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Kevin Doyle: 'Everybody caved and compromised to help Johnson try to 'get Brexit done''

Group Political Editor Kevin Doyle on how Varadkar ‘won’ and what it means for Ireland

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Closure: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is flanked by European Council President Donald Tusk as he speaks about in the deal in Brussels. PHOTO: FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

Closure: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is flanked by European Council President Donald Tusk as he speaks about in the deal in Brussels. PHOTO: FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

Closure: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is flanked by European Council President Donald Tusk as he speaks about in the deal in Brussels. PHOTO: FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

The backstop is dead. Long live the backstop. They said it could never be done but Boris Johnson convinced the European Union to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement and scrap the backstop.

Yet Leo Varadkar was being paraded around Brussels last night like the boy who got straight As in his exams.


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