SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford called the speech “an election broadcast for the Tory Party more than anything else”.
He added: “A speech heavy on law & order from a prime minister willing to break the law. @BorisJohnson must sign the letter asking for an EU extension as the Benn act compels him if no deal is agreed.”
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said: “This Queen’s Speech is a charade.”
Business lobby group the CBI said Mr Johnson’s agenda “could excite enterprise and drive growth”, but it was “impossible to ignore the Brexit straight-jacket.
“To deliver the ambition set out in the Queen’s Speech, the will to get a deal must unlock a way to build a new, closely aligned relationship with the EU,” deputy director-general Josh Hardie said.