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The father wants to be a Frenchman

Johnson Sr. wants to be continental

31.Dec.20 2:12 PM
By Abigail Richards


The father wants to be a Frenchman
The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has applied for a French passport. He wants to become a French citizen after the brexit because of his family's close links with France, he said today on radio RTL.

Stanley Johnson (80), who voted against leaving the European Union in the 2016 British Brexit referendum, wants to maintain his ties with the EU by becoming a Frenchman. His mother was born in France and he has several French ancestors. "So for me, it's about asking for what I already have," Johnson Sr. said in French.

"I will certainly always be a European. You can't tell British they're not Europeans. It is important to have a relationship with the European Union." His son Boris was the face of the 2016 campaign to leave the EU because it would greatly benefit a sovereign United Kingdom.

When the British parliament agreed on Wednesday to the last-minute trade agreement with the EU, the prime minister spoke conciliatory words to Europe.

"This is not the end of Britain as a European country. We are, and will continue to be, the typical European civilisation in many ways."

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