Selin ATAY-TDO- Stanley Johnson, the father of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has stated that he applied for French citizenship before the end of the Brexit transition period.
Stanley Johnson told a French radio station that "It's not about becoming French. I'm French, if I'm not mistaken. My mother was born in France, and her mother was completely French, like her grandfather," Johnson expressed that applying for French citizenship was a matter of getting what he already had, and he was also very pleased with that.
Stanley Johnson pointed out that his mother was born in France to a French mother. "I will always be European," he added.
Stanley Johnson, 80, had served as a member of the European Parliament 40 years ago. After the United Kingdom joined the European Union in 1973, he was one of the first UK citizen civil servants to work in Brussels.
Stanley Johnson campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union in the Brexit referendum, unlike his son, who advocated for and campaigned for Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that with Brexit, the UK had "regained control" and was a "new and sovereign nation."