Wednesday September 23, 2020

The Last Post: Boris bashing is fair play for a man who just won’t play fair

Leo Varadkar knew of Boris Johnson’s capacity for duplicity when they met last year. But the British leader’s latest move is pure sabotage

13th September, 2020
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Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel in the Wirral, outside Liverpool, ahead of private talks in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock last October

Brit bashing is not cool or productive, but Boris bashing? Last week, the British prime minister gave us good reason to make that a very legitimate exercise.

Boris Johnson’s extreme character flaws – he is a liar, routinely deceptive and untrustworthy – have been on display for years, like Donald Trump’s have, to anyone who has played the slightest bit of attention. It says something that people make these findings about both men routinely, and...

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