UK Prime Minister Fires Defense Secretary over Huawei Leaks
06 May, 2019, 04:58 | Author: Trevor Moore
Williamson's sacking follows an investigation into information leaked to the British press about Chinese telecom Huawei's role in building the Britain's coming 5G Internet.
But it is the PM who will be vulnerable to any counter-attack if - and that is the key word - Mr Williamson can prove that he did not breach National Security Council confidences, and the Official Secrets Act, about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Mr Williamson blamed a vendetta by Sir Mark, who is also the Cabinet Secretary, for his sacking, The Timesreports.
The central role he played and the trust he built in brokering a deal with the DUP means he has the potential to work across benches to orchestrate opposition to the Prime Ministers efforts.
He hit back with a letter to the PM in which he cast doubt on the investigation conducted by Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill.
"In what world is it acceptable that the Prime Minister should be the arbiter of whether a politician she believes is guilty of criminal conduct in office should face a criminal investigation?", asked its deputy leader Tom Watson in Parliament on Thursday.
"This seems to have been a kangaroo court reaching a decision in secret which we have no evidence to base any decision on".
Mr Williamson, previously in charge of party discipline, was an important political ally for Mrs May as she struggled to steer Britain through Brexit, its biggest upheaval in decades, without a majority in Parliament and no clear consensus about the best way to leave the EU.
"I am therefore concerned by the manner in which you have engaged with this investigation", she said.
Ms May wrote to Mr Williamson in a letter that there is "compelling evidence suggesting your responsibility for the unauthorised disclosure".
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