Taoiseach Leo Varadkar labelled 'air head' on front page of British newspaper

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar labelled 'air head' on front page of British newspaper

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has once again been targeted by 'The Sun' newspaper.

For the second time in a year, the Irish political leader has been slated by the British press.

On today's front page, Varadkar's image appears under the headline 'Fury at EU Toady'.


The attack follows comments the Taoiseach made yesterday regarding Brexit.

When asked whether or not flights could operate between the UK and Ireland post-Brexit, Varadkar said:

"The situation at the moment is that the UK is part of the single European sky. If they leave the EU they are not, and that does mean if there was a no-deal hard Brexit next March, the planes would not fly and Britain would be an island in many ways. If they want their planes to fly over our skies, they would need to take that into account.

"You can’t have your cake and eat it. You can’t take back your waters and then expect to take back other people’s sky”.
The Sun newspaper responded to the comments with an editorial that read:

"Liability Leo. IRISH Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is a bigmouth and a fool, but his latest bone-headed outburst has done us all a favour. It accuses the Taoiseach of 'brainlessly' lobbing grenades to help Brussels in the negotiations.

"Imagine the cataclysmic self-harm of Ireland preventing planes from its biggest trading partner flying over it. And the impossibility of its own airlines avoiding UK airspace. It won’t happen.

"Varadkar must believe that these grenades he brainlessly lobs into the Brexit negotiations help Brussels. He is not bright enough to realise how absurd and unstatesmanlike he looks."

Last November, the same newspaper told him "shut your gob and grow up".

They also accused him of "mudslinging", warning he will only have himself to blame if Ireland gets a bad Brexit deal.

The story does not appear in the Irish version of the Sun newspaper.