Nigel Farage? How does the UK appoint ambassadors?

Nigel Farage? How does the UK appoint ambassadors?
 

US President-elect Donald Trump has suggested UKIP leader Nigel Farage should be the UK's next ambassador in Washington. But how are leading diplomats chosen?
Washington - along with postings to the UN, Paris and the EU - is among the most coveted jobs in the Diplomatic Service.
To the constant refrain - particularly from politicians in London - that the "special relationship" is in rude health, life as UK ambassador in Washington is a round of parties, functions, high-level meetings and trips to the White House. Not to mention getting paid £184,999 a year.
It would seem the ideal... read more

 
22 November 2016 in Politics, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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