UK’s 4th diplomatic crisis in a week, this time with USA

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Brexit Britain becomes an international laughingstock in fourth diplomatic crisis this week

First the UK has a serious diplomatic fall out with China over alleged interference in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong ambassador to the UK summonsed to the London embassy where he warned the UK of the consequences of continued meddling and archaic colonial attitudes.

Secondly there was Iran, the UK military seized and captured Iranian supply vessel off the coast of Spain. A move that has triggered Iran to consider backing or of international denuclearisation agreements.

Thirdly there was Canada. Canadian presidential statements confirmed that Canada will not be extending any European trade, military or intelligence treaties to the UK after Brexit.

And now: The Trump administration has been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent in leaked emails from the UK ambassador to Washington.

Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump.

The Foreign Office said the leak of the memos was “mischievous” but did not deny their accuracy.

The White House has not yet responded to the revelation of the contents of the memos, but it could test the so-called “special relationship” between the US and UK.

Let’s not forget the UK’s apparent, unelected next PM, Boris Johnson’s less than perfect track record of calling Muslim women “letter boxes” and homosexual men “tank top wearing bum boys”

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