TRAVEL NEWS – British PM Theresa May accuses EU officials of trying to meddle in UK elections
NEWS – British PM Theresa May accuses EU officials of trying to meddle
in UK elections -British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused
European Union officials of trying to influence the outcome of United
Kingdom’s general election through veiled “threats.”
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,” May said after a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II.
prime minister spoke outside of 10 Downing Street, marking the
dissolution of Parliament and officially kicking off the election
May said the European Union’s negotiating stance had hardened and some European officials had made “threats” against Britain.
of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the
general election that will take place on June 8,” May said.
She also accused the European press for “misrepresenting” Britain’s negotiation position, Sky News reported.
May insisted a working Brexit deal will be the key to Britain and EU’s future success.
Brexit negotiation is central to everything,” May said, adding that
whoever won the election would face the “overriding task to get the best
possible deal for this United Kingdom.”
“If we don’t get the
negotiation right, your economic security and prosperity will be put at
risk and the opportunities you seek for your families will simply not
happen,” the prime minister said.
On Tuesday, May made a similar
firm stance, vowing to be a “bloody difficult woman” in talks with the
bloc, after EU officials accused the U.K. of failing to grasp the
complexity of the task ahead.
European Parliament Brexit
coordinator Guy Verhofstadt, a master of the pointed political tweet,
posted: “Any Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding of
the complex issues involved. The clock is ticking — it’s time to get
Formal Brexit negotiations won’t start until after the U.K. election next month.