>> An apparent Brexit show for the British public that the UK Government might have rehearsed. UK business leaders have been told to brace for Prime Minister Theresa May walking out of Brexit talks. That's according to reporting by the Sunday Telegraph. The newspaper claims the briefing for top firms took place after last month's general election, but it hasn't specified how it came about the information.
Critically it suggests the walk out might be mainly for domestic consumption. In other words, to satisfy UK voters that May and her team are fighting their corner. Downing Street have not immediately responded to a request from Reuters for comment, but the Sunday Telegraph quoted a source saying a retreat from talks is not planned.
The potential move by Theresa May is thought to relate to the bill the UK might need to pay to leave the EU. It's proven a source of contention in early EU talks. Brexit Secretary David Davis recently said Britain will not pay 100 billion Euros, Brussels is reportedly preparing to demand that sum.
The idea of the UK paying a large divorce bill into EU coffers has proven controversial with British voters. Theresa May weakened in recent elections can ill afford to lose people's trust on Brexit.