Saturday 16 December 2017

Varadkar: Battle between Fine Gael and Sinn Fein to lead next Government

Transport Minister gets the general election ball rolling by questioning SF’s economic policies

Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

TRANSPORT Minister Leo Varadkar has predicted a battle between Fine Gael and Sinn Fein to lead the Government.

Mr Varadkar warned his party colleagues against treating today’s poll results as a “blip” in support they could bounce back from.

He believes the Government needs to take action to regain public confidence ahead of a scheduled general election in 2016.

Speaking on RTE News Now, Mr Varadkar conceded Sinn Fein was performing well at the ballot boxes.

“It will be a battle between Sinn Fein and Fine Gael to lead next Government,” he said.

However, he questioned Sinn Fein’s economic policies and said the party will be forced to change its approach if it was in Government.


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