UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European politicians and officials of making threats against Britain to try to influence the general election result on June 8th. The PM launched a stinging attack on the bureaucrats of Brussels in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen. She said some in Brussels wanted Brexit talks to fail and that the European press had misrepresented the UK's negotiating stance. She said that the UK wants the EU to succeed. The election is now formally under way.