“Unfortunately, The signals we are getting aren’t indicating that there is any initiative that could reopen the negotiations. That’s the way we see it and we are unhappy about that.
I don't think discussing the backstop is really going to get us anywhere.”
"There can't be an agreement without a backstop.
"If you don't want to talk about that it means you don't want to talk at all and there is nothing to talk about at all"
"I am in favour of parliaments being open permanently, particularly when they are deciding on the destiny of such a great nation as the UK. ...
I think it is good for parliaments to stay open. That’s the way we like them. "