August 25, 2019
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.
Boris Johnson Offers Brexit Metaphor After Morning Swim In Sea At G7 Summit
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.This being a G7 summit armed to the teeth with heavy security, he was not exactly alone.
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.”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.
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.Related... Johnson Accused Of 'Trump-esque' Tactics After Channel 4 News Snub Johnson Admits Chances Of No-Deal Brexit Now 'Touch And Go' Boris Johnson Returns Fire At Donald Tusk Over 'Mr No-Deal Brexit' Comment
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Oscar 2020

See the list of 2020 Oscar Nominations including best picture, best actors and actresses, and more.

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2019 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Former "Love Island" Host Caroline Flack Found Dead at Age 40 | E! News
February 15, 2020
vnY28W1wSH0
Necessary Realness: We Stan Zendaya & Jacob Elordi | E! News
February 15, 2020
45ul-AFkgHo
Bieber Flubs Vows, Nicki Is Jelly & Snoop's Sorry Like It's Not - "Nightly Pop" 02/13/2020 | E! News
February 13, 2020
Kc93qHQymOE
Van Jones Says Dwyane Wade Was Courageous for Supporting Zaya | TMZ
February 16, 2020
_PxvxwA4L0g
Steve Bannon Sides With Mayor Pete, "Sounds Like a Stand-up Guy" | TMZ
February 16, 2020
cGn-jujy4Ks
Osundairo Brothers 'Praying for Jussie' to 'Finally Tell the Truth' | TMZ
February 16, 2020
b2GZ8xkYDM0
Tyler Cameron surprises fans w/ultimate Valentine’s Day blind taste test | Page Six Celebrity News
February 13, 2020
RwNIvxbkaWA
Testing Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Vagina' Candle And Other Goop Products | Page Six Celebrity News
February 12, 2020
icD2-4ofnXk
How Adam Driver and Brad Pitt's height stacks up to other Oscar men | Page Six Celebrity News
February 08, 2020
OhHs22XYrnc
'Outlander' Cast Reveals What to Expect This Season
February 15, 2020
K4klRSTpDIM
Issa Rae Teases 'Insecure' Season Four and Her Romance Film 'The Photograph'
February 15, 2020
onEO5NgmLjc
Harvey Weinstein's Closing Argument: 'Women Need to Take Responsibility for Their Actions'
February 13, 2020
3yfUxASXNvE
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
16
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Aston Villa - Tottenham Hotspur
16
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Inter Milan
16
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Celta Vigo
16
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Newcastle United
16
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Napoli
16
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Brescia
16
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Athletic Bilbao - Osasuna
15
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Norwich City - Liverpool
15
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Roma
15
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Getafe
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk u5xQKdNqazE 56CdjlzJqSA kw7uFRs-Az0 xNv0JZWLV7w j_x1lr04a6Q lrYGH-drP8s
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.