Father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Stanley Johnson applying for French citizenship, says I’m French

I’ll always be European, that’s for sure: Stanley Johnson

Paris:

The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that he was in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his relations with the European Union after Brexit.

Former member of the European Parliament Stanley Johnson, who voted Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum, told RTL radio that he wanted to become a French citizen due to France’s strong family ties.

“If I understand it correctly, I’m French. My mother was born in France, her mother was completely French, because she was his grandfather. So for me this is what I already get I am. And it makes me very happy. ” Johnson, 80, who was speaking in French.

He said, “I’ll always be European, that’s for sure. Nobody can tell the British people: You’re not European. It’s important to have a relationship with the European Union.”

His son Boris was the public face of the holiday campaign in the 2016 referendum and says Britain can be “powerfully prosperous” as a fully sovereign nation, which he sees as a highly bureaucratic European Union.

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But on Wednesday the Prime Minister considered a more compiled note as Parliament approved a new trade deal with the European Union, saying: “This is not the end of Britain as a European country. We are in many ways the quintessential European civilization.” Are… we will continue to be so. ”

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union class on Thursday night, after 48 years of contact with the European project.

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