What’s behind Leo Varadkar’s Shock Resignation?

Leo Varadkar’s Shock Resignation?

The resignation of Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has come as a shock. He suffered defeats in two referendums earlier this month, where the public voted against the government’s plans to remove “sexist” language from the constitution.

On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Ireland correspondent Stephen Murphy to look at Varadkar’s legacy as both the youngest and openly gay Taoiseach.

Plus, in Wales, history has also been made as Vaughan Gething was sworn in as first minister – the first black leader of a European country. He narrowly won the Welsh Labour leadership election against Jeremy Miles, with 51.7% of the vote.

Questions over some of his campaign donations from a company run by a man twice convicted for environmental offences, and Conservative criticism over Welsh Labour’s budget spending, give Gething plenty to defend and tackle in his first weeks in office.

Niall explores what’s in the new Welsh first minister’s in-tray with Tomos Evans, our Wales reporter. Richard Wyn Jones, director of the Wales Governance Centre and dean of public affairs at Cardiff University, also talks about Mr Gething.

Producer: Rosie Gillott
Assistant producer: Iona Brunker
Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles
Editor: Wendy Parker
Credit to : Sky News

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