UK News Boris Johnson mocked for wearing US-style matching bomber jackets
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has raised eyebrows after arriving for the G7 Summit in a U.S. Presidential-style bomber jacket with the words Prime Minister embroidered on the lapel, along with the Virgin logo.
Social media users were quick to question why Mr Johnson appeared to be 'sponsored by Virgin' as he made a trip to the company's rocket, LauncherOne, at the Spaceport at Newquay Airport, Cornwall, yesterday.
The choice of jacket was made even more conspicuous by Transport Secretary' matching garb, as he accompanied the PM on the visit ahead of Friday's G7 summit.
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President Joe Biden will hold his first face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson next week when the two leaders sit down ahead of the G7 meeting. Schedule for President Biden's Europe Trip President Joe Biden makes a seven-day trip to Europe next week. Here's the itinerary thus far: June 10: Meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris JohnsonJune 11-13: Attending G7 Summit in CornwallJune 13: He and Dr. Jill Biden meet with The Queen at Windsor Castle June 14: NATO Summit in BrusselsJune 15: U.S.
Dr Russ Jackson tweeted: 'The Prime Minister 'sponsored by Virgin'? WTAF'.
David Taylor tweeted: 'Boris and Co. are building up a good collection of branded merch.'
While Nick Stevens wrote: 'Of all the things I might have seen today, a photo of Boris Bloody Johnson, with 'Virgin' on his scruffy lapel was never on my bingo card.'
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The relationship -- special or otherwise -- is back on a more even keel after Biden succeeded Donald Trump in January , choosing Johnson as his first European leader for a post-inauguration phone call. Johnson is far more in tune with this White House on the biggest crises Photo: UK PARLIAMENT / JESSICA TAYLOR While the former journalist Johnson is seen as a populist in the hue of Trump, and has a trail of off-colour remarks in print bashing Democrats and Biden's old boss Barack Obama, he is far more in tune with this White House on the biggest crises.
Priti Patel was the first minister to be seen sporting her own 'branded merchandise' earlier this year, with social media users criticising her choice to wear a coat with her role 'home secretary' embroidered onto the lapel as she attended a raid on people-smuggling suspect sat an address in east London in May.
Mr Johnson's bomber jacket also echoes a coat worn by US president Donald Trump and his predecessors, who are each presented with a personalised US Navy flight jacket with their name and 'Commander-in-Chief' written on it when joining the role.
Similar jackets were worn by Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush, who wore one during a summit with then prime minister Tony Blair.
It is not known if Johnson will wear the jacket to greet Mr Biden today, who he is scheduled to have face-to-face talks with - the first time the two men will have met in person - before the G7 Summit formally gets underway on Friday.
Allies hope to bond, look beyond virus at G-7 summit in UK
LONDON (AP) — There will be roundtable meetings, one-on-one chats and a group photo against a picturesque backdrop. When leaders of some of the world’s richest nations meet Friday at the English seaside for a three-day Group of Seven summit, much of the choreography will be familiar. But the world has changed dramatically. Since the G-7 last met two years ago, the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 3.7 million people and decimated economies with lockdowns and layoffs. A planned G-7 meeting in the United States last year was postponed, then canceled.So when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S.
Following Mr Johnson's visit to the spaceport Virgin Orbit tweeted: 'We were honored to join our friends from @SpaceCornwall & @spacegovuk to host Prime Minister @BorisJohnson , Sec't of Transport @grantshapps , & MP @stevedouble today in Spaceport Cornwall, site of the #G7Summit. Together, we're closer than ever to bringing launch to Britain.'
The Virgin Orbit LauncherOne is poised to bring the first satellite launch to Britain within the next year or two, with the UK Space Agency investing £7.8m into the development of Spaceport Cornwall.
And the UK's space industry could be set for take-off, as Spaceport Cornwall has been named a 'favourable potential return location' for future missions.
An agreement has been signed between Cornwall's horizontal launch site and Sierra Nevada Corporation's Sierra Space, located in the US - with Virgin founder Richard Branson previously claiming this will 'stimulate the space economy, strengthen the US-UK partnership, and inspire a whole new generation of space lovers.'
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The French president said it was 'not serious' to want to review the post-Brexit trade rules this month, because 'nothing is renegotiable'.The French president said it was 'not serious' to want to review the post-Brexit trade rules this month, because 'nothing is renegotiable'.
This memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers exploration of future collaboration opportunities and explains that the two companies have a 'shared vision to democratise space' - i.e. participating by lowering the cost of access to space.
But the move could also be beneficial for the environment.
Both companies are focused on communicating the vital role satellites can play in combating global climate challenges that world leaders are set to discuss at the G7 summit in Cornwall this week.
The signing of the MoU follows discussions between the two companies over the past two years, as well as the completion of the concept of operations (CONOPS) undertaken by Sierra Space regarding the suitability of Spaceport Cornwall to be a return location for its runway landing, Dream Chaser.
In an exciting advancement for the UK space industry, the study found Spaceport Cornwall to be a top candidate - and this is likely to lead to a more detailed landing site study ahead of Cornwall being named a planned return location for future missions.
Melissa Thorpe, head of Spaceport Cornwall said today: 'We are delighted to welcome representatives from Sierra Space to Cornwall during the G7 Summit, and to announce the signing of the MoU.
'Spaceport Cornwall is a multi-user spaceport and it's a great achievement to add an additional launch/re-entry partner to our consortium a year ahead of first launch from the site in 2022.
'Satellite technology offers so much hope in combating many of the environmental challenges being discussed here this week, and we're proud to be able to showcase the part Cornwall, and the UK is playing.'
Dakota Johnson is seen filming Netflix's Persuasion in Salisbury .
The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress, 31, was seen in character for the first time as she donned a white shirt and long black dress while filming in Salisbury on Saturday. The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress, 31, sipped wine during the shoot and chatted to her co-star Nikki Amuka-Bird, 45, who is thought to be playing Lady Russell, in the adaption which has embraced colour-blind casting.