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Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting

Which – technically – is an accurate statement.

IT’S BEEN NOTED by many in recent months that Leo Varadkar’s tenure as Taoiseach has had a very Justin Trudeau vibe to it in terms of some of the little stunts he’s been pulling off on social media.

A few weeks ago, a ‘Mr Taoiseach’ mug was spotted on his desk – and that’s become even more relevant this morning.

mrtaois Source: Mark Stedman/

Why? Well, before addressing the media on the Brexit deal that was agreed this morning, the Taoiseach’s account tweeted out this update:

If you look closely, you can see that it’s a “World’s Best Taoiseach” mug that he’s drinking from.

worlds2 Source: @campaignforleo

Technically speaking, that is an accurate statement as he’s the only one. But that would also make him the world’s worst Taoiseach as well. That’s hardly worth putting on a mug, though.

People weren’t long spotting the mug among the jumble of items on the table.

check3 Source: @newschambers

TV3′s Gavan Reilly also noticed that that Tánaiste Simon Coveney is reading yesterday’s Irish Examiner…

And, of course, people had questions about where the mug was sourced.

Are mugs now replacing socks as the Taoiseach’s present of choice? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Written by David Elkin and posted on

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