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From latte socialist to gauche caviar – how to spot good-time leftwingers around the world

As Ireland’s taoiseach showed recently, many politicians find it hard to accept that egalitarian types like nice stuff. In fact, there are myriad labels for such people
Latte what? Fine Gael politicians Leo Varadkar (left) and Paschal Donohoe hand out coffees on the campaign trail. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

When launched his leadership campaign for Ireland’s ruling party, Fine Gael, earlier this year, he did so with from . But now that he is taoiseach, Varadkar has branded his leftwing critics – the implication being that if you claim to want to improve the conditions of working people while also enjoying the

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