Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 5 Feb 2019

1. May in Northern Ireland: ‘I can deliver Brexit’

Theresa May is in Northern Ireland today to give a speech underscoring her commitment to avoiding a hard border. The goal of the visit to Belfast is to reassure businesses and politicians that the prime minister can break the Brexit deadlock in Westminster. Meanwhile, The Times is reporting that Brexiteer MPs yesterday rebuffed an offer for the EU to pledge that the backstop deal will be temporary.

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