- Video report by ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates
The Prime Minister called for an early general election on Tuesday just weeks after starting the formal process of Britain leaving the EU, causing exasperation amongst some EU leaders.
ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates says the impact of the announcement will result in split reactions, welcomed by business owners but criticised as wasting Brexit negotiating time by others.
Wednesday's newspapers splash with Theresa May's decision to call a general election - a 'bolt from the blue', as The Telegraph puts it.
After Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she is calling for an early general election Labour and the Lib Dems started to prepare.
Theresa May's decision to issue a call for a snap General Election has drawn mixed reaction. Here we take a look at what people are saying.