Biden, as is the tradition, hit the phones today and after Trudau he called Europe; Bojo, Merkel, Macron and Martin. Not necessarily in that order.
Even though Biden’s team will not confirm the order of the calls, it appears Number Ten is claiming that Bojo got the first. Whether he did or not, it looks to me as if Bojo and his team are trying to spin it as a positive call, rather than a wake up call.
I suspect the reason Biden called Martin, the Irish PM, on the same day as he phoned the majors was to show Bojo that messing with the Good Friday agreement (as Biden and the recently reelected Nancy Pelosi have already stated) would scupper any chances of a US trade deal.
The European parliament has also stated that if Westminster passes the internal market bill, as is, they will not ratify any trade deal that poor old Barnier manages to drag out of Frost.
Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, the Lords have bounced the Bill, but Bojo says he’s going ahead with the unamended bill.
So, at current course and speed, Bojo will alianate Biden, the EU, the Lords, the citizens who voted remain and the citizens that voted leave but with a “frictionless” trade agreement. The good news is the ERG will love him, until the don’t.
This is lunacy.