Boris Johnson beats his EU rivals to bag Joe Biden phone call

Boris Johnson beats his EU rivals to bag Joe Biden phone call

Boris Johnson has made a decisive break with Donald Trump, telling his successor Joe Biden that his election was “a moment of hope in a dark time” for the world.

The prime minister made the comments in a telephone call with the new president last night.

It is understood he was the first European leader spoken to by Biden since his inauguration on Wednesday.

Johnson also used the call to welcome Biden’s announcements that America would rejoin the Paris climate accords and the World Health Organisation, and the two men discussed the prospects of a free trade deal.