Leo’s political flaws become more evident as he becomes less popular

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Chatting some time ago to a senior Fine Gaeler we were discussing the then popularity of Leo Varadkar among the FG faithful, the more rural element of it — traditionally the backbone of the party.

It wasn’t that long after Leo had been elected leader, when his poll figures were a joy to the party, and my source was recalling a conversation he had with one stalwart, a Co Cavan woman who said: “He’s doing very well isn’t he, and what’s great thing is that no one ever mentions ‘the other thing’.”

What she was referring to as “the other thing” was the fact that the Taoiseach is homosexual. 

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