Boris Johnson wants to rebrand the ‘special relationship’ with US

Boris Johnson says he wants to rebrand the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US the ‘indestructible relationship’ after first meeting with Joe Biden

Boris Johnson met Joe Biden for the first time yesterday ahead of the G7 summitMr Johnson dislikes the term ‘special relationship’ and has suggested a rebrandHe suggested the US-UK alliance could be known as ‘indestructible relationship’ 

Boris Johnson has suggested rebranding the ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK the ‘indestructible relationship’ following his first meeting with Joe Biden. 

The Prime Minister is not a fan of the historic phrase, with reports this week suggesting he believes it makes Britain seem ‘needy and weak’.

Speaking after bilateral talks with Mr Biden in Cornwall yesterday ahead of the formal start of the G7 summit, Mr Johnson said the alliance between the two nations has been a ‘guarantor of peace and security for a long time’. 

He said he would be happy to call it a ‘deep and meaningful relationship’ or even an ‘indestructible relationship’. 

Boris Johnson has suggested rebranding the ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK the ‘indestructible relationship’ following his first meeting with Joe Biden

Speaking after bilateral talks with Mr Biden in Cornwall yesterday ahead of the formal start of the G7 summit, Mr Johnson said the alliance between the two nations has been a 'guarantor of peace and security for a long time'

Speaking after bilateral talks with Mr Biden in Cornwall yesterday ahead of the formal start of the G7 summit, Mr Johnson said the alliance between the two nations has been a ‘guarantor of peace and security for a long time’

The term ‘special relationship’ to describe the links between the UK and the US moved into the mainstream after it was coined by Winston Churchill in a speech in 1946.  

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