Boris Johnson’s father is seeking French citizenship

PARIS: British Prime Minister Boris Johnsonhis father Stanley on Thursday confirmed plans to seek French citizenship as British free movement in the EU ends in Brex pact delivered by his son.
Talking to France RTL Radio in French, Stanley Johnson she said: “It’s not about becoming French. If I understand correctly I’m French! My mother was born in France, her mother was completely French just like her grandfather.
“For me it’s a matter of getting what I already have and I’m very happy about it,” added the 80-year-old.
The father of the politician who ended Britain’s accession to the EU at the age of 47 was among the first civil servants appointed in Brussels after the United Kingdom joined the EU in 1973.
He worked for The European Commission and served as a member of European Parliament.
He initially campaigned against leaving the EU before changing his mind a year after Britain voted to leave the union in 2016.
“I will always be European, that’s for sure,” he told RTL.
“You can’t tell the British: you are not European. Europe is more than the single market, it is more than the European Union.”
“That being said, it is important to have such a connection with the EU,” he said, referring to an EU passport.
His plans to look for a French passport had already been revealed by his daughter Rachel in a book published in March.
She wrote that her grandmother was born in Versailles and said that if her father received French citizenship, she would also like to become French.
The sinuous departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union enters into force at 2300 GMT, when a transition period of 11 months after Brexit ends.

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