Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 12 Feb 2019

1. May to tell MPs Brexit talks at ‘crucial stage’

Theresa May will today tell the Commons that her Brexit talks are at a “crucial stage” and add that “we now all need to hold our nerve” while she seeks changes to the Irish backstop position to satisfy MPs and get her exit deal through parliament for the 29 March deadline. The BBC says she is “essentially asking for more time”.

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