On the one hand, Thursday’s inaugural meeting between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Biden went higher than many in Britain anticipated, Politico London reports. Biden and Johnson “appeared to genuinely get on well, perhaps better than some on the British side had imagined,” and Johnson’s workplace was additionally “breathing a big sigh of relief” that Biden and his crew “selected to — to this point — keep away from a bust-up over Brexit and Northern Ireland.”
On the opposite hand, Biden reaffirmed the “special relationship” between Britain and the U.S. after their bilateral meeting, utilizing a section Johnson finds “needy and weak,” Tom McTague reports in The Atlantic. Biden told reporters, “We affirmed the special relationship — that is not said lightly — the special relationship between our people and renewed our commitment to defending the enduring democratic values that both our nations share,” after which tweeted out a condensed model.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg requested Johnson which adjective he would love higher than “special,” and Johnson had some concepts. “It’s a relationship, you can call it the deep and meaningful relationship, the indestructible relationship,” he said, in an interview printed Friday morning. “It’s a relationship that has endured for a very long time, and has been an important part of peace and prosperity both in Europe and around the world.”
“If Johnson somehow gets Biden to say the words ‘indestructible relationship’ this weekend then things really will have gone better than expected,” Politico suggests. And if Biden makes use of “deep and meaningful relationship,” it is most likely greatest if he is talking about his marriage.