A recent scandal with the leaked British memos that described Donald Trump as ‘inept’, ‘insecure’ and ‘incompetent’ got its continuation. The UK’s Ambassador to Washington Sir Kim Darroch is now de-facto banned in the US.
….thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him. The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister. While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8 July 2019
In this situation, it’s hard to imagine how Sir Darroch would be able to perform his duties. Now, the UK should do something to change it.
If London changes its ambassador in the US under pressure from Trump, it will lose its face. At the same time, it is unlikely that the US will answer to Trump in a similar harsh manner because the British-US relations are already complicated.
Therefore, the only hope for the UK is to attempt to settle this situation by some ‘soft power’ measures blaming and shaming its own ambassador for the critical remarks. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt already started doing it by claiming that it “was a personal view.”
” It’s not the view of the British government. It’s not my view,” he said on the leaked memos.
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