Saturday December 7, 2019

Brexit delay heightens Varadkar’s election dilemma

Now might be the best time for the Taoiseach to capitalise on his handling of Brexit, but a winter election could easily backfire

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

30th October, 2019
Leo Varadkar has helped to broker a deal to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland despite considerable obstacles

Donald Tusk, the European Council president, wasn’t beating around the bush yesterday when he urged the UK to “please make the best use” of its latest Brexit delay.

With the Dáil in wind-down mode, the question for the Taoiseach is should he try to cash in on recent victories or does he feel a winter election could explode in his face?

There are two obvious reasons for calling an...

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