After Huawei was given the green light to have limited involvement in the development of the UK’s 5G network, there was a degree of nervousness about the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to London this week. There was a quite a bit of sneering from remainers about the big post-Brexit decisions not being so easy and the UK being pushed around by the US. In the event, Pompeo was enormously helpful to the government. His appearance at the Policy Exchange alongside Dominic Raab was very positive.
Focus group reactions in both Red Wall and southern Conservative seats spell trouble for the PM.