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Foreign Office chief says he fears more diplomatic memo leaks are coming



I spoke to Kim Derrick first thing this morning but by the time we spoke he had made up his mind that he needed to resign I think mr. chairman it's for two main reasons one is the pressure on his family and second the impact on the rest of the Embassy in Washington and their ability to work do you know of any other occasion on which a the head of state of a friendly government has refused to cooperate with any of her Majesty's envoy's none you've never heard of this happening before I have been in the Foreign Office for nearly 37 years and this is the first time in my service some newspapers have suggested that there is more to come and I just wonder whether you expect that and and whether what you're doing to make sure that we are protected against that I've seen the same press reports that as as you're acknowledged it's entirely entirely speculative as to what it means I'm just bracing myself so you fear that there may be more I fear there may be more

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  1. Guardian News
    Guardian News July 12, 2019

    Kim Darroch quits as UK ambassador to US 'after Johnson remarks' β–Ί https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/10/kim-darroch-resigns-as-uk-ambassador-to-us-after-leaked-trump-comment

  2. Roy Rogers
    Roy Rogers July 12, 2019

    OK This is an attempt by some Remainder to interrupt Brexit, 100% thats what this is, to scare people who were sure we could get a trade deal quickly. They have repeatedly said they would stop Brexit by "Any Means Possible "

  3. boisdesormes
    boisdesormes July 12, 2019

    Career diplomat Simon McDonald – just another snout in the trough.

  4. Cock Monkey
    Cock Monkey July 12, 2019

    All we need to do is shoot down a $130 Million Drone and we'd be friends again.

  5. B Kelly
    B Kelly July 12, 2019

    Brexit is a disappointing and this Ámbassador is weak.

  6. lars337
    lars337 July 12, 2019

    PUTIN 2020

  7. Zorka Kelly
    Zorka Kelly July 12, 2019

    All World knowes what sociopath Trump is doing and Why..why deplomats should be silant..

  8. Andrew Thomas
    Andrew Thomas July 12, 2019

    Trump is a clown but still gets things done

  9. Andrew Thomas
    Andrew Thomas July 12, 2019

    So Boris was right to not get caught up in the fallout ……it was plainly obvious that more was going to happen ….but British press so quick to ridicule people before the info comes in. Especially against anything democratic like brexit ……Roll on the next general election …the people are really going to vent their anger at the three main parties and lefty liberal press πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  10. whatelse02 eazziii
    whatelse02 eazziii July 12, 2019

    πŸπŸ› οΈ

  11. California Dreamin'
    California Dreamin' July 12, 2019

    Police Investigation.

  12. jacob nighthorse
    jacob nighthorse July 12, 2019

    The whole British government is crooked bring on the brexit party . Drain the swamp

  13. Hazel Hagerthey
    Hazel Hagerthey July 12, 2019

    A still tongue is wisest. If you don't want the world to know then keep your mouth shut and don't post personal feelings. President Trump is the best President A,Erica has had in years. You got caught so it serves you right. No sympathy from me.

  14. JonnyRed801
    JonnyRed801 July 12, 2019

    More than one leak? That would suggest a foreign state rather than a disgruntled civil servant is responsible for the leaks…

  15. Parslow Pongbert
    Parslow Pongbert July 12, 2019

    US dictatorship condemns UK ambassador for noticing Trumpian stupidity.

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