Russian Embassy mocks Theresa May over claim EU is 'interfering in election'

Shehab Khan
Theresa May leaves Buckingham Palace after meeting Queen Elizabeth after Parliament was dissolved ahead of the general election: Reuters

The Russian Embassy has taken to social media to mock Theresa May over her claims the EU is interfering with the UK election.

Ms May made the astonishing claims during a speech outside Downing Street and the Russian embassy opted to respond on Twitter.

The embassy posted an image of a headline referring to the speech and the caption “Praise God it’s not Russia this time".

The message alluded to accusations that Russia had interfered with both the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US presidential election.

Speaking outside Downing Street, Ms May also tore into some EU leaders and officials and said Britain would not allow the "bureaucrats of Brussels to run over us".

"Britain’s negotiating position in Europe has been misrepresented in the continental press, the European Commission’s negotiating stance has hardened," she said.

The Prime Minister took no questions after her speech, which came after the German press gave an account of a meeting between Ms May and Jean Claude Juncker that portrayed the Prime Minister in an unfavourable light.

The European Commission has rejected Ms May’s claim and a spokesperson for the Commission said it was "rather busy" and had other issues on its plate.

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