The relationship is now in a much better place. The war in Ukraine has brought both governments closer together.
On the other side of the Channel, France did not appreciate the UK government’s attempt to divide the EU during Brexit negotiations as well as its constant criticism of, and combative approach towards, Brussels. Nor was it amused by the UK government’s leaking of excerpts from private conversations between Macron and Johnson, without providing the full context for his remarks. The attempt to politicise and negotiate migration crossings at Calais over Twitter also ruffled French feathers, with the French government accusing Johnson of posting the letter on Twitter before Paris had even had a chance to receive it.