David Davis says Huawei could devastate security co-operation with US

'We are handing the keys to large parts of the country over to China': David Davis says Huawei could devastate security co-operation with US and be worst decision by a British PM Pressure is growing on the Prime Minister to reverse decision to enlist Huawei David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, today urged Number 10 to reconsider  It comes after the US warned the UK intelligence sharing could be weakened  

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor and Jack Elsom For Mailonline

Published: 17:55 GMT, 23 February 2020 | Updated: 17:55 GMT, 23 February 2020

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Senior Tories have warned Boris Johnson that granting Huawei a role in the UK's 5G network amounts to 'handing the keys to large parts of the country over to China'.

Pressure is now growing on the Prime Minister to reverse his decision to green light the Chinese tech giant to build the communications grid.

David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, today urged the government to go back to the drawing board after the US warned it could harm intelligence sharing arrangements.

Writing for the Mail On Sunday, Mr Davis said the Huawei move represented the 'worst intelligence decision since MI6's recruitment of Kim Philby' as he claimed it could enable Beijing to seize control of core infrastructure like dams and air traffic control.

This morning he doubled down on these warnings as he told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: 'We're handing the keys to large parts of the country over to China.

David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, today urged the government to go back to reverse its decision to hire Huawei (pictured on the Andrew Marr Show)

David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, today urged the government to go back to reverse its decision to hire Huawei (pictured on the Andrew Marr Show)

Pressure is now growing on the Prime Minister to reverse his decision to green light the Chinese tech giant to build the communications grid

Pressure is now growing on the Prime Minister to reverse his decision to green light the Chinese tech giant to build the communications grid

Senior Tories have warned the move would 'hand the keys to large parts of the country over to China,' and its President Xi Jinping (pictured)

Senior Tories have warned the move would 'hand the keys to large parts of the country over to China,' and its President Xi Jinping (pictured)

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