Wednesday 22 November 2017

Leo's tweet shows FG has not learned election lesson

The Government can't claim its policies are working if it still takes three years to get help

Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tony Gavin
Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tony Gavin
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

There is nothing like an extended tour of the country to remind you why Fine Gael and Labour lost the election this year. That is where I have spent the past month, driving around 13 different counties mostly in the Midlands and west.

Then you come back and it is as if nothing has changed. This is what Leo Varadkar tweeted last week: "2m people at work. Long-term unemployment under 100k. Return to net in-migration. Govt policies are working."

Leo was one of the geniuses behind the Fine Gael election campaign, who I called at the time the Maitre d', or the front-of-house man, the media darling who can do no wrong.

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