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'HOSTILE SITUATION' Tony Blair urges Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ditch Huawei from 5G network and side with US
The Sun ^ | 06/27/2020 | Nick Gutteridge

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 5g; china; huawei; uk

1 posted on 06/27/2020 10:53:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, I did not see that coming.


2 posted on 06/27/2020 10:53:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holy crap! Well, good


3 posted on 06/27/2020 10:57:32 AM PDT by BlackAdderess (Pray for revival. We need the will of God instead of a road to hell paved with good intentions.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes,

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?


4 posted on 06/27/2020 11:03:41 AM PDT by Red6
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To: SeekAndFind

A broken clock..


5 posted on 06/27/2020 11:03:58 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: SeekAndFind

The world is upside down; let me know when dogs start living with cats.


6 posted on 06/27/2020 11:05:06 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: libh8er

Even before this, Blair was pretty much as despised as Thatcher by the Left in Britain.


7 posted on 06/27/2020 11:05:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I guess Tony Blair had a real Come to Jesus moment! What a surprise!
 
8 posted on 06/27/2020 11:07:04 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (Guide me, O thou great redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. Pompeo,

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...


9 posted on 06/27/2020 11:10:52 AM PDT by Red6
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To: dfwgator

No kidding. Tony Blair?


10 posted on 06/27/2020 11:13:14 AM PDT by ETCM
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To: dfwgator

Wow indeed.
Had high hopes for Boris.
He is not any better than the previous PM’s.


11 posted on 06/27/2020 11:37:23 AM PDT by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: SeekAndFind
Like the picture the other day of Xi Jinping's bodyguard bending down and you could see a Sig P226 sticking out from under his jacket.

Even the Chinese don't use Chinese products when it really counts. :)

12 posted on 06/27/2020 11:41:01 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: SeekAndFind

The Lolita Express sign-in logs work their strange magic.


13 posted on 06/27/2020 11:52:23 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: All

Do not let China build your comm. systems! Duh.


14 posted on 06/27/2020 11:54:40 AM PDT by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam; USgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now just ditch 5G altogether and we’ll call it good!


15 posted on 06/27/2020 12:00:58 PM PDT by ducttape45 ("Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boris Johnson must be taking bribes from the Chinese communists.


16 posted on 06/27/2020 12:11:46 PM PDT by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....He the master will plant more cotton for the democrat party)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did the Sun turn into a British Onion?


17 posted on 06/27/2020 12:12:51 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (In time of peace, prepare for war.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 06/27/2020 12:54:54 PM PDT by BobL
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