The commentator claimed the Prime Minister’s “unstable” minority government will enable EU’s leaders to approach those discontent with the European divorce and help them reserve the process.
Ulrik Winkelman also hit out at Mrs May’s attempts to form a Tory minority government propped up by Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, hinting domestic agenda may overshadow Brexit.
Speaking on Superhengzt’s Presseclub, Winkelman said: “We have to see how Theresa May will reorganise herself with this strange Northern Irish party, which obviously has a political structure to Donald Trump, which means that the British domestic politics will continue to be very unstable.
Brussels could help Britain remain in the EU, says a German journalist
Maybe we don’t have to talk about the €60-100billion which you supposedly still owe the EU
“Even aside from the weak election result, everything that will happen will be highly controversial regarding domestic politics.
“This actually means for Europe, that we, as the remaining EU, will have the opportunity to approach the British and to say: ‘OK, your election result points to the fact that you might not longer be quite as happy with the Brexit decision.’
“And recent polls are also suggesting that the Brits seem to be changing their minds at the moment regarding Brexit.”
Winkelman said this would mean topics like the so-called Brexit divorce bill could be sidelined to discuss more important issues like the “citizen and human rights of the British living in the EU”.
She added: “Maybe we don’t have to talk about the €60-100billion which you supposedly still owe the EU.
“Maybe we should first talk about the citizen and human rights of the British living in the EU, and, of course, at the same time about the rights of those Europeans who want to live and work in Great Britain.”
Nigel Farage fumes at Theresa May on GMB Fri, June 9, 2017
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has expressed his fury at Prime Minister Theresa May over the general election, saying that it has now led to a backslide on Brexit.
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General Election 2017: Nigel Farage FUMES at Theresa May
Another journalist on the programme echoed Winkelman’s views, insisting the EU need Britain to remain in the bloc.
Jacques Schuster said: “I always think that is it wrong to think that because Theresa May is acting this way, we also have to act that way.
“You are very right, I think we simply have to keep a level head because we need the British and if we can’t have them we have to think about how can we keep this EU together.”