The UK PM Theresa May’s spokesman James Slack was out on the wires in the last hour, saying that there are still big issues to be resolved in Brexit negotiations and Northern Ireland backstop is one of those issues.
• But there are others issues, including geographical indicators.
• There have been a series of meetings in recent weeks when ministers receive updates on Brexit negotiations.
• Today’s meeting will be one of those meetings where May updates ministers.
• Brexit talks will be on Tuesday Cabinet agenda.