Mike Pompeo, a secretary of state for the 51 and a half states (Puerto Rico) seemed to be hinting that in return for the decision, the US might be willing to strike a trade deal with the UK when Britain waves goodbye to the European Onion (sic) at the end of the year. As we earlier reported today, France said it wouldn't cave into US demands, even though the country helped the States gain independence from Britain.
Pompeo told UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab that Britain's stance is "principled" even though the putative next president of the United States claimed that he had persuaded British prime minister Alexander Johnson that this was a good idea.
China is a major trading party of the UK. So is the European Union.
Pompeo wants to build a coalition against China and suggested that the country was responsible for coronavirus. Earlier this week, the British, Canadian and US governments said that Russia had been hacking systems for data on a vaccine.
Look, as a European, I've noticed since this virus attack began that Chinese and other Asian people have been verbally attacked for "inventing" the coronavirus. It would be interesting to think that a laboratory was deliberately invented to destroy its own people as well as others. In World War II, the British government contemplated showering anthrax on the German people with an experiment in a remote Highland island. It's now safe to travel to Gruinard Island, it appears.
Welcome to World War III.
Huawei reacted to the Pompeo-Raab coalition today by issuing a statement.
“It is simply laughable that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo believes the Prime Minister chose to ban Huawei from the UK’s 5G network in the interests of the people of the United Kingdom.
"He knows full well that groundless, inappropriate and unjustified US sanctions targeting Huawei are all about trade and nothing to do with security and left the government with no option but to put at risk Britain’s leadership in 5G, deepen the digital divide and place consumers in the connectivity slow-lane for years to come.”