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# poison chalice

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Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?
As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.
Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it
Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.
Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE
The man was allegedly poisoned by a cup of tea laced with polonium-210 in 2006 and publicly accused Vladamir Putin of ordering his killing before he died three weeks later.
Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?
The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.
Varadkar: I don't know if I'll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine
The new Minister for Health says he will need a full financial year to turn the Department around – everything going to plan.