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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the Conservatives: a party without a project

Boris Johnson holds a regional cabinet meeting at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph: PA
Boris Jonsn holdz a rījnl cabiṇtmītñ at Midlport Poṭri in Stǒc-on-Trent. Foṭgraf: PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ Cnsrṿtivz: a parti wɖt a project

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Friday 13 May 2022)

Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt hd an oṗtyṇti t set an ilex́nwinñ cors ɖs wīc. Bt it z onli inṭrestd in steyñ in ofis

Frîde, 13 Me 2022

Ɖs hz bn a big wīc in Britiś poḷtics. F ɖt mcs y fir y hv míst smʈñ, d’nt wuri. Y hv nt. Fr ɖt z jst ɖ pônt. Ɖs wz an importnt wīc fr Boris Jonsn’z guvnmnt t start trayñ t rgen cntrol v ɖ p’liticl ajnda. Bt ɖ Cnsrṿtiv eḟt hz nt got of t a gd start. Ɖt fełr matrz, bcz it wl śep ǎr poḷtics.

Wɖn ɖ nxt tū yirz, ɖr wl b anɖr jenṛl ilex́n. Ɖs munʈ’z locl ilex́nz cnfrmd ɖt it wl nt b an īzi wn fr ɖ Tori parti. Ɖ Tōriz lost sīts t Lebr n ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrats n sìdd hard-wún grǎnd in Scotḷnd, Wêlz n Ñgḷnd. Sins it z lîcli t b ɖ last wn v substns in ɖs parḷmnt, ɖ rīsnt Qīn’z spīć nīdd t b foc̣st on ɖ jenṛl ilex́n. Yt it trnd ǎt t hv vri litl foc̣s at ol.

Ɖ spīć’z emlis aproć wz rvilñ. Ɖr wr a lot v anǎnsmnts, bt no ilex́ņaṛtiv. Ɖs sz a lot abt Mr Jonsn’z parti tde. Ɖ prîm̦inistr tōcs insesntli, bt dz litl ɖt lasts. Hiz ny program z a ragbag. It rflects a parti ɖt hz bcm unebl t artiklet, in eni yṇfaid we, ẃt it z in guvnmnt t aćiv. It hz no project bynd steyñ in pǎr.

Ɖ Tori parti tde z bst unḍstd az a lūs n voḷtîl alayns btwn oṿlapñ rîvlgrūps. Ɖ rîvlriz start at ɖ top, btwn a prîm̦inistr hu wonts t spend n a ćanslr hu dz nt. Bt, at a tîm ẃn ic̣nomic hardśp z mǎntñ so fast n lîcli t cntiny, ɖ bulc v ɖ cabiṇt rmen xtrim public-spendñ cutrz.

Ol ɖs hlps t xplen ɖ anǎnsmnt md on Ʈrzde ɖt 91,000 sivl-srvis jobz mst b axt so ɖt taxz cn b cut. V ol ɖ prîoṛtiz fesñ Britn, slaśñ ɖ public srvis bî a fifʈ z wn ɖt śd b at ɖ bac v ɖ k. Ɖ cut z îdịlojicl, arbitrri, unsṗsific n, in ɖ contxt v cuṛnt naśnl n inṭnaśnl nīdz n guvnmntcmitmnts, it z olmst misṭfayñ.

It z hard t sqer ɖ cut wɖ ɖ nīd t cǒp wɖ sć riaḷtiz az spîṛlñ welfér dmandz, ɖ nīd t rībild ɖ NHS or t le ɖ fǎndeśnz v sośl-cer rform. It z pvrs ẃn sìn in ɖ contxt v ɖ dlez n byrocṛsi fesñ biznis n inḍstri az a rzult v Brexit. It mcs sns onli az a hedlîn flaś v reṭric fr ɖ parti’s rît wñ. It solvz prisîsli nʈñ, includñ ɖ Tori pridic̣mnt xpozd in ɖ locl ilex́nz.

It wz sgnificnt ɖt ɖ formr hlʈ n foṛn secṛtri Jeṛmi Hunt ćouz Frîde t brec cuvr n ofr ɖ Tori parti a glims v a les bancrupt aproć. Acnoḷjñ ɖ scel v ɖ tasc ɖt ɖ Tori parti nǎ fesz, Mr Hunt drù a d’rect cnx́n btwn cuts in ɖ NHS n traɉdiz lîc ɖ Mid-Stafs. scandl. Ɖ toṗcaḷti v hiz wornñ ɖt ɖ parti fesz dfit f it ofrz votrz a ćôs btwn a proprli fundd NHS n taxcuts wz unmistecbl on a de ẃn ɖ guvnmnt hd jst dn prisîsli ɖt.

