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There’s an important lesson for politicians in the fall of Leo Varadkar

21 March 2024

3:41 AM

21 March 2024

3:41 AM

So farewell, then, Leo Varadkar. The Taoiseach says he is stepping down because he is no longer ‘the best person for that job’. But the reality is that Varadkar found out the hard way that delegating decisions to voters can come back to bite.

This wasn’t the first time Ireland’s leaders have chosen to hand difficult decisions to voters

Varadkar’s fate was sealed earlier this month when his government suffered a crushing defeat in two referendums.

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