EU leaders try to 'intimidate' Boris Johnson with their body language at the G7... but 'naughty schoolboy' PM is having none of it

  • World leaders are signalling power, authority and control at the crucial G7 summit, body language expert said 
  • Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Donald Tusk sought presented an air of 'intimidation', Judi James said 
  • The body language expert told MailOnline Britain's representative Boris Johnson had an 'air of happy oblivion'
  • She said: 'With his hands clasped behind his back and a big, irreverent grin on his face he looks like the eternal naughty schoolboy who is having fun rather than wilting under the gaze of the others' 
  • She also said Boris Johnson is considered 'rather eccentric' by the Macrons while Brigitte is 'not entirely comfortable' with the Prime Minister

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World leaders are signalling their power, authority and control at the crucial G7 summit while Boris Johnson is seen to have 'the look of a naughty schoolboy', a body language expert has revealed. 

The Prime Minister is attending his first G7 summit as Britain's Prime Minister this weekend and has already traded barbs with EU Council President Donald Tusk, with the pair both saying the other would be known as 'Mr No Deal' if they did not compromise on Brexit

Both Mr Johnson and Mr Tusk were pictured with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte today in Biarritz, France. 

Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline there was a 'sense of intimidation emerging from the other world leaders' body language' at the summit which could 'make Boris's air of happy oblivion both frustrating and even confusing for them'.

Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline there was a 'sense of intimidation emerging from the other world leaders' body language' at the summit which could 'make Boris's air of happy oblivion both frustrating and even confusing for them' (Left to right: Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council)

Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline there was a 'sense of intimidation emerging from the other world leaders' body language' at the summit which could 'make Boris's air of happy oblivion both frustrating and even confusing for them' (Left to right: Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council)

'Macron has taken the lead role in the group, previously standing to attention for the cameras, said body language expert Judi James (pictured: Boris Johnson with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France)

'Macron has taken the lead role in the group, previously standing to attention for the cameras, said body language expert Judi James (pictured: Boris Johnson with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France)

She added: 'Merkel has adopted her signature forward hand steeple which is a gesture that can aim to emphasise personal power and control, although the height she has raised it to suggests it's being turned into a barrier gesture.

'Macron has taken the lead role in the group, previously standing to attention for the cameras, although this moment to Boris concerns a raised index finger that suggests he's trying to flex his authority to our new PM with this authoritarian parental gesture.

'Tusk's pose looks straight from a Tarantino movie with a hard frown and stare and slightly puffed chest.

'At the end of this pseudo aggressive line up Boris poses in a way that is so totally out of kilter with the others though that it could almost be seen as a complete rejection of the group. 

'With his hands clasped behind his back and a big, irreverent grin on his face he looks like the eternal naughty schoolboy who is having fun rather than wilting under the gaze of the others.'

Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline that Mr Johnson's body language 'makes him look like that rather unruly guest you can’t wait to get off your doorstep' while Brigitte Macron looks looks 'not entirely comfortable'

Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline that Mr Johnson's body language 'makes him look like that rather unruly guest you can’t wait to get off your doorstep' while Brigitte Macron looks looks 'not entirely comfortable'

Of Johnson posing with the Macrons at the Biarritz lighthouse, she said: 'Boris’s body language here makes him look like that rather unruly guest you can’t wait to get off your doorstep as he stands up close to Brigitte Macron with his left hand shoved into his jacket pocket.

'His right performs the extended point that is a staple of royal body language repertoires when they are out meeting the public and wanting to look interested and engaged.

'The Macrons look as though they consider Boris to be rather eccentric, smiling politely while not really getting him at the same time.

'Brigitte’s smile involves some lip pursing that suggests she’s not entirely comfortable here and her hunched up shoulders continue that theme of inner tension.

'Macron has extended an arm in a friendly-looking back-pat but it’s the kind of control gesture you’d often see when the host is wanting to signal that it’s time to move on.'

'With his hands clasped behind his back and a big, irreverent grin on his face he looks like the eternal naughty schoolboy who is having fun rather than wilting under the gaze of the others,' Judi James said of Mr Johnson

'With his hands clasped behind his back and a big, irreverent grin on his face he looks like the eternal naughty schoolboy who is having fun rather than wilting under the gaze of the others,' Judi James said of Mr Johnson 

World leaders present air of 'intimidation' while Boris Johnson looks like a 'naughty schoolboy'

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