Thursday 20 September 2018

My tell-all book on life with Leo

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Leo Varadkar never really wanted to be Taoiseach. In fact, friends say he looked as if he had seen a ghost (Enda Kenny) the night he was elected leader of Fine Gael. His partner was openly weeping, and not with joy. These are just some of the crazy claims I will be making in a new tell-all book about life inside Leo's Fine Gael. For the first months of the Varadkar regime, I enjoyed unprecedented access to Leo and his inner circle, though he denies ever having spoken to me and claims not to know who I am.

The book will also claim that the Taoiseach is in bed every evening at half six eating scrambled eggs and smashed avocado, obsessively watching three TVs to see what people are saying about him.

Insiders will claim in the book that Leo is obsessed with his sock collection and often demands time out from his schedule to curate his sock drawer. Those closest him say that when he is not watching TV, he scours the internet looking for new pairs of novelty socks.

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