Ɖs wīc wz importnt bcz v Mr Jonsn’z fełr. Jst lîc eni intîtld Bourbon h hz lrnt nʈñ n fgotn nʈñ. H sīmz dtrmind t b ɖ oʈr v hiz ǒn dfit. Hiz fełr signlz frɖr Tori dfits at ɖ poulz, rnyd añzayti on ɖ bacbnćz, n a poṣbl līdrśp contest, in ẃć Mr Hunt z lîcli t stand. In sć grim ic̣nomic tîmz, ɖ Tori parti’z fortynz me no longr b in ɖer ǒn handz, bt in ɖoz v ɖ opziśnpartiz n, most v ol, ɖoz v ɖ public.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on government drift: the rot starts at the top

Boris Johnson on the local election campaign trail. ‘The prime minister is running out of people to blame for his personal failures.’ Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Boris Jonsn on ɖ locl-ilex́n campentrel. ‘Ɖ prîm̦inistr z runñ ǎt v ppl t blem fr hiz prsnl fełrz.’ Foṭgraf: Edrịn Denis/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on guvnmntdrift: ɖ rot starts at ɖ top

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Wednesday 4 May 2022)

Ɖ lac v a chiṛnt poḷsi ajnda z ɖ inevitbl consiqns v wìc ministrz apôntd bî a rog prîm̦inistr

Wnzde, 4 Me 2022

Ɖr z a limit t ɖ numbr v tîmz eni product cn b rīlōnćt bfr it bcmz clir ɖt ɖ besic dzîn z flwd. Ɖt z olso tru v guvnmnts. Boris Jonsn z brêst fr a pur Tori pformns in Ʈrzde’z locl caunsl ilex́nz n z dtrmind t muv on briscli.

A ny parḷmntri seśn opnz nxt wīc, gvñ ɖ oṗtyṇti t set ǎt ɖ guvnmnt’s ajnda in a Qīn’z spīć. Ɖr z olso tōc v a miṇstirịl rīśufl t freśn ɖ apiṛns v ɖ cabiṇt. Ɖt wl hv liṃtd ifct, sins Mr Jonsn wl nt sác himslf. H mt stl ysḟli rples sm v hiz unḍpformñ ministrz.

Top v ɖt list z Priti Ptél. Ɖ homsecṛtri mt nt b ɖ līst compitnt prsn in cabiṇt (ɖo ś hz a clem t ɖ tîtl), bt hr dpartmnt z wn ẃr pur līdrśp hz sm v ɖ most drastic consiqnsz. Mz Ptél prizîdz ovr a dsfuñśnl, dmoṛlîzd byrocṛsi ɖt z nɖr ceṗbl v maṇjñ ɖ neśn’z bordrz t mīt ɖ dmandz v Cnsrṿtiv votrz nr v impḷmentñ hymen refyjīpoḷsiz t mīt ɖ rqîrmnts v hymn dīsnsi. Mr Jonsn z clirli nt boɖrd bî ɖ moṛl impḷceśnz v Mz Ptél’z incrisñli caḷs poḷsiz twdz despṛt ppl crosñ ɖ Ćanl in smōl bots. H mt yt lūz peśns wɖ hr in’biḷti t mc eni v ɖ scīmz wrc.

In ɖ mntm, ɖ program fr axptñ Ycreńn refyjīz z a śamblz, impozñ cruwl unsrtnti n spîtfl administṛtiv cprīs on a caṭgri v mîgṛnts twdz hūm ɖ guvnmnt, unyẓ́li, hz an ofiśl poḷsi v cmpaśn.

