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Theresa May accuses the EU of deliberately trying to undermine the General Election with cynically-timed threats over Brexit deal

Wednesday - 03/05/2017 22:08
She made a damning speech outside No 10 after an audience with the Queen today

THERESA MAY has accused the EU of deliberately trying to undermine the General Election with cynically-timed threats over our Brexit deal.

She returned to Downing Street after an audience with the Queen that formally marked the dissolution of Parliament ahead of June’s snap poll.

Theresa May gave a damning speech outside Downing street this afternoon
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Theresa May gave a damning speech outside Downing street this afternoon
 

In a blistering attack on EU politicians on the steps of Downing Street she said: “There are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed… Who do not want Britain to prosper.”

Kicking off our formal campaign period with a bang, she said that Britain’s “negotiating position has been misrepresented in the continental press” – after reports emerged in German newspapers over the weekend which made Brexit meetings look like a disaster.

She went on to slam them for issuing “threats against Britain” that came from both European politicians AND officials.

She slapped down the Brussels chiefs: “All of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election that will take place on 8 June.

“By contrast I made clear that in leaving the European Union, Britain means no harm.

“We continue to believe no deal better than a good deal.”

Theresa May arrived for talks with the Queen today
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Theresa May arrived for talks with the Queen today
 
Theresa May left Downing Street to head to meet the Queen this afternoon
AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS
Theresa May left Downing Street to head to meet the Queen this afternoon
 

Parliament was officially dissolved at one minute past midnight – 25 working days before the vote.

Previously a Prime Minister had to ask the ruling monarch for their permission to dissolve Parliament.

But the 2011 Fixed-term Parliaments Act made that automatic.

Mrs May was driven the short distance from Number 10 to the Palace for the short audience with the Queen.

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Source: UK Sun:

 Key: EU, Theresa May

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