Is the UK's special relationship with US under threat?
What started as a leak of secret diplomatic memos to a British tabloid led to the resignation of a top ambassador and questions about the United Kingdom’s position in the world.
Kim Darroch felt compelled to quit as Britain’s envoy in Washington after a dispute over leaked memos.
The diplomat had described US President Donald Trump and his administation as insecure, inept and dysfunctional.
Trump responded with a barrage of angry tweets, calling Darroch “very stupid”.
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Boris Johnson, Britain’s likely next prime minister, refused to publicly support the ambassador.
So how will this incident affect the UK’s ties with its closest ally?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
Crispin Blunt – Conservative member of the British parliament
Nancy Soderberg – Former US ambassador the the UN
Matthew Parris – Columnist for The Times newspaper and a former conservative British MP
Source: Al Jazeera