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Professor Tim Bale, UK dismisses Trump suggestion of Nigel Farage as ambassador to US

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The UK government gave a cool reception to a suggestion by US President-elect Donald Trump that Nigel Farage would make a good ambassador to Washington. “It is totally breaching protocol and tradition for one country to suggest to another who they should pick to represent it,” said Professor Tim Bale. “If things carry on like this, he is going to throw into doubt the day-to-day relationship between the president and prime minister.”
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