According to a German government spokesman


Meeting or no meeting, there is little doubt that both sides will not be able to achieve the compromise that they would want to strike a Brexit deal at this juncture.

The focus on the Brexit rhetoric when the UK parliament returns from its summer recess will be can lawmakers work to stop Johnson from pursuing a no-deal Brexit?

My take is that we'll see an extension (again) down the road before an election is called but the situation is still very much fluid.