8 Jul 2019

May has ‘full faith’ in UK ambassador who called Trump administration ‘inept’

Political Editor

The government has launched a full-scale inquiry to discover who leaked diplomatic emails from the UK’s Ambassador to the US that described the Trump administration as “inept”.

In the Commons, MPs said the leak was unpatriotic and the culprit should face criminal sanctions.

Ministers gave their backing to the Ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch, but said they did not share his views about President Trump.

Donald Trump himself said Sir Kim “has not served the UK well”.