Comments by UK PM spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly

  • UK has significantly stepped up no-deal Brexit planning
  • Government rules out early recall of parliament, current recess dates still apply
  • Johnson will use meetings this week to deliver his message on Brexit
  • Have been clear there will be no formal negotiation until backstop is removed

The final few remarks basically sets the tone of what to expect ahead of Johnson's meetings with Merkel and Macron i.e. nothing at all.