A ny homsecṛtri mt at līst pt ɖt nośnl slivr v jeṇroṣti t ifctiv ys. Bt ɖ unḍlayñ probḷm z sstemic acrs guvnmnt. It d’rîvz fṛm a fełr t dstnḡś btwn ɖ anǎnsmnt v a plan n its inactmnt. Ɖ ajnda fr guvnmnt z ritn wɖ an î on ɖ folowñ mornñ’z hedlînz, wɖt rgard fr ẃt z rqîrd in dlivri. Ɖr z litl dstñśn btwn a slogn n a poḷsi. Ɖt hz bn ɖ fet v “leṿlñ up” – a consept ɖt wz mnt t dfîn ɖ prṗs v Mr Jonsn’z admiṇstreśn post-Brexit, bt ɖt stl lacs mīnñfl content. Ɖr wl b sm ys v ɖ frêz in ɖ Qīn’z spīć. Bt in ɖ absns v a strucćrd ic̣nomic plan fr rījnl rīhbiḷteśn or eni curij in ɖ Treẓ́ri t yz tax-n-spend līvrz t fînans ambiśs sośl poḷsi, votrz wl notis onli ɖ dǎnẉd leṿlñ impozd bî a cost-v-livñ crîsis.

Ɖt fełr canot b reṃdid bî a ćenj v ćanslr – a prospect wîdli dscust az a we fr ɖ prîm̦inistr t signl a ćenj v d’rex́n. Ɖ riaḷti z ɖt Mr Jonsn himslf z ɖ oṛjin v ɖ mleiz. It z ɖ prîm̦inistr’z lac v foc̣s n prínsipl ɖt līvz ɖ guvnmnt b’reft v a chiṛnt ajnda or a prṗs uɖr ɖn sstenñ ɖ c’rir v ɖ man in Nu 10. Ẃn apôntmnt t ɖ cabiṇt rqîrz wilñnis t indulj Mr Jonsn’z sirịl dsoṇstiz n flatr hiz r’toricl inaṇtiz, it z hardli s’prîzñ ɖt ɖ caliba v ministrz z lo. Ɖs wìcnis cn olso b trest bac t Brexit – a project ɖt aćivd ilectṛl s’xes bî stŕñ ic̣nomic grīvns ẃl mcñ reṃdiz hardr. Ɖ consiqns z a guvnmnt mor scild at cōzñ dvrśnz ẃn ʈñz g roñ ɖn it z ceṗbl v ptñ ɖm rît.

It z a meʈ̇d wɖ dmiṇśñ rtrnz. Mr Jonsn’z cabiṇt badli nīdz upgredñ wɖ sm compitnt admiṇstretrz. Bt ɖ prîm̦inistr z runñ ǎt v ppl t blem fr hiz prsnl fełrz, n votrz hv lost peśns wɖ hiz xksz.

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In Ñspel │ The Observer view on the cost of living crisis

Wages in Britain have been mostly stagnant since the financial crisis and productivity sits 15% below the United States, Germany and France. Photograph: Gary Calton/The Observer
Wejz in Britn hv bn mostli stagnnt sins ɖ fînanśl crîsis n prodctivti sits 15% b’lo ɖ Ynîtd Stets, Jrṃni n Frans. Foṭgraf: Gari Caltn/Ɖ Obzrvr

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on ɖ cost v livñ crîsis

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Observer on 1 May 2022)

Cabiṇtministrz’ glib śortcuts r dîr rspons t ic̣nomic crîsis

Súnde, 1 Me 2022

Livñstanddz r set t fōl at ɖer fastist ret sins recordz bgan in ɖ mid-1950z. Last munʈ, ɖ Ofis fr Bujit Rsponsbiḷti pridictd ɖt riyl hǎshold incmz wl fōl bî 2.2% ɖs yir, az eṇji n fūdprîsz incris bt wejz fel t cīp pes wɖ rîzñ bilz.

Ɖ impact wl nt b flt īqli. Fr sm, it wl bérli rejistr. Fr uɖr faṃliz, it wl mīn dificlt dsiźnz abt ẃt t cut bac on. Fr uɖrz stl, it wl b pṛfǎnd, strećñ pricerịs bujits in ẃć ɖr z olrdi no giv, forsñ imposbl ćôsz btwn isnślz sć az ptñ fūd on ɖ tebl n cīpñ ɖ hītñ on, n śarṗnñ ɖ fir v ɖ unixpctd ǎtle ɖt cn trigr a détspîṛl fṛm ẃć ɖr z no iscep. Wn esṭmet sjsts lowr-incm hǎsholdz wl fes a drop in incm v £1,300 ɖs yir.

