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Brexit: Boris Johnson's father 'applies for French passport'

independent.co.uk

Boris Johnson 's father is in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with Europe after Brexit . Stanley Johnson , a former MEP who voted Remain in the referendum, has requested to become a French citizen as his mother Irene was born in Versailles. The move was revealed by the prime minister's sister Rachel, an ardent Europhile, in her new book, Rake's Progress .Sharing headlinesMs Johnson said that her father is “en route to becoming a French citizen, as his mother had been born in Versailles and his grandmother had been in Paris”.She added: “This is good news — I might be able to become French too.”A source close to the family told The Sunday Times that Mr Johnso...

‘We are in serious trouble’: The other crisis – our food supply | Environment

theguardian.com

Tim Lang, the UK’s leading expert on food policy, says we already faced a challenge unmatched since the war. And things just got worse…. T im Lang likes to take the long view. A conversation with the internationally renowned professor of food policy at London’s City University will roam in detail from the repeal of the Corn Laws, through Brexit and back again, the narrative seasoned with detailed facts and figures. It’s why he has been a consultant to the World Health Organization, special adviser to four House of Commons select committee inquiries and a food policy adviser to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. So when he says in his new book, Feeding Britain , that, “al...

Coronavirus: Dominic Raab to become acting PM if Boris Johnson incapacitated due to disease

independent.co.uk

Dominic Raab will run the country if Boris Johnson is struck down by coronavirus as “designated survivor” plans are drawn up, Downing Street says.No 10 stressed the prime minister is “well”, but when asked who would take charge if he became incapacitated, replied: “The foreign secretary is the first secretary of state.”The clarification comes after reports that some ministers have been pushing for Michael Gove , the cabinet office minister and key Johnson ally, to take over if necessary – rather than Mr Raab.Sharing headlinesThe prime minister – unlike Donald Trump – is not believed to have been tested for coronavirus, but is thought to be at higher risk because of regular, intense meetings ...