Leo’s Big Gamble

Leo’s Big Gamble
As the clock ticks down to March 29, Leo Varadkar and Theresa May have some difficult decisions to make Picture: Getty/PA

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

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”.

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