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UK ambassador to US resigns

Discussion in 'off topic' started by flatpopely, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48937120

    I'd love to know what the motive was for revealing his private remarks?
    Whatever they were he has lost his job as a direct result.
    This will have long lasting implications.
     
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  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Ask Isobel Oakshott for it was she that leaked the information.
     
  3. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Oh, has she stated a motive? Interested to know if the leak broke the law?
     
  4. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    The answer is in his resignation.Johnson wants a Trump toady in the job, not someone who's critical of the regime.

    Johnson's behaviour during the debate last night was disgraceful. Apparently all we need to have is some optimism and everything will be fine. This was applauded. He hasn't got a f*ck*ng clue.
     
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  5. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    I would have thought the motive is obvious- install an unquestioning brown noser in the job so the UK can get a glorious post Brexit trade deal with dodgy food and expensive healthcare.
     
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  6. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Though it is unclear whether the electorate is any better.
     
  7. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    So did Johnson give him the push? His lack of support for a top diplomat is very poor. If he did ask him to go through the back channels then the Tory party should be ashamed.
    If we allow foreign powers to tell us who we should appoint to these sorts of postions we are in for a rough ride!
     
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  8. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Has she given a reason?
    The 'official secrets act' awaits.....................
     
  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Does the bear go in the woods? I assume you’re posing one of your rhetorical questions or you don’t follow current affairs.
     
  10. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    It was not a rhetorical question.
     
  11. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    Your incomprehension as to the vast range of people in a cohort of 50 million humans is clear.
     
  12. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Just a clarification: Did he resign as ambassador to the US, or from the Foreign Office?
     
  13. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    As the ambassador to the US.
     
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    What’s your interest?
     
  15. bernardhepworth

    bernardhepworth pfm Member

    Maybe Boris is smarter than we all think, as he can't be king as he wanted to be when he was young, is helping to get rid of Darroch his first step to the next best thing, as I understand it, he was born in America...... ;)
     
  16. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    One assumes Oakshot leaked it to curry favour with Boris ?
     
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  17. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Hah! the USA would never elect such an incompetent buffoon!

    ...waaaait a minute...
     
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  18. maxflinn

    maxflinn Tulsi Gabbard 2020.

    You do know that the U.S. government is currently working to stop Jeremy Corbyn from becoming PM, don't you?

    Does that bother you too?
     
  19. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Or at the instruction of Johnson (sorry, I refuse to refer to him as 'Boris').
     
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  20. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Boris did a Darth!



    I know, it’s not Trek...

    Joe
     
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