Thursday, October 02, 2008
Embarrassment Over Ambassador's Obama Memo
Toby Harnden has quite a scoop with THIS leaked memo on Barack Obama, written by the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Nigel Scheinwald. Harnden concentrates on the memo rather than the motivation of the person who leaked it. My information is that Sir Nigel is about as popular with the Washington Embassy staff as he was in Whitehall. He is seen as cold, aloof and arrogant and was described to me a minute ago as an "absolute c***". Charming. So it seems that the leak came from a disgruntled colleague or former colleague of Sir Nigel. Time for a leak inquiry, Sir Humphrey?