Well done Leo Varadkar

Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t it Leo Varadkar who brought all this Fás stuff to light in the Dáil last year? And tonight we hear about Harney’s Haircut and before we learn of it, it seems Leo knew, based on his statement here:

Fine Gael Enterprise Spokesman Leo Varadkar TD has questioned whether any Government Ministers benefited from FÁS largesse by having gifts or services bought for them at taxpayers’ expense

The Fine Gael machine needs to capitalise on this more. More of this kind of thing and they’ll bring down the whole house of brown envelopes around Fianna Fáil and the Greens. Enda being boring and saying he’ll be Taoiseach won’t work. Learn some fake humility. I really do wonder at times about the Greens though. It seems once they get Fianna Fáil to use recycled brown envelopes they won’t act as their conscience.

Given Markham and Suzy noted FG need to concentrate not on haircuts but abuses of power, I should have pointed out that when I meant “more of this” it was in terms of blowing the lid off all these abuses in the public sector, not ignoring the millions squandered to concentrate on a haircut.

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5 Responses to “Well done Leo Varadkar”

  1. […] Unlike Damien I think Leo Varadkar would do well to move back to FÁSgate watch, the way contracts were awarded and tenders for millions of Euro not advertised and stop being a silly lad appearing on every radio/tv station that’ll have him calling for Ministerial resignations. A look at regulations for how many civil servants one needs to hold the Minister’s hand is only peripheral but interesting none the less. […]

  2. Mick says:

    I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure it was Senator Shane Ross who started the whole FasGate thing…

  3. Knucklehead says:

    “I really do wonder at times about the Greens though.”

    I stopped wondering about the Greens when clever Trevor pulled his stunt after the last election, resigning as leader to avoid breaking his commitment against leading the Green Party into coalition with the Cute Hoors.

    Didn’t stop him taking his junior ministry.

    Mind you, they’ll pay a price for their duplicity. Not many parents will forget the Greens voting to cancel the cervical cancer vaccine programme along with all the other cutbacks, especially in education.

    The Greens chose to lie down with dogs. They’ll be scratching for a long time to come. Just ask the Labour Party.

  4. […] reckons that Fine Gael should be milking this for all it’s worth. Perhaps, but should they not be […]

  5. Young Leo, if you’re after a giggle, was on Morning Ireland in the first half hour this morning and got absolutely fucking killed.

    Picked the wrong angle completely and got hung out to dry in the most excruciating manner possible, sounding for all the world like an inept schoolchild.

    Great textbook example of how not to do a radio interview (lesson 3: unprepared in the face of controversy).