Careless comments on homelessness could cost Fine Gael dear
Leo Varadkar needs to be aware that straight talking can come across as callousness – and it could wind up sinking his government
When Leo Varadkar retires, the usual suspects will praise his straight talking. The press gallery’s doyenne of the day will reminisce to whoever takes over from Seán O’Rourke about how refreshing it was “back in 2017 when we first got a young taoiseach who gave a straight answer to a straight question”. Ah, bliss it was to be alive in that time when “the choirboys” took over.
However, between now and then, every...
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