China red alert
DURING David Cameron’s “golden era” of UK-China relations, he didn’t just roll out the red carpet for the Communist regime, supping pints with President Xi in a country pub near Chequers.
He also allowed China to be a major part of our mobile phone and internet infrastructure, as well as our nuclear power network.
4The Government continues to fight shy of officially categorising China as a strategic ‘threat’Credit: Getty4Former PM Liz Truss will reject the idea that ‘standing up to this regime is a hopeless task; that somehow the rise of a totalitarian China is inevitable’Credit: AlamyHow naive that was.
If the Chinese leadership’s lies and cover-ups over Covid were not proof enough of its untrustworthiness, its economic espionage, cyberattacks and weaponisation of supply lines are as blatant as they are brazen
And, having seen how his pal Vladimir Putin held Western democracies to ransom over fuel, it is not far-fetched to imagine Xi licking his lips over the thought of invading Taiwan.
What a terrifying stranglehold on the world’s IT that would give him.
In the US, the FBI makes clear that the threat from the Chinese government is its top counter-intelligence priority.
Yet, here in the UK, the Government continues to fight shy of officially categorising China as a strategic “threat”.
Ex-Chancellor Philip Hammond even wants a return to business as usual with China.
In a speech today, former PM Liz Truss will reject the idea that “standing up to this regime is a hopeless task; that somehow the rise of a totalitarian China is inevitable”.
On this, her successor Rishi Sunak should be ready to listen.
Who’s Left, Keir?
JUST because Keir Starmer says that Labour is now free from the left wing, anti-semitic madness of Jeremy Corbyn, it does not make it so — however much he may wish us to believe it.
There are still plenty of Jezza’s acolytes on the Labour benches, still harbouring the same extreme views.
4Despite Sir Keir Starmer’s claims, there are still plenty of Corbyn’s acolytes on the Labour benches, still harbouring the same extreme viewsCredit: PAMeanwhile, Corbyn himself is not going to take the decision to ban him from standing as a Labour candidate at the next election lying down.
The public infighting which is set to ensue will show just how much the Loony Left still has a foothold — and how much work Starmer still has to do to convince the public Labour really has changed.
RISHI Sunak can feel quietly satisfied with his role in the demise of Nicola Sturgeon.
The SNP leader expertly used Boris Johnson’s bombastic nature against him — stoking anti-English sentiment at every opportunity.
4The Scots, as much as the rest of the UK, will be better off as a result of Nicola Sturgeon leaving officeCredit: ReutersBut to Rishi’s respectful, polite, yet firm refusal of a second referendum and veto of her Gender Recognition Reform Act, she had no answer.
The Scots, as much as the rest of the UK, will be better off as a result.
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