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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Any correlation between the truth and what Liz Truss said was entirely coincidental

Truss was in a full-on state of denial. If she had accidentally mouthed the odd truth she would definitely make sure that she never made that mistake again. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters
Trus wz in a fl-on stet v dnayl. F ś hd axdnṭli mǎɖd ɖ od truʈ ś wd defiṇtli mc śr ɖt ś nvr md ɖt mstec agn. Foṭgraf: Hnri Niclz/Rôtrz

Eni coṛleśn btwn ɖ truʈ n ẃt Liz Trus sd wz intîrli cǒinsdntl

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Tuesday 17 May 2022)

Tōriz’ Brexit-d’renjmnt sindrom wz in fl swñ az Trus gev stetmnt on plan t dis’plî Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol

John Crace

Jon Crês, Tyzde 17 Me 2022

Ɖr wz gwñ t b hel t pe ẃn Liz Trus faund ǎt hu hd ngośietd, agrìd n sînd ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol. Ẃt’s mor, nwn hd evr sd ɖr wz an ilex́n-winñ, uvn-redi Brexit dīl on ɖ tebl bac in 2019. Ɖt wz ɖ cnd v śemlis lî onli opziśnpartiz cd tel …

Boris Jonsn hz ɖ nac v brññ evrwn dǎn t hiz levl in ɖ end. C’rupt, narssistic, incompitnt. Ɖ foṛn secṛtri z jst ɖ lêtist – f intîrli cmplisit – victim in ɖs. So ẃn ś cem t ɖ Comnz t gv hr stetmnt on guvnmntplanz t dis’plî ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol, Trus wz in a fl-on stet v dnayl. Eni coṛleśn btwn ẃt ś sd n ɖ truʈ wz intîrli cǒinsdntl. N f ś hd axdnṭli mǎɖd ɖ od truʈ ś wd defiṇtli mc śr ɖt ś nvr md ɖt mstec agn.

Ẃt w got wz slrd ramḅlñz reṃnisnt v smwn struñ ǎt on fnṭnil. Ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol hd nvr bn intndd t b set in ston. It hd olwz bn jst a tmprri fix untl ɖ YC guvnmnt cem p wɖ smʈñ it lîct betr. Riyli? Trus clirli hd’nt bn folowñ hǎ ɖ Convict hd sold it t ɖ cuntri bac in 2019. Ɖen it hd bn ɖ ansr – ɖ Majic Bŭlit – t evri Brexitr’z drīmz.

Ɖr wz clirli a part v Trus ɖt ń ś wz spywñ a wrdsaḷd v boḷcs bcz ś stumbld ovr sntnsz n spouc in a r’botic moṇton. Az f struġlñ t disingej fṛm ẃt’s left v hr conśns. Telñ lîz on ɖs scel mst b so c’rosiv t eni sns v prsnl integṛti n slf-wrʈ. Ɖr me stl b a smōl part v hr ɖt nz ś z a frōd. Bt it mst b sîḷnst. Ś hz sold hr soul in ɖ b’lif ɖt hr ambiśn cn onli b riylîzd bî ǎt-Cnvictñ ɖ Convict. It w’nt end wel. Slīpwōcñ n wośñ hr handz.

Yt on ś wnt. Ɖ proṭcol hd hd unintndd consiqnsz. Consiqnsz, sć az a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì, ɖt hd bn wîdli pridictd loñ bfr ɖ Brexit dīl hd bn agrìd. Bt Trus wz at penz t pônt ǎt ɖt ś wz’nt planñ t scrap ɖ proṭcol. Jst rendr it toṭli unrecgnîẓbl unls ɖ YY hapnd t agri t evrʈñ ɖ YC guvnmnt asct.

N it wz defiṇtli līgl t brec inṭnaśnl lwz. Ś ń ɖt bcz ɖ guvnmnt hd tecn advîs fṛm a top loyr, ɖo ś cd’nt se hu ɖt top loyr wz bcz it wz a sīcrit. Luc̣li ś dd’nt nīd t. Ɖ atrnijenṛl, Suela Braṿmn, wz sitñ rît bî hr sîd. Smʈñ ɖt śd hv gvn most Tōriz sm pōz fr ʈt, az Braṿmn z wn v ɖ dimist loyrz arnd. Ɖ cnd v loyr ɖt nn v hr pirz wd īvn trust t witnis a pasportfoto. Stl, ś z toṭli cmplaynt n wl se ẃtvr z rqîrd. Ẃć z ẃ Jonsn valyz hr.

