Can Leo Varadkar keep order in midst of chaos?

The prospect of political upheaval in Dublin threatens the integrity and national solidarity of any veto we might attempt at the talks in Brussels next month

26th November, 2017
Theresa May and Leo Varadkar: both are intent on holding onAFP Photo

Mild astonishment would be understating it. Can you imagine the reaction in London and Brussels to the Irish government within weeks of the biggest decision in their political history playing Russian roulette with their government? Can you imagine the reaction around the table if, at that December 14-15 Brexit- defining meeting, the Taoiseach is watching the election results on his phone to establish if he is still Taoiseach?

This column previously pointed to the utter...

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