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UK PM Boris Johnson Advice to Successor: “stay close to the Americans; stick up for the Ukrainians; stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere…”
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s mother was American. This is the apparent origin of the “special relationship” between the two countries. Former US President Trump’s mother was British born and raised.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s great grandmother’s family arrived in the United States in the 1600s.
The Prime Minister (Boris Johnson), 20 July 2022
“I thank my right hon. Friend, and I want to use the last few seconds to give some words of advice to my successor, whoever he or she may be.
No. 1: stay close to the Americans; stick up for the Ukrainians; stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere.
Cut taxes and deregulate wherever you can to make this the greatest place to live and invest, which it is. I love the Treasury, but remember that if we had always listened to the Treasury, we would not have built the M25 or the channel tunnel.
Focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear-view mirror. And remember, above all, it is not Twitter that counts; it is the people that sent us here.
And yes, the last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life.
It is true that I helped to get the biggest Tory majority for 40 years and a huge realignment in UK politics.
We have transformed our democracy and restored our national independence, as my right hon. Friend says.
We have helped—I have helped—to get this country through a pandemic and helped save another country from barbarism.
Frankly, that is enough to be going on with. Mission largely accomplished—for now.
I want to thank you, Mr Speaker. I want to thank all the wonderful staff of the House of Commons. I want to thank all my friends and colleagues. I want to thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford). I want to thank everybody here.
And hasta la vista, baby. [Applause] © UK Parliament 2022 “ https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-07-20/debates/63F450D4-6D44-4D0B-915A-8D06DCDD7E4A/details
“Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was born on 19 June 1964 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s great grandmother’s family arrived in the United States in the 1600s. His American great-grandmother died the year before he was born in the United States. Boris is eligible to be a member of “Sons of the American Revolution”. His roots in the United States are much deeper than those of US President Biden, who is mostly British/Anglo-Irish, despite his claims. Had Boris not renounced his US citizenship he could hypothetically become US President.
About his American great-grandmother and her family:
“Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter
Lowe-Porter in 1920
b Helen Tracy Porter
June 15, 1876
April 26, 1963 (aged 86)
Princeton, New Jersey
Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter (June 15, 1876 – April 26, 1963) was an American translator and writer, best known for translating almost all of the works of Thomas Mann for their first publication in English.… Helen Tracy Porter was the daughter of Clara (née Holcombe) and Henry Clinton Porter. She was the niece of Charlotte Endymion Porter, editor of Poet Lore, a poetry journal, and an expert on Shakespeare and Elizabeth and Robert Browning.
She married the paleographer Elias Avery Lowe in 1911. The couple lived in Oxford; after 1937, their residence was in Princeton, New Jersey. Their great-grandson is Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Tracy_Lowe-Porter
Some of her ancestors:
Boris is also part Circassian: