Britain and the US will work collectively to help democracy and fight local weather change, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated.
He categorically denied his shut ties to President Donald Trump would damage the ‘particular relationship’ between the 2 allies as soon as President-elect Joe Biden takes workplace and he congratulated each him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory.
He stated the consequence meant the UK-US “frequent world perspective” could be very important to shore up a rules-based world order that’s beneath risk.
And he added: “The USA is our closest and most vital ally… and that is been the case beneath president after president, prime minister after prime minister. It will not change.”
Talking on Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab additionally echoed his feedback saying America would have “no extra reliable buddy” than the UK.
He stated he was “excited” to be collaborating with the brand new administration in areas reminiscent of local weather change, tackling coronavirus and counter-terrorism.
He too, dismissed the thought there could also be challenges with the brand new relationship following claims from some US commentators that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s earlier feedback on Barack Obama’s Kenyan heritage had broken ties with the Democrats.
Mr Raab stated it was at all times attainable to “choose a snippet” from social media or political activists however that proof from his work with the British Embassy in Washington on the bottom, speaking to Congressional leaders, caucus leaders and to President-elect Biden over previous months proved in any other case.
“I do know there’ll at all times be factors of rigidity in any relationship – notably the deepest and most profound ones – however the bedrock, the depth and the vary of issues we do collectively, and the issues that President-elect Biden needs to attain internationally… these are all issues, notably with our G7 presidency subsequent yr and our internet hosting of COP 26 [climate conference], we could have big quantities which we will cooperate on.”
He added: “I’m enthusiastic about working with the brand new administration and am assured the connection between the UK and the US will thrive within the weeks and months forward.”
However his reassurances got here simply moments after former chancellor Sajid Javid took a quite extra outspoken swipe at US politics, labelling Donald Trump “adolescent” and saying he had executed “big quantities to wreck democracy”.
He referred to as for folks across the president to “inform him to cease” his persistent claims of voter fraud.
“The US is a beacon of democracy internationally, as we’re, and he is nonetheless doing injury as a result of he hasn’t stopped,” Mr Javid stated.
“We’re privileged to have democracy, the People are privileged to have it. There are such a lot of folks world wide that yearn for democracy.
“And the behaviour of the US president is frankly adolescent behaviour.”
Requested if the ‘greatest man received’ the election, Mr Javid stated: “I feel so, sure. I do suppose it is the proper final result not only for the US, that is a call after all for the US folks, however it’s the most effective final result for the UK as nicely.
“I additionally suppose it doesn’t matter what your politics, it is going to be simply good for us all to have some civility, some integrity and seriousness again within the White Home.”