LONDON: Theresa May has accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. 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. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said she was “playing party games with Brexit” to try to win the general election. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was “irresponsible” of her to “poison” the atmosphere with the EU. Mrs May said she wanted to reach a Brexit deal, and for the EU to succeed: “But the events of the last few days have shown that – whatever our wishes, and however reasonable the positions of Europe’s other leaders – there are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed.” The PM also warned of “serious” consequences if the Brexit talks failed, which would be felt by “ordinary, working people across the country”. “If we don’t get the negotiation right, your economic security and prosperity will be put at risk and the opportunities you seek for your families will simply not happen.