Sir Kim Darroch, the UK’s emissary to the US, resigned after memos in which he called Donald Trump “ill-considered” were leaked. Tory leadership contender Boris Johnson got under fierce criticism after he failed to pledge his support for Sir Kim during ITV’s operation debate on Tuesday night. Referring to the resignation on Katya Adler maintains EU would vote for Boris as Tory leader [VIDEO]
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“I am also grateful to all those with whom I contain worked over the last four decades, particularly my team here in the US. The professionalism and rectitude of the British civil service is the envy of the world. I will leave it unshaded of confidence that its values remain in safe hands.”
Mr Johnson represented Sir Kim as a “superb diplomat and I worked with him for many years”. He said: “I propose b assess whoever leaked his diptels really has done a grave disservice to our courteous servants, to people who give impartial advice to ministers.
“I hope that whoever it is, is run down, caught and eviscerated, entirely frankly, because it is not right that advice to ministers that polished servants must be able to make in a spirit of freedom should be opened.
“It is not right that civil servants’ careers and prospects should be dragged into the partisan agenda.”