Started by Slim, May 29, 2019, 16:23:15 pm
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Quote from: zoony on July 10, 2019, 01:20:06 amWell none of that was mentioned on my voting slip.
Quote from: Nick on July 10, 2019, 19:55:33 pmSovereign countries choose their own envoys. They don't allow them to be bullied or humiliated. Kowtowing to a foreign power or failing to defend those sent to promote Britain's interest shows weakness and undermines our security as others will think they can push us around.
Quote from: DavidL on July 10, 2019, 20:23:48 pmHe resigned after being found to be an undiplomatic diplomat. His position was untenable.
Quote from: rufus the dawg on July 11, 2019, 00:10:54 amNo it was a private email.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2019, 20:17:40 pmBut, the dozy twonk resigned. He didn't have that long left on his tenure either did he?All he had to do was wait a few days and Trump would have forgotten all about it, he'd had had another bee flying around inside his head.
Quote from: DavidL on July 11, 2019, 08:37:25 amThat became public
Quote from: rufus the dawg on July 11, 2019, 10:54:26 amI think you are missing the point of a diplomat. One of the reasons for a diplomat is to give their assessment of the Government to where they are appointed. It is not the diplomats problem that their views became public.What do you think the views of the British Diplomat in Zimbabwe would have been during the Mugabi years?Mugabi is a brilliant bloke and he runs the country really well and he really looks after his citizens.
Quote from: DavidL on July 13, 2019, 09:48:06 am I wouldn't disagree with that but I'd have thought one of the first lessons at 'diplomat school' is the one that explains that email is not a secure medium for conveying opinions that may be used to undermine your position.If Mugabe had taken offence to a diplomat's view he could have expelled them. It is in the host country's power to do so or indeed refuse to accept someone they do not want in position.
Quote from: The Letter R on July 15, 2019, 08:52:40 amHow do you suggest the information is communicated then? - we're living in the modern world David these sorts of things are not written on parchment and sealed with wax anymore. All these sorts of communications are supposed to be private.....
Quote from: DavidL on July 15, 2019, 11:42:55 amThey are not, though. A diplomatic envoy can be useful.
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