1.....Number 10 has told business leaders that Theresa May could storm out of Brexit talks over the "divorce bill" , The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. A senior Downing Street figure briefed industry and city bosses to prepare for the Prime Minister walking away from negotiations in September. The move could be designed for "domestic consumption" to show Mrs May was playing tough over the £87.7 billion some EU figures want the UK to pay before leaving. The briefing took place at a point after the general election was held last month and the figure has since left in the recent overhaul of Downing Street. Business leaders were told that, while no final decision had been taken on walking out of talks, it was a distinct possibility. " I do think we are looking to be as hard-nosed, as hard-headed and as cold-eyed about this as possible to be," said a source familiar with Number 10's thinking. "If any of these actions take place it will be to work towards a single objective....getting the best deal that we can." The comments have been seen as an attempt to limit the backlash from markets if negotiations over how much Britain owes turn sour later this year. 2.....Interview with Nigel Farage...........Since the momentous result on June 23rd last year, Ukip has been in some trouble. For a quarter of a century, we were pretty much a lone voice in British politics calling for EU withdrawal. Many of those who had previously voted Ukip took the view in the recent elections that the job was done and Ukip's vote plunged accordingly. My own decision to stand down as party leader last year was bound to leave a big hole. When you are such a dominant figure, it is always going to be tough to follow. Little did I know just how dramatic this period would be. With Paul Nuttall's resignation, we have until the end of July for candidates to throw their hat in the ring. While many have been lobbying me and urging me to come back, I have decided that this would not be the right thing to do and I will not be standing. While I remain a strong supporter of the party and think there is a real chance in two years that Ukip may be more relevant than ever, the party itself needs serious reforms. My thoughts....too many shady characters tried to use the party for their own means.....they need sifting out and then the party needs to reform its message....it might still have a place during... maybe "weak" negotiations with Brussel's. 3.....A man accused of lying about losing his family in the Grenfell Tower blaze to pocket £10,000 of aid appeared in court yesterday (Friday). Anh Nhu Nguyen, 52, allegedly conned charities and Kensington and Chelsea Council by posing as a victim of the disaster for almost two weeks, saying he had lost his wife and son in the fire. He was given a hotel room, clothing, food, electrical items and cash after he went to the Westway Sports Centre, set up as a relief hub for victims, claiming to have lost all his possessions. Nguyen of Beckenham, South East London, made no indication of a plea to the charge of fraud by false representation before Westminster magistrates yesterday. He was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark crown court on July28th. My thoughts.....being remanded in custody was doing this man a favour from contact with real victims. 4.....A railway operator being affected by industrial action has been accused of cancelling trains despite crews being available. Southern services are being disrupted by an overtime ban by drivers in the Aslef union in a long-running dispute over driver-only trains. But union officials claimed trains from Eastbourne to London were cancelled yesterday morning even though train crew were available. One worker sent a message to a colleague which said: "Southern have cancelled all London trains, yet the crew, are in the mess room." My thoughts.....Driver only trains operate elsewhere....why can't Southern and the union sort this out....maybe the Government needs to come to the rescue of thousands of passengers who have had their working lives thrown in to turmoil for a long time now....maybe a new rail operator would help. 5.....MP's have been warned not to use public Wi-Fi networks or memory sticks that are not theirs amid fears they will be targeted by cyber hackers. Handbooks given to new members last month also told MP's to lock their computers when leaving the office and be wary of "hoax websites". My thoughts.....Locking you computer when leaving the office and using other people's memory sticks is rather obvious.....don't they train new MP's in these basic necessities. 6.....A mother left her two young boys at home on their own with just a pan of soup to eat so she could travel to Paris to make wedding arrangements with a man she met online, a court heard. The single mother left the brothers, aged six and 11, in Bradford, while she left at 6am for France before returning about midnight the following day. Bradford Crown Court heard that the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, wanted the boys to stay with a family friend, but after they refused, she was then "persuaded" by her older son that he and his brother would be fine at home. The youngest child, however, told his teacher his mother was in France, and the brothers were placed in overnight accommodation by social services, and police arrested the mother upon her arrival home. The woman, in her 30s, pleaded guilty to neglecting her sons and was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months. My thoughts....I wonder how the "wedding" plans are going.