David Davis – Huawei decision could be among worst ever made
The former Brexit Secretary David Davis joined Andrew Marr this morning to argue the case against involving the Chinese tech giant Huawei in the UK’s rollout of 5G infrastructure. Davis said that because this arrangement had the power to compromise the ‘Five Eyes’ agreement on intelligence sharing between the UK and its Anglophone partners, it could pose a serious risk to national security:
DD: China will score a success with this if what they do is fracture the ‘Five Eyes’… [Johnson] will not want… historians to look back and say that was the worst decision a British Prime Minister made in however many years.
Dominic Cummings is ‘here today, gone tomorrow’
Davis also aimed a small barb at the Prime Minister’s closest special adviser Dominic Cummings, after criticising the way in which Cummings was attempting to shake up the Whitehall machine:
Nicola Sturgeon – I intend to stay on
Scotland’s First Minister told Marr that, despite some rumblings of discontent on her backbenches, she fully intends to continue leading the SNP for a good few years to come:
NS: I do intend to lead my party into the next Scottish Parliament election… I have to be sure that I want to do this job, that I’m the best person to do this job, that I have the drive and energy, and that is emphatically the case.