Hopes for a Brexit breakthrough have been kept alive after a suggestion from the Irish deputy premier that a deal could be struck as early as this week.
Boris Johnson is coming under pressure to concede more ground to Brussels as hopes for an early breakthrough in the Brexit talks appeared to falter.
UK and EU officials will resume talks on Monday with the prospects of a Brexit deal apparently finely balanced.
The DUP has poured cold water over a reported Brexit compromise to end the deadlock over the Northern Ireland backstop.
British and EU officials will continue Brexit talks over the weekend amid rising speculation a deal is on the cards which could break the deadlock over the Irish border.
The Prime Minister, who has said a no-deal Brexit would represent a failure on all sides, is determined to leave the European Union on October 31 “do or die” – but whether the UK will be leaving with a deal is far from certain.
Boris Johnson urged Brussels to compromise as he said put forward “constructive and reasonable proposals” to resolve the Brexit deadlock.
Boris Johnson’s plan for a Brexit deal will be delivered to Brussels on Wednesday with a message that there will be no delay beyond the October 31 deadline.
Boris Johnson has said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the prospects of a new Brexit deal but there is growing impatience among EU leaders who are demanding “concrete” proposals from the British side.
Loganair has announced six new routes to begin running next year including connections with Wales, Norway and the Channel Islands.
Angela Merkel has told Boris Johnson the European Union would be prepared for a no-deal Brexit, as she welcomed the Prime Minister to Berlin.