Theresa May accuses EU of meddling in UK general election https://t.co/x1MgS5b3TD
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 3, 2017
Does anyone seriously believe the EU are thinking, "Leak a bit of gossip to a German paper, Corbyn landslide. After all, it's a tight race"
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) May 3, 2017
But the timing’s good – the day before tomorrow’s elections
It is very hard to come to a conclusion about TMay’s extraordinary speech in Downing Street after visiting the Queen.
It was certainly powerful but was her claim that the EU is trying to influence the election plausible? Much of the immediate commentary was that it wasn’t. But we know that strong EU-bashing can produce good poll ratings as we saw years ago with David Cameron using his veto.
There has been a lot of focus in this election on how she has made the Tories the single party for LEAVE with UKIP being smashed almost out of existence in the process. But there is a part of the current CON support base that might just be concerned – those who were Remain backers and still think the referendum outcome was wrong.
We shall see.
Whatever TMay has certainly shown that she can drive the agenda and make the headlines.