UK Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch and Donald Trump

I joined Fran Kelly on Australia’s RN Breakfast on Monday to discuss the latest in the affair of Donald Trump’s ego, UK politics around Brexit, the Iran nuclear deal, and the forced resignation of UK Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.

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We chat about the latest private analysis of Darroch which has been leaked, assessing the “diplomatic vandalism” in the US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — prompted by Trump’s dislike of his predecessor Barack Obama. That leads to an evaluation of the wider impact around US foreign policy.

Trump’s unpredictable. There is no foreign leader that can trust Washington because they don’t know what he is going to do in the next 24 hours. The British Ambassador was just pointing to the Emperor’s Very Tattered Clothes.

We consider the UK side of the affair, with London’s police and intelligence services saying that they are closing in on the leaker: could that be trouble for would-be Conservative leader and Prime Minister Boris Johnson?