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10:40  24 august  2019
10:40  24 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the US , has left Washington after a row over leaked memos that were critical of Donald Trump , according to a UK The senior diplomat resigned from his post last month after diplomatic cables where he called the US president " incompetent ", "inept" and

In cables to the UK Foreign Office, the British ambassador to Washington provided a particularly “candid,” “unvarnished” and “honest” assessment of the Trump administration. The UK Foreign Office says that’ s the way it likes it to be.

UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos © Getty Sir Kim Darroch will remain a Foreign Office employee and has returned to the UK

Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the US, has left Washington after a row over leaked memos that were critical of Donald Trump, according to a UK official briefed on the matter.

The senior diplomat resigned from his post last month after diplomatic cables where he called the US president "incompetent", "inept" and "insecure" were made public.

It prompted a furious rebuke from Mr Trump, who labelled the ambassador "wacky", "very stupid" and a "pompous fool".

In the days following the leak, the president said the White House would no longer deal with Sir Kim, making his position untenable.

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Diplomatic cables sent from the United Kingdom ' s ambassador to the United States back to London describe President Donald Trump as "inept," "insecure" and " incompetent ," a UK government official confirmed Saturday to CNN.

Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US , described Donald Trump as “ incompetent ”, “inept” and “insecure”, leaked memos have revealed. In the diplomatic communications, he goes on to give a highly critical assessment of the White House, branding it “uniquely dysfunctional”.

UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos © getty The leaked memos were critical of President Trump

Sir Kim left Washington this week, with deputy ambassador Michael Tatham assuming the role as acting head of mission, according to a UK official.

Resigning from his post in July, Sir Kim said: "The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.

"Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador."

One of the central duties of the US ambassador is to act as the liaison between the British government and the White House.

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UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos

In the days following the leak of the cables, Sir Kim was unable to attend planned meetings at the White House with the then trade minister Liam Fox, who was visiting Washington DC at the time.

Sir Kim will remain a Foreign Office employee and has returned to the UK.

The Metropolitan Police launched a criminal investigation in the aftermath of the leak.

Boris Johnson will now appoint a new ambassador to the US as he seeks to secure the relationship between the two countries. The prime minster is due to meet Mr Trump for the first time since he assumed office this weekend at the G7 meeting in Biarritz.

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[Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States , said he would step down after his leaked “But we pay them to be candid. Just as the U . S . ambassador here will send back his reading of In the cables, the British ambassador says that British analysts do not believe that the Trump

Cables from UK ' s Ambassador to the US blast Trump as 'inept,' ' incompetent '. Trump 's tweets dealt a likely fatal blow to Darroch's strenuous efforts over two years to manage the The Trump administration also wants to peel the UK off from its European partners and hopes it will join its effort

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UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos
UK's ambassador leaves US after calling Trump 'incompetent' in memos

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