Luxembourg foreign minister slams ‘coward’ Farage

Jean Asselborn

Luxembourg’s foreign minister is describing Nigel Farage’s decision to quit as leader of the U.K. Independence Party as “very cowardly.

Farage’s announcement today made him the third major British political figure to say he is stepping aside rather than taking ownership of the country’s turbulent political future.

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn was cited by German daily Tagesspiegel as saying: “All of a sudden, politicians like Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are withdrawing back into their snail shells.” Asselborn added: “I hope this can be a lesson against falling for political opportunists like the [anti-migration] AfD in Germany or Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.’