Leo Varadkar

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Leo Varadkar
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14th Taoiseach of Ireland

From: 17 December 2022 – 9 April 2024
Tánaiste Micheál Martin
Predecessor Micheál Martin
Successor Simon Harris
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14th Taoiseach of Ireland

From: 14 June 2017 - 27 June 2020
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald
Simon Coveney
Predecessor Edna Kenny
Successor Micheál Martin
Information
Party Fine Gael

Leo Varadkar (born 1979) is an Irish Europhile liberal neocon politician. A member of Fine Gael, he has served two terms as the Taoiseach (prime-minister) Ireland, firstly between June 2017 and June 2022 and again since December 2022. He was also Tánaiste (deputy prime-minister) between 2020 and 2022.

In spite of moderate fiscal conservatism, Varadkar takes a radical liberal stance on many social issues. This is particularly the case when it comes to the homosexual agenda and abortion; indeed, the legalisation of abortion in Ireland happened in 2018 under Varadkar's watch which he wrongly saw to be a good thing. Varadkar introduced extreme anti-free speech legislation to stamp out the opinions of what his government brands as "far-right".[1] Varadkar supports many organisations associated with globalism, including the European Union, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, a far-left elite oligarchy known for their eco-fascist "Great Reset" agenda. His support for open border migration has been criticised, and his belief that Ireland should have hard border with the UK due to his anti-Brexit stance has been labelled as "hypocrisy".[2]

Career

Aged 20, he was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1999 local elections in Ireland. Varadkar was elected to Fingal County Council in 2004.

He was first elected to the Dáil Éireann, Ireland's national legislature, in 2007 to represent the constituency of Dublin West. He remains TD for the seat to this day.

He became 14th Taoiseach of Ireland on 14 June 2017, at the age of 38. At the time, it was widely reported that Varadkar was the youngest person to hold that position, and the first homosexual to do so. Earlier that month, Varadkar won the Fine Gael leadership contest and was later confirmed as Taoiseach in the Dáil Éireann, Ireland's lower legislative chamber, by 57 votes to 50 with 47 abstentions.[3][4]

On 5 August 2017, Varadkar bragged at a "pride" event that it was "only a matter of time" before homosexual "marriage" was legalised in Northern Ireland. As of 2017, the province was the only part of the UK in which same-sex "marriage" was still illegal.[5]

On 2 July 2018, Varadkar wrongly claimed that the problem facing Europe was not the rise in immigration, but rather the resistance to said immigration with the rise of populism.[6]

On 16 January 2020, Leo Varadkar launched Fine Gael's latest economic plan. Varadkar promised higher wages, tax cuts on average wages and the creation of 200k new jobs by 2025.[7]

On 11 March 2020, Leo Varadkar made the vastly off the mark prediction that 85,000 people may die from the Chinese Communist Party pandemic in Ireland and that the virus had a death rate of around 3.4%. In reality, by 2023 only around a tenth of the predicted figure died from COVID-19 in Ireland.

As part of the three-part coalition deal between Varakdar's Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party, Varadkar's Tánaiste (deputy Prime Minister) Micheál Martin was able to succeed Varadkar as Taoiseach, being formally appointed by President Higgins on 27 June 2020. This marked the end of Varadkar's first term as Taoiseach.

After Martin's appointment as Taoiseach by President Higgins, Varadkar was appointed on that same day as Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

On 18 December 2021, Varadkar - who is best known for his vastly off the mark theories about the coronavirus - threatened the Irish people with years of lockdowns with only small periods of freedom. Varakdar mistakenly claimed that the Irish people were in a "war" with the Chinese Communist Party virus which could last several more years.[8] These claims would later prove utterly false.

After serving nearly 3 years as Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar returned to the position of Taoiseach on Saturday, 17 December 2022. He was elected to the position following an 87–62 vote in the Dáil Éireann following a formal nomination by the President.[9]

Leo Varadkar said on 10 May 2023 that he believed that a government led by Sinn Fein, a terrorist 'political party' and hate group who form the political wing of the IRA, would "make [Ireland] poorer, less secure and less influential in the world". However, he also used this stance to attack Brexit.[10]

On 23 September 2023, Varadkar warned in New York that Ireland must prepare for a surge in the use of fentanyl. The drug, which is over 50 times more potent than heroin, had already at that time caused an opiate epidemic in the United States.[11]

In January 2024, immediately before jetting off to meet with globalist elites in Davos, Leo Varadkar was accused of cosying up to China, by appearing to claim that Taiwan, which is an independent Republic officially called the Republic of China, is part of the totalitarian communist People's Republic of China.[12]

In March 2024, in an event which was given little media attention worldwide, Varadkar's attempts to redefine the family in line with the homosexual agenda were defeated in a referendum landslide. The dual-referenda posed the 39th amendment - which proposed to extend the constitutional definition of family to include "other durable relationships" in addition to marriage - and the 40th amendment - proposed to remove a reference to a woman's "life within the home" and replace an obligation to "endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour to the neglect of their duties in the home” with a new article on supporting care within the family - to the Irish constitution to the Irish people. The 39th was rejected by 68% of the Irish people, with all but one of 39 constituencies in Ireland voting against, and the 40th was rejected by all constituencies and 74% of the Irish people.

Leo Varadkar resigned as Taoiseach on 21 March 2024. Varadkar was criticised for interfering in UK politics with his open-border stance, which resulted in Northern Ireland remaining subject to EU law.[13] It is notable that the Taoiseach's resignation came only two weeks after Varadkar's government suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum to change constitutional definitions of the family.[14]

Views and policy

Despite Fine Gael's claims to be a "conservative party", there is little, beyond moderate fiscal conservatism, about Varadkar's political ideology that can be called conservative. He is blatantly liberal; in 2018, he called a referendum on the legalization of killing unborn children in Ireland, in which the anti-life side won. He also supports same-sex marriage.[15]

Since riots broke out in Dublin on 24 November 2023, following the stabbing of three children by a Muslim immigrant, the cries for action have become ever louder. The government led by Varadkar has pledged to have the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill on the statute book “within a matter of weeks”. Leo Varadkar was criticized as 'flirting with a new form of totalitarianism.[1]

Leo Varadkar resigned as Taoiseach on 21 March 2024. Varadkar was criticised for interfering in UK politics with his open-border stance, which resulted in Northern Ireland remaining subject to EU law.[16]

Personal life

Varadkar is gay.

Varadkar stated in a 2020 social media post that he isn't religious, but grew up Catholic and finds faith and religion "interesting".[17]

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