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The Guardian view on Kim Darroch’s resignation: a grim portent | Editorial

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Boris Johnson’s failure to support the UK’s ambassador in Washington is a sinister indication of his priorities and characterDonald Trump was not yet elected US president when the UK voted to leave the European Union but those two ballot-box shocks of 2016 have become historically intertwined. For Conservative Eurosceptics, quitting the EU was inseparable from the ambition to strike a trade deal with Washington, and the arrival in the White House of a maverick economic protectionist did not change that calculation. On the contrary, the pro-Brexit side of British politics was soon captured by a Trumpian ethos, marked by contempt for international institutions, democratic norms and diplomatic protocol. The
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