US Presidential-elect Donald Trump Monday said UKIP leader, Nigel Farage “would do a great job” as Great Britain’s ambassador to The United States. “Many people would like to see Nigel Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job,” tweeted Trump.
Ambassadorships in the US system are political appointments. It’s only small and not nice places which are lucky enough to get a career man posted. The fun places get the used car salesman who bundled some political donations for the winning President.
The British system is almost all career postings. There’s the occasional political one but they’re rare.