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Jeremy Hunt: career diplomat will replace Darroch despite Brexiter calls


Jeremy Hunt has suggested a career diplomat should replace Sir Kim Darroch as ambassador to Washington as the row over leaked diplomatic cables threatened to engulf the Brexit party.

Isabel Oakeshott, the journalist who published a string of new revelations from the cables in the Mail on Sunday, denied her partner Richard Tice, the chair of the Brexit party and newly elected MEP, had any sight or knowledge of the leak before it was published.

Tice has argued Darroch’s replacement should be “a pro-Brexit businessman who can do what is vital” including repairing ties with US president Donald ...


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