PDQ Mobile wrote:So Johnson has waded into to British American Ambassador row.
"I have got a good relationship with the White House and I have no embarrassment in saying that."
"I think it's very important that we have a strong relationship with our most important ally.
"The United States is, has been, will be and for the foreseeable future our number one political military friend."
I for one disgaree with this sentiment.
I feel ever more ill at ease with aspects of American culture and feel more at home with Europeans by and large.
Trump's brash and ill tempered comments merely reinforce my view.
I note Mr Johnson's inclusion of the word "military" in his list of likes.
I think I am becoming a peacenik!!
What happened in a nutshell is that our Ambassodor has been proven to be somewhat lax with security and confidentiality. What he really thought about Trump and Co. was an unintentional back stab. Trump replied as only he can with zero upfront diplomacy.
After several hours of heroic stoic silence Darroch threw in the towel and then basks in the giant wave of sympathy that anyone who opposes Trump and loses can expect.
Things get leaked.
If a member of the Civil service wants to leak then they often can.
Trump does not understand diplomacy, that much is clear.
And yet diplomacy has much to commend it on the International stage.
It is an art, and it is for clever and cultured people. And those with some understanding of other cultures hopefully.
It has prevented in the past much loss of human life by helping understanding and in that sense has much to commend it.
It is a strange thing, an Embassy, an island of a particular country within another and not subject to its laws, by and large.
That immunity is a very important principle of international diplomacy.
If our Ambassador while informing the Govt. back home of his opinion that Trump administration is actuallly as dysfunctional and culturally deficient as it appears to many of us, then that is also the Ambassador's remit.
That Johnson toadies up to the dysfunctional Trump administration is for myself a sad sad day. I had hoped for better.
More supportive of the UK that he is so fond of telling us all needs it's independence from outside interference!
I see Foxy's toadying too. Must be dirty money involved. IMHO