Eurocrats ‘fear a powerful Theresa May could scupper their Brexit plan’

Cowering Eurocrats ‘fear a powerful Theresa May could scupper their Brexit plan’

EUROCRATS applauded Theresa May’s decision to hold a General Election on June 8 through gritted teeth and warned they would try to influence voters to protest against Brexit.

THOMAS HUNT

Donald Tusk (pictured below), the European Council president, bizarrely compared the move to the plot of a horror film and confirmed it had stunned the Brussels bloc.

He wrote on Twitter: “It was Hitchcock who directed Brexit: first an earthquake and the tension rises.”

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May has surprised he European counterparts by calling the election   image: Getty

A senior EU official hinted Eurocrats had been planning to use the Brexit uncertainty in British Parliament as a bargaining tool and admitted it would protect Mrs May from those who insist a deal must leave the country worse off.

The official said: “It will mean the concessions she has to make during talks won’t leave her open to attack.”

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said it would bring “clarity and predictability” to talks with the EU.

He added: “Drawn-out uncertainty does the political and economic relationship between Europe and Britain no good.”

The Conservatives enter the election campaign with a commanding lead in the opinion polls, by contrast Labour are at their lowest level since Gordon Brown was in power.

Czech MEP Petr Jezek, from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, joked that Mrs May had announced the “date of Jeremy Corbyn’s departure”.

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator, reportedly, believes politicians on the continent will seek to influence the election.

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