Discussing the Conservative Party manifesto, writer and broadcaster Francis Wheen said it would hurt both the young and old.
Launching the Tory manifesto on Thursday, Mrs May said Britain must build a strong economy and get a good Brexit deal.
The manifesto includes balancing the budget by 2025, an extra £4 billion for schools by 2022 and building 1.5 million extra homes by 2020.
Speaking on The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4, presenter Miles Jupp said: “Who’s made a strong and stable statement?”
Francis Wheen said "small children and pensioners" would lose out under Theresa May's leadership
Since she became Prime Minister we’ve had a lot of this talk of ‘stop the saboteurs’ and ‘death to the enemies of the people’
Wheen replied the Conservatives were trying to pull the wool over voters’ eyes.
He said: “Well it’s Theresa May’s manifesto. It’s what in other elections we’d call the Conservative manifesto, but for some reason the title of the Conservative Party seems to have been shut in the cupboard for the duration of this campaign.
“They’re now called Theresa May’s team. They’ve never used the word Conservative at all so I think this was just a manifesto from Theresa May and her team whoever they may be.
“Since she became Prime Minister we’ve had a lot of this talk of ‘stop the saboteurs’ and ‘death to the enemies of the people’ and all this sort of stuff and she’s now turned on the enemies of the people who turn out to be small children and pensioners.”
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Demonstrations take place before the arrival of Prime Minister Theresa May as she launches the Conservative Party Election Manifesto on May 18, 2017 in Halifax
Pledges to curb immigration and tackle the social care crisis are at the heart of the Conservative manifesto which aims to build a 'fairer' Britain.
At the manifesto launch in Halifax, Mrs May said: "Join me on this journey. Come with me as I lead Britain. Strengthen my hand as I fight for Britain and stand with me as I deliver for Britain."
The Prime Minister also vowed to provide strong leadership as she takes Britain out of the European Market's single market and regains control over the UK's borders.
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In the foreword, Mrs May said: "The next five years are the most challenging that Britain has faced in my lifetime.
"Brexit will define us: our place in the world, our economic security and our future prosperity.
"Now more than ever, Britain needs a strong and stable government to get the best deal for our country."