Boris Johnson suggests Huawei role in 5G might harm UK security


PM signals he is preparing to shut Chinese firm out after lobbying from Donald Trump

Boris Johnson has cast doubt on whether the UK will allow Huawei to invest in its 5G network, suggesting it might “prejudice” the Five Eyes intelligence relationship, after Donald Trump applied pressure for other countries to adopt the US ban.

In his strongest signal so far that he is preparing to shut Huawei out of the network, Johnson told a press conference at the Nato leaders’ meeting that security concerns were paramount in the decision about the Chinese company.

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