• By The Financial District

BORIS JOHNSON’S DAD WANTS TO BE FRENCH

Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister Boris Johnson, says he'll apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), Deutsche Welle reported.

The elder Johnson once served as a member of the European Parliament.


On Thursday, Stanley, 80, said he would apply to become a French citizen despite being in favor of Britain leaving the 27-member bloc.


While he voted to remain in the EU in the 2016 Brexit referendum, Stanley said he has since changed his mind, told the French radio station RTL that he was "already French" and claiming what was rightfully his.


Johnson told the station his grandmother was French and his mother was born in France.


"I will always be European, that's for sure, said Johnson. "You can't say to the English 'you are not European.' Having a link with the European Union is important."



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