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John Daly: 'Varadkar could look to Machiavelli for inspiration amid Brexit skulduggery'

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: AP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: AP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: AP

Who will blink first? As the Brexit phenomenon drains down to its imminent endgame, it has begun to resemble a real-lfe Quidditch contest, with each side egging on their designated Harry Potter to conjure up political magic.

One wonders who among them might be perusing the pages of 'The Prince' for inspiration. The legendary treatise written more than 500 years ago by Florentine bureaucrat Niccolò Machiavelli has enshrined itself as a modern byword for craftiness and duplicity.


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