British US ambassador Darroch resigns over emails criticising Trump

British US ambassador Darroch resigns over emails criticising Trump

On Tuesday, Hunt condemned Trump's outbursts as "disrespectful and wrong". Trump had said his White House would no longer work with the envoy.

"I want to put an end to that speculation". "The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like", he said in a statement.

Trump responded by insulting May and calling Darroch "wacky".

"We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept", one missive said.

BREAKING: "Boris Johnson tested on whether he would support his country or not failed in that test" - Conservative MP Alan Duncan tells the BBC that MPs feel would be PM Boris Johnson "instead of supporting our diplomat in Washington, basically dived for cover and threw him under the bus" ... "The whole cabinet rightly gave its full support to Sir Kim on Tuesday".

The leaked cables threaten to complicate London's efforts to strike a new trade agreement with the United States, to mitigate potential damage from Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he was outraged that confidential memos by Darroch were leaked, leading to his resignation.

The resignation has infuriated London's diplomatic and political class.

Today Theresa May said Sir Kim's departure was a "matter of deep regret" and Number 10.

"Even I never thought that if you looked up sovereignty in the Brexit dictionary, it would say complete and abject subservience to Washington and the man-child President".

"This morning I have spoken to Sir Kim Darroch".

For 42 years, Sir Kim served his country with the utmost dedication and distinction.

Mr Johnson also expressed his regret, paying tribute to Sir Kim as a "superb diplomat" who he had worked with for many years. The head of the British diplomatic service said he knew of no other instance in which the head of a friendly government had announced a refusal to cooperate with a British ambassador. "This is a disgraceful example of what "taking back control" truly looks like: pandering to bigoted foreign leaders and letting them dictate the fate of United Kingdom ambassadors", David Lammy, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour party, wrote on Twitter. "Boris Johnson's failure last night to stand up for him - and stand up to the behavior of Donald Trump - spoke volumes".

He then said it was not "necessarily" the right thing for Trump to have said, but added: "Let's face it, our relationship with the U.S.is of fantastic importance". "I'll never let another country's leader choose who represents the United Kingdom". The head of Britain's diplomatic service, Simon McDonald, said it was the worst breach of trust he had seen in his career.

The British Embassy Residence in Washington. He was a prominent figure in Washington and popular among Trump White House officials, who were always over at the embassy for parties and events.

"You said the UK/US alliance was the greatest in history and I agree", he said on Twitter.

"It's a very serious situation because the consequences for the relationship with the United States, which were already hard under the current president, are clearly very significant".

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