FG and FF are playing a game of election chicken

FG and FF are playing a game of election chicken
Micheál Martin: unlikely to be panicked into an early election Pic: Getty

Leo Varadkar holds most of the cards, but Micheál Martin’s wily ways could outfox him

In the earlier days of the confidence and supply deal, back when nobody expected it to last this long, I asked a senior figure in both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael what would bring it down, and they both had the same response: Brexit.

It was not that a row over the issue would collapse the government in the traditional sense - especially as there wasn’t much of a difference in approach between both...

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