Theresa May accuses top EU officials of trying to frustrate Brexit

Theresa May launches extraordinary attack on top EU officials

The Prime Minister sent shockwaves across the political waters with her speech

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Theresa May has accused European politicians of meddling in the UK general election and trying to frustrate Brexit.

In a speech given outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister claimed top figures in the European Union had been deliberately making threats and attempting to sabotage negotiations. 

She claimed the position held by Britain ahead of the negotiations had been "misrepresented" in the continental press and said there were officials attempting to influence the vote in June's general election. 

For the most part, EU officials have remained silent as of the moment.

But Mairead McGuinness, the vice president of the European Parliament, responded to the Prime Minister by warning that "emotive, electioneering language" could impact the withdrawal negotiations.

Meanwhile May has been facing criticism on the home front for the speech from Nick Clegg, Jeremy Corbyn, and Nicola Sturgeon amongst others.

May’s dinner with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at Downing Street prompted a report in the German press, allegedly leaked by Juncker himself, suggesting May was deluded and arrogant in her view of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

However May herself said the meeting was cordial, a view corroborated by the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.