NOTBorn in England to a French mother, Stanley Johnson had applied for naturalization in November 2021, with the Consul General of France in London. With pride, the father of the current British Prime Minister revealed that he obtained French nationality on Wednesday. Questioned by BFMTV, Friday May 20, this former MEP poured out on this blood link which connects him to France: “It seems that I have always been French, but it was necessary to claim it. This is what the notaries told me a few years ago, that I was French through my mother, my grandmother and that I had to claim it. »
With this sesame, the 81-year-old man finds a European passport and says he is delighted to maintain this “link” with the rest of the continent: “I am very happy. I count myself once again among the members of the European Union, that is very good. “It also counts on a symbolic, sentimental level, because my mother was born in Versailles. His grandmother, the whole family was there, so it’s something precious for me to claim a part of my identity, ”adds the curator.
“You cannot rule out all his ties with his native country”
Stanley Johnson opposed Brexit in 2016, before retracting: “I was one of the first British nationals to be appointed to the Commission in 1973, after that I was elected a Member of the European Parliament, so it’s true that on the professional side, I was absolutely for the economic union. That said, after the Brexit vote, I accepted. “Questioned about the reaction of his son Boris Johnson, he does not “think” to have offended him: “For 25 years, he had American nationality, because he was born there. One cannot rule out all his ties to his native country. »