James Forsyth James Forsyth

Damian Green made life difficult for Boris at PMQs

Today’s PMQs contained an example of an almost perfect backbench question. Damian Green, who was Theresa May’s number two, asked if the aim was to reduce Huawei’s share of the 5G network from 35 per cent, and when it would hit zero per cent. Boris Johnson replied that the aim was to reduce Huawei’s share but he conspicuously failed to answer when it would hit zero.

Green’s question, followed up by David Davis, shows that concern over the Huawei decision has not abated on the Tory benches.

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