Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator

That would give her space to consider options that are anathema to core Brexiteers, such as a transitional deal until 2022 in which free movement and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice could continue.

That view is widely shared.

It would also allow Ms May - a campaigner against Brexit less than 12 months ago - to set her own, more moderate, Brexit agenda rather than be dictated to by her hardline Brexiteer backbenchers, as has been the case in recent months. This would have resulted in the next election taking place in 2020, one year after the March 2019 deadline for Brexit negotiations to have concluded. She said: "Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave".

Instead, Mrs May appeared to be driven by "political opportunism", he said.

Sir, - Brexit was an anti-Tory vote, a vote against David Cameron, a vote against the status quo, a vote against powerful vested interests (including the corporate world for whom free trade is a necessity), a vote for a better life.

"The good news, from a European point of view, is that she would be less fragile for all the concessions that she is going to have to make", another European diplomatic source said.

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The announcement marked a U-turn for May, who had repeatedly said she would not seek an early vote.

Mr Farron said: "From Manchester to Newcastle, even lifelong Labour supporters are feeling let down by a party that has betrayed their values and taken their votes for granted". The majority of those people who voted for Brexit live in Labour's heartlands.

If so the "positive scenario is that she wants that (a majority) so she's not vulnerable to attacks from the eurosceptic right", Tilford told AFP.

In a sign of the difficulties Theresa May will face if she remains in power after the election, Mr Tajani indicated that any agreement on the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom - and Britons on the continent - would be subject to rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

"The final decision is for the 27 member states, but everybody will be in favour".

"I don't think May having a bigger parliamentary majority, having a mandate to pursue Brexit as she puts it, will make the European Union side more accommodating or more flexible towards Britain", he said.

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