Britain’s newest prime minister was meeting with the French president one day after talks with Angela Merkel, as he was exploring the possibility of a new Brexit deal. Both France and Germany have demanded that the UK draft a new Brexit plan within 30 days, as just over two months remain before Britain is slated to depart the union.
Boris Johnson’s unrestrained body language during talks with Emmanuel Macron has caused a massive stir, with critics accusing Britain’s prime minister of “embarrassing” his counterpart.
The two politicians met at the Elysee Palace on Thursday, ahead of the weekend’s Group of Seven summit in Biarritz.
A visibly relaxed Johnson was photographed sitting in front of Macron, with his legs spread and one foot resting on a coffee table.
The reactions to Johnson’s perceived “disrespect” were quick and furious.