Pedro Sánchez met Boris Johnson implied immediate matters of interest. | Reuters
The Spanish media weren’t fooled. When Pedro Sánchez met Joe Biden at the NATO summit, it was like speed dating - and not even that long. In diplomatic terms, the highlight for Spain was that secretary general Jens Stoltenberg thanked Sánchez for offering to host the 2022 summit. If that comes to pass, the PM-Biden encounters will doubtless be given greater prominence. But that’s at least a year away, as therefore will be any further elbow-bumping with another prime minister; or hopefully there will no longer be any need for ostentatious displays of elbowing for the media.