1. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeting European Parliament President David Sassoli outside No. 10 Downing Street, then enteringUPSOUND (English) of journalist asking: "Is there any point in you still talking?"
Johnson: "Of course"
2. Various of Johnson and Sassoli meeting inside No. 10
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks at Downing Street on Tuesday with European Parliament President David Sassoli.
The Italian MEP has been meeting with key European leaders in an effort to break the Brexit impasse.
His talks with Johnson come as Britain and the European Union traded ill-tempered barbs earlier in the day, with the UK saying that a Brexit deal might be impossible, while insisting it was still working for one with just over three weeks until its scheduled departure from the bloc.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said EU intransigence had led to a breakdown in negotiations, prompting a top European leader to warn against playing a "stupid blame game" - and chide Johnson in Latin.
The meeting also comes ahead of Parliament's suspension on Tuesday evening so that a new session can begin next week with a major policy speech from Johnson's Conservative government.
An earlier attempt by the government to shut down Parliament for five weeks was ruled illegal by Britain's Supreme Court because it had the effect of preventing legislators from scrutinizing the government's Brexit plans.
This week's shorter suspension is more routine. Lawmakers will return on Monday.