Boris Johnson's dad has applied for French citizenship 4 months ago

Boris Johnson's dad has applied for French citizenship

Makes sense.

Stanley Johnson, the blowhard father of Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson says that he is currently applying for a French passport so that he can maintain his ties with the EU after Britain has left the union.

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According to the Reuters news agency, Johnson told RTL radio that he is pursuing his French citizenship because of the strong family ties he has in the country.

“If I understand it correctly, I am French. My mother was born in France, her mother was totally French as was her grandfather. So for me it is about reclaiming what I already have. And that makes me very happy,” said Johnson Senior, speaking in French.

“I will always be a European, that’s for sure. One cannot tell the British people: you are not Europeans. Having a tie with the European Union is important."

A French passport would ensure that Johnson can continue to move freely within the European Union after 1 January, 2021.

Boris Johnson secured a trade deal with the European Union last week after months of drawn-out, torturous negotiations.

Britain officially leaves the European Union at 11pm Thursday night after a 48-year stint in the European trading bloc.