A French radio station has been informed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father that he would apply for French citizenship.
At the same time as his son is leading Britain out of the EU, Boris Johnson’s father is applying for a French passport.
On Thursday, Stanley Johnson told RTL radio that he was in the process of reclaiming his French identity.
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“It’s not about becoming French. If I understand it correctly, I am French. My mother was born in France. Her mother was completely French, as was her grandfather,” he told RTL, which claims that 80-year-old Mr. Johnson is applying for French citizenship.
“So for me it’s a question of reclaiming what I already have.”
Mr. Johnson is a former European Parliament member who favored remaining in the EU in the referendum on Britain’s membership in 2016. Since then, as the Prime Minister led the U.K., he has expressed support for his son. He’s out of the bloc.
When Britain comes out of the EU at 11 p.m. On Thursday, Britons will lose the compulsory right to live and work in the 27 EU countries, but it will still be possible for those with dual citizenship to do so.
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“I will always be European. That’s for sure,”I will always be European. That’s for certain.
“You can’t say to the English, ‘You’re not European.’ Europe is always more than the common market, more than the European Union. But having said that, yes, having that kind of connection to the European Union is important.”