Boris Johnson shows off after 7am swim around Roche Ronde rock ahead of G7 talks and says it proves he can deliver Brexit

Boris Johnson shows off after 7am swim around Roche Ronde rock ahead of G7 talks and says it proves he can deliver Brexit


BORIS Johnson plunged into the Bay of Biscay today – saying his early morning swim proved there was a way through Brexit.

The PM donned his swim shorts for a 7am swim around the Roche Ronde rock off the coast of Biarritz.

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The Prime Minister pointed to Roche Ronde rock off the Biarritz coast and claimed he swam around it at 7am today[/caption]

He said his swim proved he could deliver Brexit because “there is a way through”
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He ventured out with flipper-wearing French frogmen to protect him.

And Mr Johnson later boasted his dip showed a way through the Brexit deadlock.

The PM told ITV: “Let me give you a metaphor. I swam round that rock this morning.

“A WAY THROUGH”

“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.”

Britain’s ambassador to France, Ed Llewellyn, also swam but did not make it as far as the rock.

It is understood armed officers have been deployed in boats to protect the gathering.

It comes after the Prime Minister warned Donald Tusk that Britain is not legally obliged to pay the EU the full £39billion divorce bill if we leave without a deal.

“TOUCH AND GO”

Johnson held fresh talks with the European Commission boss this morning, and he warned that the chances of a No Deal were now “touch and go”.

The Prime Minister was set to tell him that the UK intends paying just a fraction of the £39 billion divorce bill agreed by Theresa May if there’s no Brexit deal.


Mr Johnson has ordered Government lawyers to calculate how much of the bill the UK is liable to pay and they concluded it could be as little as £7 billion, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday reported.

Boris said in a clip to Sky News this lunchtime: “I think what the entire European Union understands if we come out without a deal, the £39bn is not pledged.

“They understand that if there isn’t a deal, then the £39bn is no longer legally pledged.”

Boris and Donald Tusk appears to yawn in their meetings this morning
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Boris told Donald Tusk that we’re not legally obliged to pay the divorce bill if we leave without a deal
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