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5G Network and Huawei

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley 3:32 pm, 27th January 2020

I am puzzled by the accusations of US protectionism, because European companies, such as Ericsson and Nokia, have a long record of technical expertise. Is not the real problem the Treasury’s short-term doctrine of cheapest is best, even if the company is heavily subsidised and supported by its Government? Why are we putting our security and our economic relationship with long-term allies at risk just to save a few bob?