In view of the final completion of the Brexit, which was largely driven by his son, Boris Johnson’s father wants to apply for French citizenship. He wanted to get a personal “connection” to the European Union, said Stanley Johnson on Thursday the French radio station RTL. “I’ll always be a European, that’s for sure.”
“It’s not about becoming French. If I understand correctly, I am French, ”said the 80-year-old in the radio interview he conducted in French. “My mother was born in France, her mother was completely French and so was her grandfather.”
Stanley Johnson was one of the first British officials in Brussels, a member of the European Parliament and the EU Commission. Great Britain’s exit from the EU was largely driven by his son, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Stanley Johnson made a statement immediately before the UK left the EU internal market and the customs union on Friday night, which marks the end of the post-Brexit transition period.