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UK NewsBoris Johnson Offers Brexit Metaphor After Morning Swim In Sea At G7 Summit

22:10  25 august  2019
22:10  25 august  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Boris Johnson heading to his first international summit as PM

Boris Johnson heading to his first international summit as PM Boris Johnson is heading to his first international summit as prime minister - and meetings with Donald Trump, the EU and other world leaders on the agenda. © Getty Donald Trump and Boris Johnson will meet face to face at the G7 summit International issues such as climate change, inequality and security are likely to dominate the three-day G7 summit in the French seaside town of Biarritz. But it will also be a chance for Mr Johnson to talk Brexit and trade on the global stage. He is expected to tell the US president that the NHS will not be on the table in any future trade deal.

G 7 summits take place annually, with the host nation rotating between the members. Summits are usually attended by leaders, finance ministers As well as the seven nations, the meetings are also usually attended by leaders from the European Union, and representatives from international financial

Boris Johnson has said the £39bn Brexit divorce bill would not “strictly speaking” be owed to Brussels in full in the event of no deal, insisting: “It’s not a During his media round, Johnson also compared the challenge of Brexit to a rock he had encountered on his morning swim in the sea at the French

Boris Johnson Offers Brexit Metaphor After Morning Swim In Sea At G7 Summit © PA Wire/PA Images

Boris Johnson literally swam against the tide at the G7 summit in France as he prepared for a day of global politicking with an early morning dip off Biarritz beach.

Just after 7am on Sunday, the Brexit-loving prime minister donned his bathing shorts, crossed the Allee Winston Churchill and waded out into the Atlantic.

Perhaps taking a lead from his wartime predecessor’s fondness for the saltwater, Johnson then proceeded to swim out to the Roche Ronde and back - a distance of more than 450 metres.

Boris Johnson Offers Brexit Metaphor After Morning Swim In Sea At G7 Summit © PA Archive/PA Images Winston Churchill, who loved sea swimming, pictured in Deauville, France.

This being a G7 summit armed to the teeth with heavy security, he was not exactly alone.

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Donald Trump has described Boris Johnson as “the right man” to deliver Brexit , as the pair met for a breakfast meeting at the G 7 summit in Biarritz. The pair were speaking to reporters after a working breakfast, accompanied by advisers and officials. Johnson confirmed he had reiterated his opposition

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French police frogmen watched from nearby power boats, while one officer on a paddleboard kept an eye on the slightly eccentric vision of a world leader crawling through the waves.

Johnson had been accompanied on his dip by the UK’s ambassador to Paris, but No.10 insiders confided to HuffPost UK that Ed Llewellyn had resisted the temptation to go all the way out to the rocks and back.

As a former chief of staff to David Cameron, Llewellyn is used to Eton-educated Tory premiers with a penchant for wild swimming.

Cameron took to the waters of Lough Erne during the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in 2014, saying: “It certainly wakes you up.”

Boris Johnson Offers Brexit Metaphor After Morning Swim In Sea At G7 Summit © PA Archive/PA Images David Cameron on the banks of Northern Ireland's Lough Erne. Not in his swimming trunks.

That swim was described as “brisk and cold”, but fortunately for Johnson the sea temperature in Biarritz was a positively balmy 21C as the August sun beat down.

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The Latest: Trump expresses confidence on Brexit talks BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local): 9:00 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has confidence in new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to carry out Brexit talks with the European Union. Speaking to reporters during their first meeting since Johnson's elevation to the post, Trump says of Johnson and the talks: "He needs no advice. He's the right man for the job." Johnson faces what he called "tough talks" in the weeks and months ahead with the EU as they hurtle toward a no-deal exit in October. He joked to Trump that "you're on message there." © Provided by The Associated Press U.S.

Boris Johnson has told Sky News the chances of a Brexit deal are "improving" now his messages The prime minister, speaking at the G 7 summit in Biarritz, France, claimed there was a "reasonable Mr Johnson , who took a morning swim in the sea off the French coast on Sunday, also downplayed

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump hold first meeting. Mr Trump says Mr Johnson is "right man" to deliver Brexit . Prime minister warns trade deal with US won't be Speaking on the sidelines of the G 7 summit , Mr Trump was asked what his advice was for Britain's departure from the European Union.

The PM joked about his early morning exercise to Donald Trump at the summit, kicking off his breakfast meeting with the president with praise for president Emmanuel Macron’s “special detachments of swimming police”.

And he couldn’t resist a Brexit link when interviewed by British TV crew later: “Let me give you a metaphor. I swam round that rock this morning.

“From here you cannot tell there is a gigantic hole in that rock. There is a way through. My point to the EU is that there is a way through, but you can’t find the way through if you just sit on the beach.”

He won’t fight Brussels on the beaches, but Johnson will never surrender the chance to prove he’s an alpha male with stamina for the choppy waters ahead. The only surprise is that he didn’t have a photographer on hand.

Boris Johnson Offers Brexit Metaphor After Morning Swim In Sea At G7 Summit © PA Wire/PA Images

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