US ambassador blasts Luxembourg PM, says treatment of Boris Johnson why UK wants Brexit

United States ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson has said that Boris Johnson’s treatment by Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Better is a reminder of why the UK is bent on leaving the European Union.

His Statement comes on the heels of an incident where Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel was accused of deliberately embarrassing the UK, after trying to hold a press conference in a street full of anti-Brexit protesters.

The PM pulled out while Mr Bettel posed for cameras next to his empty podium..

The US ambassador praised Mr Johnson’s handling of the situation, insisting that “he knew he was walking into a trap”.

Johnson affirmed the US support for the Brits, saying, “We stand with the people of the UK and we always will,”

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