Brexit: ‘No deal tonight’, UK government source says

Boris Johnson leaving No 10 earlierImage copyrightAFP
Image caption Boris Johnson has been holding meetings with parliamentary factions he hopes will back any deal he reaches

A government source has told the BBC there will be “no deal tonight”, as officials continue to work on the technical details in Brussels.

The UK and EU had been hoping to sign off a revised Brexit deal before Thursday’s crunch EU council meeting.

The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said it was not now clear whether there would be a deal at all this week.

Boris Johnson has been trying to get Tory Brexiteers and the DUP to back his revised plan for Northern Ireland.

Laura Kuenssberg said she understood the issues between the UK, EU and Ireland were “pretty much sorted”, but that DUP sources were warning there were still gaps between proposals and what the party could support.