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Our politicians’ response to Kim Darroch isn’t only unjust—it also ignores the reality of diplomacy

British Ambassadors have often sent candid, and not always flattering, assessments of US administrations. The next Prime Minister of this country ought to understand this

By Stephen Wall  
The wrong man? Boris Johnson

The wrong man? Boris Johnson

The US President crassly insults Britain’s Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador, Kim Darroch, resigns. The incongruous injustice of it is obvious.

I worked closely with Kim Darroch in Brussels and in London. I do not know the motive of the leaker, but they have done a cruel deed to an able and good man.

There are also big issues at stake. Was Darroch fulfilling his proper role? Should he have resigned? Should his resignation have been accepted?…

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