Stìvn Dǎti, standñ in fr Devid Lami, hu wz slf-îṣletñ, traid t spel ǎt a fy homtruɖz. It hd bn Jonsn’z guvnmnt hu hd cm p wɖ ɖ proṭcol. Trus śc hr hed. It defiṇtli hd’nt bn. Dǎti prest on. Îɖr ɖ guvnmnt hd’nt unḍstd ẃt it wz sînñ p t, or it hd olwz intndd t rneg on ɖ dīl. H fūliśli míst ǎt an obvịs ʈrd opśn. Ɖt ɖ Convict n Trus hd’nt hd a clu ẃt ɖe wr dwñ n hd pland on tẹrñ p ɖ agrīmnt.

Lebr wz ol fr smōl amndmnts t ɖ proṭcol, sd Dǎti. Lîc endñ ćecs on sanẉjz ɖt hd no ćans v biyñ smugld ovr ɖ bordr t ɖ rpublic. Ɖz h wz śr ɖ YY cd agri t. Bt bigr ćenjz wr a fanṭsi. Smʈñ ɖt wd nt onli sparc a tred wor wɖ ɖ YY – Trus prct p at ɖs: ś’z olwz fansid hrslf az a latr-de Gloriana drept in a yńn jac – bt wd snd a mesij t ɖ rest v ɖ wrld ɖt ɖ YC cd nt b trustd t cīp eni v its inṭnaśnl obḷgeśnz.

Nǎ Trus fŭli lost ɖ plot. It wz lîc ɖs, ś sd. Ɖ YC hd onli agrìd t ɖ proṭcol bcz it hd nvr xpctd ɖ YY t acć̣li aplî it. Ś hd olwz ʈt ɖt ɖ YY hd bn ngośietñ in īqli az bad feʈ az ɖ Convict n it hd cm az a totl śoc ɖt ɖe hd riyli mnt ẃt ɖe sd. Ɖt wz’nt hǎ līgl agrīmnts norṃli wrct.

Ɖ guvnmnt’s prîoṛti wz t prizrv ɖ Gd Frîde agrīmnt, ẃć wz toṭli incmpatbl wɖ ɖ proṭcol – ś stl dd’nt nǒ hu hd bn mronic inuf t sîn ɖ agrīmnt – so it wz nǎ hr dyti t brec ɖ lw f ɖ YY dd’nt oblîj. Ẃć ś hopt ɖe wd’nt.

Sîmn Hòr, ɖ ćer v ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd s’lect cmiti, wz apōld Trus cd b cnsiḍrñ brecñ ɖ lw, bt olmst evri uɖr Tori MP wz xtatic. Bil Caś recnd w śd b startñ a landwor wɖ Jrṃni – h’l nvr b trūli hapi untl ɖ Hun hz bn tòt a lésn. T’rīza Viłrz ʈt w śd puniś ɖ YY fr nt tecñ ɖ Qīn’z platinmjūḅli sirịsli inuf.

Brexit-d’renjmnt sindrom wz in fl swñ. Ol ɖoz MPz hu hd loñd fr sm poẓtiv Brexit nyz wr on ɖer fīt. Stīv Becr rvild himslf t b a clozit Marxist. Ẃt wz nīdd wz daylectics. Ɖ YY wz suḟrñ fṛm fōls conśsnis bî aplayñ ɖ proṭcol so w wd b dwñ ɖm a fevr bî ignorñ it. Blesid r ɖ pīs-mcrz. Cris Grelñ ʈt it wz ɖ YY hu wz brecñ ɖ lw. Bles. Gv him a stic n h’l fînd ɖ roñ end v it. Pītr Bon sevd ɖ bst fr last. Brexit hd onli bn poṣbl bcz Boris hd bn priperd t lî. So ẃt wz rqîrd wz yt mor layñ.

Ɖ DYP’z Jefri Donldsn olso hd s’lectiv amnīzia. H hd nvr s’portd ɖ proṭcol, h sd. Ɖo h defiṇtli hd. H wz left t a prîṿt grīf. Nwn rmîndd him ɖt ɖ DYP hd olso hd ɖer ćansz n blù it bî opozñ T’rīza Me’z Norɖn Îrḷnd bacstop. Ɖt wd hv iliṃnetd a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì …

Bî nǎ Trus hd cmplitli tynd ǎt. Hr wrc wz dn. Ś hd lct tuf fr ɖ Brex̣ti bacbnćrz ẃl pisñ of ɖ Îriś n ɖ YY. Îdiyl fr hr līdrśp ćansz. Evri clǎd n ol ɖt.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it

