Sunday 25 June 2017

The kitchen cabinets

There will be blood: Fine Gael is preparing for a vicious campaign 

Some of Simon Coveney's supporters want to go on the attack. They want to sharpen their blades and take them to Leo Varadkar's carefully crafted media persona. They want to rummage through departmental dustbins and scour political scrapheaps for damaging information on the minister who would be king. They want to brief colleagues and journalists about Varadkar's flaws and misgivings. They want to pull back the curtains and reveal what's behind the stage-managed sound bites and polished media performances.