Boris Johnson is more of a Europhile than he lets on

Ephrat Livni
Boris Johnson is more of a Europhile than he lets on

Given UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s stance on Brexit, you’d think a Brit so intent on leaving the European Union wouldn’t be much of a Francophile. The language-learning app Babbel commissioned a study of five UK prime ministers and their linguistic skills, enlisting 100 experts to analyze just how well British leaders since 1997 have done when speaking in foreign tongues. Since 2001, every member of the British parliament has been entitled to learn a foreign language “or develop existing skills” as part of an initiative set up by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.