Brendan Keenan: Lippy Leo fires opening salvo in state-jobs battle
PERHAPS it was the atmosphere of success in Europe's rising star. Poland is the new Tiger, only bigger.
Perhaps it was the scent of revolution in the city which began the end of communism. Or perhaps Leo Varadkar just made a mistake.
Mr Varadkar was supposed to embody the new politics after the squalid years of Fianna Fail. But he has already learnt the hard way that new politics are only for Opposition. In government, the old cynical rules still apply.