Last wīc, ɖ lêtist ʈncñ fṛm ministrz on hǎ t adres ɖs crîsis in livñstanddz tricld intu ɖ hedlînz aftr a cabiṇt “brenstormñ” mītñ. Grant Śaps, ɖ trnsportministr, pṛpozd muvñ car MOTz fṛm wns a yir t wns evri 24 munʈs, sevñ a wn-car hǎshold a pōltri £23 a yir, at ɖ risc v jeṗdîzñ rodsefti. Ɖ edyceśnsecṛtri, Nadhim Zahawi, sjstd incrisñ ɖ maximm numbr v ćildṛn an rli-yirz wrcr cn b rsponsbl fr in ordr t moḍstli rdys ɖ cost v ćîldcer. Uɖrz arnd ɖ tebl rportidli sjstd yṇlatṛli scrapñ tarifs on fūd imports, ẃć wd wìcn Britn’z hand in tred ngośieśnz, n scrapñ guvnmntcmitmnts t rdys carbn imiśnz, a muv ɖt wd criet sgnificnt loñ-trm ic̣nomic n invîrnmntl costs fr ɖ YC.

Ɖ śalo sjsćnz rvil ɖ guvnmnt’s desṗreśn t gv votrz ɖ impreśn it z tecñ ax́n t adres ɖz harś ic̣nomic srcmstansz, bt wɖt spendñ eni muni. Ɖe r nt sirịs poḷsiz, bt fodr fr pres rlisz bfr ɖ locl ilex́nz.

Britn z xpirịnsñ a pṛloñd ic̣nomic mleiz. Wejz hv bn mostli stagnnt sins ɖ fînanśl crîsis, prodctivti hz bérli groun sins ɖen n sits 15% b’lo ɖ Ynîtd Stets, Jrṃni n Frans, n xtrnl śocs – ɖ slf-inflictd pen v līvñ ɖ YY’z sngl marcit n custmz yńn, n ɖ wor in Ycren – hv snt prîsz roc̣tñ.

Ɖr r no śortcuts t incrisñ livñstanddz. Eni aproć hz t b ʈri-proñd. Frst, ic̣nomic poḷsi nīdz t targit rîzñ prodctivti n t enśur ɖ spôlz r śerd īvnli wɖ implôīz ʈru incrist wejz, ptiklrli fr ɖoz in lo-peid wrc. Wn v ɖ rīznz in-wrc poṿti rets hv rizn z ɖt ɖr r tù mni jobz ɖt simpli d nt pe inuf t inebl ppl, ptiklrli ɖoz wɖ ćildṛn, t enśur a minimm standd v livñ. Ɖt cn b aćivd onli bî narowñ ɖ groʈgap btwn Lundn n ɖ sǎʈ-īst n ɖ rest v ɖ cuntri. It wd tec, at ɖ vri minimm, a radicl rībaḷnsñ v guvnmnt invstmnt in trnsport, infṛstrucćr n scilz awe fṛm ɖ rićist rījnz v ɖ cuntri, ẃć olrdi rsiv mor invstmnt p’ capita, twdz ɖ purist. Brexit hz onli md ɖs tasc hardr; it z fōrcast t sgnificntli rdys xports n t incris rījnl iniqoḷtiz ovr ɖ loñ trm.

Secnd, ɖ riyl-trmz cuts t beṇfits n taxcredits v ɖ past deced fr lo-incm faṃliz wɖ ćildṛn mst b rvrst. In an icoṇmi wɖ sgnificnt amǎnts v lo-peid wrc, ɖr wl olwz b a nīd fr guvnmnt t rīdistribyt incm twdz lo-incm peṛnts. Yt s’xesiv Cnsrṿtiv ćanslrz hv rdyst ɖ valy v beṇfits n taxcredits ovr tîm, wɖ sm faṃliz luzñ ɖ iqivḷnt v ʈǎzndz v pǎndz a yir fṛm ɖer hǎshold bujits, ẃl dliṿrñ xpnsiv incmtax cuts ɖt hv dispṛporśṇtli beṇfitd mor aflụnt hǎsholdz. Ɖs z anɖr ci rīzn ẃ in-wrc poṿti rets hv incrist n ẃ, in a cuntri az rić az ǎrz, ɖr r ppl, includñ ɖoz in wrc, rlayñ on fūdbancs t fīd ɖer ćildṛn. Ɖ s’port ɖt ɖ ćanslr, Riśi Sŭnac, hz anǎnst t hlp faṃliz wɖ eṇjibilz z tù ʈinli spred, includñ acrs hǎsholdz fr hūm it z nt criticl, līvñ ɖ purist faṃliz hoṛbli xpozd.

