Tuesday 25 September 2018

Varadkar's Monologue: My addiction to political drama

It seems genuinely lost on the Taoiseach that he is the very person creating all of this instability, writes Jody Corcoran

Is it the case that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come to realise that his popularity has peaked? Photo: PA Wire
Is it the case that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come to realise that his popularity has peaked? Photo: PA Wire
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Great effort is being made to interpret the intention behind Leo Varadkar's writing, and release, of a letter to Micheal Martin related to extending the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.

All of this effort strives to ascribe political logic to the Taoiseach's actions, the most widely accepted of which is that he is preparing the ground for a general election, possibly this November, but with the "blame" for the election to be laid at the feet of Fianna Fail.

Indeed, and on cue, Varadkar's actions have been described as "bold" and in one case within earshot "brilliant", the view apparently being that it is evidence of some sort of marvellous Machiavellian cunning, the like of which we have not seen before.

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