This is the embarrassing question that Boris will have to answer as he sets out the advantages of Brexit, which appear to have eluded not only his father but also his younger siblings, brother Jo and his sister Rachel, all of whom campaigned for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the EU.
Starmer, who before becoming leader a year ago accepted that Johnson's election victory at the end of 2019 "blew away" the case for a second Brexit referendum, had declared Labour's support for the prime minister's trade deal with the European Union after an agreement was reached on Christmas Eve. However, in an interview with The Times newspaper last December, Johnson said he had changed his mind since the referendum result and was now in favor of leaving.
Stanley Johnson told broadcaster RTL on Thursday that he was in the process of "reclaiming" his French identity.
"It's not about becoming French", he told RTL.
"If I understand it correctly, I am French".
He pointed out that his mother was born in France to a French mother.
"For me it's a question of obtaining what I already have and I am very happy about that", the 80-year-old added.
He added: "I don't think it particularly matters to the Labour party either way".
The deal largely duplicates the Japan-EU FTA, including gradual elimination of British tariffs on Japanese cars by 2026 and immediate removal of its duties on most Japanese agricultural goods such as beef and tea. The opposition Labour Party say it is too thin and doesn't protect trade in services, fishermen rage that Johnson has sold out their interests, and Northern Ireland's status remains subject to much uncertainty.
Why he did not apply before is not clear. He went on to work for the European commission.
The former prime minister revealed he would have supported the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, who whipped his MPs to vote in favour of the prime minister's agreement with the European Union last week before the end of the transition period. As per a Guardian report, more than 3.5 lakh Britons applied to become dual nationals of another European Union state as of January 2020, so as to acquire European Union citizenship. His successor, Theresa May, was also ousted from office after her failure to deliver Brexit. "We are in many ways the quintessential European civilisation ... and we will continue to be that".