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Varadkar’s true achievement was screwing over the Brits

22 March 2024

12:09 AM

22 March 2024

12:09 AM

The departure of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach yesterday should really be marked by Irish nationalists with elaborate memorials and tributes in Dublin, on a par with those for the founders of the Irish state.

This smooth-talking politician achieved more in one dinner than so-called freedom fighters did over 20 years

Despite the ignominious manner of his departure, having been conclusively told where to go by a chunk of the Irish population in a recent referendum designed to change fundamental elements of the constitution, Varadkar achieved something which most Irish leaders desire deep down: he managed to stiff the Brits.

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