Cricket chat and another ocean dip for Boris Johnson at the G7 summit
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was in “very high spirits” despite his national team’s defeat by England in the latest Ashes test, Boris Johnson said.
The two leaders swapped comments about the cricket when they met for formal talks in the margins of the G7 summit in Biarritz.
Mr Morrison, who was invited to attend the gathering as a guest, congratulated Mr Johnson on the victory which levelled the Ashes series at one all following all-rounder Ben Stokes’ stunning century.
But he was quick to point out there are “two to go”, the final two matches of the series will take place in September.
Mr Johnson said “we’re not taking anything for granted” but the Headingley Test had been “a hell of a” game.
Mr Morrison agreed the third Ashes Test had been “a great match”.
The Prime Minister went swimming in the Atlantic again on Monday morning before his meeting with Mr Morrison.
On Sunday he swam round a rocky outcrop close to his waterfront hotel in the French resort, drawing a Brexit lesson for the EU from the experience by saying: “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.”
On Monday he told reporters he swam through the hole in the rock.