Farage wants to move from Brussels to Washington

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Nigel Farage, British Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), speaks to journalists in a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 06 July 2016. Farage, who on 04 July 2016 resigned as UKIP leader, made remarks on the outcome of a referendum in UK to leave the European Union (EU).

He comes highly recommended, although Britain insists on appointing its own diplomats


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Nigel Farage wants to move from despicable Brussels to the splendid Washington in the service of a relationship that could be more “special” if founded on the political bond of the Brexit and Trump movements.

That he is not able to do that, he believes, is the result of “career politics at its worst,” according to Mr. Farage. Farage notes that Downing Street’s disregard for the national interest makes No 10 “oblivious” to Donald Trump‘s recommendation.

In one of his famous tweets on Monday night, Trump said: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Faragerepresent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!”

Nigel Farage agrees and is convinced he can work with the “Anglophile” Trump administration, better than anyone else.

But, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there was “no vacancy” for the post of the Ambassador. On Tuesday, a spokesman for Downing Street confirmed that as a matter of principle “we appoint our Ambassadors.”

The former Ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer reflected that the UK “must have the sovereign right to decide who we want as ambassador in Washington.”

The British Ambassador to the United States is Sir Kim Darroch. That Ambassador will now have to work with the US President who has recommended someone else for his job. Boris Johnson described the British Ambassador as “first-rate.”

For anyone contemplating alternatives, the British Ambassador to Moscow is Dr. Laurie Bristow.

epa05437273 British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addresses the media at the United Nations Security Council stakeout area after his meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, 22 July 2016. EPA/JASON SZENES

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addresses the media at the United Nations Security Council stakeout area after his meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, 22 July 2016. EPA/JASON SZENES

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