Britain’s attorney general Suella Braverman - ‘a Brexiter of the true faith’ - attends a cabinet meeting. Photograph: WPA/Getty Images
Britn’z atrnijenṛl Suela Braṿmn – ‘a Brexitr v ɖ tru feʈ’ – atndz a cabiṇtmītñ. Foṭgraf: WPA/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ atrnijenṛl’z ofis wz wrɖi v rspct. Suela ɖ stūj dsgresz it

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

Induljñ ɖ PM on ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol z t hold hr ǒn rǒl in cntmt

Nick Cohen

Nic Cown, Saṭde 14 Me 2022

Îrḷnd wz ɖ sīn v a Boris Jonsn mastrclas in dspśn. In ɖ 2019 ilex́n, h fūld miłnz intu b’livñ hiz “uvn-redi dīl” wd “Gt Brexit Dn!” n w nīd nt wuri abt ɖ wornñz v Jon Mejr, Toni Bler n T’rīza Me v ɖ ʈret t ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd setlmnt. Jonsn’z stret lî ɖt hiz wɖdrwl agrīmnt wd nt pt a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì – “ovr mî ded bodi!” h craid n yt ɖ bordr z ɖr n Jonsn stl livz – fūld ɖ s’pozidli hard-nozd Deṃcratic Yńnist parti. Fîṇli, h cónd ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn intu b’livñ h wz a man v hiz wrd ẃn h sînd a trīti cnfrmñ Norɖn Îrḷnd’z speśl steṭs ɖt h hd no intnśn v oṇrñ.

At evri stej, ɖ atrnijenṛl, Suela Braṿmn, hz cuvrd hiz bac. Ś hz dsgrest hrslf, hr ofis, hr pṛfeśn n hr cuntri.

Ɖ atrnijenṛl z wn v mni pkłrli Britiś consttyśnl ćecs on arbitrri pǎr Jonsn hz bloun awe. On ɖ wn hand, ɖ AJ z a poḷtiśn. On ɖ uɖr, h or ś mst uphold ɖ rūl v lw n act indipndntli v guvnmnt. Jonsn riylîzd ɖt nwn cd stop him apôntñ a sic̣fant hu wd d az h plizd. Braṿmn wz jst ɖ stūj h nīdd.

“Ś’z onli ɖr bcz ś’z a Brexitr v ɖ tru feʈ,” sd wn līgl figr hu, lîc ol mî contacts fṛm ɖ inṭsx́n btwn lw n guvnmnt, spouc on cndiśn v anniṃti. Jonsn “lct fr małbl līgl figrz hu wd d hiz bidñ n faund Suela”, sd a secnd. “I wz at a Brexit mītñ ś hostd n it wz staġrñ t riylîz ś dd nt unḍstand eni v ɖ probḷmz,” a ʈrd add. “I s’poz ɖt’s ẃ Jonsn lîcs hr.”

Last wīc, Braṿmn jusṭfaid Jonsn’z dsiźn t ignor ɖ mjoṛti v votrz in Norɖn Îrḷnd az h traid t rgen ɖ trust v ɖ Deṃcratic Yńnist parti poḷtiśnz h hd so spectaklrli ćītd bî ripñ p ɖ inṭnaśnl trīti h hd so snsirli promist t onr. Y dd nt nīd t b a loyr t grasp ɖ spīśsnis v hr speśl plīdñ.

Braṿmn clemd ɖt – “penḟli” – it wz nesṣri t cansl ɖ dīl bcz ɖ YY hd crietd “a tredbarịr in ɖ Îriś Sì”. Bt it wz Jonsn hu bcem prîm̦inistr bî rjctñ Me’z plan t cīp ɖ hol v ɖ YC clos t ɖ YY custmzyńn n sngl marcit. Jonsn pṛpozd ptñ a bordr in ɖ Îriś Sì so ɖ rest v ɖ YC cd hv a hard Brexit. Jonsn tc ɖ îdīa t ɖ YY, wún a jenṛl ilex́n on it, hd hiz sivl srvnts drw p a trīti ɖt dlivrd it n sînd it intu inṭnaśnl lw.

Braṿmn sd ɖ YY implimnteśn v ɖ Norɖn Îrḷnd proṭcol wz “unrīzṇbl n dispṛporśṇt”. I dfî y t rīd ɖ proṭcol n śo m ẃr ɖ YY hz brocn ɖ agrīmnt Jonsn wontd. Ś cncludd bî dspleyñ a cntmt fr hr ōdịns, n unḍstanḍbli hrslf, bî seyñ ɖt “tred z biyñ dvrtd”. Obvịsli, tred z biyñ dvrtd. Norɖn Îrḷnd z in ɖ sngl marcit n custmzyńn. Its bizṇsz r dwñ wel ǎt v it. So wel, indd, ɖt bizṇsz in ɖ rest v ɖ YC me wont t jôn ɖm.