Last, ɖ guvnmnt nīdz t implimnt strucćṛl rformz t tacl ɖ hî cost v livñ. Ɖ most importnt v ɖz z hǎzñ, ɖ costs v ẃć irod tù mć v ppl’z pêćécs in wn fél swūp. Ɖ YC hz nvr bilt inuf hǎzñ wɖt sgnificnt public sectr invstmnt intu sośl hǎzñ; yt sośl hǎsbildñ levlz hv dropt dṛmaticli sins ɖ 1980z, līvñ ɖ sośl-hǎzñ stoc t dwindl az a rzult v deṃliśnz n ɖ rît t bai. Ɖs hz pśt mor n mor ppl hu hv litl hop v evr bayñ ɖer ǒn hom intu an oṿprîst prîṿt rentd sectr. Britn rjntli nīdz a program v public invstmnt in hǎsbildñ t criet mor aforḍbl homz fr rent.

Ɖz r loñ-trm ic̣nomic rformz ɖt rqîr sstend invstmnt. Īvn f pt in ples imīɉtli, ɖe wl tec tîm t fŭli dlivr fr ɖ icoṇmi. Yt ɖs z a guvnmnt ɖt swñz fṛm crîsis t crîsis, wɖ litl wilñnis or cpaṣti t plan fr ɖ nxt deced n a drʈ v îdīaz t adres Britn’z vri riyl n strucćṛl ic̣nomic probḷmz. Ɖs lacdezicl aproć wl probbli cnsîn s t yirz mor v slugiś groʈ ɖt drîvz incrisñ numbrz v faṃliz wɖ ćildṛn intu poṿti.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on sexism in Westminster: this sleaze harms us all

Neil Parish stands to ask a question during prime minister’s questions in the Commons. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
Nìl Pariś standz t asc a qsćn jrñ prîm̦inistr’z qsćnz in ɖ Comnz. Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on sxizm in Wsminstr: ɖs slīz harmz s ol

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Friday 29 April 2022)

Nìl Pariś, akzd v woćñ porn at wrc, jônz a loñ list v Tori MPz invstgetd fr sx́l msconduct

Frîde 29 Epril 2022

“Unls w enśur indivijlz r bròt t justis, nʈñ wl ćenj,” Cet Mōltbi rout in ɖ Gardịn in 2019. Ɖ lêtist coments abt mel colīgz’ “wonḍrñ handz” fṛm ɖ inṭnaśnl-tred secṛtri, Án-Mri Tṛvełn, cmbînd wɖ ɖ fact ɖt no fywr ɖn 56 MPz r undr invstgeśn ovr sx́l conduct, sjst ɖt nt onli hv ʈñz nt ćenjd fr ɖ betr sins Mz Mōltbi rezd hr ǒn cmplent in 2017, in sm rspcts ɖe me īvn hv got wrs.

Tru, sm MPz hv bn hld t acǎnt fr in’proprịt bhevyr. Demịn Grīn wz sact fṛm hiz pziśn az frst secṛtri v stet in 2017 aftr an invstgeśn faund ɖt h hd laid t parḷmnt abt pornogṛfi on hiz cmpytr. No dfiṇtiv cncluźn wz rīćt in rleśn t Mz Mōltbi’z clem ɖt h hd bhevd roñli twdz hr, olɖo hr acǎnt wz faund t b “plōẓbl”. In 2020 ɖ formr Cnsrṿtiv MP Ćarli Elfic wz sntnst t tū yirz in jel fr ʈri sx́l asōlts – tū v ɖm on a parḷmntri wrcr. Anɖr Cnsrṿtiv MP, Imran Aħmad Cān, wz ɖs munʈ faund gilti v sx̣́li asōltñ a 15-yir-old bô in 2008, ẃl ɖ Tori MP Devid Worbrtn hz hd ɖ ẃip rmuvd aftr aḷgeśnz imrjd v sx́l haṛsmnt n ccen ys. Lebr MP Liym Bŕn olso fesz sspnśn fṛm ɖ Comnz fr nonsx́l bŭliyñ v a mel stāfr.

