Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Theresa May: EU trying to influence General Election with threats

Theresa May has accused European politicians and officials of seeking to influence the General Election by making threats to the UK.
In a speech outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister - who has been accused by Labour of stoking a confrontation for appearance's sake - said the European Commission had hardened its position to coincide with the 8 June poll.

"The events of the last few days have shown that whatever our wishes and however reasonable the positions of Europe's other leaders, there are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed, who do not want Britain to prosper," she said.

Speaking after meeting the Queen to mark the dissolution of Parliament, Mrs May said the winner of the election would face "one overriding task" - getting the "best possible deal" for the UK.

"In the last few days we have seen just how tough these talks are likely to be," she said.

"Britain's negotiating position in Europe has been misrepresented in the continental press. The European Commission's negotiating stance has hardened.

"Threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials.

"All of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the General Election that will take place on 8 June."

SKY      News.