'Theresa May has robbed herself of any respect she had', says Harriet Harman

'Theresa May should call another general election as she's robbed herself of any respect she had', says Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman believes we need another general election (Stock image)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Theresa May should call another general election because she's made a catastrophic error and her authority is hopelessly wrecked.

That's according to former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman, who was speaking to Sam Delaney about the Tories' ongoing post-election turmoil.

May's party won the general election, however they failed to secure a majority and are now talking to the Democratic Unionist Party about forming a Government. Reports today suggest next Monday's Queen's Speech will be delayed as May and her party look for a way forward.

Harman told Sam Delaney: "To have a situation where she had a reasonable majority and then she just threw it away, she has robbed herself of any respect that she had. That’s why her authority is so hopelessly wrecked."

May, Harman says, has "lost the respect, from not only her cabinet but all the Tory MPs who had to fight" after a campaign which offered "a textbook in how not to do it.

"She’s made a catastrophic error, she should call another general election. She said what was most important was strength and stability and she has shown she is the very last person who’s got it.

"Saying she would be strong and stable - how those words must haunt her."

Harman also admitted that before the election "I thought we were staring into the abyss", but now "everybody is going to get behind [Jeremy Corbyn] in the Parliamentary Labour party."

Listen to the full interview above

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