'US leaks about Manchester are a blip, it won't affect our powerful alliance', says politics professor

'US leaks about Manchester are a blip, it won't affect our powerful alliance', says politics professor

A terror attack took place in Manchester

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The US leaking information about the investigation into the Manchester terror attack is just a blip in our powerful relationship, according to a politics professor.

Theresa May is set to confront Donald Trump at the Nato summit about the US leaks, which have been described by the UK Government as irritating and disappointing.

Professor Inderjeet Parmar told Julia Hartley-Brewer that despite the frustration, the leaks won't affect the UK's relationship with the US in the long run.

He thinks the American mass media has a desire to create sensational reports and that culture is very powerful in the US, which is why the leaks took place.

But Parmar said it should surely be common sense that releasing so much information to the public would mean suspects can plan against being caught as well.

Listen to the full interview above