Saturday 21 July 2018

Government moves from heartless to incompetent

The State put in place a policy of self-protection first, citizens be damned, under Leo Varadkar's nose, writes Jody Corcoran

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris during a press conference on the cervical cancer scandal. Photo: Frank McGrath
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris during a press conference on the cervical cancer scandal. Photo: Frank McGrath
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

The Government's handling of the cervical cancer scandal has exposed a fatal flaw at the heart of Leo Varadkar's administration.

The accusation of 'spin doctoring' has been attached to his government, but that scratches the surface.

The charge of a lack of empathy is also made, more so now, although I first used the term the week he was elected and have repeated it several times since.

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