Stephen Collins: Conservatives finally crack in Varadkar’s game of chicken

Deep split in Theresa May’s party now the biggest obstacle to soft Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets with French president Emmanuel Macron for Brexit talks in Paris. Video: Reuters

Leo Varadkar has played a nerve-racking game of chicken with the British Conservative Party for the past few months and this week they finally cracked.

There is now a better chance of a positive Brexit outcome for Ireland than appeared likely a few days ago but everything depends on the response of the British Labour Party to Theresa May’s olive branch.

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