Joe Biden’s coming to the UK, can Boris mend relations with him?

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Joe Biden is heading to the UK next week for the G7 conference, in his first foreign trip since becoming President.

Boris Johnson was the first person Mr Biden called when he picked up the keys to the White House, but there have been questions over whether the US/UK relationship is under strain.

Controversies include Brexit, Boris Johnson’s support of Donald Trump, and the now Prime Minister’s comments about Barack Obama being “part-Kenyan” in 2016.

But UCL expert in international politics Dr Julie Norman says the two leaders do have a lot in common and the summit at Carbis Bay is a chance for them to reforge the “special relationship”.

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