Monday 22 October 2018

Varadkar's naked politics will eventually backfire

Taoiseach is flying too close to sun in negotiations with Micheal Martin and on Brexit. He will be scorched sooner or later, writes Jody Corcoran

CRITICAL: Micheal Martin is at odds with the Taoiseach over his political style. Photo: Gerry Mooney
CRITICAL: Micheal Martin is at odds with the Taoiseach over his political style. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

'There is a lack of substance there," Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said about Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last week.

In the normal course of events such criticism could be dismissed as politics as usual, but current events are far from normal.

The country is at the centre of two unprecedented events: the approaching end of a minority government underpinned by a confidence and supply agreement; and the looming exit of our nearest and most significant trading partner from the European Union.

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