1. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, UK Brexit Secretary:
"Now look, we had a really good positive discussion about our future approach to immigration, to make sure (we are a) global outward looking country, boosting productivity, but also making sure we deliver on the referendum in taking back control and have the systems in place to achieve that."
(Question: Did everybody, all the cabinet ministers around the table, continue to back Chequers after what happened in Salzburg last week?)
"We had a good, healthy discussion, the prime minister made it clear we're going to keep our calm, hold our nerve and press the EU on some of the criticisms that they've made, but also to be clear that there are no credible alternatives that the EU has come up with. So we got a hold our nerve but continue to negotiate in good faith."
(Question: And I must ask you, will that include coming up with a detailed version of the Irish backstop from the UK perspective before the October summit?)
"We certainly intend to progress the negotiations on Northern Ireland and we're going to be taking that forward shortly."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, UK Brexit Secretary:
(Question: There's a lot of Conservative colleagues who back the idea of a more straightforward free trade agreement without the bells and whistles of Chequers, without a common rulebook. What do you say to them? They want the prime minister to chuck Chequers and focus on a Canada-style bid?
"Well, the problem is, that has been made very clear by the EU, that that wouldn't be acceptable to the EU without a backstop arrangement for Northern Ireland that keeps one part of the country in an economic regime totally different from the rest. And I'm not going to, and this government and this prime minister, is not going to accept anything which threatens our precious union. So we'll keep negotiating in good faith but of course we respect different views across the board, but we're not going to suddenly throw up our hands in despair because we've had a bump in the road in these negotiations. We'll keep calm, we'll hold our nerve and we'll get there."
UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday said cabinet ministers had a "good, healthy discussion" on plans for Britain's departure from the EU during a meeting earlier in the day chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May.
May met at No 10 Downing Street with her divided Cabinet, with some Brexit-supporting ministers urging her to seek a looser relationship based on a bare-bones free trade agreement that would leave Britain free to strike new deals around the world.
Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said Britain would prosper under a "Canada Plus" deal - a variation on the free trade agreement struck between Canada and the EU after years of negotiations.
May says a "Canada-style" deal would not prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Asked whether all cabinet members supported May's Chequers plan, he said the prime minister had made it clear the plan was still on the table.
The plan seeks to keep the UK in the EU single market for goods but not for services, in order to ensure free trade with the bloc and an open border between the UK's Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland.
The Conservative government's blueprint for future trade ties with the bloc was rejected last week by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg, Austria.
That left May's leadership under siege and Britain at growing risk of crashing out of the EU with no deal in place.
Amid mounting uncertainty, the British government has stepped up preparations for leaving without an agreement - though it insists that outcome is unlikely.
"We're not going to suddenly throw up our hands in despair because we've had a bump in the road in these negotiations. We'll keep calm, we'll hold our nerve and we'll get there," Raab said.