Inevitable. Doubtless he’ll soon be fired. He said nothing wrong, and accordingly he should never have apologised. Apologies are always the first step in a predictable process that lead to professional ruin, because they’re (wrongly) taken as an admission of guilt. An extract from the Irish Times piece:
Speaking at his party think-in in Co Tipperary on Friday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “I strongly disagree with the comments that he made. Nobody who is raped or sexually assaulted is ever responsible for that in any way. [J4MB: Our emphasis.]
“So I totally disagree with and abhor the comments that he made. He has since then of course apologised, apologised profusely and I think he does understand that what he said about this issue and on that occasion also in the past is unacceptable,” he said on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.
“I think it’s indicative of attitudes that still exist in Irish society that need to change.”
What attitudes need to change in Irish society? Telling the unpalatable truth? Shame on Leo Varadkar, and shame on all George Hook’s critics.