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    HenryHorace HenryHorace is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by LISTOWEL MAN View Post
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    Leo will get the seal from Michael D Higgins
    They'll get on well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    So by tomorrow evening a relative new comer to politics will be Taoiseach.

    Leo Varadkar clear to become Taoiseach | Irish Examiner

    No one knows really how he'll perform - will lack of experience be his downfall, or will the fact that he's relatively less baggage than 90% of other politicians give him the freedom to succeed where others have failed.

    I'd like to see this thread endure throughout his time as Taoiseach so there's a comprehensive audit of his successes and failures throughout his time in office.

    In the meantime I wish him the best of luck as our Taoiseach.
    It'll all depend on what his masters in FFail let him do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryHorace View Post
    They'll get on well
    will they seal it with a kiss?
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    In 2011 Kenny had an opportunity to "fix" Ireland but chose to keep things very much "as you were" but needed to dig deeper into honest peoples' pockets to bury the mistakes of his predecessors.

    Unfortunately Varadkar doesn't have the same opportunity because ultimately FF are breathing down his neck setting him up to fail, his own party didn't elect him and after 6 years of buggery the citizens are wary of FG.

    Not a great place to start.
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    Surely success/failure is quite subjective? some people are quite happy with current housing policy for example, it keeps their asset value artificially high by restricting supply.

    It all depends on what Varadkar's objectives are, people often assume that they share their personal objectives with their politicians, mostly the opposite is the case. I'd suspect that Varadkar is opposed to affordable housing on principle. He's probably also opposed to the existence of a public health provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franzoni View Post
    You could do worse....

    At least i'm not a bitter twisted c u next Tuesday....
    You are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll_On View Post
    Surely success/failure is quite subjective? some people are quite happy with current housing policy for example, it keeps their asset value artificially high by restricting supply.

    It all depends on what Varadkar's objectives are, people often assume that they share their personal objectives with their politicians, mostly the opposite is the case. I'd suspect that Varadkar is opposed to affordable housing on principle. He's probably also opposed to the existence of a public health provider.
    Hopefully a long term thread will allow even the most subjective observer an objective insight into Varadkar's performance - warts and all - the problem we've had in the past is that the passing of time clouds perspectives. This technology should give us a better way to objectively assess the past once we start with the end in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    Hopefully a long term thread will allow even the most subjective observer an objective insight into Varadkar's performance - warts and all - the problem we've had in the past is that the passing of time clouds perspectives. This technology should give us a better way to objectively assess the past once we start with the end in mind.
    Dont worry. By the time the Falls Road whinging generating machine delivers all its whines and moans for posting by the resident shinners here, Varadker will be the worst Toaiseach in history by close of business tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uganda View Post
    Dont worry. By the time the Falls Road whinging generating machine delivers all its whines and moans for posting by the resident shinners here, Varadker will be the worst Toaiseach in history by close of business tomorrow.
    That's some obsession, boy.
    Talk to Joe, the whineline opens at 1.45 afaik.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    So by tomorrow evening a relative new comer to politics will be Taoiseach.

    Leo Varadkar clear to become Taoiseach | Irish Examiner

    No one knows really how he'll perform - will lack of experience be his downfall, or will the fact that he has relatively less baggage than 90% of other politicians give him the freedom to succeed where others have failed.

    I'd like to see this thread endure throughout his time as Taoiseach so there's a comprehensive audit of his successes and failures throughout his time in office.

    In the meantime I wish him the best of luck as our Taoiseach.
    You sir are a fool, this clown will be a total flop, just like May in uk the media loved him but just wait till people turn on him, he isnt liked by majority of or members, he is cold, rude, arrogant and no Garret
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