Mr Hogan will become the bloc's trade boss in November and be tasked with negotiating large chunks of Britain's future ties with Brussels. As trade commissioner, the Irishman will expected to be "hard and fair" by his new boss after she succeeds Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU's most senior official. Leo Varadkar heaped praise on his fellow party member, as he boasted of the importance of having an Irishman overseeing "this crucial brief".

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