10 Jul 2019

Johnson criticised as UK ambassador resigns in Trump emails leak row

Political Editor

One of Sir Kim Darroch’s leaked dispatches warned that Donald Trump was thin-skinned.

The past few days have not, in that respect at least, undermined the accuracy of his judgements.

Reportedly it was Boris Johnson’s failure to back Britain’s Washington Ambassador in last night’s televised leadership debate that was the last straw, although Mr Johnson’s supporters say the ambassador’s position had become unsustainable.

By resigning, Sir Kim clearly wanted to put an end to an extraordinary chapter in the so-called special relationship.