rjsterry wrote:Clearly the leak and the way it was so targeted at getting rid of Darroch is the biggest problem. Ambassadors can't do their job if they have to assume private briefings could become public at any point and Darroch's successor will have the same problem until that investigation is concluded (I think we can safely assume he/she will feel the need to say something unflattering about his host at some point). We'll have to wait 30 years or for Darroch's memoires to find out how he ranked the different factors.
why was the leak clearly targeted to get rid of Darroch ? the guy was retiring in 6months anyway whoever ends up as PM has got far more pressing matters to deal with than worrying about the US, theyve just had a state visit,and the new PM gets to choose a successor more to their liking, so I dont see whats been gained by the leaker for dumping Darroch, except its allowed lots of the anyone but Boris team of MPs to pile in on him in the media,