Hana Arendt wz nt onli dscrîbñ dictetrśps ẃn ś sd: “Ttaḷtẹrịnizm in pǎr inverịbli rplesz ol frst-ret taḷnts, rgardlis v ɖer simṗʈiz, wɖ ɖoz cracpots n fūlz huz lac v intelijns n crịtivti z stl ɖ bst gaṛnti v ɖer loylti.”

Eni hîrarccl orġnîześn undr oʈoṛterịn līdrśp dz ɖ sem. T unḍstand hǎ Braṿmn rouz t an ofis ɖt sṗsificli dmandz ɖ holdr dsplez indipndnt ʈt, hr fnaṭsizm n mīdiocṛti mst b baḷnst.

In 2020, I rportd on ɖ fōls acǎnt ś gev v hr lîf. Ś ingreśietd hrslf wɖ ɖ rīdrz v ɖ CnsrṿtivHom websait bî clemñ ɖt, ẃn ś startd az a baristr in Lundn: “I wz ɖ śî Tori in mî ćembrz v ‘rît-on’ hymn-rîts loyrz. Dspt ɖ sośl stigma, I wz inspîrd bî Cnsrṿtiv valyz v frīdm fṛm an inṭvnśnist stet.”

Bt ɖ ćembrz ɖt ś jônd aftr līvñ Cembrij Yṇvrṣti wr enʈñ bt “rît-on”. Ś wrct at 2-3 Gre’z Ín Sqer, ẃć wz fild wɖ reğlr baristrz fîtñ dspyts abt ɖ lîsnsñ v pubz n betñśops, nt hymn-rîts lw. Wn v ɖ s’pozd “rît-on” leftiz wz a formr Tori MP.

Ɖ p’liticl advantjz v pozñ az a victim v a snoti libṛl ilīt wr obvịs. Bt sinicl c’ririzm dz nt xplen evri muv. Vaṇti cn matr az mć. Braṿmn hd an ordnri c’rir at ɖ bar, ẃć ś traid t mc sǎnd grandr ɖn it wz bî clemñ t hv cntribytd t oʈorittiv līgl txt-bcs. On inspx́n ɖe bòr no tres v hr nem.

Hr bṛvādo sjsts ɖt at sm levl ś me ʈnc ɖt a śadǒi libṛl ilīt hd stîmid hr rîz in ɖ lw.

Jonsn ofrd hr ɖ ćans fr vnjns ẃn h md hr ɖ cuntri’s fōrmost lw ofisr. Nǎ ś cd śo ol ɖoz snirñ libṛlz hu b’livd in e’ri-fẹri consepts sć az guvnmnts oṇrñ ɖer wrd abrōd n telñ ɖ truʈ t ɖer votrz at hom hu wz bos.

“A slf-rspctñ atrnijenṛl wd hv rzînd bî nǎ,” a formr lw ofisr tld m. Bt Jonsn ćouz wel ẃn h apôntd Braṿmn. F h ʈt ś wd tec a stand on prínsipl, h wd nvr hv gvn hr ɖ job. Īqli, f h dǎtd fr a momnt ɖt ś wz nt cmitd t atacñ ɖ YY, jdiśl rvy n ɖ Hymn-Rîts Act, ś wd hv rmend an obskr bacbnćr.

Hr wilñnis t c’lud wɖ a brīć v inṭnaśnl lw sīmz a smōl matr. Tẹrñ p ɖ agrīmnt wɖ ɖ YY wl ʈretn wstn yṇti ẃn w śd b standñ tgɖr agnst Ruśa. Ɖ YY me rspond bî startñ a tredwor, ẃć wl ʈump an icoṇmi olrdi suḟrñ fṛm ɖ baṭrñ Brexit, infleśn n Covid administrd.

In Norɖn Îrḷnd, ɖ Britiś guvnmnt’s dsiźn t tec a necidli secterịn stans in fevr v a hardcor Protistnt mnoṛti me ʈretn ɖ frajîl pīs.

Ɖ c’laps v ǎr insttyśnz z stl wrʈ noṭsñ, hvr. Fr ol its contṛdix́nz, ɖ ofis v atrnijenṛl wns dmandd rspct. Nǎ it z no betr ɖn biyñ consiłeri fr a smōl-tîm crŭc.

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