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Sammy Wilson is right.  There has been a change in tone in Dublin.  It is now much more assertive - see my diary The Changing balance of power. Varadker's style is also not to pussy foot around with the usual centrist meanly mouthed platitudes.  All of this has come as something of a shock to the DUP, who thought they had scored a major coup forcing Brexit on the majority in N. Ireland and holding May hostage. They will become increasingly nervous as May's term draws to a close and a government not beholden to them threatens to take power.

However none of this is doing Varadker any harm in the polls whatsoever, and any attacks on him by Farage or the DUP can only do Varadker(and the Irish position) good in Europe.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 at 10:49:33 PM EST
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