PM Johnson is being launched by other world leaders for the G7 group photo
Boris Johnson was sidelined yesterday at the G7 summit when he stood alone on the edge of a & # 39; family portrait & # 39; of world leaders.
The Prime Minister stood next to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, a guest at the top, far left of the frame, while Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel were central.
During the photo call, Trump was shown sharing a clumsy kiss with German Chancellor Merkel – while his wife and First Lady Melania seemed to enjoy hers with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.
Mr. Johnson's peripheral position was only exacerbated when the leaders' spouses joined the photo shoot, forcing him on the edge of a row of 19 leaders and their respective wives and husbands, as his partner Carrie Symonds made the trip to Biarritz made in France.
Johnson can take some comfort from the fact that EU President Donald Tusk, with whom he is sparring this weekend about the possibility that Britain would leave the EU without a Brexit deal, as he looked just as far from the action, to the other side of the photo.
Mr. Johnson, on the left, was some distance away from the central position, buy US President Donald Trump and top host Emmanuel Macron for tonight's group portrait
First Lady Melania seemed to enjoy a kiss with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the photocall last night
Angela Merkel keeps both eyes open while President Trump gets an uncomfortable kiss during the photo call at the G7 summit in France
Mr. Johnson's gestures seemed to entertain South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at one end of the line-up
The situation was not improved by the arrival of the world leaders spouses, leaving Johnson at the edge of a row of 19
The group posed for photos & # 39; s at the end of a day in which Boris Johnson extended his predicted chances that the UK would reach an EU Brexit deal, saying that concluding an agreement now just touch & # 39; and go & # 39; , it has recently been described as No Deal as a & # 39; million-to-one & # 39; opportunity.
He also warned EU President Donald Tusk that Britain will not pay all the £ 39 billion Brexit divorce law if the UK has to leave the block without a deal on October 31, as the two men met for confrontation talks in Biarritz.
The Prime Minister has made it clear to the President of the European Council that Brussels will only receive £ 9 billion – or even only £ 7 billion – if the UK leaves the EU without reaching an agreement on the Halloween deadline.
Mr. Johnson said to ITV prior to today's meetings: & # 39; If we come out without an agreement, it is certainly true that the £ 39 billion is, strictly speaking, no longer due. & # 39;
Meanwhile, the prime minister told the BBC that it would touch & go & # 39; was whether the UK would leave with a deal and insisted that & # 39; everything depends on our EU friends and partners & # 39; because he also told Sky News that the chances of an agreement are improving. & # 39 ;.
Mr. Johnson used the G7 meeting with Mr. Tusk to convince him to support Angela Merkel's plan and reluctantly supported by Emmanuel Macron to give the UK 30 days to offer alternatives to the Irish backstop.
He also stressed that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, regardless of the circumstances.
Donald Trump got a Gallic cock tonight on the cheek of Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president
President Macron is broken and seems to speak calmly while President Trump speaks to him in the middle of the stage in Biarritz
Earlier today, the US president was warm to the British Prime Minister and called Johnson the & # 39; right man & # 39; to get the UK out of the EU
A deep bow is a common greeting in parts of Asia, but it is believed that Japanese President Shinzo Abe (r) and Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (l) were checking their names on the floor rather than here to mess
An EU official said after the meeting that nothing substantial or new had come up during the discussions, and that the couple would meet again at the United Nations General Assembly next month.
It came after Donald Trump greeted Johnson as the & # 39; right man & # 39; to remove the UK from the EU and predicted that the US and Great Britain had a & # 39; very large trade agreement & # 39; can close and & # 39; fairly quickly & # 39; as soon as Britain the block.
Johnson welcomed Mr. Trump's positivity when they met this morning, but warned the US president that the NHS & # 39; completely forbidden & # 39; during trade negotiations after the Brexit.
Speaking after their meeting, Mr. Johnson said that Mr. Trump & # 39; gung-ho & # 39; was about closing a deal and that the US wanted to close one within a year, as he added: & I would like to do it within a year, but that is a very fast timetable. & # 39;
The British Prime Minister also risked a fight when he challenged Mr. Trump about the wisdom of his trade war with China.
Johnson said he & # 39; trade peace & # 39; preferred walking rates in comments that were probably poorly received by the White House.
Mr Johnson's meetings with Mr Trump and Mr Tusk were surrounded by growing speculation that he could call a quick general election within a few weeks after it turned out that he intended to lower his duty for fuel with a No Deal. budget, paving the way for an early October poll.
The chance of an unexpected election seemed to increase today when a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times brought the Tories 12 points ahead of Labor at 33 percent in Westminster's voting intention.
Donald Trump and Angela Merkel smiled and shook hands – after describing the EU as a & # 39; anchor & # 39; in the UK
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shook hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (pictured left) as the group met, while US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walked away hand in hand
Mr. Johnson's second day at the G7 summit started well when he met Mr. Trump for formal talks and the US president predicted that he would be a & # 39; great prime minister & # 39; would be.
The two men had greatly praised each other before their meeting, and this trend continued today, as Mr. Trump said that Mr. Johnson would not need his help to get Britain out of the EU.
Mr. Trump said: “He doesn't need advice, he's the right man for the job. I've been saying that for a long time. It didn't make your predecessor very happy, but I have said that for a long time. & # 39;
Johnson joked that Trump was there & # 39; aware & # 39; when the US president then described EU membership of the UK as a & # 39; anchor & # 39; and predicted a bright future for the special relationship once the UK left Brussels.
He said: & # 39; We have very good trade negotiations between the UK and ourselves. We are going to conclude a very large trade agreement, bigger than we have ever had with the UK.
& # 39; At some point they won't have the obstacle, they won't have the anchor around their ankle, because that's what they had. & # 39;
Mr. Trump said a deal & # 39; pretty fast & # 39; could be closed because he also claimed that Theresa May had trade conversations & # 39; obstructed & # 39; when she was PM.
Johnson said he expected that there were & # 39; heavy conversations ahead of & # 39; would come while trying to lay the foundation for a fast post-Brexit trade agreement is during negotiations.
When asked if he had made his opinion on the NHS with regard to trade negotiations clear, Mr. Johnson said: “I have not only made it clear that the President has made that very, very clear. There is complete agreement on that point. & # 39;
All smiles: Justin Trudeau, Melania Trump, Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel all glowed tonight
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