UK’s expected U-turn on Huawei fails to satisfy Tory rebels

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UK’s expected U-turn on Huawei fails to satisfy Tory rebels




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Up to 60 MPs say phasing out of Chinese telecoms firm’s 5G role will not go far enough

Ministers have failed to head off a rebellion from up to 60 Tory MPs over plans to strip Huawei of its role in the UK’s 5G and broadband networks, amid claims that a proposed U-turn will not go far enough.

Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, is expected to announce a climbdown in the Commons on Tuesday, phasing out the role of the Chinese telecoms giant. It comes after the US and a growing number of MPs raised security concerns over surveillance. A final decision is due to be taken by the National Security Council on Tuesday morning.

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