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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/Rollingnews.ie

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.

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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 DailyEdge.ie

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