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Boris Johnson’s father says he’ll seek French citizenship, hours before Brexit


#Johnson, a former #Member of the #European #Parliament, told #French radio station RTL he “will always be #European” in an interview aired on #Thursday.

“#It’s not a question of becoming #French. #If I understood correctly, I am #French,” he told RTL in #French, highlighting his family’s link with the country.

“#My mother was born in #France, her mother was entirely #French as was her grandfather. #So for me it’s a question of reclaiming what I already have,” he said of the decision to become a #French citizen. “Therefore, I am very happy.”

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#Britain officially leaves the EU’s single market and customs union when the transition period ends at 11 p.m. GMT (6 p.m. ET) on #New #Year’s #Eve.

The post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and the UK comes into force at that time, after the two sides agreed to a last-minute agreement. #But most #Britons will start 2021 by losing their ability to freely work and travel around the 27-nation bloc.
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#Stanley #Johnson insisted that #Brexit will not mark the end of #European identity for him or the #English people. “I will always be #European, that’s for sure. #One cannot tell the #English people: ‘#You’re not #European’,” #Johnson told RTL.

“#Europe is always more than the common market, it is more than the #European #Union,” he added. “#But that being said, yes, having such a link with the #European #Union is important.”

The #Prime #Minister’s father has frequently found himself in the headlines since his son began his period in office. #In #July, he was criticized for traveling to #Greece while the UK was in lockdown. #And last #December — on the night his son won a landslide election — #Stanley #Johnson was accused of making an #Islamophobic remark on television.



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