France praises nationality bid by British leader's dad
Stanley Johnson told broadcaster RTL on Thursday Dec. 31, 2020, that he was in the process of reclaiming his French identity. He has since expressed support for his son as the prime minister led the U.K. out of the bloc. Stanley Johnson told broadcaster RTL on Thursday that he was in the process of “reclaiming” his French identity. That is certain,” Stanley Johnson said. “You cannot tell the English: ‘You are not European.’ Europe is always more than the common market, more than the European Union.''
Boris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via Bulgaria
Stanley Johnson, father of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks with local reporters outside his Villa Irene in Horto village, Mount Pelion (also known as Pilio), central Greece, Friday, July 3, 2020. (Dimitris Kareklidis/magnesianews.gr via AP)LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons father has defended his decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to COVID-proof his property there before he potentially rents it out. Stanley Johnson, the father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has defended his widely criticized decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to COVID-proof his property ahead of potentially letting it out. All I can say is that its always a great joy to me, its such a great joy to me, to arrive in Greece, Johnson said Friday. Boris Johnson also refused Friday to be drawn into his fathers travel arrangements.