Number 10 lobby briefing on Brexit talks and immigration
Here is a summary of this morning's briefing for lobby journalists by a spokesman for the Prime Minister.
On reports that the EU has rejected Britain's proposals for avoiding a hard Irish border, the spokesman said: "We don't recognise these reports. We're confident that in the coming months, if all sides work together productively we can achieve a solution to the Ireland/Northern Ireland border that works for everyone involved. The Prime Minister was clear in her speech at Mansion House that the EU and UK need to work together to agree a solution.
"You've seen throughout this process, we have made progress at the key points, whether that be phase one or securing the implementation period. We're confident we can continue."
Asked when the Prime Minister exp...