Tuesday May 26, 2020

Leo’s Big Gamble

The Taoiseach is placing all his hope on EU leaders standing firm and not selling Ireland out on the backstop

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd February, 2019
As the clock ticks down to March 29, Leo Varadkar and Theresa May have some difficult decisions to make Picture: Getty/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been acting like a modern-day version of William Wallace in the face of an all-out English assault. In Mel Gibson’s 1995 blockbuster Braveheart, Wallace had to urge his men to keep calm and stick to the plan as they faced a charge of English cavalrymen at the Battle of Stirling. He kept shouting at them to “Hold”.

Varadkar has been telling his own troops to hold their nerve...

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