By Joel Adams For Mailonline
Published: 21:11 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 21:16 BST, 25 August 2019
The Prime Minister, who swore to approach Brexit negotiations with 'a lot of oomph', made good his promise today with a bracing sea swim off the coast of France which he said gave him an insight into a possible UK-EU deal.
Boris Johnson threw himself into the waves of the Bay of Biscay shortly before 7am this morning.
As French police in wetsuits watched from nearby powerboats and one officer on a paddleboard kept pace alongside the British leader, Mr Johnson swam out to the Roche Ronde off the shore of Biarritz.
Mr Johnson told ITV News: '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'
An aerial view reveals Mr Johnson's discovery - a way through La Roche Ronde not visible from the beach in front of the