What do Irish people think of Leo Watch
I expect he enjoyed watching Britain and British negotiators squirm and rage as it became apparent that they couldn't set the terms or tone of the negotiations, that Ireland interests came before or was at least ranked equal to their own, because Ireland had the EU's absolute support. Everyone in Ireland must have enjoyed that, even the most moderate of nationalists had to have derived unimaginable joy from it. I loved it.
See, I don't like Leo's domestic policy, and I think he was far too passive in representing Irish interests (which is all he has done in Brexit negotiations). I think a lot of people's problem with Leo -atleast from a British perspectice- isn't anything substantive, just they're profoundly agitated by this new phenomenon, of which he seems the figurehead.
To clarify, I still love Britain, but there are some wounds in Anglo-Irish relations that haven't healed, even for me. I think Brexit and attitudes like that of Leo (and the Irish people) being a clown(s) -this being a comparatively light phrase I must admit- because he'd rather preserve peace on the island of Ireland and maintain a healthy trade situation with Britain has served to reopen some of these wounds. Maybe it's spite on my part. Maybe negotiations would have gone easier if you didn't put your border in the middle of someone else's country.