UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, commenting on Theresa May’s Brexit speech, speaking from the European Parliament, Strasbourg, said:
"Some of it did sound like a UKIP conference speech and she’s now applying some of the things that we’ve been talking about for many, many years."
"I am concerned that what we’re getting is some sort of slow-motion Brexit where she is speaking about interim measures, or a transitional period, which will only begin after April 2019. She has given no end date to these transitional measures.
"I challenge the Prime Minister; let’s have this all done and dusted before the next General Election in 2020. On a positive note I would probably give a 7 out of 10 today," said Mr Nuttall, North West Euro-MP.
"Good marks for saying we are leaving the EU’s Single Market and stopping mass immigration. However, the vital issues of leaving the European Court of Human Rights and taking back control of our fishing waters have been left out completely.
"As Justice and Home Affairs minister, Theresa May always talked tough but failed to deliver. I challenge her to change the habit of a political lifetime and actually deliver this time.
And I mean on time and in full."