Varadkar’s FG leadership under threat from party’s ‘rudderless drift’

With persistent poor poll ratings, it now appears Fine Gael could change its leader before the next election with Simon Harris favourite to take over if the heave comes

Simon Harris is seen as a clear favourite to succeed Leo Varadkar Picture: Rollingnews

A change of leader in Fine Gael before the next election has “suddenly come on the agenda”, according to party sources, with Simon Harris viewed as a clear favourite to succeed Leo Varadkar.

It comes as several members of the parliamentary party have expressed concern that Varadkar’s return to the Taoiseach’s office has seen “a rudderless drift” engulf the party.

TDs and senators, speaking to the Business Post have said the mood in the party ...