Looks like a good idea – so let’s smother it

The good news: politicians have done useful work on health. The bad news: it’s about to be banjaxed, writes Gene Kerrigan

Last week, The Sun, in a large front page headline related to Brexit, called Taoiseach Leo Varadkar an “airhead”.

The story was a distortion of the facts. The headline was not just insulting, it was untrue.

I’ve known more than one politician who rose to the rank of minister despite possessing the brainpower of a bale of briquettes. Leo Varadkar, however, is not such a politician.

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