Plus: No nay to Huawei. Or to HS2, too. And: my looming interview with Pompeo on his visit to London.
Posts Tagged: Huawei
The Prime Minister may be able to ignore disgruntled Tories, but the US legislature will play a critical role in any new trade deal.
The Foreign Secretary promises the Government is “establishing one of the strongest regimes for telecoms security anywhere in the world”.
She says discussions are taking place about a decision, but that claims in today’s papers aren’t accurate.
There would seem to be a difference between the rhetoric coming out of the US and the implementation of policy.
We must not put public money into the pockets of a company accused of abetting the most egregious human rights abuses in the modern world.
“I don’t want, as UK prime minister, to put in any infrastructure that is going to prejudice our national security.”
The blunt reality is that China is a cyber risk and will remain so for years. It has a dreadful reputation for cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
Robert Halfon: Does May’s selfish machine care at all about the Party’s future – or the thousand plus councillors who lost their seats?
We are heading towards a 1997-type defeat unless we make fundamental and radical changes to our machinery and to our policies.
A plurality clearly think that her charge against him of leaking National Security Council discussions is unproven – if not unjustified altogether.
I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
Risking our security. Risking our alliances. Opening our infrastructure up to China is a risk too far.
There are no certainties – at least, until it’s too late – so the UK should err on the side of caution.
What’s that you say? That what really matters is the Huawei decision itself? Quite so. And on that, we have an uncomfortable feeling that he’s right.
His friends say that the two clashed from the beginning of the Defence Secretary’s appointment – and suggest a vendetta.