Monday 5 December 2016

Leo's tweet shows FG has not learned election lesson

The Government can't claim its policies are working if it still takes three years to get help

Published 28/08/2016 | 02:30

Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tony Gavin
Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tony Gavin

There is nothing like an extended tour of the country to remind you why Fine Gael and Labour lost the election this year. That is where I have spent the past month, driving around 13 different counties mostly in the Midlands and west.

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Then you come back and it is as if nothing has changed. This is what Leo Varadkar tweeted last week: "2m people at work. Long-term unemployment under 100k. Return to net in-migration. Govt policies are working."

Leo was one of the geniuses behind the Fine Gael election campaign, who I called at the time the Maitre d', or the front-of-house man, the media darling who can do no wrong.

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