Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job.
Trump, who after his election victory met Farage ahead of any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned Brexit campaigner as Britain's ambassador.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump on his victory, was swift to reject such an undiplomatic proposal.
"There is no vacancy," a Downing Street spokesman said when asked about Trump's remark on Tuesday. "We already have an excellent ambassador to the US."