The British embassy in Washington regarded Joe Biden as “past his best”, according to the former UK ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, who also described the Democratic presidential candidate as flat and unimpressive.
The criticism is expected to cause ruffled feathers at the embassy, with Boris Johnson likely to seek to establish close relations with Washington if Biden wins the election on Tuesday.
Speaking to the New Statesman podcast World Review, Lord Darroch said: “What we used to say inside the embassy about Joe Biden – to be indiscreet – was he is certainly past his best and his best was never that great.”
He also described Biden’s TV debate performances as mediocre. “He had
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