Learn­ing to love Leo’s Ly­cra

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - PARTY TIME! - DONAL LYNCH

THIS was the year in which, through the trans­for­ma­tive magic of the bal­lot box, a con­ser­va­tive young fo­gey be­came the hippest thing in pol­i­tics. Leo Varad­kar made the cover of TIME and made all the other coun­tries jeal­ous of Ire­land be­cause a gay son of im­mi­grants just ticks all the right boxes. It says ‘we’re in­die and hip, set up your tech startup here’ bet­ter than any tax break ever could. We were also breath­less with ex­cite­ment at Leo’s leisurewear (which is a brand­ing de­ci­sion wait­ing to hap­pen). As far as any­one is con­cerned Justin Trudeau paid a state visit to go jog­ging with Leo and we were all on board with that. Then to­ward the end of the year when he gave the Brexit press con­fer­ence the very first ques­tion was about the tank top he had worn ear­lier that day. If it had been Hil­lary Clin­ton they would’ve screamed ‘sex­ism’ but since it’s Leo’s ly­cra we just wanted to hear the an­swer.

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