Boris Johnson Dad: Announcing his intention to acquire French citizenship, Stanley Johnson, the father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, made the announcement only hours before the United Kingdom’s definitive exit from the European Union.
According to an interview broadcast on Thursday by the French radio station RTL, Johnson, a former Member of the European Parliament, “will always be European.”
Boris Johnson has dragged the United Kingdom into a quagmire of overlapping problems at the worst possible moment for the country. British Foreign Secretary Stanley Johnson has maintained that Brexit would not signal the end of the country’s European character for him or the English people. “I will always identify as a European, without a doubt. It is not possible to convince the English that they are not Europeans “Johnson spoke with RTL.
The European Union, he said, “is always more than the single market, it is always more than the European Union.” As a result of this, “having such a connection with the European Union is really essential,” says the author.
Because of the Prime Minister’s son’s election to power, the Prime Minister’s father has found himself in the news on a regular basis. In July, he was chastised for going to Greece when the United Kingdom was under martial law. Last December, on the night his son was re-elected by an overwhelming margin, Stanley Johnson was accused of making an Islamophobic comment on national television, which he denied.
“It is not a matter of learning to speak French. It seems that I am French, if I heard properly “He spoke to RTL in French, emphasizing the fact that his family had ties to the nation. It was his strong familial ties to France that motivated him, according to RTL radio, to pursue citizenship in the country.
He will become a dual national if his application is approved and he will get a passport from an EU member country, which will provide him with certain travel benefits in the future.
‘If my understanding is accurate, I am of French descent. My mother was born in France, and her mother, as well as her grandpa, were both of French descent. Consequently, it is a matter of recovering what I already have. And it makes me very pleased,” remarked Johnson, who was 80 at the time and was speaking in French.
“I will always be a European, there is no doubt about that.” It is impossible to convince the British people that they are not Europeans. A strong relationship with the European Union is critical,” he said.
His son Boris served as the public face of the Leave campaign during the 2016 referendum, and he believes that Britain can “prosper enormously” as a fully independent country outside of what he considers to be an excessively bureaucratic EU system.
On Wednesday, however, when Parliament ratified a new trade agreement with the EU, Prime Minister David Cameron struck a more conciliatory tone, declaring: “This is not the end of Britain as a European nation.” As a civilization, we are… in many respects, the archetypal European civilization… and we will continue to remain such.”
“My mother was born in France, and her mother, as well as her grandpa, were both of French descent. As a result, for me, it is a matter of recovering what I already have “The choice to become a French citizen was expressed in his own words. “As a result, I am very pleased.”
When the transition period comes to an end at 11 p.m. GMT (6 p.m. ET) on New Year’s Eve, the United Kingdom will formally exit the EU’s single market and customs union.
The post-Brexit trade agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom enters into effect at that moment, after a last-minute agreement between the two parties. However, the majority of Britons would lose their right to freely work and travel across the 27-nation EU as of January 1, 2021.