Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show "flexibility and imagination".
Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to broaden discussions to include trade.
But the EU says there has to be progress on the issues of citizens' rights, the Irish border and the "divorce bill" before talks can widen.
Both sides have said there is no real prospect of a breakthrough in this third round of talks.
I've already published the UK's position papers on various subjects as the third round of Brexit talks start today.
This round may be crucial on issues like the ECJ and whether we can talk future deals in parallel about talking about the divorce "bill".
Let's hope that David Davies' swagger is met with real tangible results.