Unionist politician has said that Varadkar "must stop trying to be more Irish than the Irish" 7 months ago

Unionist politician has said that Varadkar "must stop trying to be more Irish than the Irish"

A controversial statement, to say the least.

John Taylor, who goes by the title Lord Kilclooney is a former Ulster Unionist Party Northern Irish MP, and was the deputy leader of the UUP from 1995 to 2001.

The 81-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday to criticise Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for his negotiation tactics with regards to Brexit.

He said that relations between the UK and Ireland are worsening, and that Varadkar needs to change the way he is going about his business.

He finished the tweet by saying that our Taoiseach "must stop trying to be more Irish than the Irish."

He obviously hasn't got spell check on his phone either...

This isn't the first time that Kilclooney has had a go at Varadkar on Twitter in extremely insensitive circumstances.

In 2018, the unionist politician referred to him as a “typical Indian” which Leo Varadkar found so bizarre that he assumed it was from a “parody account”.

He responded to backlash at the time by stating that he was "no racist".