In a slight to EU, UK says not all Ambassadors are equal

Press quote (The New York Times)
21 January 2021

Ian Bond, the director of foreign policy for the Centre for European Reform in London, said Britain’s “attempt to downgrade the status of the EU delegation to the UK looks petty and guaranteed to cause ill-will, when the UK needs friends in Brussels.’’

It was “worth noting Trump tried the same trick, but had to back down,’’ he said, referring to a similar effort to downgrade the status of the EU ambassador to Washington two years ago.

“Is that a good precedent?” Mr. Bond said.