poc̣tñ £480.

Hiz dsrepytbl prîoṛti z t staś most caś in a priilex́n wor ćst – swītnrz n brîbz t win anɖr trm ɖt wd agn rword ɖ havz n noc bac ɖ hv-nots. Hvr, mbi ɖt’s nt gwñ tù wel ɖs tîm jujñ bî ɖ rspons fṛm ɖ yẓ́li sic̣fantic Tori pres. Īvn ɖ Xpres fruntpej on Ʈrzde splaśt, “Ɖ fgotn miłnz se: ẃt abt s?”, pṛtstñ at les ɖn nʈñ fr ɖ old, huz stetpnśnz wl incris bî onli 3.1% dspt infleśn pridictd t rīć 8%, ol ẃl fesñ sōrñ eṇji n fūd bílz. Ɖt’s od, bcz ɖ Tōriz rlî abṣlutli on ɖ pnśnrvot. No dǎt ɖ’l gt ɖer buñ in ilex́nyir – bt wl ɖe b tù dsgruntld bî ɖen?

Ɖ Teḷgraf blasts, “Ɖ bigist fōl in livñstanddz on record” n īvn ɖ Meil struglz t fînd poẓtivz, its fruntpej dmandñ, “Nǎ slaś taxz īvn frɖr” – angri ɖt Sŭnac disrispctd its campen t “spîc ɖ hîc” in naśnl inśuṛns. It dz fînd a nrs hu sz ɖ incmtax rdux́n, ẃć dz’nt cic in untl 2024, z “briłnt”. Ś sz, “It’s a gd sîn n śd impruv ʈñz.” Ś me b wrcñ tù hard cīpñ ɖ NHS gwñ t spend mć tîm on ɖ smōl print, or ś’d si hr pe fōlñ wel bhnd prîsz, wɖ eni rîz ś gts tecn fṛm hr locl NHS fundñ, huz valy, az wɖ ol public srṿsz, wl olso dclîn in ɖs infleṣ́nri yir.

Ɖ ppćl puzl z ẃ so mni vot fr ɖs parti ɖt cnsistntli dz ɖm dǎn n rwordz ɖ wlʈịr? I cd le ǎt ɖ yźl list v rīznz faund in poulñ n foc̣s grūps: it’s nt onli ɖ icoṇmi, stypid. Ɖ Tōriz cīp tugñ on ɖ Brexit rop, a petrịtizm̦īm, wɖ Jonsn dsgustñli cmperñ Britn’z “frīdm” fṛm ɖ YY wɖ Ycreńnz fîtñ fr ɖer cuntri – Sŭnac tugd at ɖ wor in a dsonist plô in hiz spīć yesṭde.

Hvr, ɖs śemfl, śemlis minibujit me marc anɖr stepñston alñ ɖ we t trnñ ǎt ɖz rogz, hu ɖz dez bérli pritnd t d mor fr ɖ cuntri ɖn trî t clñ t ofis, vayñ fr fyćr līdrśp īvn az ɖe snc in ɖ poulz. Lebr z śipśep, ilectbl n ahd. Ɖ Tōriz wl hv dvîdd n śiprect ɖ cuntri fr loñ inuf bî 2024, ẃn ɖ muni Sŭnac dsgresḟli wɖholdz fṛm yṇvrsl credit n public srṿsz me nt bai inuf vots.

Poli Tônbi z a Gardịn coḷmnist.

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