British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a bilateral meeting with European Council president during an EU summit in Brussels on October 20, 2017. The EU is expected to say that they will start internal preparatory work on a post-Brexit transition period and a future trade deal with Britain. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Geert Vanden Wijngaert (Photo credit should read GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT/AFP/Getty Images)

European Council president Donald Tusk has scheduled a Brexit-related press briefing at 6.50am GMT, and with the EU giving a ludicrous 3-day Irish border resolution deadline demand, rumours are suggesting the morning briefing will be to announce progress.

Arlene Foster leader of the DUP has been resolute in her conviction to make sure Northern Ireland receives the same unified deal as the rest of the UK. With key Brexit figure Jacob Rees-Mogg even suggesting the DUP were the saviours of Brexit.

European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas tweeted:

Margaritis Schinas
Margaritis Schinas

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has been on the phone to Theresa May and Irish PM Leo Varadkar, where progress has apparently been made.

Brexit negotiators in Brussels, Dublin and London are working on a revised text of the deal, according to Irish MEP Brian Hayes:

“It’s not that the text is changed in substance from the original but that it might be modified somewhat, new language, but as we speak those negotiations are continuing and have intensified,” the Fine Gael politician told RTE.

Is this more posturing by the EU? We will believe the talk when we see some strength from the UK government.