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My three interviews in 2020 on Al Jazeera about the UK decisions to first allow and then disallow Huawei from its 5G rollout

In January 2020, after a long and drawn out telecom sectory security review, the Johnston Government finally opted to admit Huawei to its 5G rollout subject to a number of limiting conditions that were intended to mitigate the supposed risks that it was felt Huawei represented. I discussed this decision in two interview on Al Jazeera at the time, which you can view below.

Then later the same year, in July, the UK announced it would reverse its previous decision to allow Huawei into its 5G ecosystem, thereby effectively banning Huawei from the country’s 5G rollout.

In this interview with Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, I shared my views on this move, arguing that this was the Johnson government caving into the enormous pressure imposed on it by the Trump administration, then fighting for its political life in the 2020 presidential election.