Huawei: How the Chinese telecoms spying scandal has impacted the UK

As featured in City A.M.



Ewan Lawson, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told City A.M. the UK government’s lack of action could be a sign of its confidence. “I believe people have made a risk management decision and said: ‘At this stage we believe we can manage the risk within our existing system,’” he said. “The implication is that the government at this stage does not feel that the risk has changed, otherwise presumably they would have done something about it.” But Lawson said the UK's lack of policy change, as well as its differing position to the US, had caused some confusion. “I find it slightly strange that we find ourselves in this lack of clarity,” he added.