Both Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkhar can now "see a pathway to a deal" after yesterday's successful talks, the Prime Minister told the Bucks Free Press today.

Mr Johnson has been in Beaconsfield this afternoon following the government's announcement that schools will get extra funding.

The Prime Minister visited St Mary and All Saints C of E Primary School in Maxwell Road to meet with pupils and teachers.

Bucks Free Press reporters were given a chance for a brief chat with the PM - and while school funding was top of the agenda, he gave an update on the situation with Brexit after a visit to Ireland yesterday.

He met with Mr Varadkhar and had "good conversations", he said.

He added: "Both of us decided we could see a pathway to a deal – that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal by any means, but there is a way ahead.

"What we need to do is let the negotiators really go at it and make as much progress as we can."

He added that he remains "cautiously optimistic" that there could finally be a Brexit deal on the horizons.