Tuesday December 10, 2019

Varadkar's tough week just got tougher

The Taoiseach now faces an even greater challenge as the EU leaves him to deal with the British and the Irish border issue

3rd December, 2017

It’s been a very tough week for Leo Varadkar. And it’s just got tougher. When Donald Tusk gave Leo a seemingly unlimited discretion to determine whether Britain had made a sufficient commitment on the Irish border question to permit the Brexit talks to proceed to the second stage on December 14, it was a mixed blessing.

What seems indistinguishable from a veto is, in effect, a veto. Leo must now write in...

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