How UK and Europe reacted to Theresa May's Brexit plans

  • Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand

The foundation for a "Global Britain", a bid for the "theft of democracy" or proof Theresa May wants "to have her cake and eat it".

The prime minister's plans for Brexit have received a mixed response from politicians, businesses, unions and environmental campaigners.

Key figures in the rest of Europe have also had their say after watching her London keynote speech.

  • Political figures

  • Trade unions and business leaders

Unite chief Len McCluskey said jobs will be threatened by the PM's chosen course of action. Credit: PA
The Institute of Directors welcomed the 'level of detail' given by Theresa May. Credit: PA
  • Environmental campaigners

  • The rest of Europe

The administration led by Taoiseach Enda Kenny has identified risks and opportunities in Brexit. Credit: PA
French right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen Credit: AP

The German foreign minister said the speech had created "clarity".

European Council president Donald Tusk led reaction on Twitter.

Other significant European voices included the Czech secretary of state for EU affairs Tomas Prouza, Finnish finance minister Petteri Orpo and former Swedish foreign minister and prime minister Carl Bildt.