US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The father of the Prime Minister of Great Britain intends to obtain French citizenship, according to The Sunday Times. According to the publication, 79-year-old Stanley Johnson took this step so that his grandchildren could work and study freely in the European bloc.
The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is about to become a French citizen, “in order to maintain his family’s close ties with Europe.” He took this step after his son withdrew the United Kingdom from the EU, reports The Sunday Times.
The fact that 79-year-old Stanley Johnson applied for French citizenship became known thanks to the publication of a new book by his daughter Rachel. “ This is good news . Perhaps , I too could become a Frenchwoman,” she writes.
Sources close to the family told the publication that Stanley seeks to obtain European citizenship so that his grandchildren can live and work in the block after Brexit. Last year, he answered the question about the possible acquisition of a French passport: “ This is a good idea. This option is considered, and the members of my family can they be interested.”
Grandma Boris Johnson is considered to be a representative of an ancient French noble family. Her mother’s maiden name was Pfeffel, and it became one of the middle names of the head of the British government. Stanley was a member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1984. He served in the European Commission, so his children spent considerable time in Brussels, the newspaper notes.
Earlier, the father of the British Prime Minister said that the coronavirus would not keep him at home. “Boris says we should avoid going to the pub, but if I have to go to the pub, I’ll go there,” Stanley said in a recent interview.
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