Bt uɖrz cntiny t iscep puniśmnt, az ɖ Libṛl Deṃcrat Lord Lstr dd ẃn h rzînd fṛm ɖ Hǎs v Lordz in 2018 aftr pirz votd nt t sañśn him fr sx́l haṛsmnt. Tori MP Crispin Blunt rzînd fṛm hiz pziśn az ćer v an ol-parti LGBT+ rîts grūp ɖs munʈ, aftr biyñ criṭsîzd fr pubḷcli atacñ Aħmad Cān’z cnvix́n. Bt ɖ ẃip wz nt wɖdrwn. N Boris Jonsn’z ẃips sīmd rluctnt, iniṣ́li, t act agnst anɖr MP, Nìl Pariś, hu z alejd t hv bn sìn woćñ pornogṛfi at wrc bî tū colīgz. Instd, it wz sjstd ɖt it wz fr ɖz witṇsz t rport him t ɖ Indipndnt Cmplents n Grīvns Scīm set p folowñ #MiTù. On Frîde, it wz anǎnst ɖt Mr Pariś wd rport himslf, n ɖ ẃip wz sspndd.

Ɖt ɖz rports, ẃć includ Mz Tṛvełn seyñ ś wz wns “pind p agnst a wōl” bî a mel MP, śd cm jst a wīc aftr a hîli public atmt t hymiliet Lebr’z Anɉla Rênr fr crosñ hr legz, mcs ɖm ol ɖ mor dsmeyñ. N ɖr z a sns v rîzñ angr amñ fīmel MPz, bʈ abt ɖ sṗsific bhevyr on dsple in parḷmnt n ɖ culćr v impyṇti ɖt cntinyz t srǎnd MPz; n abt wîdr trendz, includñ ɖ incrisñ ys v pornogṛfi in public plesz, n smartfon-inebld haṛsmnt.

Stl, opṭmists pônt t ɖ fact ɖt wimin r nǎ mor lîcli ɖz dez t cmplen abt mel bhevyr ɖt wd prīvịsli hv bn toḷretd. N gvn evrʈñ w nǒ abt ɖ numbr v sx́l haṛsmnt n abys xpirịnsz ɖt g unriportd, it z dificlt t asrt wɖ confidns ɖt sx́l msconduct in parḷmnt hz bcm mor comn, or les, best on aṇcdotl evidns. Ẃt cn b stetd frmli z ɖt it z daṃjñ bʈ t poḷtics n t ssayti ẃn sīńr public figrz sć az MPz trīt wimin wɖ sć cntmt.

Lebr hz its ǒn dificltiz in ɖs eria. Ɖs munʈ a grūp v sīńr wimin in ɖ parti cōld fr an end t ɖ ys v conḟdnśiaḷti’grīmnts ẃn aḷgeśnz r md. Bt ɖ lêtist nyz abt Mr Pariś, folowñ Aħmad Cān’z cnvix́n, Mr Worbrtn’z sspnśn n ɖ scuriḷs atac on Mz Rênr, mīn ɖt Boris Jonsn’z parti hedz intu nxt wīc’s locl ilex́nz in a clǎd v slīz.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the parliamentary session: a low, dishonest year

‘The readiness of many MPs, led by the prime minister, to ignore other rules seems undiminished.’ Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
‘Ɖ redinis v mni MPz, léd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, t ignor uɖr rūlz sīmz undiminiśt.’ Foṭgraf: YC Parḷmnt/Jesica Teilr/PE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ parḷmntri seśn: a lo, dsonist yir

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Thursday 28 April 2022)

Wsminstr plúmd ny depʈs v scandl ovr ɖ past 12 munʈs. Bt ɖ cruwl n slapdaś lejsleśn it pást wz īvn wrs

Ʈrzde, 28 Epril 2022

At lunćtîm on Ʈrzde parḷmnt wz pṛrogd – līġli fr wns – bfr ɖ stet oṗnñ n Qīn’z spīć on 10 Me. So endd wn v ɖ lǒist, most dsonist n most dscredtbl parḷmntri seśnz v modn tîmz. It wz a seśn marct bî ɖ frst cnvix́n fr a criminl ofns bî a sitñ prîm̦inistr, bî ɖ reṿleśn ɖt ɖ ćanslr v ɖ xćecr’z wîf yzd non-Dóm taxsteṭs, n bî ɖ unraṿlñ v ɖ Cnsrṿtiv parti’z eʈicl sns az ministrz atmtd t sev an MP’z scin aftr h hd bn faund gilti v lobiyñ. It wz olso marct bî ɖ sntnsñ v a Lebr MP t a sspndd 10-wīc priznsntns fr haṛsmnt n ɖ cnvix́n v a Tori MP fr moḷsteśn.

