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in secure incompetent this is what Britain's ambassador to the United States really thinks about the trump White House leaks communications between ambassador Kim Derek and her majesty's government's paint an uncensored and scathing assessment of the so called special relationship the diplomatic cables retained by the mail on Sunday newspaper and date from two thousand seventeen to the present day the show anger and confusion over a whole host of issues recent examples president trump's statement that it called off an air strike on Iran at the last possible moment only ten minutes to go when he learns the expected death toll , Derek writes that trumps version of events doesn't add up in another cable the ambassador reports that quote we don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal less dysfunctional less unpredictable less faction riven less diplomatically clumsy and inept it's been a true honor to rub salt in the wound the British foreign office isn't actually condemning the contents of the week only saying that ambassadors are paid to be candid and that to rocks views aren't necessarily the views of Downing Street an inquiry has been launched into how the leak happened