Skip to comments.'HOSTILE SITUATION' Tony Blair urges Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ditch Huawei from 5G network and side with US
Posted on 06/27/2020 10:53:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
TONY Blair has urged Boris Johnson to ditch Huawei from Britain's 5G network to save our security relationship with the US.
The former PM said No 10 should prioritise trans-Atlantic ties over saving money by using the Chinese telecoms giant.
He said: "We need to make a call and it's got to be pro-US in the end. America feels very strongly about this and for good enough reasons.
"It's very hard for us not to be with the US on anything that touches US security."
Mr Blair said it was "extraordinary" that the West had allowed China to gain "superiority" in 5G technology.
But he also urged Britain and the US to cool tensions with Beijing amid increasingly "hostile" public opinion towards the country.
The former PM said it is "misleading and dangerous" to think of relations with China as plunging the world into a new Cold War.
A major poll by his Institute for Global Change revealed public views about the country have hardened significantly across Europe and America.
It shows 60 per cent of Brits and French people see Beijing as a "force for bad", a view shared by 56 per cent in the US and 47 per cent in Germany.
But Mr Blair said: "Whatever attitudes are towards China, to get into this situation of hostility isn't really sensible.
"China is a big power, it's not a bigger power than America. If America and Europe are together China's going to have to take notice of that."
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said America and Europe must work together to face down China.
He told a think tank event in Brussels: "There is a transatlantic awakening to the truth of what's happening.
"This isn't the US confronting China, this is the world confronting China."
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Wow, I did not see that coming.
Holy crap! Well, good
We need to rely on local or US (allied/friendly) systems that are completely drilled with collection capabilities and kill switches etc.
Isn’t it funny to watch some of the biggest culprits when it comes to spying on their own citizens (US/UK), complaining and concerned about others spying on their citizens?
A broken clock..
The world is upside down; let me know when dogs start living with cats.
Even before this, Blair was pretty much as despised as Thatcher by the Left in Britain.
Why should anyone care what you say?
What difference does it make if I am Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Jordan... and you sell my your US made Cisco crap with back-doors built in or if the Chicoms sell me their systems for far less that perform far better but have their backdoors built in?
Besides, it was the US that moved to China when costs were low and that is where even much of your Cisco stuff is made to this day. But now when it no longer fits the musical tune of the day everyone is supposed to care and dance to the new song of the day you decide for everyone to dance to?
I have an idea, how about the US leads by example and has a steady long term plan and doesn’t change their mind every 10 years - China great (1990s - 2010), no no no China bad...
No kidding. Tony Blair?
Had high hopes for Boris.
He is not any better than the previous PMs.
Even the Chinese don't use Chinese products when it really counts. :)
The Lolita Express sign-in logs work their strange magic.
Do not let China build your comm. systems! Duh.
Now just ditch 5G altogether and we’ll call it good!
Boris Johnson must be taking bribes from the Chinese communists.
Did the Sun turn into a British Onion?
While Blair was ‘bringing Great Britain into the 21st Century’, he was very quietly loading up the country with third world immigrants. With so many, now, that in a generation it won’t matter what he or anyone else thinks, they’ll be answering to those immigrants.
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