Ɖ seśn hz culṃnetd in an xtrordnri wīc v scuriḷs scandlz ɖt sīm ol tù repriznttiv v ɖ dsrepytbl n emoṛl culćr xpozd bî ɖ aḷgeśnz v rīsnt dez. It wz rvild ɖs wīc ɖt 56 MPz – alejidli includñ guvnmnt n śado ministrz – hv bn rfŕd t ɖ Comnz oʈoṛtiz ovr iśuz v sx́l haṛsmnt n uɖr msconduct. On ɖ vri mornñ v proṛgeśn, a Tori MP wz iśùd wɖ a criminl ćarj v felñ t stop aftr an axidnt, n a formr Lebr ministr wz sspndd fr bŭliyñ. F evr ɖ cuntri wz wel rid v a parḷmntri seśn ɖen it wz śrli ɖs wn.

Grimli, ɖs wz olso a seśn in ẃć parḷmnt cntinyd t pas oʈoṛterịn n riax́nri lwz p untl ɖ last minit. Ɖs wīc, sevṛl mejr bilz ẃć hd bn bérli scrūṭnîzd in dītel in ɖ Comnz n hd bn sbjctd t multipl impruvmnts bî ɖ Hǎs v Lordz wr fîṇli scrabld intu lw az ɖ upr hǎs baud ɖ ni. Ɖz includ ɖ ilex́nzbil, ẃć intṛdysz ID ćecs on votrz n gvz ɖ guvnmnt mor oʈoṛti t cntrol ɖ prīvịsli indipndnt Ilectṛl Cmiśn, a muv dscrîbd ɖs wīc bî a formr lord ćīf justis az rpugnnt; ɖen ɖr wr ɖ p’līs, crîm, sntnsñ n corts bil, an oʈoṛterịn atmt t impoz nīdlis xtra cndiśnz on rîts v asmbli n protest, n ɖ jdiśl rvy n corts bil, dzînd t crb scrūṭni v ɖ lwflnis v guvnmnt ax́nz. Wɖ sm îṛni, ɖs pást intu lw jst az ɖ hî cort rūld ɖt ɖ guvnmnt’s Covid-ira cerhom-disćarj poḷsi, in ẃć mor ɖn 12,500 ppl daid, hd bn unlwfl.

Ɖ wevz v slapdaś n oṿmîti ny lwz pást in ɖs seśn n huridli cmplitd ɖs wīc dd nt end ɖr. Ɖe olso includ ɖ hlʈ n cer bil, ẃr a fy Cnsrṿtiv MPz rbeld t ɖ end, bt un’velñli, t trî t stop ɖ guvnmnt’s eḟt t scrap ɖ reğlr indipndnt asesmnt v NHS stafñnīdz. Anɖr ɖt wnt t ɖ wîr wz ɖ naṣ́naḷti n bordrz bil, ẃr pirz hv votd rpitidli t enśur ɖt ɖ lwz on asîḷmsīcrz in ɖ ny lejsleśn rmen in lîn wɖ ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm’z trīti obḷgeśnz twdz refyjīz; nvɖles, on Tyzde, Tori MPz votd t gt rid v ɖ clōz n pmit Britn t brīć its inṭnaśnl cmitmnts yt agn. It wz a crǎnñ dsgres on a loñ list v lejsḷtiv śem.

It me wel nt b ɖ last wn. Ɖr z no gaṛnti ɖt ɖ nxt parḷmntri seśn wl b difṛnt. Ɖ damij t public trust blīdz evr on. Ɖ leġsi v Partiget hz nt pleid ǎt yt; mć mor z t cm. Ɖ redinis v mni MPz, léd bî ɖ prîm̦inistr, t ignor uɖr rūlz sīmz undiminiśt. N ɖ test fr cruwl n sliṗri lejsḷtiv iṇveśn wl incris az ɖ guvnmnt’s popylaṛti slîdz frɖr – az it so rićli dzrvz t d, nt līst in nxt wīc’s locl ilex́nz.

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