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I used to admire Leo Varadkar - now he's just cosying up to those at the top
I used to admire Leo Varadkar. He had a reputation for speaking his mind. He wasn't afraid to stray from the herd, even if party grandees weren't always pleased.
That maverick streak made him a darling of the media and the obvious choice of successor to Enda Kenny for FG TDs and senators eager to hoover up any swing voters they could.
But in everything he does and says these days he seems to cosy up to the media and other people whom he thinks will keep him in power.