Friday 23 June 2017

Kevin Doyle: Varadkar needs to be wary of a 'Burton Bounce'

Leo Varadkar
Leo Varadkar
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

For months, Labour Party strategists have warned us to ignore the party and think about the personalities.

It was an unusual line of defence from people who normally tell journalists to focus on policies and issues rather than individual candidates.

The argument went that while nationally Labour are treading water on anywhere between 6-10pc, Joan Burton, Alan Kelly, Brendan Howlin and others couldn't be that low. But now it appears the Tánaiste is not just fighting to save her party but also her own political skin.

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