German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the Brexit deadlock, no-deal planning chief Michael Gove has said.

The European Union has restated its "single united position" over Brexit ahead of the Prime Minister's talks with the leaders of its most influential nations.