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First time in history that US refuses to cooperate with British envoy

Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador in Washington, has resigned. And it's the first time that the US has refused to cooperate with a British envoy.

12/07/2019 15:13updated: 12/07/2019 16:11
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  • Kieran S.
    13/07/2019 05:28

    Pointless article dont explain anything at all, waste of time making this one

  • Elliott S.
    13/07/2019 06:10

    The point being????

  • David H.
    13/07/2019 06:31

    Probably the first time in history the head of a friendly government has been called incompetent by an ambassador and been told about it.

  • Wayne H.
    13/07/2019 06:39

    If you can write about it in " secret " you should be man enough to say it out loud...

  • Teodor B.
    13/07/2019 06:57

    USA the best

  • Brian F.
    13/07/2019 06:59

    Trump wants to bully everybody but his time will come when it all comes crashing down

  • Rob P.
    13/07/2019 07:12

    Who gives a flying fook he got caught and now you’re crying about it so what if it was in a normal workplace and an email like that surfaced we’d be sacked and a big investigation so what’s the difference please tell???

  • Gary O.
    13/07/2019 07:19

    This was a couple of days ago. Looks like it was filmed in the early 90’s.

  • Clive M.
    13/07/2019 07:40

    I don’t blame Trump for not wanting to deal with him after his comments.... only two people to blame over this.. himself and the person who leaked his comments.... funny how the BBC in particular have somehow blamed Trump and Boris for not backing him!

  • Lee W.
    13/07/2019 07:42

    missing the point no one is saying he should not have said the things he said in a candid communication with the PM. if that was his opinion but if you're going to send a very candid opinion like that your lines of communication had better be bulletproof. his was not and I believe this is negligence on his part and there is no second chance at that game so I have no sympathy shame really coz he was a fantastic ambassador by all accounts.

  • Paul B.
    13/07/2019 07:57

    Hang on mate you got caught calling the president from a pig to a dog...pack your bags your out boy!...

  • Lee G.
    13/07/2019 07:58

    The 'leak' is a deliberate attempt by the anti Brexit remainers to alienate the UK from the USA, similarly we've seen attempts to piss the Chinese off by interfering over Hong Kong .. damaging potential future trade deals therefore strengthening the argument for staying in Europe..... wake up people.

  • Flora M.
    13/07/2019 07:59

    POTUS always insulting and demeaning others then got a dose of his own medicine with just two stinging words - those who are now coming out to condemn his probably said worse behind closed doors - better the enemy you know - this is all about boot 👅 for a trade deal - well done Ambassador 👏👏👏

  • Joseph K.
    13/07/2019 08:14

    Shame

  • Gillian S.
    13/07/2019 08:15

    Kim if a hard remainer and is trying to do harm to our relationship with the USA , good for trump retaliating!

  • Richard P.
    13/07/2019 08:20

    Welcome to the post brexit world people. Having to suck up to trump and China to desperately get a trade deal.

  • Jim R.
    13/07/2019 08:28

    Thrown under the bus for telling the truth! Let’s see who Bo Bo the clown 🤡 parachutes into the job.

  • Steve C.
    13/07/2019 08:31

    What do ambassadors actually do,,

  • Helen M.
    13/07/2019 08:36

    Resign he shud b sacked and no doubt he leave with loads money and oh never mind the country will keep u in luxury

  • Jon V.
    13/07/2019 08:38

    It was his own fault. He wasnt very diplomatic. Should not of sent e.mails .like that in the first place. Can only blame him