Nigel Farage. Photo: DPA
German politicians and media organizations from across the political spectrum have been scathing about Nigel Farage after he announced his resignation as leader of UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU political party.
Farage announced on Monday that he was stepping down as leader of UKIP, saying he wanted his life back.
But critics have accused him of irresponsibility, as the decision means he will disappear from the political lime light with the UK’s exit from the EU, which he has long sought, looking set to become reality.
“First they lied and stirred up anger, then they created chaos and now they’ve run away. Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson show what’s important to them – not the vote in their country but pure egoism,” said Axel Schäfer, deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the Bundestag.
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