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Nigel Farage has accused Downing Street of putting its dislike of him ahead of the national interest after No 10 dismissed Donald Trump's comment that he could be a "great" ambassador. The UKIP leader said No 10 needed to accept "the world has changed", adding he was "in a good position, with the president-elect's support, to help". Mr Trump had tweeted that "many people" would like to see Mr Farage in the role and he would do a "great job". But No 10 said there was "no vacancy".
The sheer chutzpah and breach of diplomatic protocol in a future head of state telling the Queen whom she should appoint as her ambassador to the United States has understandably raised hackles across Whitehall. But before we work ourselves into too much of a lather of indignation, we should be aware that there is a precedent for this. It is widely understood that President John F Kennedy suggested to Harold Macmillan in 1961 that he might like to appoint the Conservative politician Sir David Ormsby-Gore as Britain's ambassador.
originally posted by: Lysergic
Most Americans dont know the name of their states congressmen or even know who holds the house or senate.
originally posted by: AMNicks
I would very much like to see Farage as US ambassador! Although i feel my country has become overwhelmed by SJW's to the point where even the silent majority would struggle to elect Farage whether it was desired or not?
Hopefully if Trump paves the way by creating a government that is for the the people and country then hopefully it may sway a lot of brits to think the same!
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: nonspecific
Mr Trump is free to want whatever he likes.
And we, the British people as well as our parliament and indeed Her Majesty The Queen, are free to completely ignore the moronic pair of lackwits, Trump and Farage both.
that many people would like .................
So firstly does Trump have any right to start makng suggestions regarding other nations choice of ambassador
does anyone really want Farage involved in world politics at all never mind at this kind of level?
So firstly does Trump have any right to start makng suggestions regarding other nations choice of ambassador and secondly does anyone really want Farage involved in world politics at all never mind at this kind of level?
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: nonspecific
1) Trump has the right to say whatever he wants.
2) If I was Prime Minister I'd employ Farrage for the obvious strong direct link with the leader of our most powerful ally.
Businesses employ people for their network links all the time.
In these days of considering future trade deals I'd be employing those with the closest relationships to those I'm negotiating with.
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