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The UK's Science and Technology Select Committee said it can't find any "technical grounds" for chopping Huawei out of the UK's 5G and other telco networks, but said government should consider "ethical" issues and its relationship with "allies". The committee of Commons MPs wrote in a letter (PDF) to Minister of Fun* Jeremy …

  1. Blockchain commentard

    And Jersey is putiting Huawei 5G kit all over the island. Let's hope Donnie boy doesn't find out and blacklist the Jersey Royal potato !!!!

    1. John Bailey

      Depends on if he can concentrate long enough to find out which Jersey.

      1. ratfox Silver badge
        Happy

        He's probably going to believe it's the New one

    2. Nick Kew Bronze badge

      Spuds

      All the more for us. Yum.

      I expect the cows would be of more interest to t'rump.

    3. Mephistro
      Devil

      At times like this...

      ... , I think that the risk of having a sociopathic moron controlling the missile launch codes is partially compensated by the comedical value of said moron's actions.

      Emphasis in "partially".

      ;^)

  2. Claverhouse Silver badge
    Happy

    Respect !

    I wonder what scientific and technical qualifications MPs must have to be appointed to 'The UK's Science and Technology Select Committee'; it seems very grand, and very clever. Same with congressthings over there.

    .

    But it's going to be great if we immediately cease dealing with all countries who enable serious human rights abuses. At last !

    .

    Also, a real blast from the past, I didn't realise Mrs. Beckett was still in the house of commons: like seeing those anciently embittered anti-EU 'Bastards' still mumbling on rancorously, and thinking, perhaps rightly, Didn't he die in '98 ?...

    .

    1. ratfox Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: Respect !

      But it's going to be great if we immediately cease dealing with all countries who enable serious human rights abuses. At last !

      Good luck living alone.

    2. Nick Kew Bronze badge

      Re: Respect !

      The primary qualification of relevance is the ability to listen to experts in whatever field is of current concern. And to see evidence coming from charlatans and lobbyists for what it is.

      In this instance, the outcome suggests they did that successfully.

    3. iron Silver badge

      Re: Respect !

      "cease dealing with all countries who enable serious human rights abuses"

      We're going to stop dealing with the USA?

      1. sal II

        Re: Respect !

        Or indeed the Saudi...

  3. Adrian 4 Silver badge

    Is Trump an ally, then ?

    With friends like that, etc.

  4. mics39
    Black Helicopters

    Our airports will be occupied!

  5. 2Blockchainz

    Get Huawei from our supply chain, 5 eyes

    The long term damage to US firms has already been done. China will now work to extricate the US from their supply chain. Temporarily allowing US firms to supply Chinese firms simply means Huawei and others can finance the transition through ongoing operations.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    government should consider "ethical" issues and its relationship with "allies".

    Maybe we should stop selling arms to states that torture and oppress people as well if we are going down the "ethical" route with regards to money.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      stop selling arms to states that torture and oppress people

      in the UK this is "not in the public interest", remember?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It is interesting to note that a few of David Cameron's friends found jobs at Huawei, after their stint in government ended. Then there's Huawei's head of cyber security in the UK:

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/01/john_suffolk_joins_huawei/

    1. JC #GreatAwakening

      Ues indeed.

      Writing The #%G death ray Handbook and murderers instruction manual the Wotsit he he

      Jc

  8. JC #GreatAwakening

    Scumbags & Villains everywhere

    Yey. Our Government Is Going To Allow us all to suffer Death By #5G The Battle field weapon. Hurrah for our Corrupt British Establishment and Our Corrupt Government.

    Nothing ever changes with those dodgy Wotsits they are.

    Wishing you all a very blessed day and Ban #5G and HUAWEI and Our Government and The Establishment from Britain I would suggest the bunch of scumbags and villains.

    They are trying to kill us. I am convinced.

    Yours sincerely

    JC

  9. JC #GreatAwakening

    Scumbags and Villains in High places as far as the eye can see.

  10. Robert Heffernan
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    Does anyone actually know what the feck a FIREWALL is?

    Has anyone with Huawei kit ever actually SEEN dodgy spy packets going back to the Chinese motherland?

    Any competent sysadmin who knows how to secure their network would be able to see this "Unexpected" traffic on their network. The whole ban because of supposed Chinese Government Spying just stinks of bullshit.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    can't find any "technical grounds" for chopping Huawei out of the UK's 5G

    don't mention ambassadors!

  12. MJI Silver badge

    Has the alternative kit been GCHQ cleared?

    More to the point this kit has been GCHQ cleared, have any of the alternatives been?

  13. JaitcH
    Thumb Up

    It's About Time The UK Less Dependent on US Rulings.

    The US is a dishonest dealer, especially under Trump, as it is an action to protect US trade and little to do with security.

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