Did Varadkar Screw Up Or Was The RTE Leak Done To Hide His Failure?

That, in a sentence, is the question that arises from yesterday’s collapse of Brexit talks between Theresa May and the EU. Was the early morning briefing of RTE, clearly by the Irish government, to the effect that May had accepted a Border in the Irish Sea a screw up, done without thinking through the consequences, i.e. a likely DUP and pro-Brexit Tory backlash, or done in the knowledge that the sea border was never a starter but that it was in Leo Varadkar’s interests to paint May as the rejectionist and to hide his own failure?

Answers on a postcard to L Varadkar, Government Buildings, Dublin. Copy to Micheal Martin, Fianna Fail, Leinster House, Dublin.

3 responses to “Did Varadkar Screw Up Or Was The RTE Leak Done To Hide His Failure?

  1. The latter seems more plausible. The Irish government and political class think the Tories are toast. They hope a UK election will clear the mess and somehow the UK stays in the customs union. They have dressed it up with the help of the EU elites who see it the same way. But the Irish and EU should be very careful what they wish for.

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  3. No, it was just a typical case of counting your chickens before they are hatched. The DUP don’t do much choreography never mind jigs and reels with mandarins in St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Street and the EU Commission. John Knox was never keen on dancing……

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