'The ball is in your court now' - says both Theresa May to Brussels, and Brussels to Theresa May



Brussels has issued a fresh warning that it is up to the UK to come forward with proposals if it wants to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit negotiations.
As a fifth round of talks was opening in the Belgian capital, Theresa May called for "flexibility" on both sides so they can move forward to the second phase - including a free trade deal.
In a statement to MPs updating them on progress since her Florence speech last month, the Prime Minister will say that the initiative now lies with the EU side, adding "the ball is in their court".
But at his daily press briefing in Brussels, the European Commission's chief spokesman, Margaritis Schinas, insisted the next move had to come from the UK.