If this played a part in her decision she qualifies for life membership of Naivety Anonymous.
'Theresa May reportedly called her doomed snap election after being told to by Jean-Claude Juncker.
The European Commission chief pressed the Tory leader to go to the polls amid concerns her slim majority would hold up Brexit talks.
But the gamble backfired spectacularly and Mrs May is now barely holding on as Prime Minister after her majority was wiped out.
Although she appears determined to limp on in government anyway and is set to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday to thrash out a deal to get the all-important backing of her ten MPs.
The revelation is a fresh humiliation for the PM, who called the election to beef up her majority to 'strengthen her hand' in Brexit talks, but was punished by the electorate in the ballot box.
An EU source told The Observer reported: 'During bilaterals, in the margins of summits, Juncker repeatedly told her he thought she should do it.'''
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