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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

Guests:

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