Donald 'will ask Boris Johnson personally to axe Huawei deal'

Donald 'will ask Boris Johnson personally to axe Huawei deal' in last-ditch bid to block China from the project over security fears President expected to call PM directly to lobby him on Huawei's role in 5G The US imposed trade restrictions on Huawei over concerns about its security Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom argued Huawei alternatives were ‘limited’ But full Huawei ban would delay widespread 5G introduction by at least 2 years

By Jack Doyle Associate Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:22 GMT, 23 January 2020 | Updated: 11:54 GMT, 24 January 2020

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Donald  is poised to make a last-ditch bid to persuade ministers to exclude Huawei from Britain’s 5G network.

With a decision expected next week, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to raise the issue with Chancellor Sajid Javid over the weekend.

No 10 officials are also braced for President to call Boris Johnson to lobby him on the issue.  

Donald Trump is poised to make a last-ditch bid to persuade ministers to exclude Huawei from Britain’s 5G network. A full ban on Huawei equipment would delay the widespread introduction of 5G by at least two years, and result in delays to the availability of super-fast broadband

Donald is poised to make a last-ditch bid to persuade ministers to exclude Huawei from Britain’s 5G network. A full ban on Huawei equipment would delay the widespread introduction of 5G by at least two years, and result in delays to the availability of super-fast broadband

The US wants a blanket ban on the Chinese tech firm after warning it is a security risk.

The Prime Minister is likely to reject the demand despite fears it will lead to a rift with our closest ally.

Last year, the US imposed trade restrictions on Huawei over concerns about its security and ties to the Chinese government, with allegations its equipment could be used to spy on people. 

With a decision expected next week, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to raise the issue with Chancellor Sajid Javid over the weekend. The Chancellor is pictured above in Brussels earlier this week

With a decision expected next week, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to raise the issue with Chancellor Sajid Javid over the

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