Interesting analysis by the Byline Times on Britain's diminishing role in global affairs.
An EU / US summit in 2021 will isolate Britain on the international stage. It's too early yet to say how receptive the Biden administration is to such a proposal, but I see no reason why they would refuse it. The EU would be a powerful ally to have in asserting its interests against "Authoritarian powers" (China..?) and "closed economies". The EU would gain from having greater back up in dealing with increasingly authoritarian states within such as Poland and Hungary.
Despite talk of “Global Britain”, the UK could quickly find itself out in the cold. Biden is famously ambivalent about Boris Johnson, describing him as a "mini Trump" – on account of the Prime Minister’s fervour for Brexit, and his past racist jibe about President Barack Obama.
Yet Britain’s isolation could go beyond politics. The UK is losing out to the EU in trade with global markets – the value of German and Italian exports to China and the US is rising just as Britain’s share is falling. Any attempt to expand trade will be hampered by Britain’s predicted slow recovery from the pandemic. The UK’s economic recovery is forecast to be among the world’s slowest, beaten (so to speak) only by Argentina among major economies.
The election of Joe Biden has been a major game changer for Britain. Had Trump won, Britain might have had some influence in the European theatre, acting as a poodle for Trump's attempts to weaken the EU.
But the Biden administration is clearly impressed with the way Ireland - supported by the EU - has been determined to prevent a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland, and to uphold the Good Friday Agreement, both of which are under serious threat from the actions of the British government.
The ground is moving beneath Boris Johnson's feet and as he continues to pursue policies that are completely at odds with the incoming American administration, overtures from the bigger game player across the Atlantic will be given serious consideration.