Wednesday 7 December 2016

Leo is now our new columnist

Published 08/05/2016 | 02:30

Newly appointed social protection minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath
Newly appointed social protection minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath

Now that Leo Varadkar has been moved out of Health, he's going to have more time on his hands, so he's agreed to write a weekly column of his musings on things for the Sunday Independent. Here is his first, and possibly only, column.

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Hello and welcome to my new column. So I'm now, like, Minister for Social Welfare or whatever they're calling it now. The lads are all calling me Dr Dole. I've been reading the brief and I have to say it's mental stuff. So basically, people get, like, a couple of hundred quid a week and they're supposed to get by on it? Apparently they can barely afford a good bottle of Cab Sauv.

And then there's all this other totally mental stuff where if you've got kids we give you money as well. And then we seem to be giving people money for, like, something called a Bugaboo, and Communion dresses and all kinds of other crazy stuff. The lads say those people all spend it on giant TVs anyway.

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