Commenting on Theresa May's hastily planned trip to Brussels later today, which comes as negotiations have reached a deadlock, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:
“In the current breakdown there is fault on both sides. The EU27 must accept that there is some link between outstanding issues such as Northern Ireland and trade.
"But the British government must also accept that its internal disagreements make it impossible to make any headway as they still haven’t told the EU what they actually want from the negotiations.
“It’s good to see the Prime Minister finally acting with a bit of urgency. The deadlock must be broken, and we must move on with the negotiations as quickly as possible.
“There is no doubt that no deal would be disastrous, and Theresa May must use her trip to Brussels today to rule it out once and for all.”