The Huawei dispute shows that once again the UK is closer to the EU than the US

Even as Britain claims to be deepening alliances with old friends, it is clinging to the European consensus. 

As if on cue, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in London today. It follows the government’s announcement that Huawei has been given the green light to build non-core parts of the UK's 5G network. Pompeo, himself a former CIA director, has consistently voiced US opposition to the deal on the basis that it compromises intelligence sharing.

The Huawei disagreement is yet more bad news for the special relationship just at the moment when trade negotiations are in their...
source: New Statesman

2020-01-29 13:38
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