London, United Kingdom.The British Prime Minister Theresa May today accused European Union officials of trying to influence the British elections, ratcheting up tensions with Brussels over her country’s divorce from the bloc.
After having a chance to review the latest European Union positions on Britain’s brexit from the EU May said, “The European Commission’s negotiating stance has hardened. Threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials.
“All of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election that will take place on 8 June,” she told reporters outside 10 Downing Street, in a speech aimed at rallying support for her Conservative Party ahead of next month’s elections.
May’s statement followed comments in the British and European media suggesting the EU thinks Britain is not facing reality about the conditions of its bloc exit and the complexity of the negotiations ahead. The EU has enlisted Tony Blair to stop the Brexit and plans are underway to impeed and hamper the will of British voters, every step of the way.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, insisted that Britain’s accounts must be settled before any talks on its future trade relationship with the EU can take place, and he warned that time is running out to seal a deal by 2019.
Estimates of the amount London owes the EU has become one of the most problematic issues in the Brexit process, with some reports estimating it could climb to as much as $109 billion dollars, a figure that Britain has flatly rejected paying.
The British Brexit Secretary David Davis told reporters that Britain “will meet our international obligations,” but added: “We will not be paying 100 billion.”
Britain’s exit is the first time a member has left the EU, so negotiations are taking the Europeans into uncharted waters. The process is unprecedented and complicated because the EU are desperate to prevent other nation states from leaving. Currently France, Greece, and a number of others have left, with only fringe-distressed nations like Turkey or Ukraine ready to join.